Although Kanpur doesn’t have a cuisine of it’s own, it has borrowed some from it’s neighbours, which is why you see such a dynamic eclectic range of food influences in the city. Geographically Kanpur falls quite close to Lucknow, a city renowned for it’s Awadhi delicacies. Some of that culinary magic filters through to Kanpur where one can get their hands on amazing biryanis and kebabs. The Mughlai influence shines through here. Sultani Dal is another culinary example of Kanpur that takes around 2 hours to prepare. It is usually served with roti or rice. Anyone even remotely aware of Kanpur’s food scene would know about ‘Thaggu ke Laddu’. It can be brought from six different locations in Kanpur and is a synonymous dish to Kanpur. ‘Badnam Kulfi’ is a quirky name given to the classic dessert savored all over Kanpur. This particular variety of Kulfi is found just next to the famous Thaggu ke Laddu. Another dish to make Kanpur’s taste buds sing is Paani ke Patashe, which is served with 5 different varieties of water. The diversity adapted from other cultures around Kanpur has given it’s cuisine a wonderful variety.