Cuisines of Mandsaur

Traditional Mandsaur food carries the tastes of Rajasthani, Gujarati and Maharashtrian cuisine. Mandsaur has a varied cuisine, but unfortunately due to lack of exposure many of the authentic food from Mandsaur are losing their popularity. Mandsaur food is renowned for its taste and variety. The best of dishes are made and served during festivals. People here are very passionate about their ethnic traditional food, enjoy and relish every slice of their meal.

Food of Mandsaur

Ingredients Used in Mandsaur Cuisine

The people of the Mandsaur use the wild samai grass in large quantities. They dry the grains from the grass and then convert it into powder and they use this powder to make ‘rotis’. This wild grass has become very popular in Mandsaur as a substitution food. Wheat has replaced jowar as traditional food item of the region. Because of the dry weather throughout the year most people depend on stored foods such as pulses. The use of green vegetables are also common.

Traditional Cuisines of Mandsaur

Cuisines of MandsaurPoha is also much liked in this region of Madhya Pradesh. Daal batti, Bhutte ki Kees, Chakki ki Shaak, Saboodana Khichdi are other important cuisines of the region. People here also relish non vegetarian food. Rogan Josh which is a spicy lamb curry cooked in the Malwa style is very famous here.

The popular drinks in the area are Flavored Lassi and Shikahnji. While the former is yogurt based drink other is a cold, spiced drink. Shreekhand,Mawa-bati and Khoprapak are the famous sweets available in the city. Sweet cakes, made of tapu( a variety of wheat), are prepared here during religious festivities. Sweet cereal called thulli is also eaten here with milk or yoghurt.

Street Food in Mandsaur

The mouthwatering street food in Mandsaur is affordable and has a lot of variety. Snacks like Kebabs, Paneer Parathas, Dahi Bhallas. Poha (Rice Flakes Cooked with Spices) are very popular in Mandsaur. Condensed Hot Almond Milk, Lassi (buttermilk), Shikanji (Spiced Cold Drinks), Sugarcane Juice, jal jeera and santrol are popular drinks that could be found on the streets of Mandsaur. The delicious & mouth-watering dishes attracts both young & old people. Pani poori, chilla, bhutte ka kees, garadu, pyaz ka kachori, mewa ki biryani, bafla and gajak are completely adopted by Mandsaur with an Indori touch. Many wayside stalls in Mandsaur does a brisk business selling food items on the streets. The Namkeen or salty snack items are the main food items. The chaat corners and sweet shops are the main attraction of the streets. A typical snack here is the bhutta ri kees which is made with grated corn roasted in ghee and later cooked in milk with spices.

Fast-Food in Mandsaur

People in Mandsaur relish Fast foods like Chinese, Italian and continental foods. There are a number of fast food restaurants in Mandsaur. Subway an international chain of fast food restaurant operates its outlet in Mandsaur. It offers tasty burgers. They offer traditional, local subs, vegetarian subs, toasties, breakfasts, desserts, cookies, beverages etc. People of Mandsaur enjoy appetizing fast food almost
every day.


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