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Uttar Pradeshi platter (thali) with naan bread, sultani dal, raita, shahi paneer, and salad
Uttar Pradeshi platter (thali) with naan bread, sultani dal, raita, shahi paneer, and salad
The samosa is a popular fried snack from Uttar Pradesh
The samosa is a popular fried snack from Uttar Pradesh
Kebabs are an important part of Uttar Pradesh's cuisine
Kebabs are an important part of Uttar Pradesh's cuisine
Naan, along with roti and paratha, is one of the many staple breads of Uttar Pradesh
Naan, along with roti and paratha, is one of the many staple breads of Uttar Pradesh
The koftah is a popular main course dish of Uttar Pradesh
The koftah is a popular main course dish of Uttar Pradesh
Raita is a popular yogurt condiment in the state of Uttar Pradesh
Rooh Afza is a popular drink made of rose syrup in the state of Uttar Pradesh
Rooh Afza is a popular drink made of rose syrup in the state of Uttar Pradesh
Cuisine of Uttar Pradesh (Hindi: , Urdu: ) is from the state of Uttar Pradesh located in Central-South Asia and 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 Central Asia, the Middle East, Pakistan and 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. Awadhi is a type of West-Central Uttar Pradeshi cuisine found in the state's Awadh Region. Mughlai cuisine is also integral to Western and Central Uttar Pradesh's cuisine.

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Popular dishes from Uttar Pradesh ( )

  • Zamin Doz Macchli (fish stuffed with spices and sealed in earthenware case which is then cooked for 8 hours)
  • Murg Mussallam (whole chicken with variety of spices)
  • Lukhnawi Biryani (slightly fried Rice preparation with mutton)
  • Dum Bhindi (Fried whole okra stuffed with spiced potato filling)
  • Gobhi Mussallam
  • Kadi Chawal
  • Sultani Dal
  • Rizala
  • Shami Kabab (includes tangy green mango)
  • Palak Paneer
  • Kakori Kabab (similar to Seekh Kabab)
  • Pasanda Kabab (skewered boneless mutton)
  • Pasanda Paneer (similar to Paneer Makhani or butter paneer(Indian cheese))
  • Samosa
  • Chaat has its root from Uttar Pradesh
  • Shab Deg (a winter dish, turnips and mutton balls with saffron)
  • Paneer Pakora & of various vegetables
  • Kofta
  • Tehri (vegetarian rice dish with spices and mixed vegetables that popular amongst Hindus)
  • Korma
  • Kachori
  • Pakora
  • Raita
  • Nihari
  • Shorba (soup)

Traditional Desserts ( )

  • Gujia (like a samosa though filled with sweetened thickened milk (khoya))
  • Gulab Jamun
  • Kheer
  • Qulfi
  • Halwa (sweet pudding)
  • Sheer Qorma
  • Ghewar
  • Imarti
  • Petha
  • Jalebi

Popular drinks from Uttar Pradesh ( )

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

  • Gurahl Sharbat (hibiscus)
  • Lemon Sharbat
  • Rose Sharbat
  • Khas ka Sharbat

Other drinks include:

  • Chaas
  • Lassi
  • Rayta
  • Ruh-Afza (rose water beverage)

Bread ( )

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.

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