Food in AmrohaThe lanes in Amroha get filled with aroma of local delicacies as evening steps into the city. The rich historical legacy of the town that has been ruled by many emperors has given it many delicacies. It was a Hindu Kingdom during ancient India and later on became a part of Delhi Sultanate during medieval period, a Mughal territory and part of the erstwhile kingdom of Nawab of Awadh and then a British Province during the modern India. Each of these rulers has left behind their own contributions in the food of Amroha. The name of the town has itself been derived from mango and variety of fish called rohu, making it evident that mango and fish delicacies are a common sight in the food market of Amroha.
The town of Amroha was founded in 479 BC by Raja Amarjoda and traces of its history, culture and food can be found since then. Amroha is a Musli-dominated town of Uttar Pradesh and hence Mughlai and Awadhi dishes are commonly found here. But it also has a significant Hindu and Punjabi population because of which one can relish some of the popular North Indian cuisines here. The Ganga Jamuna tezhzeeb that has existed in Amroha for centuries now has resulted in origin of many new flavors from here. For ages people of Amroha have been living in peace respecting each other’s religions, tolerating each other’s values and enjoying each other’s food.
Cuisines in Amroha
A paradise for food lovers, Amroha is known for its fish cuisines. Fresh water fishes are the ones that dominate the market here. Fishes like Rohu, Katla and Silver are available all throughout the year. People in Amroha enjoy non-vegetarian food and raw and cooked fish are a common sight in the markets of Amroha. Fish kababs and fried fishes are available in most of the eateries of the town. For the main course, Fish curries, fish chilly and Machli dum handi are some of the delicacies are worth trying.
Non Vegetarion Cuisines
Mughlai dishes are chicken and mutton biryanis are also very much popular in the town of Amroha. Biryanis are available in both Dum and Handi style in Amroha. Mutton Rara that has minced mutton and mutton pieces both is one of the specialties that are served in almost all the restaurants in Amroha. Bhuna Ghost, Mutton Rogan Josh, Mutton Saag Wala are other famous items of main course that are served in restaurants of Amroha. Items like Chicken Chilly, Chicken Lolly Pop, Chikcen 65 and Mutton and Chicken Kababs are the relishing non-vegetarian delicacies available in the markets of Amroha during evening.
Amroha is a paradise for vegetarians as well. Vegetable Biryanis, Dum Aloo, Masal Bhindi and Mixed Vegetables are some of the common items of main course in Amroha. Snacks like Golgappas, samosa, bread pakoda can also be tried while roaming in the streets of Amroha.
Sweets in Amroha
After the main course, now comes the time for sweets. Amroha is known for its mango delicacies like Amawat, Aam Panna and so on. Along with this Gulab Jamun, Rasgulla, Gajar Ka Halwa, Kheer and Milk Cake are the famous sweets o Amroha.
Popular Eateries in Amroha
Lubna Restaurant located on the Station Road, Amroha is o ne of the most popular restaurants of the town. It serves vegetarian as well as non vegetarian delicacies.
Gupta Sweets is one of the most popular eateries of Amroha town. The place is known for its Samosas, kachodis and sweets.
The most ideal time to visit Amroha to enjoy these specialities is during the Ramadan period. All though the month of Ramadan the markets of Amroha remain filled with delicacies every evening. The entire town seems to be in the mood of celebrations and it is rela fun to join the people of Amroha during this food festival.