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[edit]

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[edit]

Imarti, made from lentil dough.
Pedas from Mathura Vrindavan.
Kaju Katli

Common beverages[edit]

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

Other drinks include:


  • Veg Kofta curry and rice

  • Kadhi Chawal

  • Uttar Pradeshi thali with naan, dal, raita, and shahi paneer.

  • Aloo puri is a popular breakfast

  • Malaiyo, a dessert made from milk cream, a specialty of Varanasi.

  • Khasta Kachori is a popular snack

  • The samosa is a popular snack from Uttar Pradesh.

  • Lucknowi Chicken Biryani

  • Lucknow is known for its galawati kebab

  • Paan (betel leaves) being served with silver foil at Sarnath near Varanasi.

See also[edit]


  • ^ “10 Best Recipes From Uttar Pradesh”. NDTV. 25 October 2013. Retrieved 26 October cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output .citation q{quotes:”””””””‘””‘”}.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-free a{background:url(“//”)no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url(“//”)no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url(“//”)no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-ws-icon a{background:url(“//”)no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-maint{display:none;color:#33aa33;margin-left:0.3em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
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