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Cuisine of Leh Ladakh

Cusine of Ladakh

Leh Ladakh region is not only famous for sightseeing or adventure opportunities but for its delightful cuisines also. Peculiar agricultural practices carried out here are the reason why this region has developed a special style of cooking. Also Ladakhi cuisines and culinary styles have been greatly influenced by China and Tibet. Let us have a look at the most scrumptious delicacies of Leh Ladakh which you should definitely taste once you are here:

  1. Butter Tea: This is a special tea made in Leh Ladakh region. Prepared using salt and butter, this tea is a special attraction for the foodies who love to taste amazingly different dishes. You can have a cup made for yourself to enjoy its warm aroma in the chilling cold!
  2. Momos: This ‘hot n spicy’ dish is one amongst the most famous food preparations of Leh Ladakh. Dough of refined white flour is used to prepare stuffings of vegetables or meat which are then steamed and served with red chilli sauce.
  3. Thukpa and Thenthuk: Both of these are noodle soups which are the staple diet of Ladakhi people. Where on one hand Thukpa is a noodle soup cooked with vegetables/ chicken, Thengthuk is cooked with wheat flour dough pieces.
  4. Chang: Locally made beer, this is very popular among the tourists. It is made by fermenting barley and millet and this can be tasted conveniently on a local village tour. Also having pepper, it is not an ordinary flavoured alcoholic beverage.
  5. Paba & Tangtur: Also one of the staple foods of Leh Ladakh, Paba & Tangtur are very nutritious as the main ingredients used are wheat and peas. Paba is basically wheat and barley dough having peas in it, served with Tangtur. (Tangtur is buttermilk with locally grown wild veggies)