Lucknow is indisputably a foodie’s paradise as the city of Nawabs offers some delectable delicacies. To make sure, you haven’t missed out any, we bring to you a list of some lip smacking winter delights from Lucknow.
Winters have finally set in and the temperature has been dripping like crazy. It is the best season to gorge on some scrumptious delicacies. Be it snuggling with a cup of hot chocolate, munching on peanut chikki or gajak, sipping warm soups, we have our tummies ready to make the most of what the season has in store for us.
So let’s see what Dawat-e-Sardi has more to offer, other than the kebabs.
- Kashmiri Chai
Ever heard of a chai that’s pink in color? Nahhh? Then you are at the right place!
Popularly known as Kashmiri chai, this is a winter delicacy that one must not miss out on. It is the method of preparation that differentiates a Kashmiri chai from a normal chai. It is prepared for hours and a specific tea leaf is used for its preparation. It is in high demand during winters. Topped with malai and served with a samosa, it is the best you can ask for, in winters.
2. Malai Makhan
This desert has got huge fans who have a sweet tooth and can’t get enough of it. Malai makhan is made with cream milk and cooked overnight to get the preferred consistency. It is (frothy) and foamy in texture. The moment you savor its first bite, it just melts in your mouth. Made from a foamy-frothy milk, the dish is as appetizing as it can be.
3. Anarse Ki Goli
It is a delectable delicacy which we all have grown up eating. Anarse ki goli are balls of rice flour that are fried in ghee and then coated with sesame seeds. Anarse ki goli are a perfect combination when savoured with tea. If you want to smack on these little balls of happiness, then make sure to visit to Nakhas, where you can find plenty of shops selling these.
4. Kali Gajar ka Halwa
With the onset of winters and the chilly embrace, Gajar ka halwa definitely rules the line up of winter delights. You might have eaten gajar ka halwa, made of orange carrots but ever had kali gajar ka halwa?
Kali gajar ka halwa is made of purple/black carrots, specifically found in limited parts of North India, like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab. Black or purple carrots are believed to have 40 percent more beta carotene than the regular orange carrots. Although the method of preparation is similar to our usual gajar ka halwa. If you haven’t eaten it, then don’t miss out to try this toothsome Lucknowi delicacy.
5. Sohan Halwa
Sohan halwa is a rich winter delicacy that is purely made in ghee. It is prepared using cornflour, sugar, milk and dry fruits. Its preparation is done a day before and is cooked overnight. This delicacy is worth a try and is sure to leave you spellbound.
So if you are in Lucknow especially during winters and have missed to gorge on any of these, Tis The Time!