Kumaoni meal [1][2][3][4][5].
Al-Lagad (Aloo puri)

Kumauni cuisine is the food of the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, India. Kumaoni food is simple and nutritious, suited to the harsh environment of the Himalayas. Pulses like gouhat (or kulath, a local type of bean) are fashioned into different preparations like, Kumaoni raitaa, Bal Mithai,[6] ras bhaat, chain, faanda and thatwaani. All are unique preparations from the same pulse. Jholi or curry seasoned with curd. Chudkani and Joula made from bhatt pulses. Cereals like madua with rice and wheat are popular.

Meat is also prepared but the recipe is quite similar to the way it is prepared in most of North India.[7] Several snack items, breads, dairy products and beverages form the heart of the Kumaoni cuisine which is traditionally eaten in several parts in Uttarakhand.[8]

See also


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  2. ^ Sengupta, Aditi (30 May 2019). "Into the jungles of Kumaon". @businessline. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  3. ^ "The Kumaon twist". The Week. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Corbett's new culinary trend: Café culture and continental cuisine". cnbctv18.com. 10 January 2020. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  5. ^ "The reDiscovery Project: Experiencing Uttarakhand through Kumaoni food, shared taxi rides". Firstpost. 8 June 2018. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  6. ^ Krishna, Anubhuti (25 July 2019). "From Uttarakhand's 'bal mithai' to Himachal's 'siddu', how cuisine from the hills is making its way". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Cuisine". Kumaoninfo. Archived from the original on 27 March 2010.
  8. ^ "Traditional Food of Uttarakhand - Kumaoni Garhwali Recipes". 5 March 2014.