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Cuisine of Uttar Pradesh

Cuisine of Uttar Pradesh is from the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) located in Northern India. The Cuisine of UP has a large variety of dishes. 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 Delhi, Uttarakhand, Haryana and[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, Rumali Roti, Paratha, millet (millet flour flatbread), and lachha paratha.

Common dishes

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.

Traditional desserts

Imarti, made from lentil dough.

Common beverages

A stall selling Thandai, a popular milk-based cold drink from UP.
  • Sharbats:
    • Bel ka Sharbat (aegle marmelos)
    • Chaman ka Sharbat
    • Gurahl Sharbat (hibiscus)
    • Lemon Sharbat
    • Plain Sharbat (Water and Sugar)
    • Rose Sharbat

Other drinks include:


See also


  1. ^ "10 Best Recipes From Uttar Pradesh". NDTV. 25 October 2013. Archived from the original on 28 October 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2013.

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