Lucknow, the city of Nawabs, is famous for its delicious Mughalai cuisine. Here are five dishes that you must try out whenever you visit Lucknow.
1. Malai Ki Gilori
Malai Ki Gilori is undoubtedly one of the most famous dishes of Lucknow and the best part is that it exists only in Lucknow. Though people have tried to replicate this dish, by stuffing it with Khoya and dry fruits, it doesn’t match the flavour of the original dish. Malai Ki Gilori is also known as Lakhnawi Malai Paan. The best place to have Malai Ki Gilori is Ram Asery, a shop that was set up back in 1805.
2. Makhan Malai
Makhan Malai is another sweet delicacy that Lucknow has to offer, and it is available only during the winter season. People even have a notion that Makhan Malai is better than the Dilli Daulat Ki Chaat. If you want to soothe your taste buds with Makhan Malai you have to visit the Gol Darwaza in Chowk area.
3. Galawati Kebab
Galawati Kebab is the most enjoyed delicacy that Lucknow has to offer. These kebabs are made to melt in your mouth. The making of Galawati Kebab traces back to a story of ancient time. There was a Nawab who had lost most of his teeth due to old age, but his love for kebabs was undying, so his ‘Khansamas’ came up with the recipe of Galawati Kebab which was easy to chew and yet has the same rich flavor and taste of Kebab.
4. Tokri Chaat
Chaat is the ultimate go-to snack for Indians, and every state and city has a different version of chaat, and so does Lucknow.
In Lucknow, Tokri Chaat is also famous by the name of ‘Basket Chaat.’ You can have flavourful chat at a restaurant named ‘Royal Cafe.’ It serves you tasty chaat and it is quite well known for its food.
5. Tunday Kebab
Now finally the king of the list, Tunday Kebab. Lucknow the city of Nawabs is known for Tunday Kebab. Over a hundred different types of masalas go into the making of this royal kebab. You can have palatable Kebabs in Lucknow at ‘Tunday Kebabi.’
-Written by Varun