Sampling the local cuisine of a destination is as important an experience as taking in the local sights. The state of Madhya Pradesh, however, does not really have a cuisine of its own. The culinary traditions of MP are largely influenced by the cuisines of Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan—all states that share a border with it. Gourmands need not worry though, since the result is an eclectic mix of contrasting tastes and flavours that does not disappoint.
MP is the second largest state in India, and the eating habits of its citizens vary greatly. While the northern and western parts of the state focus on meat and wheat, the southern and eastern regions have rice and fish as a part of the staple diet.