You know Lucknow as non-vegetarians' delight. But this Navratri, as you go vegetarian, you can enjoy some amazing vegetarian delicacies as well. Lucknow has become a host of places that give you some wonderful vegetarian delicacies.
Here are a few vegetarian options that you can enjoy this Navratri :
Vegetarian Highway Thali from The Urban Dhaba, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow – With over 20 dishes, this is a perfect thali for the entire family.
The vegetarian version has a full four-course meal, consisting of Mushroom Galauti Kebab, Dahi Ke Sholay, Paneer Kaushali, Dal Tadka, Dal Makhani, Paneer Butter Masala, Paneer Tikka Masala, Dum Aloo Banarasi, 4 types of bread, 2 types of biryani and a lot more. Just the perfect vegetarian meal.
Tri Grain Paapdi Chaat Medley from Fab Cafe, Hazratganj, Lucknow (refer cover image) – This one has an ingredient that is a favoured one for Navratri. The Tri Grain Papdi is made from a mixed flour with Ragi, Jowar and Buckwheat flour or Kuttu Ka Aata. The toppings include boiled potatoes, tamarind chutney, green chutney and curd; Perfectly tangy and tasty.
Dahi Bade from Ram Narayan Tiwari & Sons, Aminabad, Lucknow – This legendary Chaat shop which is over 90 years old specialises in making the best and softest Dahi Badas ever. A very basic Dahi Bada without much highlights, this one has a pure taste and some secret spices that make it super yummy. You can not miss it during Navratri.
Paav Bhaaji from Irani Kafe, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow – Now this one is a real treat! The Mumbai style Paav Bhaji has the perfect mix of veggies with Soft Paav cooked in a generous dose of Butter; Delightful and Perfect for those vegetarian days.
Chhole Bhatoore from Pandit Ji Ke Chhole Bhatoore – This is another legendary place in Aminabad area that serves as a vegetarians' delight. Perfectly crispy Bhatooras and spicy Chhole is a pure delight. You can customise the Chhole for the spice level and also add Raita to your plate.
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