Culinary Delights: 6 Kumaoni Dishes You Must Try

Waquar Habib

Bhang Ki Chutney

If you're in Kumaon, don't miss out on trying the Bhang ki Chutney. This tangy condiment has hemp seeds, green chillies, ginger, and garlic. It's typically served with a traditional Kumaoni thali and will delight your taste buds with its unique flavour.

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Aaloo Ke Gutke

It is a popular and delicious dish that features Kumaoni potatoes. The potatoes are boiled, cubed, and sautéed with a mix of spices, including cumin, coriander, red chilli, and turmeric.

Aaloo Ke Gutke | funfoodandfrolic/instagram


Kafuli is a popular Kumaoni vegetable dish made with spinach, fenugreek leaves, local spices, and rice powder. It's healthy, flavourful, and recognised as the State Food of Uttarakhand.

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Kandalee Ka Saag

One of the most delicious greens is Kandalee Ka Saag, made with "Bichchu ka ghas" and onions and a blend of aromatic spices. It's best served with local bread.

Kandalee Ka Saag | Wild Street Tastes/facebook

Bhatt Ki Dal

Bhatt ki Dal is a traditional Kumaoni dish made with organic black soybeans in spicy tomato gravy. It is usually had with Mandua ki roti, a healthy bread made with ragi flour and grated vegetables.

Bhatt Ki Dal | Wikimedia Commons

Bal Mithai

Bal Mithai is a famous sweet in the hills of Kumaon. This local chocolate fudge has khoya topped with sugar balls and is as popular in these parts as rasgulla is in Bengal and modak in Maharashtra.

Bal Mithai | Shutterstock

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