Dreaming of traveling? Make sure to try these iconic foods in their places of origin.
Here is a list of 10 popular dishes in India.
1. Butter chicken
Utterly butterly delicious butter chicken
Butter Chicken is one of the most popular curries at any Indian restaurant around the world. Everyone loves butter chicken! Butter Chicken is full of savory flavor with warm spices. Butter chicken originated from Northern India in 1948. Created by Kundan Lal Gujral. Butter chicken is an authentic Indian curry in India, it’s called “Makhan murg”. Butter chicken can be served with the butter with a side of steamed basmati rice, roti, or naan.
2. Tandoori chicken
There is no love more sincere than my love for Tandoori chicken.
Tandoor cooked chicken actually dates back to the Mughal period.
Tandoori Chicken is a dish that I have had countless times at Indian restaurants. It’s probably a dish that all of us have had many times. It’s rich in flavor, healthy, and full of protein. So many delicious,fresh ingredients go into this dish. The fame of Tandoori Chicken led to many derivatives like Chicken Tikka Masala and Butter Chicken, commonly found in menus in Indian restaurants all over the world.
3. Chicken Tikka masala
It’s finger licking good!
Chicken tikka masala is widely believed to have originated in the UK. Not many people know that chicken tikka masala is a UK-born dish. Chicken tikka masala is a delicious dish of marinated pieces of chicken that are grilled and then added to a thick, creamy gravy.
4. Pav bhaji
“Amazing ,simply amazing.”
Delightful yummy dish which will Never Ever Fail to please you, you bet!
If you ever get to visit Mumbai and looking out to enjoy the real street food there. One of the most popular fast food names you might hear is Pav Bhaji. It is love at first bite for me!
In this dish, a mashed vegetable curry, called Bhaji, is cooked in butter and spiced with a unique spice blend, then served with warm butter toasted Pav.
5. Chicken/ Mutton Biryani
The word ‘biryani’ originates from the Persian word ‘birian’ which means ‘fried before cooking’. Mutton or Chicken Biryani is a delicious savory rice dish that is loaded with spicy marinated chicken, caramelized onions, and flavorful saffron rice. It’s super flavorful, packed with so many flavors and will entice your taste buds in every bite!
Paneer is bliss on a plate.
Paneer! When we think about this element, there are great number of recipes that comes to our mind.
Paneer is a vital ingredient in most Indian dishes, Palak Paneer being the most famous of them all. And it would not be wrong to say that paneer dishes are one of the most liked vegetarian Indian food across the country.
Or I should say, now, globally! Isn’t it?
7. Vada pav
Vada pav are awesome! Don’t you ever underestimate their power!
Vada pav, like the Pav Bhaji, can also trace its origins back to Bombay. The flavours are complex as Indian street food tends to be and balances heat, sourness, spice, tanginess, and saltiness perfectly. The chutneys! They add a depth and yumminess to the vada pav which is just so good!
Serve with fried green chillies for those who want an extra spice kick.
Absolutely all-time comfort food.
They have originated from the southern part of India but are now very popular breakfast items almost everywhere in India. Idli and dosas are best served hot with sambar and chutneys.
Idli is an authentic South Indian dish, a savory rice-cake.
Dabeli is fuel for the soul.
Dabeli is a popular street food in Gujarat. Dabeli word means “pressed”. Hence, it is because the pav is stuffed, pressed and roast on tawa before serving. Moreover, you can easily find this dabelis sold one every street and corner in Gujarat. It’s a form of Indian Burger that constitutes a potato filling that’s sweet, tangy and spicy.
10. Poori bhaji
Good food is the foundation of happiness.
A classic combo where mildly flavored potato side dish is served with hot, puffy puris. It’s a popular breakfast or brunch dish in India. Aloo Poori is a simple yet comforting meal, consumed in various parts of India.
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Article by Faiza