Muskuraiye ki aap Lucknow me hain and not without a valid reason! Lucknow is famous for its cultural finesse and its royal cuisine. Aptly so, we say.
The authentic Awadhi Food is a total delight for any food lover in the city of Nawabs. The mouthwatering Biryanis, Kebabs, Naans, Kormas can easily turn anyone into a great aficionado of the cuisine.
We bring you a list of 10 dishes from Lucknow that you should not miss while in town:
#1. Galawati Kebab.
This simply melt in your mouth aromatic kebab variety gives you a unique dining experience. They are flavored with a mélange of hot spices and taste best when sprinkled with lemon juice!
#2. Reshmi Kebab.
Build up your appetite with the tender minced meat Reshmi kebabs. They are prepared with aroma filled kewra, cream and nuts. These shallow fried yummy kebabs taste best with green chutney!
#3. Awadhi Mutton Biryani.
The royal Awadhi mutton biryani is different from other biryanis as it is made with cooked meat. It is moist and has a delicate flavor that sets it apart from others of its kind.
It is a perfect dish for your dinner party!
#4. Awadhi style Prawn Curry.
In the Awadhi style, the prawns are made crispy by frying ghee and then mixed with a yoghurt based spicy gravy.
It surely is a royal way to eat sea food.
#5. Nihari Gosht With Warqi Paratha.
Your morning breakfast gets a different flavor with Nihari Gosht. It is lamb stew cooked gradually over 6-7 hours, usually overnight and flavored with rose water.
It is served with tawa paratha layered with silver leaf.
#6. Awadhi Dum Aloo.
Awadhi Dum Aloo is prepared with frying baby potatoes till are crispy and stuffing them with cottage cheese and choicest spices. They are then dipped in a spicy onion and tomato gravy and served hot with paratha or puri.
#7. Pasanda Kebab.
It is a popular Awadhi dish greatly influenced with Mughlai style of cooking. The delectable kebabs are made with ingredients cooked slowly in ‘dum’ style in their own juices.
The result is totally mouth watering!
#8. Kacche Kele Ki Tikki.
These are fitters made with unripe bananas. This Awadhi dish is served with piping hot rotis and usually made during Navratris for people who are fasting.
#9. Murgh Do Pyaza.
It is a chicken dish prepared with the main ingredient – onion! This Awadhi recipe is loaded with lots of spices and paired with tandoori roti dripping with butter.
Sounds super delicious, isn’t it?
#10. Kakori Kebabs.
They are the popular party dish and derive the name from a place called Kakori on the outskirts of Lucknow. The minced lamb kebabs are prepared with choicest spices.
Enjoy them with mint chutney on any day!
Relish these yummy dishes and enjoy your Lucknow itinerary with awesome Awadhi cuisine. Bon appétit!