10 Most Popular Foods in India

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India is a fascinating nation that is famous for a multitude of topics. Indeed, Indian cuisine is among the most well-known parts of culture. Even though foods and recipes vary from location to location and state to state, several recipes have achieved greater appeal over others.

All this stated, here are ten of the top Indian recipes you should taste or can make at your home using the recipes listed below.

1. Masala Chai

Masala tea is a popular Indian drink. Many Indians enjoy tea in the morning and evening. ‘Masala’ denotes spices, while “Chai” translates to tea in Hindi. Masala tea is produced by steeping tea leaves in water using spices, sugar, and a splash of milk. The herbs and spices used differ from one household to the next.

Recipe for Masala Chai

2. Masala Dosa

Dosas are a type of Indian pancake prepared with a thin rice batter and pulses.  When the batter is finished, it is carefully poured onto a heated pan and formed in the same manner as a crepe. Dosas are traditionally folded in half and filled with potatoes. It is accompanied by a chutney or a lentil soup called sambhar.

Recipe for Masala Dosa

3. Aloo Paratha

Aloo paratha is a delicious and spicy potato-filled flatbread made with unleavened wheat from Punjab, India. The Hindi term for potato is aloo, while the word for filled flatbread is paratha. So also, paratha translates to “potato-stuffed flatbreads” or “potato-stuffed flatbreads.”

Recipe for Aloo Parantha

4. Pani Puri

Pani puri is a famous Indian street snack consisting of crunchy, hollowed, fried dough balls packed with boiled potatoes, steaming moong sprouts, boiling chickpeas or white peas curry, spicy, tangy water, and sweet chutney. In most cases, the spicy and sweet chutneys are prepared independently.

Recipe for Pani Puri

5. Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji is a filling, delicious dish made with mashed vegetables, puffy smooth buttered bread rolls, and a portion of chopped onions, zesty lemon, and herby cilantro. The meal is flavored with a unique spice combination called pav bhaji masala.

Recipe for Pav Bhaji

6. Papdi Chaat

Chaat is a broad word that refers to various sweet, salty, sour, and crunchy dishes popular across the Indian subcontinent. Depending on the serving size and how filled with chutneys and toppings, it may be a snack in between meals or a meal in and of itself.

Recipe for Papdi Chaat

7. Dhokla

This khaman dhokla recipe produces a very soft and fluffy, mildly sweet, and savory cake that everyone can enjoy at any time of day. Steamed vegetables are simple to make on the stovetop. A basic mix of gram flour (besan), seasonings, and herbs adds a touch of excellent aromatic taste.

Recipe for Dhokla

8. Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken is cooked in a creamy, silky and topped with butter tomato sauce and seasoned with various dried herbs. It’s cooked with marinated chicken seared first, then poured in thick gravy made with tomatoes, butter, and a unique spice combination. The richness and creaminess of the meal are enhanced with cashews and almonds.

Recipe for Butter Chicken

9. Rogan Josh   

Rogan Josh is a Muslim-influenced North Indian dish that originated in Persia or Kashmir. It is a meat stew delicacy with a chunk of red meat, like lamb or goat, colored and seasoned with alkanet petals or roots and Kashmiri chilies. There are a variety of ways to prepare them.

Recipe for Mutton Rogan Josh

10. Vada Pav

The delicious dinner roll vada pav is filled with fried mashed and seasoned potato fritters. In Mumbai and the rest of Maharashtra, it is a popular vegan street food snack. It’s close to being an Indian burger, but it’s so much more.

Recipe for Vada Pav



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