Shimla famous foods has a very little global presence. Due to its location (topography), most areas have unique and influensive tastes.The food eaten normally is very simple and comprises of a lentil, rice, vegetables and roti. Due to the climate of the region, food here provides warmth and strength.
Some of the Shimla famous foods are –
Being served in almost all festivals, it is a very famous Himachali cuisine.It’s thick, yogurt based gravy made out of generally white or black chick peas. It is served with rice or white bread. Dry fruits are also added to it for taste enhancement . You can find this item at places in and around Shimla.
This is a delicious chicken dish. Though it looks heavy but in reality it’s just the ground anardana (dry pomegranate seeds).They add the tang and spices to the dish to make it more delicous.It is served with paranthas or triangle flatbreads.
This item is consumed to give warmth and strength to make up with the harsh climate. Flour is used to make this dish.It is filled with a small amount of paste of poppy seeds.It is steamed to perfection and served hot. It is most relished with a generous serving of homemade ghee. Pieces of Siddu are broken with the hand. It dipped in the lukewarm oil and then enjoyed with friends and family.
Sepu badi Madra:
It is the most likely starters at occasions like weddings or at festival time. Mukund Badi is the main ingredient of this dish.Earlier it was made at home; nowadays it is available in stores too.It is made with a fine mixture of Urad and Chan Dal, which has been soaked overnight. This mixture is then boiled in water and cut into fine pieces. Before cooking these pieces are fired.
Auriya Kadoo ( Tasty pumpkin):
This is a spicy dish and has a very pungent aroma, which can catch our senses instantly. It is the all time favourite of people at almost all occasions.
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