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Cuisines of Omkareshwar

Located in the heart of the state of Madhya Pradesh, the holy city of Omkareshwar is known to be home to one of the twelve most revered Jyotirlinga shrines, dedicated to Lord Shiva and numerous other religious shrines. Popularly called as ‘Mini Varanasi’, being a holy city, it enjoys a rich and vibrant culture that is reflected in the celebrations, architecture as well as the eating habits of the people in this city. The cuisine of this city, though a blend of varied flavours, specialities, styles and aromas, can be said to have its own unique personality and enriching taste. Besides the road side eateries and restaurants, the temples here also serve a variety of vegetarian dishes to the devotees.

Traditional Food of Omkareshwar

A typical Thali in Omkareshwar

The people of Omkareshwar have a distinct style of cooking, that lends to the food its unique taste and flavour. As it is a holy city, the people here are pre dominantly vegetarian. Wheat is the staple food of the people here and many preparations of wheat and milk are relished by the people. Dal Bafla, butte ki kees, butte ki sabzi, chakki ki shaak are famous among the people living in this city and its adjoining areas. If you visit the temples here, you will be served puri – sabzi, samosas, pakoras and other typical Indian cuisines.

Popular Snacks in Omkareshwar

Poha, paneer pilaf, paneer parathas, saboodhana khichdi, etc are the popular snacks enjoyed by the people here. There are a  number of chaat stalls in and around the city selling a variety of tangy and spicy chaat items including bhel puri, dahi vada, pani puri, pav bhaji, paapri chaat that are quite popular, especially among the youngsters here. Lassi, sugarcane juice, badam milk are the favourite beverages of the people here.

Sweets in Omkareshwar

Popular sweet items in this city include shreekhand, malpua, mawa bhati, gajar halwa, khoprapak etc. Khusli and cashew burfi are other mouth drooling sweets that are quite popular among the people in this city. Kulfi, jalebi and gulab jamun are sold in the sweet shops here and are quite in demend among the visitors, especially the Foreigners visiting this city. The luscious pedas from Ganesh Peda Centre are known for their divine taste and flavour and occupy a prominent place among the must try items while visiting this city.

Sweet Shop in Omkareshwar

Ganesh Peda Centre
Address: Main Market, Omkareshwar H O, Omkareshwar - 450554
Phone No: +(91)-8718443292

Restaurants in Omkareshwar

This city is home to numerous restaurants that serve a variety of authentic regional dishes. Known for their hygienic and well preserved ambience and courteous staff, these restaurants offer the visitors the experience of dining in a homely atmosphere. Depending on your choice and budget, you can choose the one that appeals to you. Brahmin Bhojanalay is one of the most famous dhabas here, that is known for its delicious vegetarian dishes.

Brahmin Bhaojanalay
Address: Mamaleshwar Rd, Omkareshwar H O, Omkareshwar - 450554

Narmada Restaurant
Address: C/O Narmada Resort, Omkareshwar H O, Near Bus Stand, Omkareshwar - 450554
Phone No: +(91)-7280-271455

Prasadam Restaurant
Address: Main Road, Omkareshwar H O, Near Omkareshwar Temple, J P Chowk, Omkareshwar - 450554
Phone No: +(91)-9826014443

Batwal Restaurant
Address: Main Market, Omkareshwar H O, Omkareshwar - 450554
Phone No: +(91)-9425333637

Agrawal Restaurant
Address: Main Market, Omkareshwar H O, Omkareshwar - 450554
Phone No: +(91)-9977311484

Geeta Shree Restaurant
Address: C/O Geeta Shree Hotel, Main Road, Omkareshwar H O, Near Omkareshwar Temple, Omkareshwar - 450554
Phone No: +(91)-9926069444

This holy city thus has much to offer to its tourists, when it comes to cuisines as well. Do experience the gastronomical delights here and return home with fond memories.


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