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3 distinctive delicacies from Uttarakhand's hills

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3 distinctive delicacies from Uttarakhand's hills

India is a land of varied cultures where each of its states has a cuisine that includes a lot of unique dishes. One such state we are talking about is Uttarakhand which is also referred to as 'the land of Gods'. Apart from the picturesque valleys to the inexplicable beauty that makes it a heaven on earth, this place has a whole lot of delicacies to offer. The cuisine of Uttarakhand is simple yet incredible and the two distinct regions, Kumaon and Garhwal offer flavoursome delicacies. The primary food includes vegetables with wheat being a staple for the locals. The food made with lentils and cooked over slow fire has a balanced flavour. The sparing use of tomatoes, milk and milk-based products in cooking is what makes every dish unique. The cuisine not only consists of delicious food but comes with health benefits as well. We have a collection of 3 unique dishes that are popular recipes of the cuisine of Uttarakhand. Aloo ke gutke is popular for its simple preparation with the use of dry spices. It is a spicy dish with a burst of mouth-watering flavours in every bite. This recipe is best served with puri and raita. In Uttarakhand, aloo ke gutke is prepared on festive occasions. . Kafuli is a delicious dish enjoyed mostly in the winter season, it is made with spinach, lai and fenugreek leaves. It is an exotic dish, cooked in an iron kadhai, this recipe is complemented with hot steaming rice. Also known as Kapaa, it is a nutritious dish that even doctors prescribe. Baadi is a popular dish among the locals of Uttarakhand known for its lingering aroma and tangy taste. It is rich with all essential nutrients like vitamin B12 and vitamin A among others. Baadi is an easy-to-make recipe and can be prepared in a short period. It is made by adding Buckwheat flour to the boiling water and served with a dash of ghee to enhance the flavour.

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