The first dish is Chainsoo .Prepared by lentils (Urad or kali dal), Chainsoo is a famous preparation in Garhwal Region of Uttarakhand. The dish is cooked by roasting the lentils and then making a paste of it, which is then cooked in an iron pot over slow fire giving it quite an earthy taste.
Since India is a land of varied culture, each of its state has its own cuisine too. The common phrase “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” simply exemplifies the delicacies prepared in Uttarakhand. Not many people know this, but this place has a whole lot of delicacies that will satiate the hidden hunger in you. While walking through the road up to your favourite hill station in Uttarakhand you will be greeted by different aromas coming from the roadside vendors. The one thing that is unique about the cuisines of Uttarakhand is the fact that they are mostly cooked over burning wood or charcoal, which bestows them with additional nutritional qualities. This is one characteristic that clearly demarcates the Garhhwali and Kumaoni food from the rest of the country.