Be its historic importance, rich culture or food, Madhya Pradesh offers everything to satisfy you travellers as well as your taste buds.
The cuisine of Madhya Pradesh takes inspiration from it’s neighbours, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.
There are some delicious delicacies that you must big your spoons in when you are exploring Madya Pradesh, the heart of India.
Let us list down few famous dishes to try in Madhya Pradesh:
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While poha is a popular breakfast eaten all across the country, it originated in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It comprises flattened rice and veggies such as onion, tomato, and potato, and curry leaves are used to give it a special aroma. It is then topped with lemon juice and coriander leaves and served with green chilies. You can make the poha even tastier by adding namkeen. You will want to try this dish in the city of Indore.
Make sure when you visit Madhya Pradesh the first thing to try is POHA.
2. Bhutte Ka Kees
As the name suggests, this typical street food of Madhya Pradesh is mainly bhutta (corn).
The recipe features grated corn cooked with all the necessary Indian spices and then simmered in milk to add a slightly sweet taste. Green chilies and mustard seeds are also added to give it a special flavor.
Where do you get the best bhutte ka kees? Indore.
Note: If you’re someone who doesn’t like your food to be too spicy, then bhutte ka kees is an ideal dish for you to enjoy here.
3. Seekh Kebabs
If you don’t want to miss this delicacy, head to Bhopal for the best seekh kebabs.
The food of Madhya Pradesh is majorly influenced by Mughal cuisine, including the state’s most popular non-vegetarian dish—seekh kebab. Minced meat is wrapped around a skewer (seekh) and then cooked on a coal fire; the delicious kebabs melt in your mouth.
Much like Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, Bhopal is famous for Mughlai food in Madhya Pradesh.
Biryani pilaf is a common delicacy in the city, with mutton being the main type of meat.
This special biryani comes with zarda a traditional South Asian sweet dish made by rolling rice in milk, sugar, and food coloring. Zarda is seasoned with raisins, pistachios, almonds, cardamom, and saffron, adding even more flavor. Don’t forget to savor this finger-licking dish when you visit Bhopal.
Malpua is India’s very own pancake, which is prepared by deep frying batter in ghee. It is then dipped in sugar syrup to add sweetness. Malpua, garnished with dried fruits and saffron, is a must-have treat for all. Pair it with rabdi to make it more delicious. Malpua is commonly served on special occasions. For an authentic taste, go to Jabalpur—that’s where you can try the best.
Sarafa Bazaar is a jewellery market and night street food court located in central Indore, India. Sarafa is one of the market in India which remains as a jewellery marketplace at daytime and converts itself into a street food court at night. It is the most preferred tourist place for travellers as well as for foodies in Indore. Despite the fact that it opens at night, it attracts a huge crowd every single night.
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