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11 Best Traditional Indian Food You Need To Try Before You Die

Everything you wanted to know about Indian food but were afraid to ask.

Indian food is known globally for its rich flavor. Guide your palette through this list of famous Indian Dishes from the different Indian States. Traditional Indian food relies on simple combinations that enhance the rich, natural flavors of basic ingredients. Many Indian chefs have earned international acclaim for turning Indian food into haute cuisine and influencing the gastronomic scene worldwide. Keeping up with the geographical diversity of India, culinary tastes vary across the length and breadth of the country.

Indian food is never short on flavor. Every state in India is famous for one such unique and delicious delicacy. Each of these dishes has a unique intricacy and fineness to them which leads to an explosion of flavor and happiness in our mouths.

India draws travelers keen on exploring her stunning scenery, unique culture, and delights. With its rich and flavorsome cuisine, this beautiful land offers countless famous and traditional must-eat foods. A multitude of popular Indian and dishes, sweet and savory, await your discovery during your journey when you are in India. These traditional Indian dishes are deeply rooted in the Indian culture, and recipes are often passed down between generations and are cherished for their authentic origins.

One of the best ways to get the true taste of these amazing dishes is directly from local home chefs, who are passionate about cooking and sharing a slice of their culture with you.

Be sure to leave ample space in your belly to tuck into these top 13 must-try dishes in India:

1. PUNJAB – MAKKI ROTI AND SARSON DA SAAG

Sarson Da Saag and Makki di roti is evergreen and classic combination which is loved by everyone. Sarson Da Saag is a popular vegetarian dish from the Punjab and Rajasthan regions of the Indian subcontinent. It is made from mustard greens (Sarson) and spices such as garam masala, ginger, and garlic.

RECIPE TO MAKE MAKKI ROTI AND SARSON DA SAAG :

2. GOA – BEBINCA

Bebinca or Bibik is a type of pudding and a traditional Indo-Portuguese dessert with layers of cake made with coconut milk, eggs, butter, and flour. Traditional Bebinca has about seven to sixteen layers but you can have as many as you wish. e recommend that you try the original version, as it is hard to beat. Creative dessert-makers have given an innovative twist to the traditional recipe of the Bebinca coming up with varieties such as the fruit Bebinca etc.

RECIPE TO MAKE TRADITIONAL BEBINCA :

3. RAJASTHAN – MALAI GHEWAR

Malai Ghevar is a round shaped, a Rajasthani delicacy made during the festive season of Teej and Raksha Bandhan. It is a disc-shaped sweet cake made with all-purpose flour and soaked in sugar syrup. There are many varieties of Ghevar, including plain, Mawa and malai Ghevar. Ghevar traces its roots to Rajasthan and Gujarat.

RECIPE TO MAKE MALAI GHEWAR :

4. TAMIL NADU – KAMBU KOOZH

This is one of the traditional recipes and such a healthy recipe for you.koozh just cools you instantly. Kambu Koozh is a healthy porridge made from the pearl millet. Kambu is one of the healthy millet and it has a lot of micronutrients in it. It helps to instantly cool down our body during the harsh summers in India.

RECIPE TO MAKE KAMBU KOOZH :

5. TELANGANA – ARISELU

Ariselu or Arisa is an Indian sweet from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Ariselu is a traditional dish and it is prepared during festivities like Sankranti, Dusshera, Diwali. It is made out of rice flour, jaggery and ghee / edible oil. Jaggery may be replaced with granulated sugar.

RECIPE TO MAKE ARISLEU :

6. BIHAR –  LITTI CHOKHA

Litti, along with Chokha, is a complete meal originated from the Indian subcontinent; and popular in Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand, parts of Eastern Uttar Pradesh. Litti Chokha is a rustic and traditional dish of stuffed whole wheat dough balls, where the stuffing is a spiced mix of roasted gram flour or Sattu.

RECIPE TO MAKE LITTI CHOKHA :

7. MAHARASHTRA – THALIPEETH

Thalipeeth is a type of savory multi-grain pancake popular in Western India. The dough is prepared from a flour called Bhajanee made from roasted grains, legumes and spices. For bhajanee, the grains include rice, wheat, bajra, and jowar. Thalipeeth makes for a healthy, tasty and nutritious breakfast or snack

RECIPE TO MAKE THALIPEETH :

8. WEST BENGAL – DAAB CHINGRI

This traditional Bengali prawn recipe can be made outdoors on the barbecue, or you can pan-fry the prawns indoors. you don’t need fancy preparations to get an awesome result, especially when it comes to prawns. Daab Chingri is a special Bengali dish in which prawns are cooked in a tender coconut shell. This delectable recipe is prepared with prawns, green chilies, onions, panch phoron, and mustard oil.

RECIPE TO MAKE DAAB CHINGRI :

9. ODISHA – CHENNA PODA

Chhena Poda is a cheese dessert from the state of Odisha in eastern India. Chhena Poda literally means Roasted Cheese in Odia. It is made of well-kneaded homemade fresh cheese chhena, sugar, and suji, and is baked for several hours until it browns.

RECIPE TO MAKE CHENA PODA :

10. MADHYA PRADESH – BHUTE KE KEES

Bhutte Ka Kees is an easy and delicious recipe which you can cook for your tea time break. This recipe is street food in Indore but is also made in Rajasthani households very often. Easy to make and delicious to taste, this recipe can be prepared in less than 30 minutes. In this recipe, a coarse paste is made out of corn which is cooked with ginger, green chilies, and everyday masalas. So next time it rain, cook this healthy and delicious snack with your evening tea.

11. UTTAR PRADESH –  BAINGAN KI LONJE

This Baingan ki Lonje or eggplant curry makes a flavorful curry thanks to pressuring cooking everything in one go. It is VEGAN and GLUTEN-FREE too. Pair it with a side of roti/ naan or steamed rice and you have a delicious meal on the table way under 30 minutes.

RECIPE TO MAKE BAINGAN KI LONJE :

 

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