5 Best Foods In India | Must Try This Recipes
Indian food is a feast for the taste buds. The variety of food you can find in India is countless. The Indian cuisine is as diverse as India itself. Here in India, the food can be categorized mainly as North Indian and South Indian food. It can be further divided into region sub-groups such as Punjabi, Rajasthani, Sindhi, Gujarati, Chettinad, Bengali, Mughlai, Kashmiri and Hyderabadi. I will not be surprised if you add a few more regional cuisines to the list!
After all, India is home to a wealth of food diversity, delicacies, and innovations. This list is only as an ice cube on the tip of a very, very large food iceberg. But it’s a good place to start. Here are seven dishes you’ll want to dive straight into. Because behold, some of the best food in India is here:
The king of all dishes! They are mostly had as starters or evening snack. Chaat is not the name of one dish but includes a variety of other dishes mainly pani puri, sev puri, pav baaji, to name a few. Tamarind, chilli powder, curds, onions, tomatoes and sev (vermicelli) are the key ingredients that go into most of these chaats famously known as street food.
2. Kati Roll
Originating in Kolkata, this street-food miracle is found all over the city. It’s kind of like the Indian version of a donair, wrap, or the like. A typical Kati involves frying an egg, setting the paratha (flatbread) on top, then adding marinated skewered meat, often chicken, and topping it off with onions, chillies, a squirt of lime, and a couple of sauces.
The one pictured above uses paneer, a common filling instead of meat, which was marinated in a variety of vegetables and spices. This saucy spice-fest of a dish just might blow your mind.
Alu Gobi is a dry dish made with potatoes (aloo), cauliflower (gobi) and Indian spices. It is yellowish in colour, due to the use of turmeric, and occasionally contains kalonji and curry leaves. Other common ingredients include garlic, ginger, onion, coriander stalks, tomato, peas, and cumin. It all adds up to one of the most popular dishes ordered in Indian restaurants.
Let’s sweeten things up a bit. India is a country known for its sweets. Around every corner, almost literally in some cities, is a sweet shop. Many of India’s sweets are made from milk but Gulab Jamun is ubiquitous and tops the list for being one of the most popular sweets in India.
Made from milk solids, these solids are kneaded into a dough, which is then rolled up into balls and deep-fried. These brown, spongy milk-dough balls are then covered and soaked in a sugary syrup, which is often flavoured with saffron, cardamom, or rosewater.
Biryani takes many forms and can be vegetable biryani or non-vegetarian. Either way, it is a dish you must give a shot. It is a rice preparation served with raita (yoghurt with onions and shredded salad mainly cucumber).
If you have travelled to India or if you live in India, I would like to hear your favourite Indian dishes. Don’t be shy; leave the name of your favourite Indian dish in the comment box.