5 Foods Named After Indian Cities
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Hyderabadi Biryani is made with meat, rice and cooked with the dum pukht style. Now wait for a minute and think, why this Biryani is called Hyderabadi? Why can't we just call it biryani? Or by any other name such as Delhi Biryani, Madhya Pradesh Biryani or Bihari Biryani. Have you ever desired to know why some foods are known with city names? If yes, then this piece is just written for you. Today we'll tell you about 5 such dishes named after a town, their history and exciting journey.

Moradabadi Dal

If you ever visit any hotel in Uttar Pradesh, you will see Moradabadi Dal on the menu card. This dish is anointed after the city of Moradabad. It is said that this dish was foremost prepared by the Afghan ruler Murad Bakhsh in his kitchen. For more information, let us also tell that Murad Bakhsh, around the 17th century, settled the city of Moradabad, and since then, this dal has been famous by his name.

Indori Poha

It is said that poha that the Holkar and Scindia dynasty first made this dish for themselves, which later became famous. Resembling the name of Indore city, Indori Poha is believed to have been created before 1947 (India's independence). Generally, the recipe differs from seller to seller. However, it comes with a combination of Central and North Indian snacks, namkeen and spices.

Hyderabadi Biryani

Have you ever tried to know the history behind this Hyderabadi dish? So, let's talk about the history of Hyderabadi Biryani. But, first, you must know that Hyderabad is called the city of Nizams. And biryani was first made in the kitchen of the Nizam rulers of Hyderabad, after which this dish became popular in the whole country by the name of Hyderabadi Biryani.

Agra Ka Petha

Visited Agra and missed tasting the famous petha? Unfortunately, your trip remained incomplete without the 'Agre ka petha'. Mughal Emperor once ordered his chefs to prepare a unique dessert as white and pure as marble. This is how petha was first discovered by the Mughal ruler Shah Jahan, and his Begum Mumtaz was also very fond of it. 

Bikaneri Bhujia

It is a popular crisp snack known after Bikaner, i.e. city of Rajasthan (western state) and made using spices, moth beans, and gram flour. It is said that this bhujia was made for the first time in the year 1877 during the reign of the then-current ruler Maharaj Dungar Singh, after which it became famous as bikaneri bhujia all over India.

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