Surrounded by the purity and innocence of nature, the beautiful region of Uttarakhand is blessed by an air which is a natural enhancer of appetite. Added to this is the amazing taste and nutritious ingredients of the cuisine of Uttarakhand, which form one of the most important attractions of a tour to Uttarakhand.
Unconventional, to say the least, the cuisine of Uttarakhand is strongly influenced by the geography of Uttarakhand. Thus, walking through the winding roads of the mountainous countryside, do not be surprised if you come across a tiny rustic shop selling flowers cooked in the purest of mountainous, clarified butter, a taste, which coupled with the brilliance of the scenery all around, adds a special charm to your holiday in Uttarakhand.
The cuisine of Uttarakhand has been influenced by the number of factors, but none as important as the topography and lifestyle of the region itself.
The main ingredients used in the cuisine of Uttarakhand are items which are found in and around the forests, lakes and mountains of Uttarakhand, with the availability of a number of pulses, cereals and vegetables which are rarely found in other parts of the world. Milk and a number of its products are some of the most commonly food items of Uttarakhand, influencing the cuisine of Uttarakhand in numerous ways.
Some of the characteristic and more important items in the cuisine of Uttarakhand are Singal, Gahat ki Dal, Rus, Aloo ke Gutke, Kumaoni Raita, Jhangora Ki Kheer, Sani hui Muli and Nimbu, Singodi, Bal Mithai, Kandalee ka Saag, Kaafli, Arsa, Gulgula and Kulath Phanu.