Himachali Cuisine – Food from the State of Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh is also known as ‘Dev Bhoomi’ or the ‘Land of Gods’ and ‘Veer Bhoomi’ which means the ‘Land of Braves’.
Himachali Cuisine: Varied as the land, different valley regions of Himachal offer a variety of cuisines on offer that can grip a traveller to come back looking for more.
Drawn from the farms and pastures the land grows, many dishes make a liberal use of the produce, herbs, nuts, fruits, milk and milk products.
In many belts, non-vegetarian food is the norm and most meals are centered around meat, cereals and lentils. Leafy vegetables are only a recent induction into the Himachali palate.
Traditionally, Himachali cuisine is dominated by red meat and wheat bread. Thick and rich gravy, with aromatic spices, is used in abundance as the base of many dishes.
Dham is the traditional food served in marriages or other functions. Siddu, Patrode, Cheele and Babru are the authentic snack dishes of the state. Read more about the Himachali Cuisine.