Nashik is a city known for its rich culture, like Kumbh Mela and fine vineyards. Nashik has the authentic taste of the food prepared over here. Nashik food is known for its special Maharashtrian delicacies such as Vada pav, Kutchi Dabeli, and crunchy Sabudana vadas.
Misal Pav is a famous street food in Nashik. If you visit this city, you must try this dish once. Misal is a spicy curry prepared of moth beans. It comes with sev, chopped onion, coriander, and a dash of lemon with pav.
Chaat is a famous food all over India. However, Chaat in Nashik has its unique spicy flavors. Here, you can try several types of Chaat on the streets of Nashik. If you are there, you must explore different types of these Chaats.
Vada Pav is the most loved street food in Maharashtra. It contains the potato spices with chilies and coriander. Paav that has sweet and spicy green chutney and hot crispy Vada in that paav. This meal is anytime and anywhere to eat food, and so it is loved by everyone.
Sabudana Vada is a traditional Marathi food known as ‘Sabu Vada.’ It consists of sabudana, boiled potatoes, and roasted peanuts. People eat this vada fast because it is healthy and fulfilling to eat.
Bhel Puri is a popular food in Maharashtra. It consists of puffed rice with chopped vegetables and a paste of green chilies and jeera, which adds to your taste. It is served with Puri, made of flour, rolled in a small circular shape, and fried.
In kanda bhaji, spices like chilly, turmeric powder, cumin seeds powder, chilies, and coriander are added to long sliced onions and set for marination. Then, a batter of gram flour combines the marinated onions and is parted into small sections to get deep fried. Kanda bhaji is usually more eaten in the rainy season.
Sol Kadhi is an original Maharashtrian drink made of coconut milk. It consists of coconut milk and agala(syrup of kokum) and added to it. It is a simple yet refreshing drink; people generally have it after a fish or meat lunch.
Keema Pav is a non-vegetarian food item. This dish consists of mutton mince, liver, vegetables, and spices. The minced mutton is cooked at low flame, absorbing all the spices, and tastes well. You can have the Keema with Pav.
Thalipeeth is Marathi food—this multigrain flour with legumes and roasted grain. Thalipeeth is ready with added onions in it, which tastes well. It is a healthy diet to have for breakfast as it contains a mixture of all kinds of flours. Remember to try this hot and delicious food if you are in Nashik.
Puran Poli is popular among everyone in Maharashtra. Puran Poli consists of puran, in which dal is finely ground in a mixer or in the device used to make Puran. It is sweet, and plenty of maida and turmeric powder gives a slight yellow texture: the puran mixture and a giant stuffed puran chapati in the pan. You can have it with small hot ghee poured on it.
Dabeli is a mouthwatering snack. The ingredients for this dish include boiled potatoes, onion, peanuts, pomegranate grains, coriander leaves, and sev. The dabeli masala has all these ingredients; hot masala is stuffed in the pav and then heated using butter.
Batata Vada is the most loved street food in Maharashtra. It contains the potato spiced with chilies and coriander. The paav has sweet and spicy green chutney, and hot crispy Vada served hot in that paav. They are also served hot with sambar and misal, which taste like heaven while eating. It would help if you tried this out while you have been here.
Tarri Poha is one of the famous food items in Nashik. One can also find it as Street food. In Tari pose, the spiced rasa is poured hot on prepared poha, spiced with chilies, Rai, onions, tomatoes, and coriander. People usually have it for breakfast.
Mutton Keema is a dish of minced meat. It is a type of gravy curry that is very popular in Nashik. The minced mutton is cooked at low flame, absorbing all the spices, and tastes well. You can have the Keema with Pav.
Chicken Curry is one of the foods loved by all non-vegetarians. People usually like Chicken Curry with Tandoori Roti, Butter Naan, Plain Basmati Rice, or Jeera Rice. It is chicken cooked in masala prepared initially by locals and some spices added. It tastes perfect; you should try it out.
In Nashik, you will find varieties of Poha, one of which is Misal Poha. In misal pose, the spiced rasa of matki or any other lentils is poured hot on prepared poha, spiced with chilies, Rai, onions, tomatoes, and coriander. People usually have it for breakfast and also have it with curd.
It is a nutritious dish made of sprouted matki (moth beans )and cooked in a curry with onions, tomatoes, and spices. It’s beneficial, especially when you have a cold. Pav and farsan and some onions are garnished onions on top of usal. It’s a healthy and tasty option.
Zunka Bhakar is a signature of Nashik’s cuisine. Zunka, a gram flour(besan)curry, is enjoyed with bhakti (sorghum flatbread). The combination of all flavors makes this dish a taste of heaven.
It is a beloved Indian dessert that needs no introduction. It is khoya(reduced milk) fried in oil, making pea-sized balls, and then soaked in sugar syrup. Nashik offers some of the best soft, juicy gulab jamuns that melt in your mouth.
This dish is a creamy and sweetened strained yogurt dessert. It is notable not only in Nashik but in the whole of Maharashtra. It has thick yogurt with sugar, cardamom, and saffron. This dessert is chilled and is the perfect end for your meal. Srikhand served on special occasions like marriages, naming ceremonies, or when someone new comes to your house.