Kumaoni and Garhwali Food is very simple, but very nutritious and completely suits the hard environment of the Himalayas. Pulses like
- Bhatt ki Churkani is a soup like preparation of pulses eaten with rice.
- Chains a preparation of whole grain which are first roasted then ground and then seasoned into a soup.
AaluGutuk and Pinalu Gutuk are fried potatoes or, seasoned with spices.
Dubkais a simple dish made from various lentils, which are ground and made into a curry-like dish with a few local spices available in the Kumaon hills like and. It’s usually made in an iron wok and eaten with rice. Jholiis a curry seasoned with curd and curry leaves.
Kapais a dish prepared with spinach into a paste and cooked with other condiments.
Saagis a fried dish of green vegetables. Can be made from any of the various green vegetables like (spinach), (fenugreek leaves) and so on. Bhangki Chutney is made from fried bhangseeds including lemon in it. This chutney is very delicious must try it once.
- Cucumber Raita is another famous dish of Uttarakhand. This one is considered as unique as it is made with fresh Pahadi Cucumber (
kakdi), curd, turmeric, green chilies, black pepper and cloves which increases the taste of the dish. Chainsoorich in protein. This dish is made of Urad or Kali Dal and it has a unique flavor and it is easy to digest.