Himachal was a part of Punjab till 1966, and it's cuisine was heavily influenced by the Punjabi Cuisine, however it still had some pure Himachali Dishes like Rajmah Madhra, Mash Dal, Khatta, Patande, Ankalos, Sepu Wadi, Rongu ka dum, Sidu Roti, Pateer, Chouck, Bhagjery, Til Chutney etc.... and then there was Dham, the elaborate festive food like Kashmiri Wazwan.... Himachali's have developed different tastes over the period of time .Himachali food finds bit resemblance with some food of south and the famous Punjabi food.Himachali's love to have Chattni,Khatta/Mahani,Khoru/Kheru,Achaar etc. along with food.Kangra area of Himachal is famous for different dhishes sour in taste.If you have been to Kangra you must have enjoyed famous Khatti dal. Sadly it's not commercially available.... I would like to know more about himachali food. Please enlist the places where you've had your good local food.You could also give recipes or just talk about it!!