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Cuisine of Uttar Pradesh is from the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) located in Northern India. The cuisine of UP has a large variety of dishes. The cuisine consists of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes of different varieties. Being a large state, the cuisine of UP share lot of dishes and recipes with the neighboring states of Delhi, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand and Haryana.[1] Apart from native cuisine, Mughlai, Awadhi and Bhojpuri are famous subtypes of cuisine of the state.


As wheat is the staple food of the state, breads are very significant. Breads are generally flat breads; only a few varieties are raised breads. The breads may be made of different types of flour and can be made in various ways. Popular breads include tandoori naan (naan baked in a tandoor), tandoori roti, kulcha, taftan, sheermal, rumali roti, poori, paratha, millet (millet flour flatbread), litti, kachori lachha paratha and poori aka oil-fried roti

Common food

A staple meal from UP, consisting of sabji, daal and rotis with mango pickle.
Kachori sabji is a popular breakfast in Uttar Pradesh.
Shahi paneer and bread.

Traditional desserts

Imarti, made from lentil dough.
Pedas from Mathura Vrindavan.
Kaju katli

Common beverages

A stall selling thandai, a popular milk-based cold drink from UP.

See also


  1. ^ "10 Best Recipes From Uttar Pradesh". NDTV. 25 October 2013. Archived from the original on 28 October 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2013.