9 delicacies that make Lucknow a vegetarian’s paradise
By Anik on October 28, 2018
1. Don’t forget to try these dishes when in Lucknow
Lucknow is a city, which is considered a food paradise for non-vegetarians. However, it’s not just the signature kebabs and biryanis that has earned it this reputation. The place has a variety of delectable, lip-smacking vegetarian dishes too. If you are perplexed about what to choose from their veg offerings, here is some help. From snack to dessert, here is a list of 9 absolute tasty vegetarian dishes that you should not miss when in Lucknow.
2. Khasta Kachori
Khasta kachori feels like a regular kachori served with aloo ki sabji, however, the one you will get in Lucknow is different in many senses. These kachoris are stuffed with different lentils combined with a melange of spices. To make it tastier and flavourful, you can enjoy these kachoris with tangy tamarind chutney.
3. Aloo Tikki
Chaat is a part of Lucknawi food culture and you cannot miss the famous aloo tikki, which is served without the matar or mattra. This Lucknawi aloo tikki is served with curd, tamarind and green chutney along with a melange of spices.
4. Dahi Vada
Dahi Vada is a popular dish that you can find anywhere in North India. However, the Lucknawi special dahi vada is served with lots of dry fruits for a royal feast.
5. Veg Kebab
Veg Kebab, and that too in Lucknow? You must be wondering we are joking right! The veg kebabs of Lucknawi food culture are as delicious as the one made with meats. From paneer kebab to jimikand kebab, there is a lot more to explore.
6. Lucknawi Malai Paan
A royal feast feels incomplete without a mouth-watering dessert and what better way to end your feast than Lucknawi Malai Paan in Lucknow. This paan is made using khoya and mixed dry fruits that will give your palate a scintillating experience. It’s a must have in Lucknow.
7. Flavoured Golgappas
If you are a fan of golgappa, then you cannot miss the various flavours of pani ke batashe. From jaljeera and lemon to heeng and kacha aam, you can find many more flavours of the water used for filling the golgappa. We can bet, these flavoured golgappas will make you forget the norma meetha and teekha pani you savour!
8. Basket Chaat
Basket Chaat, which is commonly known as tokri chaat is a must whenever you visit Lucknow. The chaat earned its name because the basket is made using boiled potatoes and corn flour/starch, which is fried. This is a lip-smacking chaat which is served with sev, moong sprouts, onion, yoghurt, and a melange of spices.
9. Bhuna Matar
Bhuna Matar is an amazing chaat that you can easily find in all the nook and corners of Lucknow. It is made with green peas roasted on a skillet, onion and a range of spices. To make it more flavourful, chopped raw onions are sprinkled over it.
10. Makhan Malai
Makhan Malai which is also called Nimish is a sweet snack made from milk cream during the winters in North India, especially in Lucknow. It is also popular as the lightest India dessert because of its texture. You may feel like eating sweet air garnished with dry fruits.