Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh is considered the heart of art, cuisine, dance, culture and music of Northern India. Today, we will tell you about Lucknowi cuisine. Lucknow is famous for kebabs and tikkas and many more delicacies. If you are a foodie, you will enjoy Lucknow like none other. We have listed down 9 popular food items that you must certainly eat in Lucknow, the city of Nawabs!

1. Tundey’s Galawati kebab


Tunday Kebabi’s Galawati kebabs are famous! Once you try these kebabs, they will be high on your list of foodgasmic delicacies!

2. Lucknowi Biryani


Lucknowi biryani has a unique flavour, one that you will fall in love with instantly! To savor the Awadhi flavor, you can visit Idris Biryani joint.

3. Kakori Seekh Kebabs


Kakori is a small village near Lucknow. It’s said the Kakori seekh kebabs were made by the chefs of Kakori for an old, toothless Nawab, who had difficult in eating meat. These kebabs are so soft that they literally melt in your mouth!

4. Nihari Kulche


Nihari is a stew consisting of slow cooked meat. Nihari, served with multi-layered kulcha is a famous food item in Lucknow. One can try this at Gole Darwaza, Chowk Area, near the above mentioned Tundey’s Kebabi.

5. Khasta Kachori


Available in the bustling streets of Lucknow, Khasta kachori is very yummy! You can try this at Rattilal’s. Served with peas and potatoes, you will be drooling over it long after you are done eating it!

6. Lucknowi Chaat


If you don’t eat chaat in Lucknow, your journey will remain incomplete. Dahi-vada, papdi, ghugni, aloo dum, bhujia and paani batasha (in 5 flavors) are few of the chaat items that one can try, even along the pavements. Tokri chaat (basket chaat) should be high on the list of food items you wish to eat in Lucknow!

7. Sheermal


Sheermal is saffron-flavored flat bread, a well-known part of Awadhi cuisine. It’s a mildly sweet naan which is absolutely delicious!

8. Prakash ki Kulfi


Kulfi Falooda at Prakash ki Kulfi is the best dessert that one can have! The taste is too good to be true!

9. Lucknowi Paan


This might be the last on the list, but only coz that’s how we think you should end your food trip in Lucknow. Lucknowi paan has a unique taste, which you won’t find anywhere else in India!


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