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CUISINES OF MADHYA PRADESH

Famous Delicacies : Kebabs, Paneer Parathas, Dahi Bhallas
Types of Cuisines : Malwa Mixed with Gujrati and Rajasthani
Where to Go : Bhopal, Indore
Blend of : Spice, Oil and Condiments
Famous Thali of Madhya Pradesh
Famous Thali of Madhya Pradesh


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M.P Speciality : Poha (Rice Flakes Cooked with Spices), Roghan Josh (Lamb Curry), Saboodana ( Pearl Sago) Khichdi.
Non Veg Dishes : Rogan Josh, Korma, Seekh Kebab, Achari Gosht and Shami kebab.
Veg Dishes : 'Bhutte ki Kees' that is made of corn and milk and Chakki ki Shaak made from heated dough that is steamed and is used with curd.
Must Carry Home : Varied Varieties of Pickles and Mouth Refreshers.
Most Famous Drink : Local Liquor Distilled from Flowers of the Mahua Tree Called Sulfi and Date Palm Toddy.
Tourist Delight : Condensed Hot Almond Milk, Lassi (buttermilk), Shikanji (Spiced Cold Drinks) and Sugarcane Juice.
Not To Be Missed : The famous Bhopali Paan of Bhopal, Mildly Intoxicating and a good Digestive.
Crunchy Delights : Chhola Burger, Chaat and Panipuri (spiced nibbles), Tikkis (Potato Patties), Garoda Chat, Sabudana Khichdi.
Sweet Dishes : Mawa-bati', 'Shreekhand', 'Khoprapak' and 'Malpua'. Kulfi ( Pistachio flavored ice cream), Gulab Jamuns, Jalebis ( Orange Colored Squiggles Dipped in Sugar Syrup).
Must Try : Badam Milk (Almond Milk).
Where to Eat : Bhopal – Hotel Lake Princess (M P Nagar), Angathi Restaurant (Shaml Rd), Amarpali Restaurant (New Market), Fantast Restaurant (New Market).
Indore – Mathurwala, Lakshminarayan Doodhwala, Vijay Chaat, Young Tarang, Jhonny Hot Dog.
Gwalior – Indian Coffee House , Kwality Restaurant, Banjara Volga Restaurant.
Inside Tip : Evening Time is the Best to Taste the culinary Delights of the State, as This time the Whole City comes to Life.

Have An Appetite for Madhya Pradesh Cuisine

The yummy delight of Madhya Pradesh cuisines often leave the travelers wanting for more. Known for its spicy delights and sweet deserts, the food in Madhya Pradesh is truly a culinary delight. Take a Cuisine tour of Madhya Pradesh to enjoy kebabs and other non veg delicacies of the state. The vegetarians too have a good time here. Sweets and desserts of Madhya Pradesh are popular and the drinks are also reason to home this destination.

The cuisine of Madhya Pradesh is as varied as its people, its history and its culture. You must travel to India's heart to savor the culinary delights of the state. Though modernity could never able to intervene into the traditional methods of cooking, the authenticity has been very well maintained. The people of Madhya Pradesh still are very much live with the much acclaimed Indian way of treating guests. 'Atithi Devo Bhava' are the words that can equate a person with God. Though centuries have passes but this age old tradition is still very much migratory in the cultural minds of the people. You should come to experience the hospitality that the citizenry of this state have to offer. You will be flabbergasted with their approach towards you.

Inflections on the Cuisine

As retroflexed by the history of the state that has witnessed assorted cultures and on top of that has absorbed most them, they have had an aftermath on the food of the people. The cuisine of the state is contemplative of the Rajasthani and Gujarati influence. Due to its extensiveness in terms of area, Madhya Pradesh cuisine has differs from the northern Madhya Pradesh than the southern part. That fact that people from all over the country settled in Madhya Pradesh is also an important contribution to the multi diversity in cuisine. The traditional Malwa food, has terminate the goodness of palatableness and kernel of Gujarati and Rajasthani cuisine. Jowar which was the staple food has now been overshadowed by the use of wheat. As the land is dry and unproductive for most of the year therefore, pulses regimented the use of vegetables. You must savor the cuisine of Madhya Pradesh to mark the positive difference that is has as far as other cuisines are concerned.

