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What is the most popular food of Uttarakhand?
The popular food of Uttarakhand are as follows
Singori also called Singodi / Singauri is a widely known sweet dish in Uttarakhand that’s made with Khoa, a dairy product of thickened milk which is wrapped in a Maalu leaf. It is a cone-shaped sweet savoury that’s available in Almora the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand.
Touted as one of the best dishes of Uttarakhand, Dubuk makes the people a fan by its indescribable taste. It is a preparation of Dal and is best served with rice. You might think what’s so special about a normal delicacy prepared of Dal. Well, Dubuk is here to change your perception. Though the suitable time to eat Dubuk is during winters, but who can stop you from savouring it all throughout the year.
3. Kumaoni Raita
Like the Bhang ki Chutney, Kumaoni Raita is yet another dish that accompanies every other cuisine of Uttrakhand. The locals of this state can’t do without Kumaoni Raita which is prepared from curd, turmeric, and cucumber. The goodness of cucumber is an asset for your system, but the heavenly taste beats it all.
4. Kandalee Ka Saag
The dish which is highly popular among the visitors and tourists is none other than the Kandalee Ka Saag. It is a green leafy vegetable prepared in an ordinary way like all the other vegetables, but the leafy vegetable called “Bicchu Ghas” is what makes it different. Like all other dishes of Uttarakhand, this too is rich in nutrients.
Baadi is one dish that has mesmerised the locals of Uttarakhand since a long time, mainly by its lingering aroma and tangy taste. This dish is as simple as the people of Uttarakhand. It is bequeathed with all the essential nutrients that are hard to find in one dish altogether. It is abundant in Vitamin B12 and Vitamin A among others. What more can we ask for, when we get nutrients and taste in a single delicacy!.
Phaanu is a dish which is famous mostly in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. It is rather complicated to prepare since it is made by mixing lentils of different varieties that are soaked in water overnight. It is a kind of soupy dish, served mostly wish rice. The unique flavour of Phaanu will definitely be a treat for your taste buds!.
This dish is a boon for all the diet-conscious people out there. Yes, it is actually that nutritious. Kafuli is a dish that all the locals of Uttarakhand swear by. It is basically primarily prepared of Spinach and fenugreek leaves, which even the doctors, prescribe. It is an exotic dish, prepared in an iron kadhai, and complemented by hot steaming rice. It is the most nourishing and health-conscious dish you will come across in the State..
8. Garhwal ka Fannah
This heavenly dish is a staple of Mussoorie and is good enough to satiate both your eyes and stomach. It happens to be one of those dishes that will simply leave you craving for more. Since it is so divine in its taste and aroma, Garhwal Ka Fannah has become a must food item in the menu card for every occasion that takes place in Uttarakhand..
9. Bhaang ki Chutney
Bhaang ki Chutney is a very famous delicay in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. It is served with every food at most of the occasions. Bhaang ki Chutney is made from Bhaang seeds (Hemp) which have no psychoactive properties unlike its leaves.
If you have been to Uttarakhand you might have heard of Chainsoo. It is a very famous Garhwal dish which is made of Urad or Kali Dal and thus consists of a lot of protein. Many people find it hard to digest, but this dish has a totally earthy flavour which is definitely worth trying. It is tasty enough to give a tough competition to Punjabi’s Maa Ki Dal!
11. Jhangora Ki Kheer
When talking about delicacies how can we not mention the desserts! This is one famous sweet dish of Uttarakhand. Jhangora is a type of millet that is the main ingredient of this dessert. Jhangora Ki Kheer has an unforgettable taste and is a must-try after a heavy meal of the Garhwali cuisines. Its rich texture and the goodness of milk will leave you asking for more.
Yet another dish that is highly popular among tourists and visitors, Gulgula is a delectable sweet of Uttarakhand. It is a sweet local snack made of jaggery which traces its origin to the Garhwal region. This is a very common dish you will find in the State since it uses extremely basic ingredients that are available in the immediate vicinity of the local people. Gulgula has eventually found its place in the delicious desserts in many parts of Northern India
Arsa is the most famous dessert in the Uttarakhand region. It has come to occupy a permanent place in every household in the State. This sweet dish is high on the taste meter and low on the calorie meter which makes it so hugely popular. No festival or occasion in Uttarakhand is complete without the magnanimous presence of Arsa. Do we need to say more about this one?!
A fine soup with a mix of rice paste, lentils stock and pulses that are cooked in an iron vessel. The pulses are soaked in water overnight which is later boiled and cooked with herbs and masala in an iron kadhai. This high in protein dish is best served with hot steamed rice.
A typical Indian dish that’s made in every household, but it wouldn’t be an exaggeration if it came to be called a regional food of Uttarakhand. Coupled with Bhang ki chutney, Pooris and Kamaoni Raita, this dish will give your soul what it needs. An effortless dish of boiled potatoes garnished with coriander and red chillies this dish is a must-try.
16. Aloo Raita
A typical Indian dish that’s made in every household, but it wouldn’t be an exaggeration if it came to be called a regional food of Uttarakhand.Coupled with Pooris and Kamaoni Raita, this dish will give your soul what it needs. This dish is a must try.
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I completed a 6 -day Uttarakhand trip with this tour company. It was an incredible experience! I am a woman, and I was traveling in India alone. Even though it was the off-season, I was so pleased that the company arranged for me to do this trek with four other women.
It was winter (and very cold), but the company arranged for some lovely accommodations along the three nights of our trek. The food was amazing, the trekking was an enjoyable challenge, and the views along the entire trek were absolutely breathtaking.
Binod, our kind and competent guide, was absolutely wonderful, and I'm grateful for him leading us through the wilderness in this magical place!
I absolutely recommend this company to everyone! Their service exceeded all of my expectations, and I'm so grateful for this experience. I can't wait to travel back to the Himalayas for more trekking.
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We have just just returned home after doing the amazing 6 day Uttarakhand tour! Wow, what a fantastic experience, we were so lucky with the weather and got to enjoy incredible views of Himalayan Peaks. The trek was a lot tougher than I expected but we all survived ok. I have to say the entire All Seasons team were superb, Mr Binod ( our guide) was a true gentleman and very patient with us, his knowledge of the flora and fauna made the trek more interesting especially for m6 son who has a keen interest in nature. Just want to say thanks to Subash for his attention and responsiveness to all my queries in planning this trip, he was fantastic and I wish him well in the future, his ethos of supporting the families high up in the mountains is commendable.
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