Famous foods in India
Indian food is a party for the taste buds. The variety of food you can find in India is innumerable. Indian cuisine is as diverse as India itself. Here in India, food can be classified mainly as food from northern India and southern India. It can also be divided into regional subgroups such as Punjabi, Rajasthani, Sindhi, Guajarati, Chettinad, Bengali, Mughali, Kashmiri and Hyderabadi. I would not be surprised if you added some more regional cuisines to the list!
India is a land of festivals and each festival has its own special menu; Each occasion also has a special menu and these vary from region to region. Now, do you have the idea of how many other varieties of cuisines you can expect in a kitchen called Indian cuisine?
Most Indian dishes are full of spices, hence the taste and color. The most common spices and ingredients used in Indian cuisine include mustard, cumin, curry leaves, green cilantro, garam masala (a masala made with a selection of spices), tomatoes, onions, garlic and ginger, along with the main ingredients such like the vegetables or lentils that enter it.
Do you know why I am giving you this idea about the diversity and variety of Indian food? Because I find it very difficult to find the 10 best dishes that I can recommend in your visit to India. However, here I am with my list of the top 10 foods that can not be missed in India.
The king of all dishes! They mostly have as starters or snack. Chaat is not the name of a dish, but it includes a variety of other dishes mainly pani puri, sev puri, pav baaji, to name a few. Tamarind, chili powder, curd, onions, tomatoes and sev (noodles) are the key ingredients that go into most of these chats known as street food.
If you have traveled to India or if you live in India, I would like to hear your favorite Indian dishes. Do not be shy; leave the name of your favorite Indian dish in the comment box.
2. Rasgola/Gulab Jamoon/Jalebi/ Gajar ka Halwa
When in India, sweets and desserts can not be left behind. But I regret not being able to suggest a single dessert among the hundreds of options. These are the 4 desserts that made my list of the 10 best. "Gajar ka halwa" is prepared with carrots, Jalebis are fried gram flour drinks that are then dipped in sugar syrup, Jamoons are fried balls made of condensed milk called "khoya" which are then added to the sugar syrup. The Rasgola is a Bengali sweet prepared by boiling the "paneer" in sugar syrup.
3. Masala Dosa
It is a form of thin bread cake prepared with the mixture that is fermented during the night. The mixture is made of rice and white lentils (something called udad dal). It is cut with potatoes, hot sauce and sambar.
Birayani takes many forms and can be vegetable or non-vegetarian biryani. Either way, it's a dish you should try. It is a preparation of rice served with raita (yogurt with onion and grated salad, mainly cumumber).