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On World Food Day, Gwalior natives, Sarika Bahroliya and Abha Parmar shares their favourite local cuisine and food destinations in Gwalior

There is so much diversity in Indian cuisines, with each region having its distinctive culinary characteristics and numerous traditional dishes. Culinary diversity is one of India’s most significant treasures. On World Food Day, Gwalior natives and &TV artists, Sarika Bahroliya (Gudiya)and Abha Parmar (Putli Bai) from Gudiya HumariSabhi Pe Bhari goes on a Gwalior food trail to share their favourite local cuisine and eateries in the city. Says, Sarika,“I am a total ‘Chatori’ when it comes to food and my city, Gwalior offers a vast variety in cuisine, especially for the vegetarians. From kachoris, Samosas, Poha and Bedai to local cuisines like kebabs, Bhutte Ki Kees, Dal Bafla, Jalebi, Imarti, Rogan josh, Mawa-Bati, Malpua and the Morena Gajak. My personal favourites are Bahadura Ki Kachaudi, and Laddu, a shop at Kampoo serves the best Motichoor Laddu and Desi Ghee Ki Kachaudi; Poha and Jalebi, Samosa, Bedai, Kachori with Aalooki Sabzi and Chutney. Adding to this, Abha Parmarsays, “For authentic Gwalior cuisine, one has to visit the iconic SS Kachoriwala, BahadooraKeLadoo and Aggarwal Poha Bhandaar. Also, the traditional paanipuri comes with a twist, called Lambipaanipuri, shaped like a little cucumber.  And a Karela Chaat, like a paprichaat, substituting the papri with the eponymous karela, a deep-fried mass of flaky dough sheets served with warm matra curry, akin to ragda in Mumbai.For traditional sweets, one must try PethaGilori at Panchhiraj, Paneer Jalebi at Jodhpur MishtaanBhandaar and Morena Gajak at Daulat Ram GajakBhandaar. My message for World Food Day to everyone is that we all should be grateful for the food we get every day and should avoid wastage, and instead feed the hungry.

So, if you have not tried these local cuisines in Gwalior yet, then you are truly missing something!

Watch Sarika Bahroliya as Gudiya and Abha Parmar as Putli Bai in Gudiya HumariSabhi Pe Bhari, every Monday to Friday at 9:30 pm only on &TV!

On World Food Day, Ratan Raajput shares her favourite local cuisine and food destinations in Ranchi

There is so much diversity in Indian cuisines, with each region having its distinctive culinary characteristics and numerous traditional dishes. Culinary diversity is one of India’s most important treasures. On World Food Day, &TV artist, Ratan Raajput, Ushma Devi (Devi Roop) and Santoshi (DhartiRoop) from &TV’s Santoshi MaaSunayeVratKathayein goes on a Ranchi food trail to share her favourite local cuisine and eateries in the city. Says, RatanRaajput,“The local cuisine of Ranchi is influenced by the tribal culture and has an interesting mix of Bengali, Bihari and Mughlai cuisines.The Jharkhandi cuisine often consists of vegetables that are cooked in numerous ways, from curried, fried, to roasted, and boiled. The local dishes comprise of Dhuska, PitthaRugra, Arsa, Aaruki sabzi, MardJhor, ChakorJhol, Sanai ka Phool ka bharta, Moonj Ada, Chhilka, LittiChokha, Mahua Masalaalong with Sattu and Handia(Jhara, Diang,), a type of Rice wine, without which any tribal festive ceremony is incomplete. Ranchi also has some amazingsweet dishes which includes Arsa Roti, a rice dessert called Dumbu, Malpua, Thekua – Prasad during the famous ChhatPuja, Til Barfi, MethaKhazaLobongo Lataand Dudhori. When it comes to the street food, the city offers a lot of variety such as Litti, Singhara or Samosa, Aloo Chop, Baiganee Chop, Vegetable Chop, Pakauri or Pakor, etc. are worth trying. Jhaal- Moori, Golgappas served with aloo- peas fillingsare the local’s favourite. The most popular place for tasting street food is the Food Street at Doranda. It is tempting, delicious and mouth-watering dishes are a big attraction. The food lovers must visit the Main Road, that has a lot of restaurants offering different varieties of food. This World Food Day, all I want to say is that there are a lot of people suffering and sleeping hungry every day. Let us do our bit to share food and feed the hungry.”

So, if you have not tried these local cuisines in Ranchi yet, then you are truly missing something!

Watch Ratan Raajput as Ushma Devi in Santoshi MaaSunayeVratKathayein, every Monday to Friday at 9:00 pm only on &TV!

