Heading down to the second-most populous country in the world? Prepare yourself to get spoiled with their scrumptious and dizzying collection of flavorful and delight some cuisines. A place not only diverse in its culture, the variation is also reflected in its food which is now growing in popularity all over the world. India’s love for spices can be seen in the dishes they prepare.
Influenced by Hindu and Muslim traditions, Indian people combined the culinary practices of the two renowned religions. The Hindu, known for their vegetarian tradition, and Muslim, known for their love of meat, are two different culinary cultures that are perfectly blended to perfection by the Indians. A list of not-to-be-missed Indian food dishes is wrapped up below that will not only treat your gustatory senses but will make you healthy as well.
Sheek Kebab. This dish can be made as a starter or as a main dish with salad. The name Sheek is derived from being cooked on a seekh or a stick (a skewer). Minced pieces of meat, Kebab is believed to have originated in Persia. The dish is easy to prepare and has vegetable variations too.
Malai Kofta (Vegetable balls in a thick sauce). A rich main dish solely for special occasions, it is very classic and popular in India. The Koftas are delicate, flavorsome and truly divine once tasted. Added with gravy complements and naans (tandoor-baked flatbread), the dish is perfectly delicious especially for vegetarians.
Rogan Josh. It is a delightful dish made from an aromatic lamb originating from Northwestern region of India. Seasoned with ground pepper which is red in color, the food is adorned because of its extravagant taste from mildly hot to its barking taste.
Tandoori Chicken. This dish is very popular both in India and Pakistan. Made from a roasted chicken, the meat gets its characteristic red hue from lots of fiery chilies. Marinated in yogurt, lemon juice, and plenty of spices, it takes about 8 hours before the meat is cooked to perfection.
Paneer Makhanwala. A very popular recipe in the North of India, this cuisine is made with paneer (Indian cottage cheese) and an array of spice powders. Rich in tomatoes and onion gravy, the dish is cooked with cream and butter. Typically served with roti, paranthas, chapatti or rice, this Indian delicacy is extremely delicious!
Goan Fish Curry. From the South, this fish curry is tangy and spicy. Indians prefer to make this Goan cuisine with a tuna meat. With varieties of Goan Fish Curry recipe all over Indian restaurants, you will surely be amazed of how authentic the dish will be.
Aloo Mutter. With potatoes and peas in tangy tomato gravy, addition of few spices gives its distinctly subtle flavor that Indians truly love. The food is usually thick and very creamy. With abundant use of ghee or butter, the cuisine is made perfect with freshly made puris – a fried Indian bread. This food is easily cooked and delectably wholesome to eat at anytime and anywhere.