Besides being blessed with breathtaking natural beauty, Himachal Pradesh will also offer you a blend of culture and tradition. Snow is the meaning of ‘HIMA’ in Sanskrit. Himachali Cuisine gives you many reasons to fall in love with it with the deep influence of Punjab and Tibet. The secret behind the splendid taste is it’s slow-cooked imparting a unique flavour and aroma and some dishes prepared through fermentation with being predominantly rich and intense flavours.
It’s hard to find a variety of fresh vegetables on such hilly terrain. A lot of non-vegetarian dishes and lentils, rice and pulses are cooked more frequently. Interestingly, the best quality of basmati rice comes from the foot of the Himalayas.
A lot of restaurants can be found all over Himachal which will serve you authentic PAHARI food for you to enjoy. So if you are planning to go to the land of majestic Himalayas for your next vacation you should definitely give a try to these amazing dishes from Himachal Pradesh.
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1. Dham: Thali in Himachal
Splendid Thali style food is the category of Dham which is the most loved dish of every tourist who visits Himachal. This Dish is prepared by the Brahmins of Chamba which includes Rajma, dal, curd, rice, sour Sauce and sweet. It guarantees great taste prepared by special chefs.
Where to try: Manali and Chamba.
2. Flavoury Babru
Want to have something interesting? Babru is one of the most famous dish of Himachal Pradesh. Second version of famous kachodis of northen India and a perfect breakfast. These babru tastes amazing with tamrind chutney and pudina chutney
Where to Try: Shimla.
3. Kullu Trout Fish
Fish lover? Kullu Trout Fish is for you. It is served in the Kullu region from where it got its name. This dish is very famous because of its minimal flavours of spices in order to bring the maximum taste of trout fish which tastes the best with pudina chutney, boiled vegetables, etc. making it one of the best and healthiest dishes in the world.
Where to Eat: Kangra.
4. Tudkiya Bhath
Want to taste the authenticity of Pahari food? Tukdiya Bhat is the perfect dish for you. It is the Pahari style of pulao which is a perfect dish to serve as a delight. Made up with rice, lentils, potatoes yoghurt, etc. which tastes best with pudina chutney mashed dal and few lemon drops.
Where to eat: Chamba.
Madra is the most popular Himachali cuisine part served in Chamba district as chana madra. Cooked with various oils with various spices such as cardamoms, turmeric, cloves, coriander powder and other spices brings out the best in this dish. You will find this dish in almost every restaurant of Chamba.
Where to eat: Chamba
So if you want to go enjoy scenic beauty with food lets go to Himachal Pradesh and taste there authentic cuisine
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