Over the years the city of Indore has welcomed people from all castes, creed,color; People from all corners of the country particularly Kerala, Gujrat, rajasthaan who have migrated and settled in the heart of M.P. for their livelihood , education or just for its peaceful culture.The people are highly social and progressive which is why all cultures from south, north,east and west have mingled in the life of Indorians. Indore reflects the true spirit of Unity in Diversity.
The mixed culture can be invariably seen in the typical food habits ranging from South Indian ‘Idli-Dosa’ , ‘Vada-Sambhar’ to ‘Dal-Bafla’ typical Malwa Food.Indore is known for its wide variety of Namkeens, gujrati and chineese food restaurants, bengali sweets shops.
An interesting research on Indorians has attributed the large no.of heart disease, Hypertension patients to their food habits. The life in Indore starts early with chuskis of ‘Chay’ (tea) with ‘garam garam poha and ‘Jalebi’ followed by delicious lunch which invariably includes popular ‘besan preparations’. Later in the day one can easily find snacks like ‘Khaman’ , ‘Kachori – aaloo kachori, dal kachori etc.’ , ‘samosa’ , ‘petis’ , ‘Baked
Samosa’ , ‘Bhel puri’ ,’ Pani Puri’, ‘mathri’ etc.
Numerous Shops of Sweets have enjoyed nice business in Indore. Late nights another market comes alive at 11:00 PM in Sarafa (the heart of city) where one finds lot of delicacies to enjoy after a nice dinner like – ‘Gajak’,’Bhutta kis’, ‘Gulab Jamoon’ , ‘garadu’, ‘Rabri’, ‘HOTBOILED MILK’, ‘aalo tikiya’, ‘Halua : – Gajar, Moong’ , icecreams, ‘shakes’ etc. and finally tasty ‘paan’ to end your day.