Famous food of Uttar Pradesh that you’d love to eat. 

Everyone ever wants to eat good and tasty famous food of Uttar Pradesh.

Uttar Pradesh, a state in northern India, has a rich and diverse culinary heritage.

The cuisine of Uttar Pradesh is influenced by Mughlai, Awadhi, and various regional flavors.

While traveling, people often like to taste a dish of a city, which is the most famous dish of that place.

Uttar Pradesh is not far behind in terms of taste. such as Tunde Kebab of Lucknow or Lassi of Banaras.

There is more than one delicious dish here. Here we’re going to tell you about the delicacies of UP whose taste will make your day.


Tunde Kebab famous food of Uttar Pradesh

Tunde Kebab of Lucknow
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The identity of Mughal food is famous all over the world.

So One of the famous dishes is Tunde Kabab of Lucknow.

Hyderabadi Biryani or any other cuisine is not as popular as the Tunde Kabab found in non-food lovers.

People come from far and wide to eat the delicious Tunde Kabab of Lucknow.

The oldest store of Tunde Kabab in the capital is in a street near Akbari Gate in Chowk.
They use Big (buffalo) and small (goat) meat.

It uses many types of herbs as well as 135 types of spices.

Gillavati kebab is another name dish.

It is known for its soft and tender texture.



Banarasi Paan and lassi

Banarasi paan
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Varanasi, which is called the city of Baba Bholenath, is known for Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Ghat.

But the city is also famous for its catering.


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Many celebrities like Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan, and Anil Kapoor have enjoyed Chaat and Lassi here. Lassi, a Pahlavani from Banaras, is famous throughout the city. It got its name Pahlavani Lassi because its builder was like a saddle wrestler. Use Milk and curd in lassi.

Here people also drink cannabis lassi.

There will be many shops in the name of Pahlavani Lassi all over Banaras but the real one is at Lanka Chowk.

If you ever go to Varanasi, do enjoy Pahlavani Lassi.

Apart from Paan and Lassi, cloves, tomato chaat, and Malayo are also famous in Banaras.


Barsola famous food of Uttar Pradesh

Bahraich's famous Barsola


The famous dessert of Bahraich is Barsola which is famous from far and wide. 

Barsola chashni is with sugar.

It takes about two hours to prepare and then cool.

Draw a dam into the wood to prepare it for cutting.

 In summer, people eat it and use it for breakfast.


Petha famous food of Uttar Pradesh

Agra Petha | famous food of Uttar Pradesh


The City of Taj is famous for its Petha.

People who come to see the Taj from all over the world do not forget to enjoy the Petha here.

There are many varieties of petha in Agra- Dry Petha, Angoori Petha, Pan Petha, Saffron Petha, Sandwich Petha, Coconut Petha, etc.

The journey to Agra is incomplete without seeing the Tajmahal, similarly going to Agra without eating the petha.

 A specialty of Agra, Petha is a translucent, soft candy made from ash gourd (winter melon).

It comes in various flavors like plain, saffron, mango, and rose. Petha is a popular sweet in Uttar Pradesh and is often offered as a souvenir for visitors.



Mathura Pedas


 If you do not eat the Mathura Pedas, not considered a successful visit to Mathura

In Mathura, the Brijwasi sweets shop and Brijwasi peddle shop is also famous for Pedas.



Allahabadi Tehri


Here is the famous food of Uttar Pradesh which is Tehri of Allahabad. The Tehri of Allahabad is pride.

So, mix several vegetables in rice to make this delicious.


Korma famous food of Uttar Pradesh

Rampur's korma


Korma of Rampur is also quite the famous food in Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the famous catering of Rampur Gharana. But It takes less time to make and is different from other korma in terms of taste.

Use Mutton, curd, saffron, cardamom, etc.


Gulab Jamun’s famous food of Uttar Pradesh

Orai's Gulab Jamuns


However, It is found at Orai railway station.

So, There will hardly be any passengers passing through the Orai railway station in Kanpur who did not eat Gulab Jamuns of Orai made in a clay pot.

Gulab Jamuns of Orai railway station is very special for travelers. But Gulab Jamuns, known for their quality, have been famous for a long.


Thaggu ke laddu: famous food of Uttar Pradesh

Thaggu ke laddu


 So, If you come to Kanpur, definitely eat Thaggu ke laddu made of Khoya, native ghee, and dry fruits.  The firstly choice of every person coming to Kanpur is laddu.

However, for more than 50 years, the people of Kanpur have been convinced of their special taste in Thaggu ke laddu.


Imarti famous food of Uttar Pradesh

Jaunpuri Imarti


It is also said that the Imarti taste here is not found anywhere else.

