With a vibrant and a conspicuous culture of India, we, the people of India have developed peerless taste buds and culinary skills. Here are the top 10 Indian Cuisines and Delicacies to binge on that has got regional significance:
- The cuisine of Delhi is an amalgamation of different cultures. From the famous Rabri- Kulfi- Faluda Chaat to the Paranthe Wali Gali at Chandni Chowk – the capital has got a cuisine of itself that is cherished by the rest of India. Popular dishes to try here are: Kathi Roll, Gol Gappas, Aloo Tikki Chaat, Momos, Shahi Paneer, Butter Chicken and Nihari Mutton in Old Delhi.
With a rich historical significance, Kolkata is just not about Maach- Bhaat. The Bengalis have a hinge towards the sweeter palate and have experimented with tropical fruits and vegetables since centuries. Some of the must have recipes on all grand Bengali occasions are – Shukto, Chanar Daal, Aalur Dom, Doi Maach, Malai Chingri, Aamer Chaatni, Paayesh, Eelish Bhapa, Mutton Kosha and the unquestionable Rasogolla.
Amidst the hustle bustle of the business capital of India, Mumbai have developed a distinct cuisine style that is meant for the fast pacers. Eat- as you- go is their style and some of the famous dishes to binge on here are Mumbai Vada Pav, Pav Bhaji, Kaandha Poha, Shakkar Pada, Sabudana Vada,, Puran Poli and Ganesha’s favourite Modak.
To keep away the heat and sweat of the coast, people of Chennai and Tamil Nadu prefer eating something light and healthy that gives them a sense of fulfilment all day long. Today, south Indian dishes like Dosa, Sambhar Vada, Idli, Rasam and Payasam are experimented worldwide and cherished by even the people of West due to their high nutritional values.
Contrary to the South, the people of Kashmir developed a taste that will keep their body warm and protected from the crazy Himalayan cold waves. They love spices, saffron and dry fruits and their favourite recipes are Mutton Rogan Josh, Dum Aaloo, Kahwa, Muji Gaad, Aab Gosht and Modur Pulav.
The city of the royals eat everything in the classic king style. Being quite dry throughout the year, Rajasthanis, and especially Western Rajasthanis, prepare food that can resist spoilage for a long time and thus, you can usually see their food laid with Pure Ghee and Rich Spices. Popular food to try here are: Dal Bati Churma, Laal Maas, Mohan Maas, Ker Sangri, Gatte Ki Sabzi and Mawa Kachori.
The pride of the South – the land was once ruled by the Nizams who couldn’t do a day without the epic Hyderabadi Biryani! Living the tradition till date, people of Hyderabad and those visiting this city can rarely miss the chance of dunking in the Biryanis and the Kebabs. Some of the other dishes that cannot be missed here are: Dum Pukht, Paaya, Maghaz Masala, Boti Kebab, Qabooli Biryani and Hyderabadi Marag.
Did you think that it’s all about sweetness in Gujarat? Well, definitely the people are, but, not their cuisine! Gujarati cuisine has a pleasant taste that hits four of your taste sensations at a go – sweet, salt, sour and spice. Reminder – you will get only pure vegetarian dishes here! Dishes that you may like here are Dhokla, Khandvi, Shrikhand, Thepla, Undhiyu, Kadhi and of course the evergreen Gujarati street food Fafda and Jalebi.
The best of the North East cuisine can be tasted at Sikkim. The Sikkimese cuisine is much recognized with their flavourful and delicious Thukpas and Momos. Besides enjoying the scenic beauty and admiring the monasteries of Sikkim, popular dishes to try out here are: Gya Thuk or Thukpa, Daal Baat, Phagshapa and the world famous Sikkimese Momos.
Last, but not the least – when talking about Indian cuisines, how we can ever miss out Punjab – the Baadshah of food makers in India. Laid with pure white butter and a sinfully rich aroma, popular dishes to try here are: Dal Makhani, Butter Chicken, Rajma Chawal, Chole Bhature, Sarson ka Saag with Makkhi Di Roti, Tandoori Chicken, Amritsari Fish, Paneer Tikka and then compliment everything with the refreshing Lassi Malai Maar Ke or Chaanch!