8 lip-smacking Lucknow delights

If there is one city that is at par with the food in Chandni Chowk, it has to be Lucknow. The taste, the aura, the legendary cuisine, and the daawat (reception) are all something that are sure to make you go weak in your knees. More so if you call yourself a foodie. Let us look at some of these delicious Lucknawi dishes you must have at least once!

1) Boti Kebab

This is a Mughlai delicacy where meat is heated in high heat until it becomes juicy and succulent. One of the many famous kebabs from Lucknow, this is sure to leave you asking for more.




2) Galauti Kebab

The name of this kebab means melt in your mouth. This was made exclusively for the Nawab once upon a time. Unripe papaya, finely ground meat, and mixture of delectable spices. Drooling yet?
galauati kebab


3) Tunday Kebab

This kebab takes over 160 spices to make and one of them is sandalwood. This is a generations-old recipe. They taste amazing with roomali roti.


tundey kebab


4) Lucknawi Biryani

Now who hasn’t heard of this one. If you haven’t eaten Biryani in Lucknow, you haven’t eaten anything yet! Fine grains of Basmati, aromatic spices, and marinated chicken, all fuse together to give that perfect taste.


lucknawi biryani


5) Sheermal

Sheermal is a sweet naan made with warm milk, has sugar and is flavored with saffron. It is cooked in a tandoor and can be had with almost anything. It tastes yum!




6) Paan

How can you have a full meal and not have Lucknawi paan in the end? Known for their filling which is much more than a traditional paan filling, these are sure to leave your taste buds tingling.




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