Located about 200 kms from Delhi, en route to Nainital, the city of Rampur has retained a very quaint charm. A walk in the bylanes of this city where you witness an elderly gentleman petting his teetars, a visit to the formidable Raza Library, a trove of medieval literature, chai with local literati, hookah with the foggy-eyed bade mian who flaunts his collection of old coins; all these things outlining the Rampuri way of life, bear testimony to the old-worldliness of the city.
Famous for the infamous Rampuri knife, the city was part of the erstwhile princely state of Rampur. The state’s nawabs, their fondness for poetry, their architecture, and more crucially vintage Rampur cuisine, were also noted by aesthetes and connoisseurs. The Rampuri cuisine, despite being part of the broader Mughlai-Awadhi cuisine, found a distinctiveness of its own. The wise and old of Rampur say that the cuisine also borrows elements from the Iranian, Afghan and Rajput cuisines.
The recipes of Rampuri cuisine evolved in the kitchens of Rampur nawabs over the years, and were passed on with religious exactness by generations of masaalchis and baawarchis. Rampur Kitchen brings to the food lovers of Delhi the rich and delectable preparations from Rampur, meticulously made with the most original recipes, that will reaffirm your faith in the pleasures spurred by well-made food.
Experience a slice of Rampuri life through its exquisite cuisine.