From Kashmir to Kanyakumari anywhere you travel in India, there is no love more compassionate than the love of food. Food is actually the ingredient that binds people together in India. Anywhere we travel within India, the first thing we search about is what all delicious food/ dishes we will get to eat when we reach there. In this respect, we the people of India have been very lucky. Each region and state has its delicacies.
Madhya Pradesh, a state rich in nature, culture and hospitality offers a plate full of mouth-watering delicacies. Madhya Pradesh offers everything to satisfy your foodie soul. Foods from the state don’t discriminate whether you are a vegetarian or a meat eater. Each one of us can get delightfully delicious food. Here is a list of some amazing dishes that you shouldn’t miss out on when visiting the state.
While poha is a popular breakfast eaten all across the country, it originated in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
Bhutte Ka Kees
As the name suggests, this typical street food of Madhya Pradesh is mainly bhutta(corn). If you’re someone who doesn’t like your food to be too spicy, then bhutte ka kees is an ideal dish for you to enjoy here.
Daal bafla, influenced by the Rajasthani specialty daal bati, is a popular dish in Madhya Pradesh. Wheat dough is shaped into balls (called bafla), cooked until they become crisp, and then dipped in ghee.
The food of Madhya Pradesh is majorly influenced by Mughal cuisine, including the state’s most popular non-vegetarian dish—seekh kebab.
Palak puri is a healthy and nutritious meal that is often enjoyed during breakfast, as well as lunch.
Bhopali Gosht Korma
Bhopali gosht korma is prepared with slow-cooked mutton and a peppery Indian gravy. As the name suggests, this is a famous dish in Bhopal, and visitors can find it all throughout the city.
Much like Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, Bhopal is famous for Mughlai food in Madhya Pradesh. Biryani pilaf is a common delicacy in the city, with mutton being the main type of meat.
Chakki Ki Shaak
This dish is another one influenced by Rajasthani cuisine. Chakki ki shaak features steamed dough in a spicy Indian gravy, and it is served as a side dish on festive occasions.
Malpua is India’s very own pancake, which is prepared by deep frying batter in ghee. It is then dipped in sugar syrup to add sweetness.
Mawa bati is a unique sweet dish found only in Madhya Pradesh.
Jalebi is a sweet dish savored all across the country and liked by all—both kids and adults. Consumed during breakfast and as an evening snack, jalebi is something you just cannot miss on your trip to the state.