Under the patronage of the ancient rulers of Lucknow
developed a cuisine called Awadh Cuisine or Lucknowi Cuisine. This cuisine from the royal kitchens of the food-loving Nawabs is now famous all over the world. It is a real blend of a variety of cuisine and choice ingredients are used. The main feature is the usage of ground spices. Cooking is usually done slowly. The dum style of cooking or the art of cooking over a slow fire has originated from this cuisine.
The most aesthetic dishes of the bawarchis like kebabs, kormas, kulchas, roomali rotis, parathas and biryani are famous all over the world. They achieved a high degree of finesse in cooking and presentation of food that took culinary art to the highest realms. Some of the elaborate dishes of Awadh has popularized Indian cuisine worldwide.