Popular Indian Foods

Indian Food Collage

There are lot of popular dishes in India.From all of those foods these  specific following  foods are so much popular all over the India…..

Biriyani :


Briyani is derived from a Parsi word Birian which means fried.There are many variations of biryani depending on the ingredients as well as the region. Some of the types are Chicken biryani, Mutton biryani, Prawns biryani, Quail biryani, Turkey biryani, Duck biryani, Beef biryani, Vegetable biryani, Daal (Lentil biryani), Fish biryani, Mushroom biryani, Soya biryani and Egg biryani.

Idli & Sambar :

Idly (idli) with coconut chutney, sambar

Idli and sambar is a traditional breakfast in South Indian households. Idli is a savoury cake that is popular throughout India and neighbouring countries like Sri Lanka. The cakes are made by steaming a batter consisting of fermented black lentils (de-husked) and rice. The fermentation process breaks down the starches so that they are more readily metabolized by the body.Idli has several variations, including rava idli, which is made from semolina.

Palak Paneer :


Palak paneer is a vegetarian dish from the Indian Subcontinent, consisting of paneer in a thick paste made from pureed spinach and seasoned with garlic, garam masala, and other spices.Palak paneer goes well with roties(breads),naan,parathas even any kind of rice dishes like jeera rice,biriyani rice etc.

samosa :


samosa or samoosa,is a fried or baked dish with a savoury filling, such as spiced potatoes, onions, peas, lentils, macaroni or noodles. Pine nuts can also be added. Its size and consistency may vary, but typically it is distinctly triangular or tetrahedral in shape. Indian samosas are usually vegetarian, and often accompanied by a mint chutney.Samosas are a popular snack in the local cuisines of the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Southwest Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, the Mediterranean, the Horn of Africa, North Africa and South Africa. Due to cultural diffusion and emigration from these areas, samosas in today’s world are also prepared in other regions.

Masala Dosa :


Masala dosa or masale dose is a variant of the popular South Indian food dosa, which has its origins in Tulu Mangalorean cuisine made popular by the Udupi hotels all over India. Masala dosa is fermented crepe with stuffing of mashed potato and served with coconut chutney and sambar.

Paratha :


A paratha is a flatbread that originated in the Indian subcontinent. It is still prevalent throughout Pakistan and India, and Myanmar, where wheat is grown and is the traditional staple of the area.Parathas are a categories of Indian bread.Generally it’s made by flour which called as plain paratha and as well as there are so many kind of paratha like aloo(potato)paratha,gobi(cauliflower)paratha,onion paratha,masala(spices),paneer paratha etc.

Dum Aloo :


Dum Aloo (also spelled as Dam Aloo) or Alu Dum is a potato based dish, it is a part of the traditional Kashmiri Panditcuisine, from the Kashmir Valley, in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The potatoes, usually smaller ones, are first deep fried, then cooked slowly at low flame in a gravy with spices. Dum Aloo is a popular recipe cooked throughout India.It can goes with bread or as well as rice.

Pav bhaji :


Pav bhaji is a fast food dish from Maharashtra, India, consisting of a thick vegetable curry fried and served with a soft bread roll.Pav bhaji is a famous Indian street food.

Panipuri / Puchka / Gol Gappe :


Panipuri or Puchka or Gol Gappe is another popular Indian street food.It is known as as different names in different cities.It consists of a round, hollow puri, fried crisp and filled with a mixture of flavored water (commonly known as Imli Pani), tamarind chutney, chili, chaat masala, potato, onion and chickpeas.

Vada Pav :


Vada pav sometimes spelled wada pav or vada paav or vada pao or wada pao, is a vegetarian fast food dish native to the Indian state of Maharashtra. The dish is a simple creation involving a deep fried potato patty with some coriander and spices, served in a bread roll (pav) with condiments. Usually people eat it with chatni and onions.It originated as cheap street food in Mumbai, but is now offered in stalls and restaurants throughout India.

Roll :


Roll is made by rolling flour bread.There are many type of different rolls like if it’s made by vegetables inside of the rolling bread then it’s called vegetables roll,if it’s made by eggs inside of the bread then it’s called egg roll,if it’s made by chicken inside of the bread then it’s call chicken roll etc.

Dahi Vada :


Dahi Vada is a popular snack in India. It is prepared by soaking vadas in thick dahi.It’s made by curd.To add more flavor, they may be topped with coriander or mint leaves, chili powder, crushed black pepper, chaat masala, cumin, shredded coconut, green chilis.

Tandoori chicken :


Tandoori chicken is a yoghurt and spice marinated chicken cooked in a tandoor, a cylindrical clay oven. It is a popular dish originating from the Indian subcontinent. The tandoor oven originates from the northwest frontier. It is popular in India and has become increasingly popular in other parts of the world through Indian restaurants.

Dal :


Dalis a term in the Indian subcontinent for dried, split pulses (that is, lentils, peas, and beans). The term is also used for various soups prepared from these pulses. These pulses are among the most important staple foods in SAARC countries, and form an important part of Indian, Nepalese, Pakistani, Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi cuisines.Dals are frequently eaten with flatbreads such as rotis or chapatis or with rice, a combination referred to as dal bhat. Dals are high in protein relative to other plants.

