Lucknow is the the bursting capital of India’s most populous state Uttar Pradesh. The cooking techniques and cuisine of Lucknow bears similarities to those of Central Asia, Kashmir, Punjab and Hyderabad.
As wheat is the staple food of the state, breads are very significant. Breads are generally flat breads baked in a pan; only a few varieties are raised breads. Improvisations of the roti (or bread) are of different types and made in various ways and include the rumaali roti, tandoori roti, naan (baked in a tandoor), kulcha, lachha paratha, sheermaal and baqarkhani.