Cuisine of Uttar Pradesh

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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.

Popular dishes from Uttar Pradesh[edit]

  • Dum Bhindi (Fried whole okra stuffed with spiced potato filling)
  • Gobhi Mussallam
  • Kadi Chawal
  • Kahi Pakoda Kadhi
  • 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
  • Baati chokha
  • Aaloo Paratha
  • Methi Paratha
  • Daal bhari Puri
  • Chole Bhature
  • Daal Makhani
  • Meethi Roti
  • Puri
  • Saada Paratha
  • Shaami Kabab
  • Fara
  • lotpot
  • lapsi
  • Bariya
  • Rajma, Chole,
  • Boondi
  • Sedha
  • long latta

Traditional Desserts[edit]

Popular drinks from Uttar Pradesh[edit]

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

Other drinks include:


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.


See also[edit]


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