Moreover, a special method was made on the base of Desi Chini (Khandasari), Desi Ghee, and Urad dal.

A low flame of wood is a favorite of all people living abroad not only the eminent personalities of the country.



Ghevar of Meerut


As soon as the month of spring arrives, the Meerut people wait for the Ghevar. The special sweet Ghevar of the Sawan season is also quite popular.

A plain sweet Ghevar and another ghee containing mawa. These Ghevars are best-selling during the spring season in Meerut.


Baati Chokha

Baati Chokha


Although Bati Chokha is also famous in Bihar, Banarasi Bati Chokha is also no less.

So, Chokha prepared with special spices along with sattu stuffed baati dipped in native ghee and fried chili with it really doubles the taste.

You will get tasty baati chokha at ‘Popular Baati Chokha’  in Chandikanagar, Sigra in Varanasi.


Spicy Tikki

Spicy Tikki of Bulandshahr | famous food of Uttar Pradesh


Bulandshahr’s Tikki Chaat is also special. It is prepared with potatoes, dry fruits, gram dal, spices, etc. 

Apart from this, there are many options of basket chaat, raj kachori, Bhalla papadi, Dahi Bhalla, gol gappe, Bhelpuri, ram laddu, sevapuri, etc.



Malpua | famous food of Uttar Pradesh


Malpua is the oldest Indian dessert. It’s quite popular not only in India but also in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal.

The pancake is out after frying in native ghee and immersed in Chashni.
 Serve by garnishing with dry fruits or by adding Rabri on top.



Kalakand of Dadri | famous food of Uttar Pradesh


If you are fond of eating sweets, then also try Kalakand of Gautam Buddha Nagar. In this, the Kalakand of Dadri is the most famous.



Khurja's khurchan | famous food of Uttar Pradesh


Khurja sweets of Bulandshahr are quite popular. People come from far to taste this sweet. Apart from this, Samosas and Jalebi of Bulandshahr are also famous.


Bedmi Pudi

Bedmi Pudi


Namkeen lovers will love Bedmi Pudi. The Bedmi Pudi was found at Sihani Gate in Ghaziabad and the vegetable and chutney were served with it. It has wonderful taste.


Balu Shahi

Balu Shahi of Baghpat | famous food of Uttar Pradesh


 Bagatji’s Balu is famous in the whole city of Baghpat.

The reason for this sweet being delicious as well as soft.



Muradabadi Dal | famous food of Uttar Pradesh


Moong dal is very popular in Moradabad, UP.  Some spices including lemon, onion, and tomato are used to make it tasty and spicy.



Jalebi of Etawah | famous food of Uttar Pradesh

Jalebi of Etawah is one of the famous food of Uttar Pradesh and is also called Rasabhari. SP Head Mulayam Singh Yadav likes the jalebis made by the hands of Suresh Yadav.

Baldev Mishthan Bhandar is famous for Jalebi in Etawah.


Khasta kachori

Khasta kachori


khasta kachori is a spicy snack with a mixture of moong dal and other lip-smacking spices which is then deep-fired to form a puri shape

Similar to moong dal kachori, there are numerous different variants like raj kachori, mava kachori, and even onion kachori.

kachoris ought to have originated in  Uttar Pradesh. 

however, it is strongly believed that kachoris were the favorite snack recipe earlier than the inception of samosas in India. 

even as samosas have taken the number one spot, yet kachoris are still popular and have a large fan following in Rajasthan, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh.

Parwal ki mithai

parval sweet
Parwal Ki Mithai is usually made in North India at some stage in functions and marriages.

It could be without problems made at domestic and tastes delicious at the identical time.

It’s far quite popular in  North India.

You should do this recipe in case you want to present a brand new twist for your normal vegetable, Parwal.

So, please serve Parwal Ki Mithai as a candy dish after your meal.

Sattu Sharbat


It is a great summer drink recipe and may be served to your visitors too.

Sattu is a popular summer season drink recipe from Northern India.
Sattu  Sharbat is made with roasted gram flour, blended with roasted cumin, black salt, and mint leaves giving it a clean flavor
it’s miles useful within the summer months as it cools down the body temperature
There are two variations of sattu drink – meetha (candy) and namkeen (savory).
An energizing drink that now not simplest quenches our thirst but also protects us from heat strokes due to intense summer heat.
In reality, roasted barley flour (jau ka sattu) which is understood for its cooling and hydrating nature is also introduced to the sattu drink.


Bel Sharbat

Bel ka sharbat

It also has religious significance for Hindus.

