5 Popular Lucknowi Dishes You Have To Try Before You Die
Lucknow is a city of royalty, rich cultural heritage and mouthwatering food. If you ever visit this place, you must try these 5 popular Lucknowi dishes for an unforgettable culinary experience. These delicacies are truly authentic and unbelievably delicious.
The popular Tunday kebab has an interesting history attached to the name. Tunday, which means handicapped, got this name because the first person ever to make this kind of kebab was handicapped. These melt-in-your-mouth kebabs are nothing but finely minced meat mildly spiced with a blend of over 100 spices. They are shallow fried on a large pan and served hot, wrapped in soft rumali roti. If you are ever in Lucknow, you have got to taste the original Tunday kebab.
A real foodie's dish! Long grain rice par boiled with fresh spices is strained out and a layer of marinated meat is added to the rice and cooked for some hours. This technique infuses the right amount of flavor into the biryani. The meat just falls off the bone and you get a heavenly mix of flavour in every mouthful. The irresistible aroma is simply out of the world.
Malai Ki Gilori
Layers of milk cream (malai) folded together in the shape of a triangle, to resemble a sweet pan ki gilori. These giloris are delicate and melts in your mouth within seconds. If you have a sweet tooth, you must try the pillowy and soft malai ki gilori for a taste of heaven.
Paya Ki Nihari
Meat lovers, attack! This simply irresistible lamb broth is something you cannot give a miss when you are in Lucknow. This is a slow-cooked broth that is simmered overnight for about 6-7 hours and is served hot in the morning. The name Nihari is derived from the word nahar, which means morning in Urdu, and is a popular breakfast item.
Tokri means basket and this tempting snacks item is nothing but a basket made of deep fried potato strings, which is filled with spicy and flavourful mint and date chutney, blobs of yogurt and other savoury elements. Also known as ‘Basket Chaat', this item is a popular favorite of the street food lovers. Do give it a try to experience a crunchy and punchy delight!
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We are ending the list here, but if you are in the city of Nawabs, you will realize that there is a never ending list of delicious delicacies waiting for you there. Lucknow is truly a city of rich heritage and rich food.