Uttarakhand is known for its natural beauty of the Himalayas, the Bhabhar .
Chainsoo is dry or gravied dish prepared by using black gram dal (Kala Chana). Its variant preparation is made with Black Bhaatt called Bhatwani.
Kafuli is a thick gravy dish made from green leafy vegetables. Kafuli made of Spinach leaves is the most common preparation.Among the wide range of nutritious preparations that has gifted an entirely new identity to the state of Uttarakhand, Kafuli is arguably the most nourishing and health conscious dish. Kafuli owes this feature solely to the fact that it is principally prepared from lush green leafy vegetables that are prescribed by all the doctors.
Jholi literally means very thin and watery gravy usually made with tomatoes, potatoes, tubers, curd and asafoetida.
Phaanu is also made of Dals (lentils) like Chainsoo but here the pulses are soaked in water for about a minimum of 4-6 hours before its use. A number of lentils like Arhar, Moong or Urad can be used to make Phaanu.
It is traditional dish made usually at family functions like or religious functions. It is a type of sweet bread made with wheat flour and jaggery, flavored with fennel soaked water to give it an extra edge.