Food Trail of ancient Varanasi with modern taste #foodtrail #IWillGoAnywhereForFood

Tripoto
1st Mar 2019
Day 1

Immediately after my breakfast I headed for the famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple. On my way to the temple road I saw small neat cozy lassi shop. The lassi made there is hand made without any mixers and grinders. The topping of malai is just like an icing on the cake. Too yummy.. :) I couldn't resist myself and had 2 cups of it.

Making of Lassi - Using wooden churner to churn the curd into sweet yummy lassi

Photo of Kashi Vishwanath Temple Darshan, Vishwanath Gali, Godowlia, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India by Rohith T V

A closer look and the malai on the top

Photo of Kashi Vishwanath Temple Darshan, Vishwanath Gali, Godowlia, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India by Rohith T V

And then at dinner I had cheezy tomato pizza and tasty garlic bread roll at Downtown Pizza, Assi Ghat, Varanasi.

Garlic Bread Roll at Downtown Pizza

Photo of Downtown Pizza, Assi Road, Bhelupur, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India by Rohith T V

Tangy Tomato Pizza at Downtown Pizza

Photo of Downtown Pizza, Assi Road, Bhelupur, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India by Rohith T V
Day 2

Satisfied with my first day I am looking forward for my food trail on day 2 with lot of hopes. Without wasting much time I headed straight to sweet shops in Varanasi with a help of a food guide.

Started with the sweet called Malai Gilori. The sweet shop is present at a very small place hiding beneath the tiny streets and behind the old buildings. It is called Rasvanti at Sugga Gali, Thatheri Bazar, Varanasi.

Malai Gilori - Made of milk and butter with pista flavour on the top

Photo of Rasvanti, subha, Vishwanath Galli, Thatheri Bazar, Ghasi Tola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India by Rohith T V
Photo of Dashashwamedh Ghat, Dashashwamedh Ghat Road, Ghats of varanasi, Godowlia, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India by Rohith T V

Baati Choka is a meal famous in eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. A unique thing about this dish is that it is cooked directly on the coal and the ash is removed by a peculiar process.

Baati Choka - A dish well known in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar

Photo of Baati Chokha Restaurant, Raja Bazar Road, Andhrapull, Teliyabag, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India by Rohith T V

Making of Banarasi Pan - A must have after every afternoon meal

Photo of Dashashwamedh Ghat, Dashashwamedh Ghat Road, Ghats of varanasi, Godowlia, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India by Rohith T V

Pomegranate Coconut Lassi at the famous Blue Lassi shop near Manikarnika Ghat in Varanasi

Photo of Blue Lassi Shop, Kachaudi Gali, Near Rajbandhu, Govindpura, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India by Rohith T V

At the end of the day had Thandai with Bhaang (desi cannabis). It was an amazing experience after having this. I was literally not in my senses for next 2-3 hours.

Ended the day with Thandai and Bhaang

Photo of Dashashwamedh Ghat, Dashashwamedh Ghat Road, Ghats of varanasi, Godowlia, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India by Rohith T V
Day 3

Last day of my trip and I wanted to make most of it. I wanted to eat whatever I had missed earlier.

After this I headed to Vaatika Pizzeria at Assi Ghat for the famous Apple Pie. I heard a lot about it. It is said that 25 years ago a italian traveler had taught a banarasi how to make a pie and now he has set up this beautiful riverside restaurant and makes one of the best pies in India.

Yummy Apple Pie with Vanilla ice Cream on the top

Photo of Pizzeria Vaatika Cafe - Pizza Restaurants in Varanasi, Assi Ghat Road, Shivala, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India by Rohith T V

Malaipuri - A soft sweet made of milk and butter melts in your mouth

Photo of Teliyabag, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India by Rohith T V

Malpua - Made of maida (all purpose flour) and ghee. This is toooo sweeet!!

Photo of Teliyabag, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India by Rohith T V

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Day 1

My trip to Varanasi was for 3 days where I had nothing in my plan. I just wanted to experience the city as it is and food is one part of it. Food in Varanasi has various forms. It has a spicy indian flavour, a heaven for those who has sweet tooth and also provides continental cuisines.

As soon as I landed at airport and checked into my stay I immediately went searching for chat. Without any disappointment I had Palak Patta Chat at Dashashwamedha Ghat

The first dish I had in my trip - Palak Patta Chat at Dashashwamedha Ghat

Photo of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India by Rohith T V
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