Bel is the seasonal fruit of summer.

Consumption of bel helps to reduce constipation. Control diabetes.

It has also anti-fungal, anti-parasitic properties and a high amount of fiber.  

Firstly break the fruit of the bel with the help of a rolling pin and separate its outer thick peel from its pulp.

Now take out the seeds from the pulp.

After this, take the pulp in a large bowl and mix it well by adding 1 glass of water to it.

By doing this, you will be able to mix the pulp well and the seeds present in it will also be separated.

 Add a little more water to the sieve to remove as much of the juice as possible.

Also, add sugar as per your taste if you want.

Now in a glass, add a piece of ice and mint leaves, and add a pinch of salt. serve it.

Kulfi faluda

kulfi falooda

It is made with cold rabaree, rose syrup, and noodles.

Most famous summer drink of Uttar Pradesh.

Easy to make and energize the body.

Kids love to have this. 




Malai Makhana

It is also a Mughlai cuisine.

Makhana’s well-known lotus seed or Fox nut is cooked with peas and Mughlai curry.

Serve with naan roti.

However, it is a special dish, the perfect recipe for special occasions.


Malaiyo is also a famous dish in Uttar Pradesh.

If you ever visit Varanasi in the winter season you must try malaiyo.

This dish is also prepared with milk.

But no one tells you about the secret recipe for this.

If you ever ask a shopkeeper how to dish prepared they will never tell you.

It is prepared with milk and kept the whole night in the open cold in the winter season.

Dew drops fall on the milk making it so tasty and soft.

But it is helpful for the eyes.


The Fara is very popular in Uttar Pradesh.

It is a typical North Indian dish that is made during auspicious occasions.

Small puri is prepared with rice flour.

Stuffing is prepared with dals like urad dal, and chana dal mixed with ginger garlic paste,Chile, coriander leaves, and salt.

It is also known as goja, Pita, and panbudiya.

It is shaped in Gujiya form.

steamed it for a few minutes.

after being taken out from the water it is cut into small size .

deep fry in oil and served with tomato chutney.


It is prepared in Uttar Pradesh.

This is a traditional dish of Uttar Pradesh.

Matar ka Nimona is very famous in Uttar Pradesh.

It is prepared by using peas and species.

Prepared winter season as peas are seasonal vegetable during the winter season .

It is freshly available in Uttar Pradesh.

This recipe is Soupy, spicy, curry, and delicious.

Peas pulses are blended and pasted is used to make Nimona .

After cooking this add some ghee to enhance the taste.

Serve with rice or roti.



Sultani dal

It is a traditional Mughlai dish.

Lucknow Sultani dal is also popular in the Uttar Pradesh States.

It has a rich, fragrant, creamy texture.

sultani dal is made with tur dal.

it is one of the famous dishes of Lucknow.

if you ever visit Lucknow please try Sultani dal once.

It has great taste.

it is a very easy simple dish.

this dal is made with arhar dal or tur dal .

which is cooked with milk ,cream and yoghurt .

topped with Chille ,onion and coriander leaves.

Paneer Pasanda

Paneer Pasanda or stuffed paneer curry is a famous dish of UP.

This dish is of paneer sandwich.

which is cooked in onion, tomato ,cashew gravy.

The Paneer pasanda with grated paneer, cashew nut, rasini and seasonings

after this dip paneer sandwich with corn flour slurry and then Shallow fried them.

it is an delicious authentic recipe .

served with Nan, lachha paratha or rice.

it is a perfect dish for any occasions ,party or festivals.

Impress your guest with this special Paneer Pasanda recipe.

Zamindoz Machhli

It is also the oldest and most traditional dish from Avadh.

A whole fish is stuffed with which species and covered in earthenware.

buried in the ground and cooked by placing them in the cow-dung cake.

fire on the ground.

It takes almost 6 to 8 hours.

So this dish has earthly flavor.

Whole fish skin and washed.

Squeeze lime juice and keep Exide for 15 minutes.

cook some ginger garlic paste with blanched almond, roasted poppy seeds,chiraunji and grated coconut.

add some cloves, cardamom, and peppercorns.

add water and apply evenly to marinated fish.

grease with oil.

put it on earthware with some curd and bury them.


Bharwa chicken Pasanda

Bharwan Chicken Pasanda is Mughlai dish .

 the chicken marinates in curd and species with onion tomato gravy.

specially prepared for parties.

also served with naans and Kulcha.

So this is the Mughlai dish special to Mughal emperors.


Kakori kabab

the famous Kakori kebab is also a dish of Avadh.

it gets its name from the Kakori district in Lucknow.

it is as like as seekh kabab.

