From Chura Matar To Malpua: Dishes You Must Try If You’re In Varanasi
Image Credit: Instagram/foodisstaan. Made with poha (flattened rice), peas, milk and a generous amount of desi ghee, chura matar is a popular winter breakfast in Varanasi.

Varanasi may be a holy city but it’s also paradise for food enthusiasts. Most shops that line the streets open early in the morning and begin serving snacks and breakfast like kachori-sabzi and chura matar. Kachori-sabzi and jalebi is also a part of the religious celebration called Subah-e-Banaras. If you’re visiting Varanasi, leave your calorie consciousness behind. Here are some dishes that you must try if you’re in the city:

Kachori-sabzi and jalebi

Kachori-sabzi and jalebi is a sought-after street food combination in Varanasi. Crispy kachoris with piping hot sabzi and jalebis is deemed to be Varanasi’s favourite breakfast. Stalls selling these treats can be found in the narrow lanes of the city (that are fondly called Banaras ki galiyan) instead of at larger restaurants. Ram Bhandar is one of the oldest kachori-sabji stalls and is situated close to the Manikarnika Ghat; the place has been serving the popular breakfast combination for more than 150 years.