One can call Gajraula a typical rural town ensconced in the old heart of Uttar Pradesh. You may cross this town without noticing while struggling to beat the traffic but for foodies the name Gajraula is a sign to pull over and feast on the hearty food of North India. While the town doesn’t have a cuisine of it’s own, it picks and borrows the dishes from across North India, collecting it on it’s rural platform. A long string of open-plan dhabas crawls the main highway of Gajraula on both ends. Slip into any one of them to gorge on a mouth-watering array of paranthas. Tuck into a delicious pile of thick buttery paranthas stuffed with an assortment of seasonal veggies. A big bowl of dense curd and a jar of mixed pickle are ideal accompaniments. You can further indulge at this dhaba phenomenon a fulfilling lunch of dal makhani paired by flaky tandoori rotis. To enrich the meal, order a plate of any paneer gravy. The dhabas are known to churn out exceptional cooking. A bowl of thandi kheer will top off the meal nicely. Like Murthal, Gajraula is an experience by itself.