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15 Indian Dishes You Must Eat Before You Die!!

Indian food has been all favorite for people all around the world. If you have ever tasted Indian Food we are confident that you will never forget the experience. With the richness of spices and a complex but delicious flavor profile, it is amongst the most loved cuisines.

We have compiled a list of best Indian dishes you must try before you die, and in our list we have managed to include all the popular Indian Dishes, but if you think that we have missed something then please feel free to comment down below.

15 Indian dishes You Must Try Before you die!

Indian Cuisines has always been the perfect blend of sweetness and spiciness which makes it unique and irresistible from other cuisines in the world. Being a foodie it’s a real challenge to bring for you the top 15 list of best Indian foods as every Indian food is our all-time favorite.

Here we bring you the list of most popular and most lovable Indian dishes which you should try once in your life.

1. Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji is one of the most popular Indian Street Food dish which has its Origin from the Indian state Maharashtra. In Pav Bhaji, Pav is generally referred to as the bread and the bhaji is the combination of various vegetables tossed in the flavorful sauce. These vegetables includes potatoes green peas, Onions, chilies , tomatoes etc.

pav bhaji

This Maharastrian breakfast Indian dish comes with lots of calories and more the involvement of butter means more the delicious is the Pav bhaji.

The Tangy and spicy flavor of this dish makes it popular not only in India but also all around the world.

Origin:  Maharashtra

2. Chole Bhature

Chole Bature is a North Indian regional dish that mixes Chana masala (white pea spice) and Roti Bhatura/Puri made from Maida flour. Known as a typical Punjabi dish, there are many claims about its origin. Some sources claim he was originally from Delhi, while others claim that eastern Uttar Pradesh is his birthplace. It is also popular as a snack in Pakistan.

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Chole Bhature is widely eaten as a breakfast dish, it is also practiced eating with the Lassi which enhances the taste buds. This popular Indian street food is accompanied  by onions, cask carrots, green chutney or sometimes even with achaar.

Origin: Delhi

3. Samosa

Samosa is one of the most popular South Asian Snack which is a go to morning or evening snacks in most of the Indians family. This Samosa is made up with Maida stuffed with the mixture of potatoes, peas and different other vegetables mixed in it.

It totally depends on which region of India you are as the taste of this favorite Indian snack changes from place to place even the stuffing’s also gets changed according to the people taste.

Samosa Recipe Step By Step Instructions

For those unfamiliar with the Indian food palette, this dish is probably the most popular Indian food in the world. Deep fried stuffed with garlic, onions, potatoes and pearls. Today we have corn and cheese samosa, raw banana samosa, baby samosa, onion samosa and much more.

 Origin:  South Asia

4. Pani Puri

Pani Puri / Puchka / Golgapa / Gupchup one Indian Dish with several names but always taste so delicious that  you will love to eat this any day at any time of the day. Most Popular street foods of Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi this Indian street food has huge international fanbase.

PaniPuri - Indian street food

A plate of Indian street food would not be complete without this meal. Small fried water balls stuffed with green pepper powder, mashed potatoes and fine onions in water. This is a must try Indian food which you should try before you die!

Origin: India

5. Jalebi

Jalebi is a Indian Sweet dish also known as Jilapi, zulbia, mushabak and zalabia in different parts of India and all over the world. It is also a popular sweet snack in South Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. It is obtained by cooking flour into a container or round shape and dipping it in sugar syrup. This dessert can be hot or cold.

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Like Rasgulla & Gulab jamun, Jalebi is one of India’s most famous sweets and is a spiral in shape that takes time and practice. This crunchy dessert is savory and dipped in sugar syrup.

Origin: South Asia

6. Pyaaj Ki Kachori

This food comes from Jodhpur and is served in many fast food or chat stores in India. Mix tamarind chutney with red hot chilies stuffed with onions, lentils and spices.

Pyaaz Kachori Recipe

Snack recipes are very popular across India and can be prepared from a variety of ingredients. Each region has its own specialties served for breakfast or dinner. Originally from Rajasthan, Pyaaj Ki Kachori is known for its street food along with other conversational dishes.

Origin: Rajasthan

7. Dhokla

Dhokla is a delicious Indian dish made up of Bengal flour to give it a soft texture. Proud of its hometown Gujarat, this dish has become one of America’s most popular dishes. Low-calorie, healthy, protein-rich treat. It is cooked with little or no oil and takes time to prepare.

45 degree angle shot of khaman dhokla squares on a white plate garnished with cilantro, curry leaves and the fried curry leaves and spices mixture

You don’t have to visit Gujarat to eat it; it’s so popular that it is available in all parts of India. Although its as good as it gets only in Gujrat.

