With its dense cover of trees, which are often shrouded by the hazy breeze, Himachal Pradesh is a freezing place all year round. With lakes, forest, mountains making up its topography, its lifestyle is tainted to the roughs and the colds; and this is rather visible in the local fashion and food of Himachal Pradesh. Cozy and filling, just like their comfortable attires, their dishes also leaves one feeling warm and full. An aesthetic blend of locally accessible ingredients and age-old recipes, local Himachal cuisine, many times also possess a reflection of the food culture from its neighboring states such as Punjab. The food here is rich in meat, rice, green leafy veggies, and lentils.
Himachal is home to various lip-smacking dishes and some of the most famous food of Himachal are-
Sidu- A bead of wheat flour, Sidu is a home-grown Himachal bread. With fillings of pulses or dry fruits right in the middle, it is soaked in ghee before being eaten. In fact, every tad bit of it has the strong taste of ghee, as the natives don’t shy away from pouring lavish quantities of the product over the ball of bread. squeezed and set aside for few hours for the yeast to mobilize and the dough to uplift, the balls of flour are then put on direct flame of the bonfire for further being cooked and then steamed to finish the cooking. Sidu can be relished as it is an accompaniment to meat-based dishes.
Madra- A well-known Himachali dish, Madra originates from the high elevations of the Chamba district. It is a dish of chickpeas or kidney beans that are gradually cooked in a gravy of curd, Madra is a mixture of many flavors and textures. Besides the overriding hits of tamarind, it is also enriched with cardamoms, clove powder, turmeric, cumin, and black cardamoms all strong spices that are finely softened by the curd. few recipes also state the use of raisins, which again assist to stable the spices. A true pahadi or mountainous elegance, the only thing about which one would need to take extra care of while making it is the continuous stirring of curd so that it doesn’t curl up. After all, the curd curry is the base of the dish.
Mittha- Mittha is the local dessert of Himachal.it is prepared with sweetened rice that is mixed with a generous amount of dry fruits and raisins.
These are the few must-have dishes during your Himachal tour. If you are on your honeymoon to Himachal, then try out these mouth-watering dishes will make it more thrilling. You can also book your tour via Himachal honeymoon tour package they might provide you with these dishes.
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