Cuisine of Darjeeling

Savor the tastes of Darjeeling, where delicious flavors harmonize with stunning scenery. Whether it's the fragrant teas, tasty momos, or local delights, Darjeeling's cuisine is a treat for your senses.


Thukpa, a hot-noodle soup with roots in Tibetan cuisine, is a beloved dish in Darjeeling. It comprises veggies, spices, and Hakka noodles. Thukpa can be found in most restaurants and roadside stalls. It can be eaten as a starter or a wholesome meal.

Aaloo Achar

Aaloo Achar is a popular dish in Darjeeling, made of boiled potatoes finely chopped and mixed with spices, onions, radishes, and cucumbers. It has a spicy and tangy taste that is hard to resist.

Sel Roti

Sel Roti is a popular mildly sweet bread from the Indian subcontinent. It's similar to doughnuts and is typically made during the festivals of Dashain and Tihar in Nepal and north-eastern parts of India including Sikkim and Darjeeling.


Gundruk is a popular food in Nepal and Darjeeling made from fermented greens like mustard leaves and spinach. It's a must-try for travellers, and rich in iron and minerals.

Aaloo Dum

This Nepalese dish is made of boiled potatoes cooked in hot oil with cumin, garlic paste, onion, and red chilies powder. It's served with seasoned coriander and rice.


Sekuwa is a popular food in Darjeeling made by barbecuing meat with tangy spices and aromatic herbs. It's usually made with lamb, chicken, pork, mutton, or beef. To prepare it, mix the meat with herbs, spices, and other ingredients, then roast it on fire. Serve it with chutney or roti.


Keema is a popular dish in Darjeeling made with minced meat, peas or potatoes, onions, garlic, ginger and spices. It's a delicious treat that you don't want to miss.


Mung bean cakes are a popular street food in Darjeeling. The beans are turned into a powdery form, steamed into cakes, and lightly fried. They're served with red chili sauce for a delicious taste.

Shyaa Phaley

Try a delicious Tibetan dish of seasoned meat-stuffed flatbread, deep-fried and served hot with spicy chutney and soup. Savour this mouth-watering dish that will undoubtedly leave you feeling satisfied.


This is a highly celebrated Chinese-Tibetan cuisine delicacy, meticulously crafted with minced meat or vegetables packed inside a soft flour dough. It is widely acknowledged as one of the most authentic and classic dishes of North-east India and is often accompanied by zesty chutney and flavourful soup.

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