Ujjain caters to the Malwa cuisine, which is a blend of the Sultanate and the Holkar cooking traditions. The food incorporates extensive use of Ghee Saturated fat from cow’s milk. In this read, we bring to you some of the unique food to try in Ujjain.
1. sabzi poori
Poori is a deep-fried flat Indian bread, made of wheat flour and sometimes mixed with other flours like gram flour, rice flour, etc. It is deep-fried in ghee, instead of oil, which gives it a unique taste. It is accompanied with spicy potato curry.
2. dal bafla
Dal Bafla is the Malwa version of Dal Bati of Rajasthan. It is extremely delicious and the locals step out of their homes, especially to eat them once in a while.
3. poha jalebi
This is an everyday breakfast in Ujjain. Poha is made from rice flakes and Jalebi is a hot serving sweet dish. In the morning you can find pushcarts selling this breakfast everywhere in town.
What is more special in Ujjain is that it is garnished with fresh coriander, tomatoes, and onions and topped with savory sev.
4. samosa kachodi
People in Ujjain can gulp a samosa or kachori immediately after their breakfast. Such is the favoritism of this dish here. There are many savory snacks available here, which you can shop for your home. Kachori has a comparatively shorter shelf life, but other sev and namkeen can be kept in an airtight container for months.
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