Since India is a land of varied culture, each of its state has its own cuisine too. The common phrase “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” simply exemplifies the delicacies prepared in dev bhoomi Uttarakhand. Not many people know this, but this place has a whole lot of delicacies that will satiate the hidden hunger in you. While walking through the road up to your favourite hill station in dev bhoomi Uttarakhand you will be greeted by different aromas coming from the roadside vendors. The one thing that is unique about the cuisines of dev bhoomi Uttarakhand is the fact that they are mostly cooked over burning wood or charcoal, which bestows them with additional nutritional qualities.
Have a look at the some savoury food of Dev bhoomi hidden in the uttarakhand
1 Bhang Ki Chutney
We are not kidding! There is chutney made in Uttarakhand that is actually bhang ki chutney. It simply enhances the taste of every other cuisine and its fresh aroma and tangy taste will linger in your mouth long after you have consumed it. It is basically prepared of Hemp Seeds which provides it the characteristic aroma. Already feel your mouth-watering?
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.
3 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.
4 Jhangora Ki Kheer
When talking about delicacies how can we not mention the desserts! This is one famous sweet dish of the State. Jhangora is basically a type of millet which is the main ingredient of this dessert. Jhangor 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.
Arsa is the most sought-after 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?!
6 Aloo ka Jhol
Jhol means ‘thin gravy’ in Hindi. Aloo ka Jhol is a potato recipe served with pooris or chapatis that has many variants. It is also called as Aloo rasedar, mathura ke dubki wale aloo, poori bhaji, poori masala and so on.