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.

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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.

Manali Local Food
Manali Local Food

Best Manali Local Food to enjoy during Manali Trip

We have listed below few of best and poppular Manali Local Dishes which you will love to eat when in Manali.

Manali Local Cuisine: Sidu

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.

Manali Local Food: Dham

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

Manali Local Dish: Momos

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

Manali Local Food: Thukpa

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

Manali Local Food: Madra

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

Manali Local Food: Bhey

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

Manali Local Food: Tudkiya Bhath

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

Manali Local Dish: 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

Manali Local Dish: Aktori

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

Manali Local Dish: Chha Gosht

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

Kaale Chane Ka Khatta

Sour and Spicy Chane Ka Khatta is prepared with boiled black Chana/Gram/chickpeas. Chana is boiled first and then they are further cooked in spices. This is what you will love to eat while you are in Himachal’s Cold Weather.


This is somewhat similar to Kachori but there is difference between the flavours of both of these dishes. While making Babru, Black Gram Paste is filled inside it, this is an amazing dish when served with Imli Chutney and a hot cup of Tea.

Kullu Trout Fish

Kullu Trout Fish is very popular among tourist, it’s a must have dish when you are touring to Manali. It’s prepared by marinating fish and cooked with basic Indian spices to preserve Trout Fish’s own flavour. You can add lemon onion Sauce to enhance flavour.

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