Haryana food is liked by many people
for its simplicity, robustness and as it is inextricably associated to
The accent is in keeping the food
wholesome and fresh. It is prepared without any fuss. The food in
Haryana always evolves a certain culture.
The culture is simple, and obviously
the cuisine is also done effortlessly. However, though it is
uncomplicated, it essentially entails sustenance.
Haryana has sustained simplicity in
its food with its agrarian culture. Haryana is known as ‘Land of Rotis’
as people here are very fond of eating several kinds of rotis.
Wheat and Baajre rotis are common.
Earlier, the rotis were made of wheat, barley and gram flour.
This was nutritious and healthy as well.
However, the food in Haryana always has roti in it. The rising price of
barley and gram has coerced people to stick to wheat rotis, though they
have lost both, taste and nutrients.
Haryana food is popular for its cattle
wealth and claim to house the popular Murrah buffalo and Haryana cow.
This is the main reason for abundance of milk as well as milk products
in the Haryana cuisine.
Haryana food includes ghee and butter as
they are home made and is used liberally in their routine diet. The
home made butter is known as nooni ghee and is daily churned fresh in
It is observed as a custom for a
girl’s family to give gifts made from butter and ghee such as laddus
and dry fruits when she is on her family way.
Chaaj and buttermilk are favorite
drinks and gives a cool effect. The food in Haryana is considered to be
incomplete without lassi and thandai is known as Kachi lassi.
Thandai is milk based sweet drink.
Fresh vegetables are one of the main attractions of the Haryana
cuisine, especially if it is vegetarian.
Dal is not taken daily and vegetables
that are seasoned lightly are highly preferred.
Tinda and several seasonal vegetables
are a major part of the regular diet.
Haryana food on special occasions includes
pethe ki subji, bajre ki khichri and raabri. The food in Haryana is
greatly relished and pickle made of fruits is loved. Some of the
popular food in Haryana is Kachri ki Sabzi, Hara Dhania Cholia, Kadhi
Pakora, Bathua Raita, Bajra Aloo Roti, Tamatar Chutney, Mithe Chawal,
Bhura Roti with Ghee, Kheer, Mithe Chawal, Churma, Malpuas and Besan
Masala Roti with makhan.