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Meghna Paul Mar 27 2014

How to eat like a local in Varanasi?

Benazir Khan Mar 27 2014
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Famous local dishes in Varanasi, are a few florid ones which will leave you contemplating on the sheer minimalist beauty of a plate well served with helpings.

Smiling like an idiot cannot be helped at the first look at how the snow cone is made in Varanasi. Also generically labelled as chuski, the twist here is with the play of flavours. You can also customise it to suit your eyelids or taste buds, if you please.

A photo of the local chuski (by Blue Lotus)

The bliss that comes off the first crunch into a bite of a piping hot jalebi is irreplaceable, as it is undoubtedly one of the famous local dishes in Varanasi. Power to you post that.

A photo of jalebis served piping hot (by Soumyadeep Paul)

Mahadev Chat Bhandar in Assi Ghat in Varanasi is a best seller spot for all kinds of chat on the roadside. Papri, Raj Kachouri, among others, bask under an enchanted spell here on the roadside. If sitting the wonderful sojourn through is your idea, then you should head to Keshri Chat Bhandar. There are a multitude of options of other places to eat even close by.

A photo of one of the popular chaats here (by erin)

White sand, charcoal and a hot black kadhai are the elements that bring about one favourable outcome in the evenings - winter or summer. Roasted peanuts. An all time must eat local food in Varanasi.

A photo of roasted peanuts (by Flyingdream)

Shri Chandramohan Paathak's Thandai Shop at Narayan Katra, in Nichibag, Varanasi, is a brilliant pet stop, if you are a fan of this milky delight. Kesar, pista, badam, and other added ingredients simply twist your facial makeup to do the wow expose look.

A photo of the clear thandai served here (by Ukko-wc)

Chai, buttered bread and yogurt with sugar over bread at Lakshmi Chai Wala's stall will simply be an added bonus to all the encounters mentioned above. The chai tastes so fantastic with the braised butter and the lathered bread with yogurt, you might infact consider adopting it as a new lifestyle trend from hereon.

A photo of buttered bread (by jason shultz)

When you plan your trip to Varanasi this time, know that food is religion too. Perhaps the most powerful of all. Any scope of doubt should be cleared with an actual try of the must eat local food in Varanasi, one after the other.

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