Often prepared for the nawabs of Lucknow during Eid or on special occasions.

Kakori kebab is also grilled and served with Naan.

But this is the oldest dish as nawabs.

Mohammed Haider Kazmi arranged Awadhi cuisine for British guests.

Kakori kebab is a fine and soft texture.

if you want to impress your guest with delicious food must try Kakori kebab for dinner at any party

Bhindi salan

Bhindi salan is North Indian dish.

It has a spicy and also tangy taste.

Bhindi (lady finger or Okra)and onion are cooked together with some species and yogurt to make a thick gravy.

its taste is an awesome

So perfect dish for rice or chapati.

the dish is easily prepared at home.

As it takes less time and gives you great flavor.


Galouti kebab was also from Lucknow city of nawabs.

So Nawab loves to eat galouti kebab.

Galouti means soft it makes melt in your mouth.

Must try galouti kebab as its aromatics and flavor are so nice you never forget its taste.

The meat marinates with species powder and is deep-fried mixed with gram flour egg and green chili.

it is also served with lime and coriander leaves or Mint Chutney.

Chole Bhature

Although originating from Punjab, Chole Bhature is widely consumed in Uttar Pradesh as well. It consists of spicy chickpea curry (chole) served with deep-fried bread (bhature). It is a popular dish for lunch or dinner.


Ghugni is a savory dish made with dried yellow peas that are cooked with spices and served with toppings like chopped onions, tomatoes, coriander leaves, and a squeeze of lime. It is often enjoyed as a snack or a breakfast item.


Gujia is a sweet dumpling commonly associated with the festival of Holi in Uttar Pradesh. It is made by filling a wheat flour pastry with a mixture of khoya (reduced milk), nuts, and sugar. Gujias are deep-fried and then dipped in sugar syrup.

Rabri Falooda

It is a dessert made with layers of sweetened condensed milk (rabri), vermicelli noodles (falooda), rose syrup, and a variety of toppings such as chopped fruits, nuts, and basil seeds. It is a popular and refreshing dessert, especially during the hot summer months.



Parathas are a staple in Uttar Pradesh and are commonly eaten for breakfast or as a main course. These unleavened, flaky breads are made with wheat flour and can be stuffed with various fillings like aloo (potato), paneer (cottage cheese), or gobhi (cauliflower). Parathas are usually served with yogurt, pickles, or curry.

Awadhi Biryani

Awadhi cuisine, from the Awadh region of Uttar Pradesh, is famous for its rich and flavorful biryanis.

So, biryani is with meat (such as chicken, mutton, or beef), fragrant rice, and a mix of spices and saffron


Thandai is a traditional Indian beverage of Uttar Pradesh that is often associated with the festival of Holi, a Hindu spring festival. It is a cooling and refreshing drink, particularly popular in North India. Thandai is known for its unique blend of flavors and is traditionally made with a mixture of ingredients, including:


Thandai typically includes milk as its base, which adds a creamy and rich texture to the drink.

Nuts and Seeds

Various nuts and seeds are used, such as almonds, cashews, and melon seeds. These are usually soaked, ground, and added to the mixture to give the drink a nutty and thick consistency.


Thandai is also spiced with a combination of ingredients like cardamom, fennel seeds, black peppercorns, and poppy seeds. These spices contribute to the unique and complex flavor profile of the drink.


Saffron threads are often used for their color and subtle flavor.


Thandai is sweetened with sugar or honey to taste.


Rosewater and kewra water are sometimes added to give the drink a floral and aromatic essence.


In some traditional preparations, especially in the Bhang Thandai, cannabis (bhang) is added to the mixture, which is believed to have intoxicating effects. However, this is not a common ingredient in modern versions of Thandai, and its use may be regulated or prohibited in some areas.

The ingredients are also blended together to form a paste or concentrate, which is then diluted with milk and chilled. Thandai is served cold and is especially popular during the hot summer months. It is often garnished with chopped nuts, rose petals, and sometimes a sprinkle of ground spices before serving.

So, Thandai is not only a delicious beverage but is also believed to have cooling properties, making it a popular choice for celebrating Holi, as the festival falls during the spring when the weather is getting warmer in India. It’s also enjoyed on other special occasions and festivals


In short, if you have ever visited Uttar Pradesh must try these dishes.

You must also enjoy eating all these varieties.

But the taste remains forever in your mouth. 

These are just a few examples of the diverse and delicious food you can find in Uttar Pradesh.

The cuisine of the state is also known for its robust flavors, generous use of spices, and unique preparations that reflect the cultural heritage of the region




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