Gwalior is situated at the heart of Central India. Gwalior is very rich in terms of its heritage and history, and not only its culture but also its vivid gourmets and cuisines and authentic and signature delicacies.
Due to its confluence of three states, namely Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan; Gwalior possesses the fringes and fragments of all around the northern part of the country. And due to the reign of Guptas at first, Mughals, Scindias, and British, each leaving their mark on Gwalior, this city welcomes people all around the country and the world and has got something or the other to offer to anyone who is visiting it for the very first time or for the hundredth time.
From the appetizers to the desserts, Gwalior has lip smacking and finger licking dishes, available at every corner of the city. Street food as well as fine dining both are very rich in this city. The European dishes have taken the course of streets whereas the authentic RajaBhoj can be tasted at grand levels in fine dining restaurants. Silver Saloon, Rajbhog, Kwality, are just a few of the restaurants spread across the vicinity of the city.
Being at a distance of 110 kilometres from Agra, the tourism capital of the country and also a city whoch is the royal food capital, and is said to be the best in Indian food after Mathura, Gwalior has seen and tasted the best varieties of chefs. From the Dal Kachori, Samosas, to Kebabs and Steaks, Gwalior has a lot to offer. Laddoos at Bahadura, Samosas and Kachoris at S. S. Kachoriwala, everything is finger licking good and also on holidays and weekends you might have to get in a queue to get your share. During festive times, queues as long as a quarter or half of a kilometre can be seen, and still there is no reduction in the excitement and enthusiasm of the people and they not so very patiently wait for their turn to come.
Hemu Ji ka Cheela, it is like a small and thin paper dosa, sprinkled with grated Amul cheese and butter, dash of paneer and some masala pinched over it, served hot and crispy with green chutney.
MM Namkeens, is one of the oldest shop in Gwalior which never gets tired, but out of stock during festivals, of making people restless of their namkeens, especially Ratlami Sev.
Jodhpur Mishthan Bhandar, here you can grab a Pyaaz ki Kachori and Paneer ki Jalebi, which are as mouth-watering as they seem. Gujarati snacks can also be tasted here.
Localites of Gwalior seem to be a fan of Indori Poha, and Samosa Kachoris to be served to them in their breakfast. Served hot and crispy, with assorted Aalo ki Sabzi, is the absolute favourite of people living in Gwalior, and somehow they never seem to get bored of eating this.
If you are a food buff and really into authentic Indian food, I fail to understand why you shouldn’t visit Gwalior the next time, if you already haven’t. And not only people who love to eat, but who love to travel and are a huge fan of Indian history and culture, Gwalior has got a lot to offer.