Although on the track one may have to make do with Maggi and any other food that they may be carrying with them, Uttarakhand does have its own distinct eating habits and their locally prepared food is commonly referred to as “Pahadi food”. Pahadi food is well equipped to cater to both vegetarian and non-vegetarian clients, but one should be well prepared for hot and spicy food since it is cooked in a variety of spices and often has often has finely chopped green chillies, these add a great aroma to the food and helps generate heat that helps fight the cold.
A few dishes unique to Uttarakhand are:
It is usual to feel motion sick while travelling on the twisting and curving roads on hills and PahadiKheeraRaita is an amazing cure for the same, however if one is not keen on consuming curd they are other option in the form of ginger lemon tea and a classic fresh lime soda.
Kareel- a very commonly made local dish that is made in almost every household, Bhatwani- a high protein dish made with black bhatt (a variety of soybean) and is usually served with hot steamed rice and Banjunkurkur which gets its name from the sound made by the spices during its preparation.