Kanpur Kesariya Barfi

One of the most delectable sweets of Kanpur that in fact was first created in Banaras in 1947 is the kesariya barfi. Also known as tiranga barfi, this sweet pays rich tributes to our National Flag with the kesar symbolic of the saffron colour, pista representing the green and almond depicting the white colour.   This delicious innovation... Continue Reading →

Banarasi Thandai

Thandai, the quintessential summer drink of Banaras makes its appearance on the auspicious occasion of Holi. This drink was first introduced by rich Gujarati and Marwari merchants who settled down in the holy city centuries ago.   The thandai prepared by these families on important occasions was made from floral extracts of gulab (rose), ruh bela... Continue Reading →

Banarasi Baati Chokha

An authentic preparation of Bihar called litti chokha made its appearance in eastern Uttar Pradesh and specifically Varanasi a few decades ago. This scrumptious dish took on a new avatar in the holy city and was coined baati chokha.   Baati chokha is essentially a harmonious combination of baati (wheat balls stuffed with sattu roasted over charcoal) and chokha (curry... Continue Reading →

Banarasi Chooda Matar (Chura Matar)

The most famous winter breakfast of Uttar Pradesh created in the holy city of Varanasi is chooda matar. Also known as chura matar or chiwda matar, this Banaras original is prepared from flattened rice, fresh green peas, milk, garam masala and loads of desi ghee.   This flavoursome comfort food is the ideal winter treat served in almost... Continue Reading →

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