Due to numerous pilgrimage sites, Uttarakhand is also referred to as ‘the land of Gods’. Apart from the inexplicable beauty, Uttarakhand also has a distinct cuisine full of healthy dishes made with local leaves and spices. The Uttarakhand cuisine is divided into two regions of cuisines; Kumaon and Garhwal. This cuisine attracts all the tourists and travellers to taste their signature dishes and street-food varieties. However, the smoky flavours come from cooking food in oversized utensils over charcoal or burning wood (Chulha). Here are the collection of the five best traditional dishes from Uttarakhand.

1. Bhang Ki Chutney

Bhang ki chutney is a very famous delicacy of the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. This chutney is made from bhang seeds, hemp leaves, cumin seeds, lemon juice, red chilli, and coriander leaves. It is served as a sauce with pakoras, paratha, and dal to enhance the flavour of any dish.

2. Kafuli

Kafuli is another popular dish in Pauri Garhwal. This dish is loved by those who love the green veggies. Kafuli is prepared from spinach and fenugreek leaves and blended with ginger, chillies, curd, and other local ingredients. It is offered to all the guests or travellers who want to taste the authentic flavour of Uttarakhandi food. The dish is complemented with hot steamed rice, which is known as kappa. Also, it is highly nutritious and enriched with iron, calcium, vitamins A, C and E. 

3. Aloo Tamatar Ka Jhol 

Aloo Tamatar ka jhol is the one staple dish made in every household of Uttarakhand. It is highly tempting, blended with incredible spices and potatoes, giving the dish a mouth-watering flavour. It is served with puri or steamed rice. 

4. Jhangora Ki Kheer

Indians are habitual of having some sweets after their meals, and Uttrakahndi cuisine follows this tradition too. Jhangora kheer is rich in texture and prepared with the goodness of milk, millets, sugar and dry fruits to give a healthy texture.

5. Baadi

Baadi is a popular dish among Uttarakhand made with black-coloured Kwada ka aata (Choon or Mandua flour). It is high in nutrients like vitamin B12, A and is considered the best food in the Garhwal region. Baadi is an easy recipe to prepare in a short time and has a rich aroma and flavour.