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‘TREAT’ YOURSELF WITH A MOUTHFUL OF THESE LAKHNAVI STREET FOODS !

Shatakshi Saxena

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LAKHNAVI STREET FOODS !

Lucknow, the city of Nawabs has an excellent chemistry with food and flavors. The people in the city are particularly passionate about the street food that reflects their culture. Spicy or sweet, Lucknow offers the best street food to relieve the authentic tastes of Awadhi culture. If you are a foodie then don’t miss out a trip to the streets of Lucknow. Just stop by a Lucknowite and ask what keeps their culture alive, the answer will always be the exquisite food and refined flavors. Food is the reason why the people of the city proudly boast off that we are from the City of Nawabs.

1) SHARMA TEA STALL (HAZRATGANJ)

SHARMA TEA STALL (Lucknow)
Tea is a treat in the chilly winter mornings. You surely need to visit the most popular tea stall in Lucknow. Just take a ride, have a cup of pleasant tea with a perfectly spicy samosa and kick start your day with positivity.

2) TUNDAY KABAB (CHOWK)

TUNDAY KABAB (Lucknow)
Chowk, the oldest street in Lucknow holds the best street food destination for non vegetarians. Tunday Kabab offers some soft Galavati and Shaami kababs for non vegetarian lovers. It is a treat for people who want to enjoy the Mughal taste prevalent and preserved beautifully in Lucknow.

See also: 5 Reasons why Baatla House is our new crush!

3) SHUKLA CHAAT HOUSE (HAZRATGANJ)

SHUKLA CHAAT HOUSE (Lucknow)
This place is a perfect blend of spicy pani-puri, sweet and sour aaloo chaat and matar chaat. The 45 year old shop has won hearts and proved that Lucknow is the King for chaat and pani-puri.

4) PRAKASH KULFI HOUSE (AMINABAD)

PRAKASH KULFI HOUSE (Lucknow)
If you cherish some brain freezing, authentic Kulfi Falooda, this place in the Aminabad market is a must visit.
Experience chills on a sunny day or a humid night with the taste of this delicious Kulfi.

5) IDRIS KI BIRYANI (CHOWK)

IDRIS KI BIRYANI (Lucknow)
The 40 year old shop serves the most rich and aromatic Biryani in the entire city. Even after all these years, the place has savoured the flavor of Nawabi spices that can completely make your heart sink.

6) MALAI MAKHAN (CHOWK)

MALAI MAKHAN (Lucknow)
If you have a soft corner for sweets then you surely need to taste this traditional dish. Mostly made in winters, the streets of Chowk serve this foam based, creamy and delicious sweet that is absolutely mesmerizing.

7) RAM ASRAY (CHOWK)

RAM ASRAY (Lucknow)
The 200 years old sweet shop in Chowk holds the credit of serving the most authentic sweet, Malai Paan or Malai Gilauri. It is the most pleasing and cherishing sweet one can ever eat ; it definitely justifies the blend of the Awadhi and Nawabi culture.

Ergo if you are a food lover and want to relive the traditional dishes then
Lucknow is a must visit. From kababs to Biryani, Chai to chaat and malai
makhan to malai paan, everything here leaves you speechless with it’s
cultured flavors and the love that it is served with.

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7 things which happen when food becomes your “bae”

Harsh Chaturvedi

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‘Food is something which seems to be the byproduct of nature’s precious gifts as well as your imaginative grey matter.’

Now before the reader goes all covert to know who said the aforementioned line, let’s just stick to the regular fact. Food is love! Obviously for many of us it’s not just about being exposed to the arsenal of aromas. But at the same time it’s all about filling that hungry belly with some delicious flavor bombs.

Foodies love to think about food more than anything else! That’s what they’re supposed to do right?

Well, see for yourselves:-

Kitchen becomes “The Kitchen”

When a human mind falls in love with the art of making delicious food then the first thing which comes into his/her mind is “the kitchen should necessarily be treated as a temple”. The results are glistening utensils, sharp knives, groceries aligned as if they’re the pit crew of your stomach’s NASCAR race. You’ll be surprised by the results yourselves.

