A Guide to the Food Trail in the Golden Triangle Circuit in India

The famous Golden Triangle Circuit is famed for the beauty that it carries within the surreal architecture of various monuments as well as for the cultural diversity that it showcases with a variety of traditional customs. But, there is another side to the Golden Triangle as well. A side which is sure to please the foodie inside you and make your traveller realize that the trip would have been incomplete without it. That side is THE LIP-SMACKING VARIETY OF FOOD from the popular cuisines of India.

As Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur are going to be the stops that you will be exploring, we have listed out the popular delicacies of each of these cities that should not be missed.

  • Delhi

Delhi is basically the food hub where you can locate eateries of almost every possible Indian cuisine which will serve you some of the best food items. If you are a street food fan, then the lanes of Chandni Chowk and Old Delhi are sure to take care of all your cravings. Try these items while touring the Golden Triangle Circuit –

  1. Parantha

It a crime to visit Delhi and miss out on the widely popular paranthas of Paranthe Wali Gali. It literally serves the best Paranthas in the entire region and you can choose from a wide range which includes almost every possible kind of parantha.

  1. Butter Chicken

For all the non-vegetarians out there, butter chicken is one of the specialities of north India and Delhi has some food joints that proudly serve you with the best flavour.

  1. Chole Bhature

Chole bhature make for a classic north Indian breakfast. It is a dish from Punjab and you can easily get it any north Indian eatery and it is served with onions and chutney. To enjoy it in the best way, add a glass of lassi to your meal.

  1. Aloo Chaat

Good street food isn’t hard to find in the capital and aloo chaat is one of the street food items that you must try. Fried potatoes served with tangy chutney make for a perfect snack.

  1. Nihari

Nihari is a speciality which is prepared by slow-cooking the meat. You can easily find it when you explore Old Delhi.

  1. Dal Makhani

Delhi serves the best daal makhani at the five-star restaurant, Bukhara. It is named Dall Bukhara and has attracted a large number of food critics throughout the years.

  1. Momos

There are many famous joints which are popular for their momos. But, Dolma Aunty Momos is one of the most popular places where you can have both vegetarian and non-vegetarian momos which can either be steamed or fried as per your choice.

  1. Lassi

Many of the north Indian delicacies feel incomplete without a glass of Lassi. Originating in Punjab, Lassi comes as an accompaniment to many varieties of meals.

  • Agra

Agra will be your stop to gorge on the endless variety of Mughlai cuisine and street food. Sadar Bazaar is sure to make your mouth water with the intense aroma of food. Below, we have listed out a few things that you shouldn’t miss out while you are in Agra –

  1. Shwarma

Shwarma is particularly famous in Agra as it comes in a wide range of variants. Prepared with various sauces and meat, it is sure to delight you with its taste.

  1. Murg Musallam

Agra is hailed for its authentic Mughlai cuisine and Murg Musallam is just one of the famous finger-licking dishes of the cuisine that was also widely popular among the royals.

  1. Kebab

It is impossible to explore the true colours of Agra without trying the famous Kebabs. Almost everyone from street vendors to famous restaurants masters the art of preparing them and you can treat you taste buds within a reasonable price.

  1. Biryani

Biryani is another much sought-after treat in the city and there are many food-joints that serve you with a mixture of flavours and love through biryani.

  1. Bedai

Bedai is a perfect meal for breakfast which includes puffed fried bread served with a side of potato gravy and curd.

  1. Dalmoth

Dalmoth is a traditional snack of Agra and you can easily find it in any namkeen shop or other food outlets. It is best enjoyed with tea and being a dry snack, it is convenient to carry it anywhere.

  1. Petha

Petha is the speciality of Agra and people come drooling over this sweet from various parts of the country. It comes in a large variety and is a must eat sweetmeat while you are in the city.

  1. Jalebi

This hot and crispy dessert comes as a treat for the ones with a sweet tooth. It is easily available in the streets of Agra and is also served with rabri.

  • Jaipur

The cuisine of Rajasthan is famous for its classic traditional food items which are famous throughout the country. Jaipur serves some of the best flavours of the state and the hospitality of the locals will also touch your heart. Moreover, Jaipur has a wide range of sweets to treat all the visiting sweet tooths. Here are a few of the specialities –

  1. Dal Baati Churma

Dal baati churma is a signature dish of Rajasthan, which is why it is something that you shouldn’t miss out on when you are in Jaipur.

  1. Laal Maas

Laal Maas is a dish that was extremely popular among the royals of Rajasthan. So, having its roots in the state it is a must eat dish while you are in Jaipur. Served with chapatis, it is a mutton curry prepared with a mixture of yogurt and chillies.

  1. Gatte ki Sabzi

It is something that is popular throughout India but is best served in its place of origin i.e. Rajasthan. It is a traditional dish prepared with gram.

  1. Pyaaz Kachori

Pyaaz Kachori is a deep-fried bread stuffed with a mixture of spicy onions. It is a popular snack in Rajasthan and you will find it hard to stop yourself from gorging on it.

  1. Mirchi Vada

This is something which you have to try in Jaipur. Mirchi Vada are fried chillies dipped in gram flour batter which are served with tangy tomato or tamarind chutney.

  1. Mawa Kachori

Mawa Kachori is simply puffed fried bread stuffed with khoya and dry fruits accompanied by a sugar coating.

  1. Feeni

The Feeni of Rajasthan are famous throughout the country. So, it is mandatory to try them whenever you are in the state.

  1. Ghewar

Ghewar is something that has become immensely popular in north India and is usually prepared during the months of July-August. It is a disk-shaped sweetmeat dipped in sugar syrup and topped with a coating of mawa and sprinkled with dry fruits.

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