Let’s begin by getting a taste of North India. One of the most delicious offerings that are sure leave you licking your fingers is Butter Chicken. This dish is a huge hit with almost all Indians who eat non-vegetarian food. As the name suggests, it is made with butter and cream, which gives it a rich texture.
Moving down south, when in Kerala, you cannot afford to miss the meen moilee, which is a lip-smacking fish curry. So all you seafood lovers, rejoice! It is cooked to perfection with coconut milk, green chillies, ginger and curry leaves and served with steamed rice, a combination which is sure to transport you into another realm. It is light on the stomach, easy to make, and cooked using the fresh catch of the day.
They originated in Uttar Pradesh and are served as snacks all over India, particularly the northern, central and western regions. There are a variety of chaats you can try like aloo chaat, paapri chaat, bhelpuri, dahi wada, pani puri, and so on.
Although the lovely samosa originated in the Middle-East, it is widely eaten all over India. This tasty snack is triangular in shape and can be baked or fried. The outer shell is crisp and golden-brown in color. It is made of flour, and the stuffing includes mashed boiled potatoes, onions, and boiled peas.
Chhole stands for a thick, spicy and tangy gravy made with chickpeas, and bhature implies a fried flat bread made with flour. Together they make for one of the most delightful Indian foods that you will have ever eaten.
This South-Indian dish involves the combination of two elements as well – the dosa and the masala. The dosa is a crisp, paper-thin crepe made by spreading a thin layer of batter prepared from lentil and rice over a pan. The masala is necessarily a stuffing, which is made using boiled potato and spices.
This dish comes from Kashmir and is a treat for meat lovers. It is a rich curry made with braised boneless lamb cooked in a mixture of caramelized shallots, yoghurt, Kashmiri red chillies and other spices.
Considered a gift from the Mughals to India, the exotic Hyderabadi biryani is a non-vegetarian rice dish.It is made with basmati rice, lamb, vegetables, yogurt, dry fruits, and spices. Traditionally, this biryani is prepared in earthen pots by layering rice and vegetables, alternately.
One of the most well-known Indian desserts is the Rosogolla, which has its roots in Bengal. Made of chhena (an Indian variety of cottage cheese), it is white in color, round in color, and spongy in texture. After being prepared it is soaked in sugar syrup which it absorbs, thereby becoming sweet to taste.
These are small balls of dried milk which are fried and dipped in hot sugar syrup. They soak in all the sweetness and turn into something that’s absolutely heavenly.