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Cuisine of Uttar Pradesh is from the state of Uttar Pradesh(UP) located in Northern India. The cuisine consists of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes of different varieties. Being a large state, the cuisine of UP share lot of dishes and recipes with the neighboring states of Bihar, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh[1] Apart from native cuisine, Mughlai and Awadhi are two famous sub types of cuisine of the state.



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 tandoori naan (naan baked in a tandoor), tandoori roti, kulcha, taftan, sheermal, millet (millet flour flatbread), and lachha paratha.

Common dishesEdit

A staple meal from UP, consisting of sabji, daal and rotis with mango pickle.
Kachori sabji is a popular breakfast in Uttar Pradesh.
Shahi Paneer and bread.
Papdi-chaat has its roots in Uttar Pradesh.
  • 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 dessertsEdit

Imarti, made from lentil dough.

Common beveragesEdit

A stall selling Thandai, a popular milk-based cold drink from UP.

Other drinks include:


See alsoEdit


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

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