Six Tasty Dishes that Exemplify Leh’s Cuisine

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When you visit Leh, you will realize that it’s a place where time stands still. A place untouched by the modern world, peaceful and serene. Generous people, thriving ecosystem, and a simple lifestyle are some of the things you will encounter.

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A noticeable aspect of Leh is the local cuisine. It’s not the same as to what we eat, the food dishes have their own stories here with different tastes. When you return home, you will carry with yourself not just Instagram-worthy pictures but some great memories of some incredibly tasty dishes. Here are some of the many dishes you will come across in Leh.

1. Thupka

One of the most famous dishes in the region, Thupka literally means noodles. It is a soup made with noodles, vegetables, and chunks of meat such as chicken, beef, and pork. This dish can be found in most cafes and restaurants.

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2. Khambir

Khambir is a local variant of bread and a popular breakfast option. It tastes like a thicker version of the rotis we are used to eating, Kahmbir is often served with jam and butter as a choice for spreads along with a cup of hot butter tea. It’s simple and delicious, an apt choice for breakfast.

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3. Tigmo

Pronounced as Teemo, it’s a dish which is consumed either as a dish or as a snack. It’s a flavoured stew prepared with lots of vegetables and fermented bread pieces. You can choose to make the stew a non-vegetarian one too. Spices are to be added as per your tolerance levels, this stew is just what the doctor would order; tasty and healthy.

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4. Momos

You can go from Delhi to Leh, Mumbai to Kolkata, or Bihar to Bangalore, one thing can be assured, you will find momos in each place. Traditionally they are steamed buns with or without fillings. Momos are an excellent dish to have in Leh for they are best suited for the chilly climate.

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5. Chhupri

We have eaten cheese made from goat and cow milk, now it’s time for yak milk’s cheese. A delicacy in this part of the world, Chhupri is prepared by adding lime and citrus fruits to yak milk and then churning it. It’s a tedious process and the end result is glorious and yummy cheese. Have them with momos or crackers, the taste is divine.

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6. Butter Tea

Made from green tea leaves, yak butter, and milk; butter tea will tickle your taste-buds and is a great drink to have during the chilly evenings.

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To visit Leh is like a short course on enrichment and serenity. A flight to Leh is a fun experience with stunning sights as you near the airport. Jet Airways has regular flights to Leh, travel by them, they make sure you have a good experience each time you fly with them.

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