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From the north to the south of India, India is a wonderful cosmopolitan country rich in diversity. The richness of culture, traditions, and, of course, the food add to this diversity.
The spice of life is food, and there’s nothing like a good supper to wash away your problems.
Taste and smell real Indian flavours that will leave you wanting more!
Here are India’s most delicious traditional foods:
Samosa is another popular Indian dish that originated in the north and is enjoyed throughout the country. Samosas are addictive and tasty. They’re made with a range of fresh ingredients. To boost the flavour of the dish, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, coriander leaves, gramme masala, and cardamom seeds are added.
Chaat is one of India’s most popular street snacks, and there are chaat vendors on nearly every street. Kachori, pani puri, bhel puri, dahi chaat, masala puri, and a variety of other foods fall under this category. These snacks are ideal for a quick and delicious snack at any time of day, and we are confident that one will be left licking their lips after indulging in them.
With the arrival of the Mughals, Biryani became a lovely addition to Indian cuisine, and it is still here to stay. This classic dish is a favourite among rice lovers who enjoy meat and provides a great supper on its own. Adding some real spices gives it a rich flavour that keeps you wanting more!
Dhokla is a Gujarati food that originated in the state of Gujarat. Gram flour and chana dal are used to make this traditional dish.
Khaman is a quick dish consisting of chickpea or besan batter leavened with baking soda or fruit salt. The name dhokla comes from the fact that both foods are steamed.
It is quite simple to make khaman dhokla at home. We start by steaming a thick batter that has been leavened with fruit salt or baking soda until it is soft and spongy. The sweet and tangy tempering of mustard seeds, curry leaves, green chillies, sugar, and lemon juice is poured over the steamed cake. Coconut and coriander leaves are added to some versions.
Vada Pav is a simple but delectable dish available on many Maharashtra streets. It’s cheap and convenient for evening munchies. Vada pav is a vegetarian dish consisting of a potato patty wrapped in bread (pav) and served with spicy chutney on the side.
Dosa is a popular South Indian meal. Many various fillings for dosas can be found around the country, ranging from potatoes to diced veggies to the most bizarre combination of noodles. To get the full flavour of the vivid South Indian flavours, serve the dosas with freshly brewed sambhar and crushed coconut paste.
Idli is a popular and popular snack that can be enjoyed at any time of day. There’s no limit to how many of these light and delectable rice cakes one may have in one sitting. Serve with a hot steaming bowl of sambhar and some freshly produced ground coconut chutney.
Rogan Josh is a classic Kashmiri cuisine that is strong and features lamb as the main ingredient. Many various chillies and spices are combined to create a magnificent blend of flavours, resulting in a perfect combination of real North Indian flavours to enjoy.
Naan is a puffy flatbread that goes well with tandoori chicken, paneer masala, and other kebabs. Naan is often served hot with ghee or butter spread on top. Other types of naan, such as garlic naan and cheese naan, are also available. Without a side of naan, an Indian meal is incomplete.
Bhajjis and Pakoras
Pakora is a crispy vegan snack that can be found in practically every Indian home or street corner. This classic Indian dish is made by dipping veggies in gramme flour and water batter and then frying them in vegetable oil. It’s a great snack to have on hand, especially on a wet day, when you combine it with ketchup or chutney.
Murg Makhani, or butter chicken, is one of the most popular traditional Indian dishes. It is also a popular menu item in restaurants outside of India. The dish’s aroma will fill the room and leave you with a magnificent explosion of flavours that will keep you going back for more!
Sarson da Saag with Makki di Roti
Makki di Roti and Sarson da Saag are popular dishes in North India, particularly in Punjab. This classic Indian meal may not appear appetising at first glance, but it has a distinct flavour and is high in nutrients.
Smoked pork is a typical Indian dish that originated in Nagaland in the country’s northeast. The dish includes a variety of unusual ingredients, including bamboo plants and raja Mirchi, one of the world’s hottest chillies, which is typically served with freshly cooked rice.
Chole masala is a curried chickpea dish served with rice, roti, puri, bhature, kulchas, and pulaos. Vegans who appreciate spicy food will enjoy chole masala as a meal.
Rasgulla is a well-known Indian traditional dish that originated in West Bengal. The soft and spongy texture, along with a rush of sweetness, has made it a favourite among many people around the country.
Fish curry is an authentic and traditional Indian dish that is popular in Goa and throughout India’s south. The curry comes to life with its delightful marinated flavours of onions, coconut, garlic, and chilli, all cooked to provide a burst of flavour that is fiery, sour, and delicious.
Gulab Jamun is a little dry milk ball that is prepared and simmered slowly with sugar. These delectable delights are ideal for dessert after a satisfying lunch. The syrup is incredibly sweet and penetrates the dough, making it incredibly irresistible.
It is a popular appetiser and traditional Indian dish from the north. Lamb on a skewer is typically grilled and roasted in a tandoor oven. To savour the taste of seekh kebab, add a nice squeeze of lemon and some fresh lemon and mint chutney.
Jalebi is a sweet delicacy made of wheat flour batter fried into coils and dipped in sugar syrup before being served hot. If you want something warm and sweet, this is the dessert for you.
Nothing beats meeting up with friends and family over some authentic Indian cuisine. So go ahead and try some of these delectable delicacies.