We are all food connoisseurs and have enjoyed the magic of our mothers’ hands at every festival and at every special event from birth to adulthood and beyond. But imagine being away from home and missing the delectable “Ghar Jaisa, Maa Ke Haath Ka Khana?” Or picture having a childhood favourite dish that just exists in your mind and never makes it to the centre of your dining table? There are moments when we have a longing for original and rich flavours that bring us closer to our roots. Those flavours we can relish only when we come home for a special occasion, during the festivities, or meeting relatives. While some people are eager to return to their hometowns, the first chance they get, to experience their favourite cuisine with their family and friends, the vast majority of the ‘young Indian workforce’ remains put. Nevertheless, individuals who are stuck in a distant city, far from home, can rely on the support of India’s food pioneers.
We have compiled a list of some of the heartiest meals offered across India that help individuals reconnect with their roots.
When it comes to rich and delectable Mughlai and Punjabi cuisine, ‘Dillwalon ki Dilli’ is definitely the place to go. Delhi has several dedicated culinary artists serving meals across the streets of Chandni Chowk and Nizamuddin for centuries and is known for a range of multi-cuisine delicacies. Dishes including Butter Chicken, Bhuna Gosth, Mutton Achari, and Kakori Kebab from Gulati are full of flavour and cooked to perfection to satisfy the taste buds.
Hyderabad is famed for its outstanding Mughlai food and is famous for its savoury and scrumptious biryani. Nizams founded the city, which now offers some of the most promising biryani selections in India. Hotel Bawarchi, Shah Ghouse cafe, Pista House, Cafe 555, and Hotel Shadab are among the locations famed for their biryani.
Lucknow is another city renowned for its appetising and delectable Tundey Kebabs. It has a diverse range of non-vegetarian and vegetarian cuisines and boasts of generations of Kebab makers. The city is owned by people who enjoy feasting and entertaining guests from all over the world. Tundey Kababi, Dastarkhwan, and Arif Muradabadi Biryani Center, are some of the must-try places.
Kolkata is renowned for its sweet Rasgullas and Sandesh, but it also serves a plethora of non-vegetarian and vegetarian cuisine. Under the Bengali, Nizami, Chinese and Continental cuisines, the picturesque city offers some of the most delicious foods including mutton Biryani, chicken a la kiev, fish fry, fish chop, and chicken cutlet.
About The Author: Mr. Samiran Sengupta is Founder of JustMyRoots.
JustMyRoots is one of India’s leading intercity perishable and non-perishable food Tech platform, that delivers food within 24 hours from cities across the country. So, the next time someone craves a taste of home, JustMyRoots, delivers meals from some of the most Heirloom Restaurants, as well as, hundreds of other renowned eateries from over 20+ cities.