Allahabad Food

Allahabad Food is basically a part of the traditional cuisine of Uttar Pradesh, the state located in Central-South Asia, in Northern India. The cooking traditions of Allahabad are quite similar to that of Middle East, Central Asia, and the remaining areas of Northern India. The main ingredients used in the authentic foods include paneer, mutton, saffron, rich spices and saffron. Some popular foods include Dum Biryani, kebabs, and a wide range of Mutton recipes.



Cuisine of Allahabad: Origin


Food in Allahabad has been mainly influenced from the traditional Mughal cooking practices. The cooking practices followed in this region are very similar to that of traditional Awadhi cuisine, which is basically a West-Central Uttar Pradeshi cuisine. 



Allahabad Cuisine: Globally Popular Foods

Allahabad's cuisine offers a wide range of globally popular main course meals that includes Zamin Doz Macchli (stuffed whole fish slow-cooked in earthenware buried in ground), Dum Bhindi (yogurt marinated okra), Shab Deg (a rich and spicy Tandoori dish made with mutton, mince meat, raw papaya and turnips) and Nihari (spicy meat curry popularized by Nawabs).

Some popular desserts from the traditional Allahabad cuisine comprise Gujia, Gulab Jamun, Kheer, Qulfi, Halwa, Sheer Qorma, Ghewar, Imarti and Petha.

Wheat is one of the staple Allahabad food items for making the main course breads. Some popular main course bread include Tandoori Naan, or baked naan, kulcha, tandoori roti, taftan, millet (millet flour bread), lachha paratha and sheermal. 

Allahabad Food Blogs

Bunch Of Paddy

  Bunch Of Paddy On : 24-Jun-2008 By : deepaspgowda

A farmer passes bunches of paddy to another to sow in a field at Kunwarpur village near Allahabad (Food Fun, Hindustan Times, rice, Sepoy Mutiny)

Kumbh Mela

Kumbh Mela On : 18-Jan-2007 By : shakti

Being from Allahabad I grew up with the Kumbh mela every year. It filled my city with almost a million more people. I had visitors frm far coming for a dip in the Holy Ganga. I could not understand as a kid what the big deal was about taking a bath in the...

Makar Sankranti: A Harvesting Festival!

Makar Sankranti: A Harvesting Festival! On : 14-Jan-2007 By : Ganesh Dutta

Makar Sankranti is a mid-winter festival of India and Nepal. The festival is celebrated to mark the transition of the Sun from Sagittarius to Capricorn during the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere (or the beginning of Uttarayana). ...

Happy Birthday Big B!

Happy Birthday Big B! On : 11-Oct-2007 By : foodguru

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU !!! AMITABH BACHCHAN :STAR OF THE MILLENIUM MANY MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY!!! Original Name:  Amitabh Bachchan Nick Name:  Amit Commonly Known Name:  BIG B Date of...

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