Madhya Pradesh is a food haven for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike and the passion for food runs deep in the veins of its people. It is not at all surprising to walk down a narrow lane and find yourself losing all inhibitions and indulging in crisp jalebis, Khasta Kachori or the most-loved local street food Bhutte Ka Kees.
Bhopali Paan or betel leaf is a complete culinary delight by itself. It not only tastes good but also has a part to play in the digestive system needs.It is a pastry made from betel nut, stuffed with chuna, kattha and supari, and a generous dollop of gulkand.It is said to be one of the most common mouth fresheners.
Bhutte ka kees comprises of corns.This dish is only made in Madhya Pradesh and is a healthy and yummy food that is made with grated corn kernels cooked in spices, coconut and skimmed milk. Mustard seeds and green chilies are added to up the spice factor of the dish
Dal Bafla is influenced by the Rajasthani specialty dal bati, is a popular dish in Madhya Pradesh. Crispy baked wheat balls called bafla cooked until they become crisp, and then dipped in ghee. It is eaten with spicy daal, pickles or curry.
Mawa Batti has the perfect crisp, the right amount of sweetness and the perfect texture.. It is prepared with mava dough which is mixed with rich dry fruits. After deep frying the mava dough balls, the dish is well-soaked in the sugar syrup to add the sweetness in the dish.
Poha is a popular breakfast eaten all across the country and originated in the state of Madhya Pradesh.Super light and super healthy dish,Poha is made with the flattened rice along with the well-cooked onions, tomatoes and is best savoured with green chillies, curry leaves and a bit of lemon.