Multi Diverse Cuisine to Gusto your Senses

Come to relish the flavour of Madhya Pradesh, irrespective of the fact whether you are vegetarian or non  vegetarian or both of them. Madhya Pradesh offers equal pleasure for all its visitors. There is something for everybody. Food that are unique in taste and authenticity. You can differentiate the Madhya Pradesh cuisine from the others due to the free use of spices, oil and seasonings.
The most popular products are made from wheat among which the most cherished is the Bafla (wheat cakes) dunked in rich ghee which are eaten with daal (a pungent lentil broth). Looking for some vegetarian dishes then pander on 'Bhutte ki kees' that is made of corn and milk. Chakki ki shaak is one among the popular ambrosia of Madhya Pradesh. This dish is made up of wheat dough that is steamed and is used with curd.
Now for all those who love to thrive on non vegetarian there is a variety of options of meat and fish. The most popular are the spicy rogan josh will make you crouch down for more, other delicacies are korma, seekh kebab and shami kebab. These are an integral part of the grand feast called life.
These sharp tongue-tingling sharp cuisine are mellowed down by the extremely sweet and luscious desserts of the state. Madhya Pradesh has created a niche for itself in the variety of afters dinner. You must try the 'mawa-bati', 'shreekhand', 'khoprapak' and 'malpua', to name a few. Kusli, the cashew-based barfi and jalebi also form an important item on the dessert list.
The drinks that you must try are lassi (buttermilk) and sugarcane juice that fall under the category of traditional and mild drinks. Looking for some hard core liquor, try the local liquor which is distilled from the flowers of the mahua tree called sulfi and date palm toddy.

Festive Cuisine Served in Madhya Pradesh
Festive Cuisine Served in Madhya Pradesh

The Tribal Food - Quixotic of All

The most eccentric of all Cuisinart of Madhya Pradesh is the tribal food that is not very much soughed. As they are confined to their own communities, not much information is available. However, the Abujhmar tribes who reside in the innermost parts of the forests who thrive on the meal of red ants and rats that are part of their exotic dish. Other tribal communities are known to have their blended cuisines prepared from wheat, vegetables, meat and dairy products.

The Cities Filled With An Extensive Array of Variety

In the cities of Madhya Pradesh you will find varieties and assortments of alternatives to choose from. However, some cities are a specialty for some dishes.
Bhopal is one place on the map of Madhya Pradesh where you cannot afford to stop eating. Prepare yourself for some Nawabi treats like biryani pulao, kebabs, rogan josh that will melt in your mouth, and enjoy the legendary seek kebabs and shami kebabs. Do not miss to try the spicy achar gosht that depicts the royal nature of the city. In the inner chowks of Bhopal you will get the succulent gravies and do not miss trying the Bafla here. The end of the dinner marks the introduction of the most exotic part of the food, that is the Bhopali Paan that has digestive qualities.
When talking about the cuisine of India, we cannot expend to skip the mentioning of Indore, the street food capital of India. Here the fun begins when the sun goes down. The food of Indore has created rage around the country with its flavour and variety. Known mostly for its snacks, you can savor Shikanji and badam milk, Sabudana Khichdi and garuda chaat. Have a love for snaky and munchies go to Sarafa Bagh that serves 'Poha jalebi' and 'bhutte ka kees'.
The cities of Madhya Pradesh offer a variety to taste and you will not help but smack your lips and lick your fingers for more.

The Cordial Reception By the State

You will really be bamboozled at the way people will take you inside their houses. You will be induced for dinner and lunches at the spur of the moment. The compassion with which the people will treat you will be heart rendering. There will be appetizers, snacks, main courses and then the inevitable desserts that are an essential part of Madhya Pradeshi cuisine. When you are playing guests to any body then do not refuse having food, as it is considered to be a humiliation. Experience the undiluted hospitality of the people of Madhya Pradesh, that will surely win your hearts.
Experience the undiluted hospitality of the people of Madhya Pradesh, that will surely win your hearts.



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Cuisine to Arouse your Gustatory Sense
The Cultural mix in Madhya Pradesh has a very positive impact on the cuisine of the state. A large variety of veg, non veg, desserts and drinks are there for the tourist satisfy their culinary demands. The cities of the state are the best place to hang out if you want to taste all the specialities.


Delights For the Non Vegetarians
Get the feel of the Nawabi ambiance in Bhopal and savor the royal kebabs of the state. They seem to melt in your mouth. Enjoy the biryani pulao, kebabs, rogan josh, seek kebabs and shami kebabs, that will introduce you to the royal nature of the delicacies.


Vegetarian too Have a Gala Time
Do not get disheartened if you are a vegetarian, as Madhya Pradesh has great things in store for you as well. Try the 'Bhutte ki kees' that is made of corn and milk and Chakki ki Shaak that is one among the popular dishes.


Sweets and Drinks to Sweeten Your Days
Mawa-bati', 'shreekhand', 'khoprapak' and 'malpua' are the important desserts while lassi (buttermilk) and sugarcane juice forms important drinks. Looking for some hard core drink, then try the local liquor distilled from the flowers of Mahua tree.


Hospitality Unmatched
The welcoming nature and the hospitality of the people will make you feel nostalgic once you return home. This is also one of the reason that people come to Madhya Pradesh. After all this is the place where the guests re given the status of God.


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