10 Foods You Can Only Taste If You Are In India

Traveling the world is one of the best experiences you can have, and there are incomparable destinations. One of them is India, a beautiful country that offers a great variety of destinations and flavors to enjoy.

Precisely, speaking of flavors, below we present you 10 delights that you could only eat if you are there.

1. Palak Paneer

Palak PaneerThe Palak Paneer is one of those dishes that can be prepared in several ways and which we all love, as well as being a very original way of eating spinach, especially for the most reluctant with vegetables. One way to do this is to make a frying onion and a little red tomato, mixed with turmeric, very few cumin, tamarind, dry coriander and paprika. They have added the previously cooked spinach, fresh coriander, and cheese, which in India It is usually homemade and with buffalo milk, or goat cheese if you do not have it.

2. Tandoori chicken

Tandoori chickenThis probably becomes one of your favorite dishes. In a country where the diet is mainly vegetarian, sometimes people crave for proteins. The recipe for Tandoori chicken is simple but exquisite since the chicken is marinated for 12 hours in yogurt, lime juice, garlic, ginger, turmeric or coloring, cinnamon, cumin, coriander, cayenne and black pepper, then put it in the oven and get a delicious result.

3. Pakora


Source: Ayesha’s Kitchen

This dish is considered as an appetizer. This snack consists of cut vegetables like onions, cauliflower, potato, green pepper, sometimes separately, and as many like all together chopped. It comes garnished with spicy green chili, coriander, cumin and dipped in a kind of chickpea flour tempura, to fry it later. It has a really spectacular taste, especially for desert nights or train travel.

4. Aloo Paratha

Aloo Paratha

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Paratha is a flat fried flatbread typical of Indian cuisine. Unlike other fried bread, paratha is a stuffed bread. It is usually stuffed with numerous vegetables, and fried in a frying pan with a little ghee, which is a kind of liquid butter. This simple dish is also a good option to eat something rich and fast, for example, while walking on the streets. This dish is traditionally quite spicy.

5. Masala Dosa

Masala Dosa - South IndiaThis delicious South Indian dish consists of a kind of thin crunchy crepe, stuffed with potato and fried onion over low heat. It has as ingredients several spices that enhance its flavor, such as curry, coriander, ground ginger and black pepper powder. It is an ideal choice for breakfast or a small meal and has no spicy elements. This recipe uses fermented rice and lentils “urad dhal,” a type of Indian lentil, white and very small.

6. Darjeeling Tea

India Darjeeling TeaThis is a black tea grown in the foothills of the Himalayas that today is considered one of the most delicate and reputed in the world. A privilege that you can enjoy with some milk to increase its delicious taste.

7. Samosas

Indian SamosasSamosas, possibly the most international Indian food, are a kind of small patties stuffed with potatoes, onions, peas and other vegetables, seasoned with cumin and spicy, although we can also eat stuffed chicken. Delicious! Samosas are usually served with different seasonings such as pudding and dhania chutney or chopped mint and coriander. Its preparation is quite simple, so much so that you could make this a permanent dish in your diet.

8. Daal

Yellow Daal

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Lentils are an essential dish for Indians, and they cannot be missed at any meal. The recipe starts with a fried very chopped onion with cumin, tamarind, turmeric, ginger, a pinch of asafetida digestive, dried coriander, and hot red pepper flakes, to which are added the lentils and cook. Once the lentils are soft, add cinnamon, and a little garlic and parsley sliced in a mortar. You’ll definitely love it.

9. Lamb Biryani

Lamb BiryaniThis is a festive dish, cooked mostly by Indian Muslims when they finish Ramadan. It is made by browning the salted lamb in a frying pan, it separates and fries with the coriander, garlic and ginger previously pounded in the mortar and onion cut in slices. Then add the rice, and lime juice and cover with water to let it cook for 35 minutes until there is no liquid and the rice is soft. Before serving, decorate with raisins, cashews, and toasted almonds.

10. Uttapam

UttapamThis exquisite southern food, little spicy, is known as Indian pizza, and I assure you it is delicious. The dough is made of lentil flour and rice flour, with ginger, and above cilantro, tomato, onion and a little chopped green chili. Do not leave India without trying it.

10 dishes, 10 ways to get to know Indian culture through its multicoloured and varied food. After reading this, you’ve probably been hungry, so do not wait any longer and prepare one of these delights.

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