The Most Popular Dishes of India
Indian cuisine is diverse; each region has its own well known dish or a famous delicacy. The locals savor with relish and it is proudly prepared in their households too. Most of the Indian dishes are well spiced to taste and colorful to look at. Some of the spices used in Indian cuisine include cumin seeds, curry leaves, mustard seeds, green chili, whole garam masalas, red chili powder, turmeric and fenugreek seeds to name a few. All these also originate from India. So imagine original Indian recipes with original Indian spices. What a Combo! I know your mouth is already watering.
Read on to learn about the 10 Most Popular Dishes of India and relish all the goodness today. Let your life get endlessly delicious from now on.
Samosas from India are World famous. There is a very popular Bollywood number written on the love for samosas.
Jab tak rahega samose mein aloo
Tera rahaunga o meri Shalu
This is definitely without a doubt – the most favorite snack of every Indian! The outer crust is made with maida and the filling is generally of a spicy potato. It is deep-fried and eaten with mint/coriander chutney. It’s a street food delicacy and needs to be devoured piping hot. When someone offers me a samosa, my eyes just light up. What about you?
2. Chole Bhature
Chole is a spicy gravy dish prepared with chickpea as the main ingredient. And Bhature is the deep fried flatbread that accompanies this dish. It is a famous North Indian dish however enjoyed and relished by all Indians. Special spices go into making this finger licking Chole.
Chaats is not a name of one dish but a generic name for chatpata street snacks that are typically found being sold at street carts or stalls all across India. Some most popuar Chaats are Pani puri, Sev puri, Dahi Bhalla, Bhel, Ragda Pattice, etc. The vendors spice up the dish with sweet and sour tamarind chutneys, chopped onions, spicy mint chutney and other tongue tantalizing ingredients. Got you drooling!
4. Butter Chicken
This is a delicious non vegetarian dish eaten with naan. The sweet and spicy creamy gravy will definitely get you to lick your fingers. Butter Chicken or Murg Makhani is orange red in colour. The main ingredient that contributes to the rich flavor is Kasuri methi or Fenugreek leaves and Kashmiri red chilli powder. It is rich and indulgent owing to the fresh cream added while preparing the dish. One bite will get your mouth to water, craving for more.
Oh, those crispy paper thin ghee-fragrant rolls call Dosa. Although Dosas have originally come from South India it is enjoyed everywhere in the country. Each city in India will definitely have an Udipi restaurant that will be serving the delicious Dosa, with sambhar and chutney. It is made from fermented rice batter and crisp fried and has a filling of spicy mashed potatoes. There are a variety of Dosas served.
6. Daal Makhani
Another super hit dish of North India is Dal Makhani. This popular recipe is made with whole urad dal and rajma with dollops of fresh cream and other spices. It is a must-have and popular dish with buttery flavours and delicate local spices. It is eaten with Indian breads- Roti or Naan.
7. Vada Pav
People visiting India have listed Vada Pav on their must dishes whilst visiting our country. They are aware of the fiery accompaniments yet wait to try this mouth watering Mumbai Street food no matter what. This simple, humble Indian burger consists of a potato cutlet inside a bread bun with sweet & spicy chutney.
8. Makke ki Roti- Sargon ka Saag
A winter dish known to bring heat to the body. Sarson da Saag is prepared by cooking tender mustard greens with loads of onions, garlic, ginger and tomato in copious amounts of dairy-free butter. It is served traditionally with Indian corn bread called Makke ki Roti. Always paired together, these two dishes pretty much sum up the food culture of Punjab and is enjoyed all over the Nation with great taste and relish.
9. Pav Bhajji
It is a fast food dish from Maharashtra. It consists of a vegetable curry served with a soft bread roll. This vegan street food where buttered buns are served with spicy mashed veggies topped with dollop of butter. We all love a good plate of pav bhaji but does anyone know about the origin of this majestic dish that is loved by Indians all over.
10. Gulab Jamun
Gulab Jamun is considered as one of the best dessert/sweet in the world. You can never stop by eating just one of these sugary sweet irresistible balls of delight. It is practically served at every wedding or in every Indian thali. This deep fried dough ball is dipped in syrup of sugar, cardamom and rosewater.
A plethora of dishes have originated from Indian shores and have captured the palate and taste buds of foodies world over, for centuries. The above list is just a tip of the iceberg as diverse Indian foods come from different regions, communities, and economic strata. Is your mouth watering already?
Popular Dishes of India is my post for letter P in the BlogchatterA2Z challenge. Old Age and Staying Fit is my post for letter O.