10 Festive Goodies Named After Their Cities
When you plan your trip, do you make it a point to check out the must-have foods of your destination? If you do, then this blog is for you. The diversity of India can brilliantly be felt in the varying style and type of regional treats. Some of these items are so unique that they are named after the concerned region. This blog will take you on a gastronomic journey across India to give you a better feel of this symbiotic relationship between foods and regions. Check these 10 handpicked delights and order them according to your personal preference. From breakfast to main course to evening snacks to beverages to mouth fresheners, this blog will try to make your festive meals uniquely special. It really doesn’t get more Indian than this.
This chewy, translucent, delicious treat, also known as Karachi halwa or cornflour halwa, is much sweeter than cross-border relations at the present! Flavoured with cardamom, these wholesome orange and green delights are a speciality of Mumbai. A must-have on special occasions, Bombay halwa has slowly gained popularity in all parts of the country.
A popular Gujarati item, Bhavnagri gathiya is made of gram flour, moulded into strips, and deep-fried to perfection. This special teatime snack originated in Bhavnagar (south-eastern Gujarat) and is a must-have during festivals such as Holi.
Indore has always been a favourite tourist destination, thanks to the warmth of the locals and the wide variety of Indori sev. With flavours such as, tomato, clove, palak, lahsun, and heng, it can be really difficult to pick just one variety. This crunchy savoury, flavoured with spices, makes for an amazing evening snack.
The loamy soil, cool climate, and abundant rainfall allow the organic tea estates of Kangra (Himachal Pradesh) to produce some of the finest varieties of green and black teas. Having started only in mid-19th century, the production of Kangra tea has been significantly boosted over the years due to the ever-increasing demand in the world market. The most highly-rated green tea comes from the Wah tea estate in the Palampore region of Kangra. Make your festive evenings perfect with this exquisite beverage.
One of the biggest indigenous sources of protein, sattu is no stranger to the locals of Bihar. Be it in the form of sharbat, or in the form of litti, Bihari sattu is hailed by most as an integral part of any healthy diet. Re-energise your body with two tablespoons of sattu mixed thoroughly in a glass of water right after your daily workout sessions.
This mouth-watering treat is a traditional delicacy of the land of Kutch (Gujarat). The creamy goodness of milk makes this round-shaped delight a favourite among all age groups. Kutchi peda is perfect for festivals such as Diwali.
A famous mouth freshener of the Pink City, Jaipuri Mukhwas is a masterful blend of coriander seeds, areca nut, sweet fennel seeds, and sugar crystals. The added flavour of rose petals make this mukhwas one of the most sought-after ones in India. End your heavy festive meals on a sweet refreshing note with Jaipuri Mukhwas.
This traditional dessert of Tirunelveli (Tamil Nadu) is fast gaining popularity in different parts of India and abroad, thanks to its unique taste. Tirunelveli halwa is prepared with water from Thamirabharani - a South Indian river that originates from the famous Agastyarkoodam peak. This irresistible delicacy is made of wheat and cashew nuts.
Collected from the beautiful valley of Kashmir, Himalaya honey is 100% pure and organic. Known for its extra sweetness, this natural sugar substitute comes with a wide range of health benefits. From treating dandruff to aiding digestion to clearing skin, this energy food has multifaceted uses that cannot be ignored. Use this special offering as a super ingredient for your festive-special homemade honey chicken and feel the difference in taste and flavour.
This flavourful, aromatic black rice, also known as chak hao, is a speciality of Manipur. The exquisite taste is well-complimented by the numerous associated health benefits such as prevention of diabetes, cancer, and heart diseases. Discovering the Northeast will never be complete without trying this unique item. Give your festive desserts an exotic touch with authentic Manipuri rice. Try making coconut black rice pudding and surprise your loved ones.
How many of these have you tried so far? Make the upcoming festivities special by ordering these exquisite items today!
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