Quality over Quantity

 

There’s a fine line between “good food” and “blissful food”. The only difference is that good food comprises of makeshift moves which help you out in the long run, whereas blissful food comprises of finely tuned components which in turn relieve your mind of the worries you’re having. Boss issues!?

You know it at the tip of your tongue

Being a foodie has many perks but the best one among all is remembering your grandma’s secret ingredient, or the correct proportions, heck even the name of a rare herb! You seem to play it all on the kitchen counter with ease and that’s what makes you awesome.

Exploring more and more

Perhaps the basic instinct is your hunger for more and more ways to improvise your so-called “catastrophic” dish which was actually pretty good. Once your obsession with food takes over your mind, the food detective inside you comes to life. And that is a thing which most of us normal humans don’t possess.

Inventions on new food!

 

No matter what the circumstances might be, a good foodie always searches for that particular trick which would turn his/her regular main course into something way better than what the expensive restaurants fail to offer. And hence, the term “my own creation’ comes into play.

Researching food stuff

The stuff here isn’t just some random keyword scribbled across the search engine. It is a wide spectrum which encompasses all the elements of all the great chefs around the globe. Most foodies are prone to commit acts of intense research upon the famous dishes by, you guessed it, famous chefs. Be it Gordon Ramsey or Vikas Khanna, a foodie will never leave a page unread from those savvy cook books.

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Finally the most techie thing about being a foodie is his/her obsession with taking snaps of any dish those hungry eyes come across. One moment you’re ordering a cheese pizza and “click”, it just got posted on Instagram. It’s a natural instinct which rules the frontal cortex of all foodies across the globe. Particularly for those hailing from the current timeline. Now you can enjoy the bite!

It doesn’t matter where you’ve just started, what matters is your journey from just an all-time regular cook to a real maestro who rules the taste buds. Because once a foodie is always a foodie. Cheers to that grey matter of yours!

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Eid and it’s delicacies are the talk of the town nowadays : The excitement all across the globe is inexpressible !!

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Food always symbolize an inseparable joy of festivals especially in India where people obsess over it completely. Eid itself is a celebration that brings along a list of recipes to leave anybody mouth-watering. It is the fast breaking food that owns its preparations days before Eid.
People after an entire month of fasting with religious sentiments, do not tend to compromise with the delicacies. From desserts to spicy non vegetarian curries, from biryani to kebabs, the festival is full of lavish dishes. Indeed, it reflects the culture of the Mughal Cuisine and revive the flavors that are eternal. Well, it is the season of delicious food and visiting your friend’s place to enjoy the traditional flavors.
For all food lovers who’ve been waiting for this festival, fasten up your seat belts and prepare your taste buds to feel the essence of glorified food.

HALEEM ( HYDERABAD) :

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Haleem is a traditional dish cooked with meat pulses and exemplary flavors. Hyderabad has this consistent delicacy for the month of Ramadan and is a must try for every food lover.

GALOUTI KEBAB ( LUCKNOW) :

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An absolutely delicious meal, these kebabs are a must try even for non-foodies. A dish prepared with over a 100 spices, it is worth your taste and a pure reflection of cooking as an art.

SEVAIYAN :

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Remember those days when Eid at school was a treat from our Muslim friends? When one box of Sevaiyan was the ultimate desire and each one booked theirs as soon as Ramadan began. That’s the beauty of this sweet delicacy that brings sweetness to the festival of Eid. Cooked in any form, it has its real purity in the sweetness with which it is
served.

ANDEY KA HALWA :

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It is one of the most celebrated dish during Eid. Indeed, it reminisces the warmth and depth of traditional cooking.

BHUNA GOSHT :

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With mouth-watering spices, pieces of mutton are pan-fried with the spicy gravy. Generally served with Naan, this dish takes you on a world tour of flavors.

CREAMY CHICKEN KORMA :

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This dish is the king of the entire delicacies, surely leaving the guests with the tastiest gift for Eid. An extra creamy, rich and spicy gravy, this dish is surely the Show Stopper !!

SHAHI BIRYANI :

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The love for biryani is eternal and so is this toothsome dish. Traditionally cooked in dum style, the Shahi Biryani needs a lot of efforts to come out with its pure essence. With fairly cooked spices and a saffron rice, it is the thing one cherishes for a lifetime.

