Madhya Pradesh is known for its royal Sailana cuisines, appetising street food and lip-smacking desserts! Talking about regional delicacies, Malwa cuisine is one of the most popular among Bundelkhand, Mahakoshal, and Gwalior based gastronomies.
Remarkably, Malwa food is a blend of Gujarati, Maharashtrian and Rajasthani delicacies. Initially, Jowar was being used as a staple food crop to prepare a variety of dishes but just after Green Revolution, Jowar was swapped by wheat! Getting back to the regional savours, a very popular food of Malwa is bhutte ka kees which is prepared from grated corns and later cooked in ghee, milk and spices. Some of the well-known Malwa dishes also includes Palak Poori & Aloo Sabji, Matar Pulao,Dal Bafla, Papad ki Sabji, Sabudana Khichdi, Gosht Korma and Chakki Ki Shak.
Moreover, if you love to experiment with street food items then Indore is guaranteed to tempt you into its flavours. There are streets which will serve you all throughout the day! Chappan Dukan is truly dedicated to aid you with luscious appetisers like namkeen, chaat, garadu, hotdog whereas Sarafa market will give you delightful options of dahi bade, sabudana khichdi and regional sweets like Khopra Pak, Malpua, Jalebi-Rabdi and Imarti till 2 at night! These delicacies are easily accessible and can also be relished in the corners of Bhopal, Khandwa, and Ujjain etc.
Malwa region was once considered the business hub during 16th century since it was well connected to the other parts of India. The province covers the districts of Dewas, Sehore, Ratlam, Rajgarh, Jhabua, Mandsaur, Neemuch, Dhar, Ujjain and Indore.