Madhya Pradesh lies in the center of the country. Bound by Bundelkhand and Mewar to the north, Gujarat to the west and Maharashtra to the south. MP has its own distinct culture and language, through its cuisine borrows some elements from neighboring regions – be it Gujarati kadhi-fafda and khaman (dhokla) to Rajasthani style dal-baati–churma with a twist and the love for poha stemming from its proximity to Maharashtra and strong Maratha presence. Yet, MP has its own set of dishes and treats unique to certain places.
Poha ,Pohay or Pohe is a classic Indian fast food consumed majorly as a breakfast item. It is also often served with an extremely spicy curry (Usal – Sprouted beans) or Sev. Pohe is made of flattened or beaten processed rice, roasted with chilies, onions, mustard, and cumin seeds and curry leaves (called Kadi-patta). Poha is high on carbohydrates, low on fat, and can be cooked in minutes. Though poha is available in each and every lane of the city
The Indori poha is much lighter with less use of oil and spices. It is topped with sev or mixture, chopped onion, and coriander and served with a wedge of lime. Usually paired with hot scrumptious jalebis, you got to try it to believe it!
2. Karela chat
The popular street food from North India is one of the easiest chats to make at home, this spicy chat is perfect to serve in the party as it can be prepared in advance and serve, starter.
We love to head here on a rainy day or a cold winter evening to snack on the spicy karela chat. Many people like their chat with green chutney but we enjoy it more with the sweet red chutney. Karela is deep-fried or shallow fried until crispy and then tossed boiled matter with basic chat chutney like tomato, khajur imli and dhaniya. and finally topped with some onions slices ,curd ,lung sev and spices .
3. Dal Bafla.
In Indore the Dal Bati Churma is very famous dish. w serve it with began a bharta in desi ghee. . It is served with green fresh coriander up on it and the small bowl of ghee is given complementary to show the dish rich.
4. Bhopali Gosht Korma.
As by the name of the dish it is clarified that it is made up of Ghost that is meat. It is a dish of Maharajas and Rajas; they mostly prefer it in parties and jashans. The Bhopali Ghost Korma originated from the capital of Madhya Pradesh that is Bhopal. It is made in the spicy gravy of Indian spices and served hot with the butter roti and sliced onions. The dish is very rich in spices; the main thing of the dish is its spiciness.
5.Chakki Ki Shaak.
One of the popular dishes from the state is Chakki ki Shaak. The dish is made from wheat dough. It is made by steaming the dough and is served along with curd. It is amongst one of the most popular delicacies of Madhya Pradesh. It is mostly served as a side dish and is made during festive occasions.
6. Sabudana Khichdi
The famous Sabudana Khichdi of Madhya Pradesh is a famous falahar all over in India even in the world. It is somewhat like sukhi sabudana the main difference in both is that the sukhi sabudana is fully dry and the sabudana khichdi contains some gravy within it. Both contain the same ingredients in them but the only difference is of texture. Both things are eaten at the time of fast to have some energy and sabudana is a good source of energy.
Gwalior’s local snack Bedai is a poori stuffed with special lentils and pulses deep fried and served with aloo sabzi and chutney. Every morning there is a big queue of customers on SS Kachoriwala and Bahadura.
Jalebi is a famous delicious dessert mostly common in North India and also available throughout the country. The crunchy sweet dessert is prepared with all-purpose flour, cornflour, ghee, sugar, baking soda, curd, Kesar and it is prepared during Indian festivals and has crispy spirals filled with sugar. These wonderful sweets came to our country from the far East long time before and it is now recreated in different ways to indulge the taste buds
9 Mawa Bati
Mawa bati is a unique sweet dish found only in Madhya Pradesh. Though it looks more like a large-size gulab jamun, it is crisp and has just the right texture and sweetness. The mawa dough is mixed with dried fruits and then rolled into balls, which are then deep-fried and further soaked in sugar syrup. At some places, mawa bati is enhanced with a garnish of coconut powder.
10. Bhuttey Ke Kees
Bhutte ka Kees is a delectable North Indian recipe liked by the people of all age groups.