Gajar ka halwa :


Gajar ka halwa also known as gajrela or gajorer halwa,is a sweet dessert pudding originating from the Indian subcontinent,associated mainly with North India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.It is made by placing grated carrot in a pot containing a specific amount of water,milk and sugar and then cooking while stirring regularly.It is often served with a garnish of almonds and pistachios.The nuts and other items used are first sautéed in ghee, a South Asian clarified butter.

Thali :


Thali is an Indian-style meal, made up of a selection of various dishes, served on a platter.The ‘thali’ style serving is also popular in Nepal and Bangladesh. It simply means a round platter used to serve food.The idea behind a Thali is to offer all the different flavors of sweet, salt, bitter, sour, astringent and spicy on one single plate According to Indian food serving customs, a proper meal should be a perfect balance of some  flavors.

Rajma :


Rajma is a popular South Asian vegetarian dish consisting of red kidney beans in a thick gravy with many Indian whole spices and usually served with rice and food.Although the kidney bean is not of South Asian origin, it is a part of regular diet in Northern India and Nepal.The dish developed after the red kidney bean was brought to South Asia from Mexico.Being a popular dish, it is prepared on important occasions.

Bhapa Ilish :


There are numerous varieties of Hilsa dishes available and Bhapa Ilish is one of the internationally popular amongst them. “Bhapa Ilish” means Steamed Hilsa where “Bhapa” depicts for Steaming.Generally this dish is served with rice.

Chole bhature :


Bhatura chole,is a combination of chana masala (spicy chick peas) and fried bread called bhatoora made from maida flour (soft wheat).From the Punjab (region) of India and Pakistan. Chole Bhatura is a world famous recipe from the Punjabi cuisine.Chole is a spicy curry made from white chickpeas where as Bhatura is a fried leavened bread.

Papri chaat :


Papri chaat, paapri chaat or papdi chaat is a popular traditional fast food and street food from the Indian subcontinent,notably in North India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.Many various additional dishes throughout India are also referred to as papri chaat.Some restaurants in the United States serve the traditional version of the dish.Papri chaat is traditionally prepared using crisp fried dough wafers known as papri, along with boiled chick peas, boiled potatoes, yogurt and tamarind chutney and topped with chaat masala and sev.The papri are typically prepared with refined white flour and ghee or oil.Mint,cilantro and spices may also be used. The dish has sweet, sour, tangy and spicy flavors and a creamy and crunchy texture.

Butter Chicken :


Butter chicken or murgh makhani is an Indian dish[4] of chicken in a mildly spiced curry sauce. It is served in India and abroad.Chicken is marinated for several hours in a cream, yogurt and spice mixture. TChicken is marinated for several hours in a cream, yogurt and spice mixture. The spices may include garam masala, ginger, garlic, lemon or lime, pepper, coriander, cumin, turmeric and chili.

Pakora :


Pakora, also called pakoda, pakodi, or ponako, is a fried snack. It is found across the Indian subcontinent, especially in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan.It’s made by flour with vegetables,chicken etc.

Paneer tikka masala :


Paneer tikka masala is an Indian dish. It is essentially made from paneer tikka, which is served in a spiced gravy. It is a vegetarian alternative to chicken tikka masala and other meat dishes. It is mainly made of paneer.Paneer tikka masala goes well with bread or as well as rice too.

Dhokla :


 Dhokla is a vegetarian food item that originates from the Indian state of Gujarat.It is made with a fermented batter derived from rice and split chickpeas. Dhokla can be eaten for breakfast,as a main course, as a side dish, or as a snack.It’s made by rice and split chickpeas (chana dal), in a particular ratio are soaked overnight. The mixture is ground, and the paste is fermented for four to five hours or overnight. This is spiced by adding chili pepper, Coriander, ginger and baking soda.

Rabri :


Rabri is a sweet, condensed-milk-based dish made by boiling the milk on low heat for a long time until it becomes dense and changes its color to pinkish. Sugar, spices and nuts are added to it to give it flavor. It is chilled and served as dessert.

Gulab jamun :


Gulab jamun (also spelled gulaab jamun) is a milk-solid-based South Asian sweet, particularly popular in India, Myanmar, Nepal (where it is known as lalmon), Pakistan and Bangladesh. It is also common in Mauritius and the Caribbean countries of Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname and Jamaica. It is made mainly from milk solids, traditionally from freshly curdled milk. It is often garnished with dried nuts like almonds to enhance flavour.

Jalebi :


Jalebi, also known as Zulbia, is a sweet popular in countries of South Asia, West Asia, North Africa, and East Africa. It is made by deep-frying maida flour batter in pretzel or circular shapes, which are then soaked in sugar syrup.

Rasgulla :


Rasgulla is a syrupy dessert popular in the Indian subcontinent and regions with South Asian diaspora. It is made from ball shaped dumplings of chhena and semolina dough, cooked in light syrup made of sugar.

Lassi :


Lassi is a popular traditional yogurt-based drink from the Indian Subcontinent. Lassi is a blend of yogurt, water, spices and sometimes fruit. Traditional lassi is a savoury drink, sometimes flavoured with ground and roasted cumin.


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