Cuisines Served : Awadhi and Mughlai Cuisine
Famous Vegetarian Delicacies : Lazeez Lauki, Dum Pukht and Mutter Pulaw
Most Exotic Dishes : Zamin Doz Machli, Murg Mussalam, Murg Noor Jehani
Variety In Kabbabs : Kakori Kabab, Gulnaar Kabab, Shami Kabab, Seekh Kabab
Praised from the centuries for the richness of their dishes as well as their hospitality, Nawabs of Lucknow never felt satiate by the compliments of their guests and remain experimenting to refine the quality of their cuisine. The popularity of the kitchen of Nawabs didn't remain restricted to their palaces but traveled like the aroma of these dishes to the entire sub-continent and became the sovereignty of the state. Ranging from the simple every day fare to rich, elaborate banquets, the cuisine of Uttar Pradesh has absorbed and adapted a variety of cuisine's to create an entire smorgasbord of wonderful dishes. The tourist from all over the world visit the state to savor its royal delicacies and it is stated that while on a visit to U.P and not tasting Awadhi Khanna (Awadhi Food), is like visiting Agra and not-seeing Taj Mahal.
When you visit the city don't forget to taste the alluring Mughlai cuisine. Mughlai delicacies are known for their richness as most of the prepared is with the usage of exotic spices, dried fruit, nuts, milk, and cream making it the royal rich and spicy meal. The mouth watering dishes that where the part of the Mughal cuisine are Biryani Badshahi, Shami Kabab. Murg Noor Jehani, Seekh Kabab etc. In the Mughal court the dinner was incomplete without Shami Kabab prepared from the minced meat mixed with spices. It is said that the Mughal cuisine irrespective of spicy is addictive, don't wait for it just try it, you can find the answer yourself.
Awadhi Cuisine has its origin in the city of Awadh (now Lucknow). The tastes of Nawabs include the Zamin Doz Machli prepared with a very complex process and need to have a patience to taste such a dish. Murg Mussalam, Lazeez Lauki, Kakori Kabab, Gulnaar Kabaabs and Nargasi Kofta are the specialty of the Awadhi cuisine. To taste such dishes is a lifetime experience and don't miss a chance, visit Naushijaan at Hazratganj in Lucknow to cherish the famous Majlisi and Galouti Kabaabs.
Cuisine can be another reason to take up a trip to Uttar Pradesh besides its glorifying Taj. You just can't resist the catching smell of the Seekh Kabaab being prepared in the lanes of the food capital of Lucknow, the Tunday Kay Kabab made of mince meat and the mixed variety of spices, all are the stuff that will sojourn you to the grandeur of the royal magic of the Mughal kitchens, now the flavour of the entire world. The delicious delicacies coupled with the traditional music and the songs and after finishing meals the sweet dish, gives a life time sweetness. And of course, do refresh yourself with the exotic savor of pan (beetle leaf garnished with cardamom, sweet syrup, beetle nut) we bet you will keep hunting for the flavor - this is indeed Uttar Pradesh Cuisine.
Top 5 Highlights of Cuisine
North Indian Savor
After Meals Sweet Dish
Dinning Delight At Lucknow
Pilgrimage Spiritual Tour
» Splendrous Taj Mahal
Glorious Golden Triangles (I & II)
Delhi : Capital of Hearts
Jaipur : The
Power and Valor of Rajputs
Pradesh : Ecstasy in Hills
Chandigarh : Tradition