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  • Writer's picturePalak Gupta

5 Must-Have On Your Menu In India

India is a democratic country. One word that completely defines it is ‘diverse’. From geographical variations to climatic conditions, from modernization to sustaining values, this country testimonies the communal survival of more than 1.2 billion people communicating in over 720 jargons and following about 10 divergent religions. Such a concurrent survival is indeed triumphant! This diversity is very well sketched through the lifestyle of Indians: the languages they speak, the clothes they wear, the festivals they celebrate and undeniably through their food.

Take your taste buds on a tour with these 5 famous Indian dishes:


Beginning with the beautiful, serene valley of Kashmir, it is one of the signature recipes of Kashmiri cuisine. It is a must try for all meat lovers, particularly lamb lovers. It is a savory lamb dish. It was introduced in India by the Mughals. Potent with flavours of browned onions, various spices and yoghurt, it is a very healthy low-fat dish. It tastes best with rice, try it once and you’ll yearn for more.


Well, Punjab is known for its delicious, spicy and butter laden food. It is one of the most popular winter dish of Punjab. Robust with mustard leaves, its highly nutritious due to a lot of iron and protein present in it. Along with mustard leaves, spinach is also added which further enhances the nutritional value and taste of saag. It can be little high on calories if it is served traditionally with lots of ghee or butter.


Hilsa Fish Curry is one of the hayday fish curries eaten in Bengal. The hilsa fish is salted and then sliced and fried with soybean oil and cooked with onion and garlic slices and ginger paste, turmeric and red chili powder. The ace to this is that can be preserved for over 2 years when layered with salt.


Here’s the most famous dish of ‘Aamchi Mumbai’, or the state of Maharashtra. The fried potato along with spicy garlic, ginger, tamarind and mint paste filling is put inside a bun. It is served with dry red chili powder and green chilies. Interestingly, this Indian dish outstrips the financial barriers of rich and poor as it is clinged to all!


Here comes the dish from South India. Dosa is basically a fermented waffle made of a rice and lentil batter. It comes with a variety of filling, mainly potato, onion and can also be served plain. It tastes best with sambar, a vegetable brew made with tamarind, and coconut chutney.

Have a happy devour with recipies that have put India on global map!



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