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Cuisine of Uttar Pradesh

Kebabs are an important part of Uttar Pradesh's cuisine. Lucknow is known for its galawat ke kawab

Cuisine of Uttar Pradesh is from the state of Uttar Pradesh located in Northern India, Awadhi and Mughlai are the two chief genre of Uttar Pradeshi cuisine, and the cooking patterns of the state are similar to those of the rest of Northern India. The cuisine consists of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Uttar Pradesh has been greatly influenced by Mughal cooking techniques. The Awadhi cuisine of Uttar Pradesh bears similarities to those of Kashmir and Punjab, and the state is famous for its Nawabi foods(of Lucknow and environs) and use of mutton, paneer, and rich spices including cardamom and saffron. Its most famous dishes include kebabs, Dum Biryani, and various Mutton recipes. The Chaat, samosa and pakora, among the most popular snacks in all of India, are also originally from Uttar Pradesh. The main genre of Uttar Pradesh cuisine is Awadhi,[1] a type of cuisine found in the state's Awadh Region.


As wheat is the staple food of the state, breads are very significant. Breads are generally flat breads; only a few varieties are raised breads. The breads may be made of different types of flour and can be made in various ways. Popular breads include the Tandoori Naan, or naan baked in a tandoor, tandoori roti, kulcha, taftan, sheermal, millet (millet flour flatbread), and lachha paratha.

Common dishes

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The koftah is a popular main dish of Uttar Pradesh.
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Raita has its roots in Uttar Pradesh as well.
  • Aaloo Paratha
  • Nimona (Green Pea & Potato Curry)
  • Baati chokha
  • Bariya
  • Boondi
  • Chole Bhature
  • Chaat has its root from Uttar Pradesh
  • Daal bhari Puri
  • Daal Makhani
  • Dum Bhindi (Fried whole okra stuffed with spiced potato filling)
  • Fara
  • Gobhi Mussallam
  • Kachori
  • Kadi Chawal
  • Kahi Pakoda Kadhi
  • Kakori Kabab (similar to Seekh Kabab)
  • Kofta
  • Korma
  • lapsi
  • long latta
  • lotpot
  • Meethi Roti
  • Methi Paratha
  • Nihari
  • Paneer Pakora & of various vegetables
  • Pakora
  • Palak Paneer
  • Pasanda Kabab (skewered boneless mutton)
  • Pasanda Paneer (similar to Paneer Makhani or butter paneer (Indian cheese)
  • Puri
  • Raita
  • Rajma, Chole,
  • Rizala
  • Saada Paratha
  • Samosa
  • Sedha
  • Shab Deg (a winter dish, turnips and mutton balls with saffron)
  • Shami Kabab (includes tangy green mango)
  • Sultani Dal
  • Tehri (vegetarian rice dish with spices and mixed vegetables that popular amongst Hindus)

Traditional desserts

Common beverages

Sharbats is a popular juice in Uttar Pradesh. There are many types of sharbats, including:

Other drinks include:


See also


  1. ^ "10 Best Recipes From Uttar Pradesh". NDTV. October 25, 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 

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