Food in HaridwarHaridwar is not only home to the Ghats of River Ganga but also the various stalls and food joints set alongside which serve delicious dishes all day long. There is no specific local delicacy of this city but the people here love sweets and most of the shops sell a variety of sweet dishes. Haridwar is a heaven for sweet dish lovers and one will be amazed at the sheer variety of dishes available in this part of Uttarakhand.
Popular Dishes of Haridwar
Here are some of the popular dishes of Haridwar which one should not miss on their trip to the city.
Jalebi is easily one of the most popular and favorite Indian sweets. The people of Haridwar love sweets and they love jalebi the most. It tastes the best when it is served with a jar of hot badam milk. Some people also like eating it alone which is equally mouth-watering. For the best taste one must eat it as soon as it comes out of the big sugar syrup cooking pot. That time it’s the most crispy, hot and delicious. Raju Jalebi Wala shop at Vishnu Ghat in Haridwar is famous for the jalebis. The flavor will surely stay in your mouth for a long time. It is the most favorite evening and breakfast snacks dishes.
Badam Milk is a mixture of warm milk with almonds, pistas, raisins, cardamom seeds and kesar. It is refreshing drink and the best thing about it is that it is very cheap. The drink is prepared in a huge open pan where the milk is warmed and stirred continuously with regular addition of dry fruits. The drink is usually served in a specially made earthen pot also called kullad which adds to the taste of Badam Milk. After being poured out, the milk is garnished with some more dry fruits and milk cream.
Lassi is a very healthy drink and is used the most during the summers. It is a beautiful blend of yogurt with salt, sugar, some spices and water. This drink is very refreshing and, thus, served throughout the year and can be found at almost every dairy store. The drink is served in weirdly tall tumblers made of steel and topped with fresh and thick milk cream. One can enjoy lassi at Hoshiyar Puri Hotel near Ram Ghat area or can opt for Prakash Lok at Bara Bazaar.
Kulfi is an ice cream made from milk and dry fruits. It is creamy and cold and explodes in your mouth tastefully. It is available in a variety of flavours such as Malai, Pista, Kesar, Elaichi, Rose and Mango. It is made by thickening hot milk and making it creamier and denser by freezing it. It is traditionally sold as Matka Kulfi and comes with a stick. Some new stores also serve Kulfi with falooda (vermicelli or noodles). One can find many shops that offer kulfi near Har ki Pauri.
Popular Restaurants of HaridwarThe city is filled with an array of restaurant for people with varying budgets. There are fine dining restaurants as well as road side dhabas available at very close distances. Most of these dining places serve Indian as well as international dishes. Following are some of the major vegetarian and non-vegetarian restaurants of the city.
Khasra No 48M/50M
Bopatwala Kalan, Doodhadhari Chowk
Laltarao Bridge, Railway Road
Upper Road, Chotiwala