Varanasi, also known as Kashi and Banaras, is one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities. The food served in Banaras’ lanes perfectly explains the history of the city. Every single item has a unique history and tale to share, as well as a very authentic, distinctive flavour, captivating texture and taste. In addition to how delicious they are, the best things about these street foods are their affordability and year-round availability. If you want to try the authentic flavours of Banarasi food in the comfort of your own house, we have got you covered. We have shortlisted 5 Banarasi-style recipes to try as your next special breakfast. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get started with the recipes.
Breakfast Special: Here’re 5 Banarasi-Style Breakfast Recipes You Must Try:
1. Chura Matar – Our Recommendation
Chura matar is a breakfast dish from the streets of Banaras. It is a popular breakfast option in the city. This recipe, also known as chooda matar or matar poha, is made with flaked rice that has been generously cooked in pea-based masala and roasted cashew nuts. Click here for the complete recipe.
2. Kachori Sabzi
When we think of spicy snacks, kachori is probably the first thing that comes to mind. And it’s definitely difficult to limit yourself to just one, especially if the crispy kachoris are dipped in a hot potato curry! For the complete recipe, click here.
3. Banarasi Bhaji
The city’s favourite breakfast dish is Banarasi bhaji, which is made with protein-rich black gram (kale chane), potatoes, and a variety of spices and lemon juice. Find the recipe here.
4. Chai Malai Toast
The simplest of all! You only need to make a cup of tea and toast. Yes, we’re referring to the all-time classic ‘Chai Malai Toast.’ To prepare this, all you need to do is toast bread, spread malai and top it with sugar. It’s ready!
5. Chenna Dahi Vada
Banaras-style Chena Dahi Vada is a savoury snack made with Chena or paneer that is a perfect combination of sweet and sour and is topped with sweet curds and chutneys.
Try out these recipes and let us know how you all liked them in the comments below.