Agra is famous for two things- the Taj Mahal and food! The culinary excellence that is found in every nook and corner of Agra is overwhelming. Keep all your dieting aside as you tour this city of brilliant food and taste the goodness that can come from generous amounts of butter laced parathas and sweet pethas!
Read on for the best foods to sink your teeth into on your trip to Agra:
Deviram Halwai: Deviram Halwai makes the best Bedai and Jalebi, a combination that has people coming to this little shop for years, even decades. The spicy vegetable, chilled bowl of curd and fried bread combination bounces off perfectly with the syrupy sweetness of the jalebis. Who would skip a breakfast so delicious?
Rambabu Parathewale: The Rambabu Parathewale dhaba serves the best parathas (stuffed bread) in town! From the staple potato stuffing to mixed vegetable and cottage cheese, these are usually served with huge glasses of lassi. Dripping with dollops of butter, this is a paratha whose taste you won’t forget for a long time to come.
Bhagat Halwai: Bhagat Halwai specializes in Dahi-Bhalle, a dish native to the city. Spicy potato patties are dipped in chickpea flour and fried to crisp, golden perfection, and served with delicious chutneys on the side. You are not going to be able to stop at one so relish every morsel of this lip-smacking goodness while it lasts!
GMB sweets: The Mecca for all the jalebi fans, GMB serves these golden discs of delight all through the day. Dip yours in warm milk or have it with sticks of kulfi, indulge in jalebis as you please, all day long at GMB sweets.
Hotel Jai Hind: Located in the hustle bustle of Sadar Bazaar, Hotel Jai Hind is an establishment that serves all the special delicacies of the north. Dig into bowls of butter laced kadhai paneer, tawa sabzi, butter chicken, and kebabs accompanied by light, fluffy naans (flat bread). Heavily influenced by Mughlai cuisine, you have to taste it, to believe it!
Pannchi Petha: No one will believe any of your Agra escapades if you went back without tasting the famous Agri Petha. Pannchi Pethas’ sweet, juicy pethas are an explosion of flavours in your mouth. How ever, if you don’t have that much of a sweet tooth, you may be put off by the extreme sweetness that is peculiar to pethas. But worry not, Pannchi Petha has something for everyone. You can try the spicy dalmoths which are a local favourite and sure to have you coming back for more.
Stay at one of the luxury hotels in Agra which are centrally located. This way, you can make the most of the enormous variety of street foods the city has to offer and take home some fantastic food memories!