Kuno Forest Retreat


The Culinary Delights of Kuno Forest Retreat: A Foodie’s Guide

In the heart of the untamed beauty of Kuno National Park, there lies a hidden culinary gem that promises to delight the senses of even the most discerning food enthusiasts. Welcome to Kuno Forest Retreat, where the fusion of modern comfort and natural beauty is surpassed only by the culinary wonders it has to offer.

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But before we dive into the delectable world of cuisine at Kuno Forest Retreat, let us take a moment to appreciate the remarkable surroundings that make this destination truly extraordinary. Nestled in the serene Sheopur district of Madhya Pradesh, Kuno National Park is a world of untamed beauty, renowned not only for its diverse flora and fauna but also as the sole habitat of India’s majestic cheetahs, thanks to the remarkable Cheetah Project.

Here, amidst the symphony of nature, we’ll embark on a culinary journey that celebrates the rich tapestry of local and regional cuisine found in the heart of Madhya Pradesh’s wilderness.

Exploring Madhya Pradesh's Culinary Treasures

At Kuno Forest Retreat, you can embark on a gastronomic journey filled with unique dishes that showcase the rich and diverse culinary heritage of Madhya Pradesh. Here are some of the highlights:


Bhuna Gosht: Slow-cooked Lamb Perfection

For those who prefer lamb, Bhuna Gosht is a slow-cooked masterpiece made with aromatic spices and yoghurt. The tender pieces of lamb soak in the flavours of the spices, creating a rich and indulgent dish that showcases the culinary expertise of the region.


Dhokla: A Steamed Savoury Delight

Dhokla is a steamed savoury cake made from fermented chickpea and rice batter. Light and fluffy, it’s a delightful vegetarian option that bursts with flavour. At Kuno Forest Retreat, you can relish this popular Indian snack as part of your culinary adventure.


chicken with cucumber lemon seasoning and bread on the table

Kadaknath Chicken: A Delicacy from Madhya Pradesh

Kadaknath chicken, native to Madhya Pradesh, is a rare breed known for its tender meat and rich flavour. Served at the retreat, this delicacy is a must-try for meat lovers. The succulent Kadaknath chicken is prepared with aromatic spices and cooked to perfection, ensuring a taste that lingers on your palate.


Kachori: India’s Crunchy Delight

Kachori, a fried sensation from the North, is a treat for those who love a crunchy snack. The dough is soft and smooth, made from wheat flour, water, and a hint of ghee, giving it a golden allure. Kuno Forest Retreat offers various fillings, from spiced lentils in Dal Kachori to zesty chopped onions, mashed spiced potatoes, and seasoned Indian cheese in different versions. With diverse tastes and textures, there’s something to tantalise every palate.


Jalebi: Sweet Crispy Treat

To satisfy your sweet tooth, there’s nothing quite like Jalebi. These deep-fried sweets are made from a batter of all-purpose flour and sugar, creating a crispy and syrup-soaked indulgence that’s a favourite across India.


Kulhad Chai: A Cultural Experience

Kulhad Chai is not just a beverage; it’s a cultural experience that connects people to the roots of Indian tea traditions. The use of clay or earthenware cups, known as ‘kulhad’, enhances the flavour of the tea and promotes eco-friendliness as they are biodegradable. This age-old practice brings a touch of nostalgia and rustic charm to the tea-drinking ritual. The earthy aroma and taste of Kulhad Chai have made it a beloved choice, cherished by tea enthusiasts across the country.

Local Ingredients and a Farm-to-Table Experience

Local Ingredients

The retreat’s commitment to authenticity extends to its use of fresh, locally sourced ingredients in its cuisine. They obtain meat and poultry from local farmers, fruits and vegetables from nearby villages, and spices from local markets. The farm-to-table dining experience is a true highlight, where guests can enjoy meals prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced directly from local vendors.


In the heart of Kuno National Park, Kuno Forest Retreat stands as a must-visit destination for foodies and nature enthusiasts alike. As you immerse yourself in the wilderness of Madhya Pradesh, don’t forget to indulge in the culinary treasures offered at the retreat. From the rare Kadaknath chicken to the nostalgic charm of Kulhad Chai, every bite and sip tells a story of the region’s rich heritage and flavours. Visit Kuno Forest Retreat to experience the best of both worlds – the untamed beauty of nature and the culinary delights of Madhya Pradesh.

Embrace the wild, savour the local delicacies, and make memories that will last a lifetime at Kuno Forest Retreat