Must try Manali Local Food

Manali is known for its unique blend of Himachali and Tibetan cuisine, Manali Local Food is mostly made of local organic vegetables and herbs grown there. It’s unique in nature and very testy food.

You can stay in any Homestay or Resort and ask the owner/cook to prepare some local food from Manali, which people of villages and Manali have in their day to day meals.

They use lot of herbs grown locally and leafy vegetables. You can ask for strawberry chutney or plum/apricot/apple jam prepared from home grown fruit plants.

Some of the best Manali Local Food items to enjoy during a Manali trip are:


Sidu is a traditional Himachali food item, made from fermented wheat flour dough, which is then steamed. It is served with Ghee and Saag or mutton.


Dham is a traditional Himachali vegetarian meal, served on special occasions. It consists of Rice, Rajma, Moong dal, boor ki kari, and sweetened rice.


Momos are a popular Tibetan food item, made from a wheat flour dough and stuffed with various fillings such as chicken, vegetables, and cheese.


Thukpa is a hearty Tibetan soup made with vegetables or meat, noodles, and a flavorful broth.


Madra is a traditional Himachali dish made with chickpeas, yogurt, and spices. It is usually served with rice or naan.


Bhey is a traditional Himachali dish made with lotus stem, yogurt, and spices. It is a great vegetarian alternative to meat dishes.

Tudkiya Bhath:

Tudkiya Bhath is a traditional Himachali rice dish made with a mix of spices, peas, potatoes, and mutton.

Sepu Vadi:

Sepu Vadi is a traditional Himachali dish made with colocasia leaves, chickpea flour, and spices. It is served with tomato chutney.

Manali Local Food - Sepu Vadi Sabji
Manali Local Food – Sepu Vadi


Aktori is a Himachali pancake made from a batter of wheat flour, buckwheat flour, and spinach.

Chha Gosht:

Chha Gosht is a Himachali mutton dish that is cooked with yogurt and spices.

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