Food in Varanasi is a reflection of its rich history and culture. People from Bihar and bengal moved to this place over the past centuries and they brought variety of sweets with them and mixed it with the flavours of this city. Many Europeans visited this city in the last 25 years and they brought their cuisines likes pizzas and pies to this city.
Food in Varanasi doesn't restrict to one category. It has unique recipes of breakfast, lunch, sweets, drinks and desserts too. So let's take this one by one now.
This is a unique chat item available only from Varanasi. It is said that a young man named Deena Nath Kesari started this snack some 80 years ago in the area of present Luza Bazaar. This was an instant hit then and continues to be even today.
This is primarily made of tomatoes ( Tamaatar in Hindi) with hing, chillies, mustard oil, desi ghee and little quantities of boiled potatoes.