So, while Eid is round the corner, be ready to nourish your taste buds. Celebrate Mughal flavors, unity, love for food relations all in the package of Eid. Visit your friends and relatives to enjoy the Dastarkhwan of Flavors. Cherish this Eid with exemplary dishes that surely are worth the wait.

From Wordhazard, we wish everyone EID MUBARAK and an even tastier fast breaking celebration.

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The 2018 Orchard Visit by UP Mango Fest a dream-come-true for all Mango-lovers

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Imagine this view — early morning hours, clouds skylarking golden sun rays, birds welcoming you with melodious songs as you walk among blooming mango trees. All your troubles lose importance when you stand under orchard trees. When the soaking rains suddenly stop, your feet sink deep into the soil. The smell of fresh mango spring up something that is worth more than money.

Doesn’t it remind you the taste of mango?

To heighten your mirth and solace, UP Mango Festival has organized one such rendezvous, the Orchard Visit. Before traversing the mango lanes, let us see what a Mango Fest actually is!

About UP Mango Fest –

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In the present time, more than 1,360 varieties of mangoes are available worldwide, out of which more than 1,000 are found in India. The factual diversity ranges from different various breeds to various sizes (from the size of a grape to a weight over 2.5 kg). This wide spectrum is a prime attraction for people from all over the world. Hence, UP Mango Fest aims at providing recognition to the King of Fruits by the means of an annual exhibition.

Objectives of Mango Fest –

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Are you aware of the origin of Mango? Well, it is considered as a native crop to Indian Subcontinent, cultivated for over 4,000 years! Hence, an essential part of this fest is to pay homage to Indian farmers for running the cultivation of this traditional crop. The next aim is providing easy access to various breeds of mango and associated products at user-friendly prices. This is a major catch in the event where people taste selectively handpicked fresh farm-fruits. Another purpose to organize this event is to promote & patronize mango-growers to advance technologically to increase their production and product quality. Extracting maximum returns from the product, making provisions for sales of secondary sellers, tapping domestic and international markets and ultimately contributing to the national economy all circle the target of Mango Fest.

Pioneers of UP Mango Fest –

jyotsana-wordhazard-newThe first UP Mango Festival was held in 2013 as a motivational event to promote the regional breeds and their cultivators, to extend support to farmers and women in agriculture. It has been adopted as an annual fest ever since.
The UP Mango Fest owes its glory to the efforts of Jyotsna Kaur Habibullah, who led to the first successful fest in 2013. Madhvendra Deo Singh supported as an Agripreneur to uplift the nation and its people.
The ‘Orchard Visit’ had been held in Madhav Udyaan, Malihabaad until last year. In 2018, it will be organized in the Abbasi mango orchard which belongs to Shahid Abbasi to cover more orchards in the state.

About Orchard Visit –

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The orchard visit is scheduled on 17th of the month in the Abbasi Orchard in Kakori. Promoting eco & agricultural tourism, giving an exquisite experience of biodiversity, educating the youth about fresh fruit benefit, etc are all targeted in this event. Quite a number of activities, fun competitions, educational programs are exclusively put up to jack enthusiasm in the audience.

From magnificent breakfast to tractor safari, preservative-free items to artistic blues, every loadstone is displayed. Various competitions include musical chairs, photography, ready-made mango items & mango eating competitions, etc are organized for all ages. Various fun activities, inclusive of a treasure hunt, orchard walks, tractor/horse rides, poster/props making, Quizzes and many more are conducted.

Even cultural parade is provided with major attractions like Awadhi Qawwali, folk dance forms, Purana-pan Daan, Zari kari, Chikankari, Kiss-ae-kakori etc are intensely enjoyed by the audience.

The 2018 Orchard visit is scheduled on 17th June from 7 am to 11 am.
Venue – Abbasi Orchard, Kakori
Location- https://goo.gl/maps/f6YVok58vQu
(13 km from Lucknow)
Book Your Tickets- https://goo.gl/ZS4As1

Check out the event page here.

You are cordially invited to witness the traditional agriculture and make healthy memories at the UP Mango Festival Orchard Visit, 2018.

Eat fresh.

Feel fresh.

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