Top Twenty Delicious Dishes From Himachal Pradesh


Himachal is said to be the best place for the one who loves Himachal, not only hilly areas but the food is also unique. The food for non-vegetarians and vegetarians, Himachal is the best place. The food of Himachal are not only famous for its taste but the spices in each dish. The pahadi food loved by one and all. The taste of Pahadi food is a little bit different from another origin.

Following are the top listed dishes of Himachal:

1. Dham

Dham is an integral part of the Himachali cuisine, it is one of the most favourite dishes of Himachal. It was once known to be a meal prepared for Brahmins in regions of Chamba. Red kidney beans which are popularly known as Rajma is the main ingredient, along with moong dal and yoghurt and rice. It is a truly delectable dish and reflects the flavours of the cuisine in it. Finally, the taste of Dham is delicious along with mash dal and tamarind Chutney. Traditionally, the dish is plated on the leaves called pattlu.


2 Mittha

Mittha, it is a traditional dish of Himachal Pradesh. Mittha is the sweet spicy rice made on special occasions. It is just as simple as the name, is a made up of sweetened Rice and garnished with dry fruits. The taste is sweet spicy and amazingly cooked. An occasion is said to be incomplete without it.


3 Sidu

Sidu is a type of bread made locally with wheat flour. The process of preparation involves kneading the flour and making it rest for few hours. The resting of the mixture allows the yeast to settle, as the dough rises. This mixture of bucks is then ready. Sidu, this tasty dish is amazing with ghee or a dal or mutton and mostly with Hari chutney.


4 Babru

Babru is a pahadi variety of the very famous dish Kachori. Only the difference is the dal filling in Kachori and the babru with a black gram which is a paste that has been mixed into the dough. These are properly then rolled with a rolling pin, and deep fried in the oil. This dish is literally delicious with a Chutney. A spicy and delicious in taste.


5. Chana Madra

Madra is said to be a kadhi-like dish. It includes chickpea flour and yoghurt and is one of the most widely spread dishes in the hills. It is further processed with the type of chana known as Kabuli Chana. It has the essence of all pahadi spices and flavours and the taste is amazing.

chana madra

6 Auriya Kaddoo

Auriya Kaddoo is one of the best Pahadi dishes. Auriya Kaddoo is made up of potatoes and pumpkin. It has a tangy and thick gravy which uses dried mango powder. It brings out the essence of Himachal.


7 Chha Gosht

Chha Gosht is a love for non-vegetarians. It consists of lamb with a mixture of coriander powder, cardamom, red chilli powder and then added paste. It includes buttermilk and yoghurt. Chha Gosht is tangy in taste and has a thick gravy.

chha gosht

8 Mash Dal

Mash dal, is also known as kali dal. It is a Himachali speciality. It is made up of black lentils, spices and garlic paste.  This dish has a combination of pahadi spices and is delicious in taste. Himachali Mash dal is delicious in taste and have amazing flavours.


9 Patande

Patande is similar as Pancakes. It has derived taken its origin from the Sirmaur district of the state of Himachal Pradesh. It is made up of wheat flour, sugar and milk. It is also known as a flapjack. It is a delightful breakfast of Himachal.


10 Kullu Trout

Kullu Trout is a speciality from the valley region of Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. The dish consists of different flavours, consists of the Trout fish and spicy gravy. It brings out the originality of the fish. The fish lovers will love this fascinating Delicious recipe.

kullu trout

11 Akotrito

Akotrito is a delicious dish. It is a most famous dish from the side of Himachal. It is known to be a type of cake that has a taste of buckwheat. It is mostly prepared in festive seasons or auspicious functions.


12 Tudkiya Bhaath

Tudkiya Bhaath is a type of Pahadi Pulao which is a source of all. It is a rice dish made with a variety of spices and elements. Potatoes, ginger, garlic and onions are a necessity for this, along with yoghurt. Different types of spices are used to make it the great. Rice is an ingredient in this it. A yummy and flavourful recipe with perfect flavours and spices.


13 Bhey

Bhey is a special and unique dish of Himachal. It especially consists the stems of the lotus flower. It is a most popular dish. The stems are diced. Afterwards, its boiled and stir-fried with garlic, onions, garlic paste, and gram flour. The gram flour is used to make this particular dish.


14 Pahadi Chicken

A very simple non-vegetarian dish, the chunks of Chicken which is stir-fried and cooked with a variety of flavours and spices. This great non-vegetarians recipe is cooked with coriander, garlic and along with slight mint and spices. It consists of many flavours. It is served with Roti or Rice.


15 Chamba Style Fried Fish

The fried fish is made up of a variety of fishes cooked with the flavor of the Chamba region of Himachal. This dish uses different spices, it has a coating with a soaked chickpea flour. The fish is little crispy and crunchy.

Chamba Fsih Fry 6

16 Gahat Ka Shorba

India is well known for its Shorba with multiple flavours. The recipe is another summarises Shorba which delights the essence of Indian flavours. It is made up of Grain and is known as Gahat. It has elegant flavours of coriander and garlic. Shorba is the most sought after recipe of Himachal Pradesh.

Gahat Ka Shorba

17. Alu Palda Potatoes

Alu Palda Potatoes are an integral part of the Himachali cuisines of India. The Potatoes lover will love this dish as it resembles the flavours of Potatoes. The potatoes are drowned in curd. It is prepared with heavy gravy and is delicious in taste.

Aloo palda

18 Khatta

As the name suggests, the dish is a tangy dish of many flavours. Khatta is a dish which includes chickpea flour and a lot of spices. This recipe consists of amchur powder, to ensure that it has amazing flavours.


19 Luchi Poti

This dish is for non-vegetarian lovers, it is a recipe which uses lamb intestines in the Luchi Poti. It is made up of two types of flour, one from millet and another from wheat. It consists of a variety of spices and ground to a paste-like consistency. Then the dish is served with mutton soup.

luchi poti

20. Jimikand

Jimikand, another name of Indian Yam. It is available in the hilly areas and therefore is popular in Himachal Pradesh. The dish is tangy in flavour. Jimikand is a special dish of Himachal. Yummy in taste and the delightful love for the people of Himachal.