India is truly a heaven for foodies. With its regional cuisines varying a fifty shades throughout the country, you will be surprised at each meal if you choose to be truly experimental. You sure will have a lot to try even if you relish spicy dishes or savory ones. Take our word for it and indulge yourself in our list of top 10 Indian dishes that you must try.
This is no doubt THE most important Indian dish that you must try. Small crisp balls made of wheat flour and filled with sweet, spicy and tangy water, accompanied with either boiled potatoes, chickpeas or green gram, make even the locals weak in their knees and could feature in any food festival.
Infact any paratha will be just as appetizing. A paratha is basically a flat bread, made out of whole wheat flour, with vegetables stuffed inside. The vegetables range from potatoes, cauliflower, cabbage or paneer. It is generally eaten with curd, chutney or pickle. You can’t say no to this mouthwatering Indian dish!
Chole Bhatture is one of the more famous street foods throughout the country. A deep fried flat bread made of refined flour, served with chickpeas on the side, with chutney and onions is good to be wolfed down as breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks. Chole Bhature is the Indian dish that steals everyone’s heart.
This Indian dish is basically steamed rice with kidney beans cooked in a tangy gravy. The beans are cooked with a lot of spices and have a rich full flavor. It is garnished with coriander and usually had for lunch or dinner. You will just love the wholesomeness of the dish.
Your sweet tooth can never have enough of this. Made of grated carrots, milk, sugar and cardamom for flavor, with a few Ghee roasted dried fruits on top, this Indian dish is worth all the hype there is over it. No matter how full you are after you have hogged on your main course, you just can’t say no to this. You won’t even realize when you wipe off an entire bowl of this, when you started out to have just a spoonful.
Someone has rightly said, a plate of biryani is like a hot girl who you just don’t have the will to keep waiting. Biryani, the evergreen classic, needs no introduction really. It is the heavenly aromatic transformation of rice into something ambrosial. Basically introduced by the Moghuls, biryani was cooked with rice, meat and a variety of spices. Now a number of variations are available, including vegetarian adaptations of it.
With the extensive and easy access to the sea that India has, sea food is quite popular among the south Indians with a number of variation in the preparation in the different regions. It is a simple preparation with coconut and marinated fish served mostly with rice.
This Indian dish is the Indian-ised version of a crepe. Made from a fermented batter of rice and black gram flour, this is a south Indian delicacy that has made its way all over the country. It can be prepared in a number of ways – masala dosa, set dosa, Cheese dosa, rava dosa, etc to name a few. It is had with coconut chutney and a curry made using the local vegetables called Sambaar.
A large number of variations of this Indian dish is available all over the world. But very few places would be able to match the originality and taste of this dish as it is traditionally prepared in India. It consists of meat, vegetables or fish, finely chopped and rolled into balls with flour and spices (or marinated), and cooked over or near a flame. It is served as starter with a variety of chutneys.
Another street food that has spread throughout the country and has people licking their platter clean is Pav Bhaji, which literally translates to ‘Bread vegetable’. It is made by boiling and mashing vegetables together and adding a number of spices or ‘masalas’ to make a finger licking gravy like preparation and served hot with bread that is roasted with butter. Onion, coriander and a slice of lemon is used for garnishing.
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