Himachali street foods you must try on your next vacation

The food in Himachal Pradesh offers a diverse range that reflects the culture and tradition of this beautiful hill station

28 Jul 2022

Himachal Pradesh is a land of myth and magic. The state has plenty to offer in terms of adventure and wildlife, but one of its biggest draws is food. With its lush green hills, snow-capped mountains and beautiful valleys, Himachal Pradesh is home to various dishes.

Himachali cuisine, in particular, is known for its subtle flavours, a wide variety of dishes and great taste. Unique flavours can be tasted as we take foodies into the heart of the mountains to explore local specialities

Find out the must-try street food from this hilly state.

Kulu Trout

Kulu Trout
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Trout is a freshwater fish found in cold streams and lakes at high altitudes. It has a fantastic flavour and taste and is considered one of the best dishes in Himachal Pradesh. Trout is an essential food source for the people living around these streams and lakes. In this dish, the fish is marinated with a host of spices, fried, and served on a bed of hot rice.

Channa Madra

Channa Madra
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This Chamba speciality is made from white chickpeas (chana) cooked in a yoghurt-based gravy. Channa Madra is one of the most popular dishes in Himachal Pradesh, made with minimal ingredients. The dish resembles chana masala but differs slightly in taste and texture because it has fewer spices.

Chha Gosht

Chha Gosht
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This delicious mutton curry is a traditional dish from Himachal Pradesh is cooked in a clay pot or pressure cooker. The mildly flavoured meat is cooked with besan or gram flour, tomatoes, onions, ginger-garlic paste, buttermilk and garam masala powder. It is a straightforward but tasty recipe that will leave you wanting for more.  

Patande

Patande
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This popular breakfast dish, originating in the Sirmour district, is made by mixing flour, sugar and water and frying it in a pan. These pancakes are usually served with ghee and jaggery syrup or honey. It is a very delicious sweet dish that will melt in your mouth.  Pair this delectable dish with apple jam, maple syrup, or a hot cup of tea.

Maa chane ki dal

Maa chane ki dal
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This lentil dish is comfort food on cold winter days and can be found all over Himachal Pradesh. It is made with black gram dal and spices like ginger, garlic, and chilli powder. The dish can be served with rice or rotis if desired.

Do you know of any famous Himachali street foods? Let us know in the comments below. 

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