Himachal Pradesh Food

The beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh offers a wide range of lip smacking and savory food items. The cuisine of Himachal Pradesh has a significant influence of the Punjabi and Tibetan style of food. The people of Himachal Pradesh prefer very spicy food items. However in their daily and regular routine most of the citizens have north Indian dishes that are easy to make and very tasty to eat.

One of the most important food items of the people of Himachal Pradesh is Dal and Chawal or plain rice and pulses which is a very common food item of the north Indians. The simple preparation of rice and pulses provides a complete diet of carbohydrates and proteins, the two important components that helps in building healthy body.

Another delicious food of the region is Roti Sabzi or flat pancake like bread made up of wheat and vegetable curry. This item is also a famous food item of North India.

Cooked from flour of wheat and savored with ghee or butter, Sidu is an well known cuisine of the state. Sidu is offered to most of the guests who are overwhelmed at the heavenly taste of the indigenous cuisine.

Patande is another important food item of the people of Himachal Pradesh. The Patande is well known dish in the Sirmour district of the state. Made from wheat, Patande is like a pancake and so is popularly known as the Indian Pancake of Himachal Pradesh.

Meat is a very common food item among the non- vegetarian people of the state. The raw meat is cooked with cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, red chillies and coriander leaves. The aroma of the cooked meat is enough to satisfy the appetite of the people.

Himachal Pradesh celebrates the Food festival of Dham, which attracts several tourist from far and wide. The variety of food items reflect the vibrant and dynamic yet simple life of the people of Himachal Pradesh.

Last Updated on : 25 February 2013