If you could describe India with one word it would have to be “diverse”. This country offers a wide range of beautiful places to visit and also a rich culture built on values passed down through generations. There are over 1.2 billion people in India and more than 700 dialects practiced in more than 10 regions. Another thing India is known for is their amazing Indian cuisine. The food is one of the reasons people visit India. It is famous for its flavors and spices, rich color, and the pleasing aroma and amazing taste. Here are the most popular Indian dishes that you must try during your visit.
- Rogan Josh
This is a food common in the Kashmir valleys. It is a dish made of lamb that originates from Persia. As it names suggests, this dish is prepared in oil and cooked under intense heat. Spices are used to give it its delectable taste. It is served best with boiled rice.
- Makki Ki Roti Aur Sarson Ka Saag
This is a famous dish throughout India and served mostly during the winter season in the Punjab regions of Pakistan and India. Roti is a type of bread made from corm floor and cooked in a pan. Sarson Ka Saag is a type of spinach and mustard strew prepared through boiling and grinding. This meal has made its mark in the rural Indian diet.
- Tunday Kebab
This is a famous dish made from mutton and is famous in Lucknow. This type of kebab is very soft that it dissolved in your mouth with every bite. It is made with over 150 spices including mint, sandalwood, garlic, and ginger to give it its unique taste.
- The Hilsa Fish Curry
This is a type of fish curry meal famous in Bengal. It is mostly prepared in special occasions such as festivals and feasts. The hilsa fish is sliced and fried using soybean oil. After this, it is cooked with a range of spices like ginger, garlic, red chili powder and turmeric powder. The hilsa fish can be preserved for more than 2 years by simply layering it with salt.
- Vada Pav
This is one of the most famous fast food dishes in Aamchi Mumbai and the state of Maharashtra. It is made by stuffing fried potato filling inside a bun and topped with spicy garlic, tamarind, mint paste, and ginger spices. It can be served with drives red chili powder or green chilies.
- Hyderabadi Biryani
This is a tasty dish from the Hyderabad, the pearl city of India. It is made from a combination of Iranian and Mughlai cuisines. The ingredients are basmati rice, chicken, spices, yogurt, lemon, coriander, onion, and saffron. It can be served in many variations where the chicken can be replaced with other meat types or even a vegetarian variant.
This is a type of fermented crepe made from lentil butter and rice. It is available with a range of fillings such as onion and potatoes but can also be served plain. It is best served with sambar, a type of vegetable stew made using coconut chutney and tamarind.
The next time you plan your India tours, do not forget to try out a few of the most popular Indian dishes mentioned above.