It is said to be Shah Rukh Khan's as well as Anushka's first ever visit to the city of temples. And what better way to soak in some local vibes than indulging in the world famous paan? Anushka posted on her Instagram stating that one can't go to Banaras and not try the famous paan.
So what's so thrilling about the paan?
There are various ingredients that go into the Banarasi paan. The betel leaf itself is said to have a slightly sweet flavour as compared to other leaves, and it is then smeared with Kathaa or Catechu, which is an extract from acacia trees that undergoes various treatments to finally form a reddish-brown spread. This is what lends the Banarasi paan its characteristic taste. Other ingredients that are included are pickling lime (choona), plain tobacco (surti), barash, cardamom, peppermint powder, and rose water. There are metha paan options that are filled with desiccated coconut, confetti, gulkand, etc.
The paan is made right in front of your eyes, and there's a charming way in which it is served to the customers. So yes, a trip to Banaras is definitely incomplete without trying Banaras ka Paan.