Banarasi Kachori is one of the notable dishes of Varanasi. There are two variations of the kachori. One is chota/small kachori and other is bada/big kachori.
It looks like stuffed ‘puri’ and is completely yummy and full of different flavors. It is served with mouthwatering potato gravy. The kachori itself comes in a variety
of stuffing. Some are stuffed with onions and others with ‘paneer’. Both, the kachori and gravy together taste heavenly. This is one of the best foods in Varanasi.
Tamatar Chaat, another special street food of Varanasi, is served in leaf-plates. It’s a combination of tangy tomato and potato and some unique spices and available
at many street chat shops. Chyuda Matar/ Chiwda Matar is a healthy and yummy snack made of fresh green peas and poha (puffed rice). It could be the best evening
snacks for winter in Varanasi. Malaiyo is an interesting dessert served only in Varanasi and that too, only in winters. It’s frothy and tastes yummy. Its preparation
is very special and is done with milk, saffron, sugar and cardamom. The dew during winters enables the process of foaming the milk into the delicious Malaiyo.
Banarasi Lassi, a special drink of Varanasi, is prepared with yoghurt, milk, and sugar. It is served with some rabdi (a condensed milk based sweet) & pistachios
as topping. Some of thefamous street foods shops of Varanasi are Ram Bhandar, Kachori Gali, Deena Chat Bhandar, Blue Lassi Shop etc. Lal Pedha, a delicious
sweet available only in the Varanasi markets, is one of the best sweets which attracts a huge number of sweet lovers.Though the sweet is available throughout
Varanasi, it is famous to buy it from Sankat Mochan Hanuman temple where the quality is assured. Lal Pedha is a roasted version of the normal Pedha sweet which
makes it unique to the Varanasi Tour. Another unique item is the ‘Langara Aam’, a variety of Mango which is available only in the summer season.
Varanasi is not only known for its street foods. There are a lot of multi cuisine restaurants in Varanasi to accommodate the diverse tourists from various parts of the country. The multi cuisine restaurants in Varanasi serve a lot of continental foods, south Indian, etc. Paan (betel) is a famous eatable or mouth freshener of Varanasi.