Lucknow - Guide to best food, by Anamika Bajpai
9th July 2018

These are some of the age old, legendary outlets. A whole new bunch of new ones have mushroomed across the city, serving the same items. However, these have withstood all competition and survived through the years and still going strong.

 

Breakfast

Lucknow nawabon ka shehar hai, naashta paani itminaan se hota hai !!

a) Bajpai ki poori aaloo- available till 4 pm

b) Ratti ke khasta cholle / Parampara ke khaste

c) Maqbare ke samosa chai

d) Sharma ke bun safed makkhan and samosa

e) Dahi jalebi, which you’ll find anywhere at a local neighbourood halwai’s

f)  Raheem ke nihari Kulche - available at lunch & dinner too

g) Mubeen Ke nihari Kulche - available at lunch & dinner too

 

Lunch/Dinner

 a)  Galawati kebab and ulte tawe ka paratha/ sheermaal and Biryani at Tundey- chowk/ Aminabad

 

                  Galawati Kebab                                      Sheermal

b) Idress ki biryani in Raja Bazaar- Chowk, Lalla Biryani at chaupatiyan

c) Wahid Biryani, Aminabad

d) ABC ke shammi aur boti kebab rolls, at Times of India Chauraha

e) Pyaaz wale Shaami, Tamatar goli ( available on Thursday only), Boti kebab, Biryani, Pasanda, Khatti- Macchi (available on Friday only) at Sakhawat- behind Awadh Gymkhana- opens at 4 pm and is sold out by 9.30

f) Chicken masala,Shaami kebab, Boti Kebab, Kaleji masla, Tikkas, Biryani with tari at Open air, near Press Club.

   

                    Kaleji                                              Chicken Masala

g) Mutton chilli, Chicken chilli, Mutton Noodles, Chilli Paneer at Jone hing

h) A whole meal at Royal Café. Special mention of the Baked vegetable, Nargisi qofta & Banjara kebab

i) Netram, Aminabad - Desi ghee ki palte ki poori with raase aaloo, sookha kaddu, kheere ka raita,  sonth ki chutney.

j) Malai Qofta, khoya paneer, veg pulao at Chaudhary sweet house- Hazratganj

k) Veg thali from Panchvati Gaurav

 

Chaat

Lucknow is very famous for it’s Chat. Specifically for matar and paani ka batasha, which is filled with boiled matra. Though found everywhere, tikki is brilliant too, since its topped with sweet dahi, tangy sonth chutney, crushed papdi and batashas and garnished with ginger juliennes & hari dhaniya.

             

                                    Tikki                                          Basket Chat

a) Shukla Chaat, outside the back gate of Cathedral   

b) Basket Chaat, Royal Café

c) King of Chaat- A little ahead of Parivartan chowk

d) Dixit Chaat – Chowk

 

Sweets

a) Ritz ke boondi laddoo

b) Parampara,Sapru Marg- Imarti Rabdi, Batissa

c) Prakash ki kulfi Falooda- Aminabad / Classic- Mahanagar

d) Prem, Chowk Chauraha- Doodh ki burfi, Malai chumchum, Malai gilori

e) Kesar doodh in Kuhhad at Ritz- Mahanagar/ Parampara- Sapru Marg/ Classic- Mahanagar(winters)

f) Makkhan Malai at Gol darwaza

                         Prakash Kulfi

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