Cuisine of Uttar Pradesh: The state largely offers delicacies of Awadh and Mughlai dishes which form two predominant cuisines of the state.
Awadhi food is best enjoyed in Lucknow and offers both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes which have a Mughal signature.
It was the bawarchis and rakabdars of Awadh who founded the ‘dumpukht’ style of cooking or the art of cooking over a slow fire, which has become synonymous with Lucknow today.
The cuisine of Uttar Pradesh is as diverse as its geography and has been successful in providing a satisfying experience to the travellers.
Food of Uttar Pradesh is divided into three distinct zones namely Western UP, Awadh and Eastern Uttar Pradesh.
These cuisines find their source to the courts of various emperors and rulers who have ruled the sugarcane fields of Oudh and around. The origin of some of the dishes goes as back as the life and times of Lord Krishna.
Therefore it is very natural that the state has quite a generous platter to offer to the visitors.