Dharamshala, situated in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in India. Surrounded by cedar forests, the city is known for Buddhist monasteries, majestic natural beauty, adventure activities, and rich heritage. But that’s not all. The city also offers a diverse food culture that gives travellers another reason to fall in love with this beautiful place. To cater to the needs of travellers, various boutique hotels in Dharamshala have come up in the past few years, with Rakkh being one such name. While your stay at Rakkh, you can enjoy a variety of local dishes, and to help you make your picks, this blog post lists five must-have dishes when in Dharamshala. Read on.
Dham is one of the most popular dishes of Himachal, which is made on special occasions. The ingredients of the dish include green lentils (moong daal), red cooking beans (rajma), and rice in curd. The authentic Himachali dish is served with boor ki kari, mash daal, and tamarind and jaggery sauce. You can tickle your taste buds with this traditional dish, served on leaves plates.
2. Stuffed Momos
For Tibetan street food, you can visit Jogiwara and Bhagsu Roads of Dharamshala, where the tempting momos are served. The stuffing ingredients include cabbage, spinach, carrot, and potato. You can enjoy these scrumptious stuffed momos with a chilli sauce and satiate your taste buds.
Another popular Himachali dish is Sidu that is made from wheat flour. You can relish this local bread with butter or ghee, or savour it with daal or mutton as well. If you want to make Sidu, you need to knead the flour, and set it aside for few hours. Post that, put the dough on flame of bonfire to make it par-cooked, later steam it, and it is ready to serve.
4. Mash Daal
Mash daal, also known as kali daal is among the popular Himachali dishes, made using split black lentils. The daal is soaked overnight, boiled, and then simmered in a pan along with ginger, thinly sliced onions, and shallow fried spices in mustard oil.
Patande or Indian pancakes is a famous dish of Sirmour district. To make sweet patande, a smooth batter of wheat flour, sugar, and milk is poured on ghee laden hot griddle, and pancakes resembling dosa(s) are ready to serve.
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Apart from the above-mentioned delectable dishes, you can also savour Mittha, Babru, Chana Madra, Chaa Gosht during a stay in Rakkh. In addition, you can indulge in soothing massages at in-house spa or experience the adrenaline rush in your veins by opting various adventure activities, namely mountain biking, paragliding, and hiking. To book a room or cottage in Rakkh Resort, one of the best boutique hotels in Himachal Pradesh, click here. For more information, you can fill our contact form or call us at 0124-4908-616, +91 9816999300, or + 91 8800409567.