Origin: Gujarat

8. Hyderabadi Biryani

Hyderabad Biryani, also known as Hyderabad Dum Biryani, is Hyderabad’s type of Indian biryani. Made from basmati rice and goat meat and cooked by the Dum Pukht method. Derived all from the Old Hyderabad kitchen system, it combines elements of the Hyderabad and Mughlai kitchens.

Overhead shot of chicken biryani served on copper plate with yogurt raita on the side.

This delicacy is among the best rice preparation in world .The taste of spices and flavors of herbs are so prominent that you will surely be fan of this biryani.

Origin: Hyderabad

9. Dosa

Dosa is one of the most popular south Indian food you will ever lay your hands on. This Indian dish is Crispy, delicious pancakes made up of the with various ingredients and served with Coconut chutney and sambhar.

2 Instant dosa in a white plate, chutney, podi and potato masala on the side

Dosa is made from soaked and filtered rice, fenugreek seeds, and black Dal, also known as Kali Dali. In a food processor, mix the mixture with water to make a fine fermented paste. Fermentation adds some acidity to the dough. Spread in a pan and fry until crispy and tasty, like pancakes. This Indian Dish is usually eaten with dipping in the curries with the flavorful  coconut  chutney.

Origin: South India

10. Kathi Roll

Kathi Roll is a rich version of Indian bread made by baking a flat bread called paratha and roll it up with eggs, meat, vegetables and shrimp. Spices such as pepper, tomato and chili sauce are also sprinkled inside, depending on the eater’s choice.

chana kathi rolls wrapped in parchment paper on plate topped with red onion and cilantro

All the way from the city of Joy the kathi roll have originated from Kolkata, West Bengal. After it’s invention this Indian Dish has gone through many modifications from place to place. For eating the authentic Kathi rolls you must visit Kolkata.

Origin: West Bengal.

11. Chicken 65

Chicken 65 is a delicious fried chicken dish prepared as a main course or simple breakfast at Buhari Hotel in Chennai, India. The taste of food may be due to peppers, but the exact set of ingredients in the recipe may vary.

Indian Chicken 65

Do you like Chinese street dishes? If so, you will definitely appreciate the Chicken 65 Hood, originally from Chennai.

Origin: Chennai.

12. Thukpa

Thukpa is a Tibetan noodle soup originally from Eastern Tibet. Amdo Thukpa is a popular amongst Tibetans and Nepalese. It is also consumed in Sikkim, Darjeeling and neighboring states in the Ladakh region of India.

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Those familiar with Tibetan cuisine may already know Momo, but lovers of Tibetan cuisine should try Sikkim’s traditional Tibetan dish, Thukpa. Thukpa (egg noodle soup) is a noodle soup with vegetables and meat.

Origin: Tibet

13. Rista

Delicious meat balls dumplings specially cooked with peppers and other spices. In this dish, meat is minced on a large wooden board by hand using a hammer. The scent of fennel seeds is unique compared to other similar red plants. You can try this delicious dish made from butter and cumin. of course!

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This Rista Is among the best recipes from Andhra Pradesh. It is Perfect For those who loves to eat spicy non vegetarian food.

Origin: Andhra Pradesh

 14. Kozhi Kari

Kozhi Kari is one of the most loved non-veg Food all the way from Kerala. A hot dish of chicken mixed with fresh and dried bell peppers. The variety of spices used in this food has made it a contender on our chart.

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This hot and spicy Indian delicacy is a must try, if you are bored eating the simple chicken recipes with the same flavors. This Indian dish can easily be prepared at home, but to get the authentic flavor profile you must visit Kerala and devour this.

Origin: Kerala.

15. Butter Chicken

Last but not the least the most loved Indian Food Internationally is this super delicious butter chicken which will surely pleasure your taste buds and to compliment it you can have Laccha parathas or Butter naan (Indian bread).

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Butter Chicken is a type of chicken recipes that works with ketchup, butter and cream. Its origin is Delhi, India and is loved by people all over the globe. This dish is was formerly named as Murgh Makahani but later it changes to Butter Chicken.

Origin: Delhi

Conclusion

India cuisines will always amaze you. Just take a look at the mountains from the north or the sun of the south coast, you will discover that culture changes every 100 miles. From the Samosa to finger licking Biryani, India has something for everyone.

We are sure that you all loved our list of best Indian dishes which you should have before you die, it will be good to know if you can suggest some of the dishes that can enhance this list in the comment section.

Disclaimer

This blog about calcium rich recipes is a narrative of my thoughts. These are my views that I have expressed. Others are most welcome to agree or disagree with the same. The blog is not personally or commercially influenced. I have not lifted, copied or plagiarised it from any source either. However, I have done my due diligence via publicly available information on the internet and as shared by the client/PR agency.  All rights reserved.

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