Food and Cuisine


  • Aloo Ke Gutke

    A spicy dish prepared with boiled potatoes, coriander leaves, and whole red chillies, it forms a part of Nainital's snack menu.

  • Arsa

    When in Nainital, don't forget to sweeten your palate with this dessert made of jaggery, rice, and mustard oil.

  • Baadi

    Baadi is made from Kwada ka Aata also known as Choon or Mandua flour. It is black in colour. Baadi usually eaten with Gahat ki dal.

  • Bhatt Ki Churkani

    Prepared with rice paste and black bhatt, it is a famous Nainital delicacy for festive occasions.

  • Ras

    A semi-liquid concoction of various pulses, the Kumaon cuisine served with steamed rice and bhang ki chutney. High on nutrition value, the recipe offers a perfect taste of the mountains.


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