 

On World Food Day, Agra native, Juhi Aslam shares her favourite local cuisine and food destinations in Agra

There is so much diversity in Indian cuisines, with each region having its distinctive culinary characteristics and numerous traditional dishes. Culinary diversity is one of India’s most important treasures. On World Food Day, &TV artist, Juhi Aslam, Vandana from Gudiya HumariSabhi Pe Bhari goes on Agra food trail to share his favourite local cuisine and eateries in the city. Says, Juhi Aslam, “Agra city is famous for its Petha, considered as one of the most iconic street food specialities. It is prepared from white pumpkin or ash gourd and mixed with nuts giving it a unique taste. It comes in two varieties – dry and hard while the other is soft and liquid. You can buy these at PanchhiPetha at Hari Parvat crossing. Agra is also famous for its Mughlai Cuisine, and one must visit Ram BabuParanthaBhandar at Gopal Bazar and Pinch of Spice atWazirpura Road to get the best of Mughlai cuisine. For the street food lovers, there is ChaatGali and Mama Chicken Mama Franky at Sadar Bazar, and for the ones with a sweet tooth, Deviram Sweets at Pratap Pura is a must-visit. In fact, at Deviram, one also gets the best Bedai, a popular breakfast dish amongst the locals. Whenever I visit Agra, I do make a point to buy Petha and Dalmoth, which are my most favourite and everyone at home relishes them. If you have not visited these local food destinations yet, then you must do so on your next visit to Agra city!On World Food Day, I would urge everyone to savour each bite and respect the food that we have on our plate. It will make a significant difference.”

 

So, if you have not tried these local cuisines in Agra yet, then you are truly missing something!

 

Watch Juhi Aslam as Vandana in Gudiya Humari Sabhi Pe Bhari, every Monday to Friday at 10:00 pm only on &TV!

On World Food Day, Kamna Pathak shares her favourite local cuisine and food destinations in Jabalpur

There is so much diversity in Indian cuisines, with each region having its distinctive culinary characteristics and numerous traditional dishes. Culinary diversity is one of India’s most important treasures. On World Food Day, &TV artist, Kamna Pathak, Dabangg Rajesh from Happu Ki Ultan Paltan goes on a Jabalpur food trail to share her favourite local cuisine and eateries in the town. Kamna Pathak goes on to elaborate, “The food in Jabalpur I feel is influenced by many factors like location of the legion, its history and of course the local and available resources. In short, the typical Jabalpur cuisine is rich and spicy as it has a perfect blend of Mughlai style, Rajasthani recipes and the Gujarati way of cooking. And where there are restaurants that serve the best and choicest cuisines, the street food is very popular in Jabalpur. There are many areas where after the shop’s shutters are pulled down, the street food carts take charge and convert the area into a gastronomic paradise.” Adding further, she said, “DaalBafla is a flavour-filled dish that is typically considered as Rajasthani cuisine. Made of wheat balls that are cooked in ghee, which is called bafla, it is served with a bowl of dal and coriander chutney. Khopra Pak is a famous dessert which is a mawa dessert that is based in coconut and flavoured with cardamom and saffron and is also a personal favourite. Seekh Kebab, Sabudana Khichdi, Malpua, are a few other found food items which I like to binge on. It is very likely that if you are a local, then your grandparents would have visited this place. So, while I stay here on the sets of Happu Ki Ultan Paltan, I can only dream about the mouth-watering food in Jabalpur and wish my fellow foodies a happy and enjoyable world food day!”

Watch Kamna Pathak as Rajesh in &TV’s Happu Ki Ultan Paltan at 10:00 pm every Monday to Friday

On World Food Day, Gwalior natives, Sarika Bahroliya and Abha Parmar shares their favourite local cuisine and food destinations in Gwalior

There is so much diversity in Indian cuisines, with each region having its distinctive culinary characteristics and numerous traditional dishes. Culinary diversity is one of India’s most significant treasures. On World Food Day, Gwalior natives and &TV artists, Sarika Bahroliya (Gudiya)and Abha Parmar (Putli Bai) from Gudiya HumariSabhi Pe Bhari goes on a Gwalior food trail to share their favourite local cuisine and eateries in the city. Says, Sarika,“I am a total ‘Chatori’ when it comes to food and my city, Gwalior offers a vast variety in cuisine, especially for the vegetarians. From kachoris, Samosas, Poha and Bedai to local cuisines like kebabs, Bhutte Ki Kees, Dal Bafla, Jalebi, Imarti, Rogan josh, Mawa-Bati, Malpua and the Morena Gajak. My personal favourites are Bahadura Ki Kachaudi, and Laddu, a shop at Kampoo serves the best Motichoor Laddu and Desi Ghee Ki Kachaudi; Poha and Jalebi, Samosa, Bedai, Kachori with Aalooki Sabzi and Chutney. Adding to this, Abha Parmarsays, “For authentic Gwalior cuisine, one has to visit the iconic SS Kachoriwala, BahadooraKeLadoo and Aggarwal Poha Bhandaar. Also, the traditional paanipuri comes with a twist, called Lambipaanipuri, shaped like a little cucumber.  And a Karela Chaat, like a paprichaat, substituting the papri with the eponymous karela, a deep-fried mass of flaky dough sheets served with warm matra curry, akin to ragda in Mumbai.For traditional sweets, one must try PethaGilori at Panchhiraj, Paneer Jalebi at Jodhpur MishtaanBhandaar and Morena Gajak at Daulat Ram GajakBhandaar. My message for World Food Day to everyone is that we all should be grateful for the food we get every day and should avoid wastage, and instead feed the hungry.”

 

So, if you have not tried these local cuisines in Gwalior yet, then you are truly missing something!

 

Watch Sarika Bahroliya as Gudiya and Abha Parmar as Putli Bai in Gudiya HumariSabhi Pe Bhari, every Monday to Friday at 9:30 pm only on &TV!