Slurp, bite, gulp, hoard. The best food in Manali comprises of babru, siddu. If you are in the mood to tantalize your taste buds, find your excuse to ditch that diet, and try some of the best food in the manali – fellow foodie, you are at the right place!
With its origins in Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, this dish is mainly made of Chikpeas & / or vegetables. Filled with abundant spices from the hills for a dominating taste, Madra truly represents the culture of Himachal Pradesh as its available throughout with most of the restaurants & festivals & is often served with a lot of love.
Its a plate full of delicious delicacies that are a must-serve on occasions and festivals across the state. Special Chef’s known as “Botis” prepare it with ingredients galore including Lentils, Rice, Curd, Curry along with Jaggery. All in all it promises a perfect dose of nutrients for a great meal.
Tudkiya Bath –
Known as the Pulao of Himachal Pradesh that the people from the mountains cook in their own style, the Tudkiya Bath is quite a flavourful dish. Apart from the spices that are added in the prep of this dish it also includes yogurt, potatoes as well as lentils to make it a meal in itself. Squeezing a few drops of lime adds a zing to the taste.
Siddu is a local bread made from wheat flour. They are taken in as a dish that goes with the main course of Lamb or vegetables or even chutney. Although it tastes great, the preparations takes over 4 hours to complete. It’s found in most of the restaurants & eateries across the state.
Himachal have added a unique answer to the popular Kachoris in north India. Babru is a kind of flat bread that’s prepared with the stuffing of black gram dal paste which is added to kneaded dough. It’s best served with Tamarind chutney.
Mittha is known as the sweet dish of Himachal Pradesh that’s usually prepared during occasions. It’s made out of sweetened rice mixed along with dry fruits and raisins.
Bhey or Spicy Lotus Stem –
Bhey is a delicious dish which is cooked with lotus stems & is quite the favourite in most of the households across the state. The stems are thinly sliced & cooked in ginger/garlic paste along with onions & gram flour bringing out unique flavours & a great taste to the dish.
Chha Gosht –
Its a scrumptious dish prepared with the marinated lamb which is further cooked in the gravy of gram flour and yogurt. This dish packs a variety of spices including crushed cloves & cardamom along wit asafoetida to make the perfect delicious lamb curry.
Kullu Trout Fish –
Famously found in the freshwater of the rivers of Himachal Pradesh, the Trout can be cooked in many ways, which means you could either have it fried, baked or even in a curry. The marinated Trout is cooked in the minimal spices to keep the nutrients and the original taste of Trout intact. Trout is not only delicious but also quite healthy too.