There is so much diversity in Indian cuisines, with each region having its distinctive culinary characteristics and numerous traditional dishes. Culinary diversity is one of India’s most important treasures. On World Food Day, Rohitashv Gaur, Manmohan Tiwari from Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hai and Himani Shivpuri, Katori Amma of Happu Ki Ultan Paltan share their favourite local cuisines and eateries in Nagpur.
Says, Rohitashv, “A trip to Nagpur is incomplete without tasting some of the authentic Maharashtrian cuisine exclusive to the city. Patodi and Kadhi are on the top of my list, I make sure to enjoy some of it on my every visit along with rice bhakri. Tarri Poha is another staple diet of Nagpur and makes for a perfect breakfast – mildly spiced poha with a generous serving of curry (known as tarri in Marathi). Others include spicy Nagpuri samosa, Saoji food – robust Indian spices mixed with paya and chicken, Matka biryani and Sheermal and roti and these popular food items can be tried at various shacks or bhojnalayas in the city”.
Adding to this, Himani Shivpuri shares, “On our visit to Nagpur, one thing me and my son make sure not to miss has the melt in the mouth Santra barfi. Also known as Orange burfi, this sweet is a bit tangy to taste and is sure to make you fall for it. Our trip does not complete without ticking few restaurants off our list which include Malisin Restaurant, FSB – Sizzle, Steam, Stir, The Bawa café, Zuree Urban Kitchen and Vishnuji Ki Rasoi. This World Food Day, I want to say that food is a basic necessity for all. Hence, let us share it with lesser privileged people and avoid wastage by all means”.
So, if you have not tried these local cuisines in Nagpur yet, then you are truly missing something!