If you are a food lover, a gourmet of a wide range of cuisines, the world across, you should definitely try out these 7 most famous Indian dishes:
Diverse is the term that is befitting to our country and cuisine as well. There may be many popular dishes but I am going to give out my personal favorites list…the top 7 that you MUST taste to experience the richness that is there in the dishes.
1. Makki Ki roti and Sarson ka Saag: Hot roti made out of corn flour tastes absolutely heavenly when it is laden richly with butter. Sarson ka Saag is the PERFECT accompaniment with Makki Ki roti. Considered extremely tasty it is also a power house of nutrition.
2. Hyderabadi Biryani: This is an extremely popular dish from Hyderabad and is a combo of Iranian and Mughlai cuisine. Made out of Basmati rice, yogurt, chicken, onion, spices, saffron and coriander leaves, this dish also comes in with multiple variations.
3. Vada Pav: This is the perfect ‘aamchi Mumbai’ dish that is extremely popular with all Mumbai-ites and others too. Spicy garlic, tamarind, mint paste and ginger give the Pav an exclusive taste when it is stuffed with fried potato. A very filling item, it surpasses the barriers that money may bring in as it is favored by the rich and poor alike.
4. Paneer Tikka Masala: If you are looking for a good starter and something that could fill your stomach and have a nutritive value too, then it definitely is the paneer tikka masala. The paneer blocks are laden generously with the masala making it an extremely yummy and mouthwatering dish.
5. Chole Bhature: The protein rich chole when boiled and mixed with the right masalas makes a lip smacking dish and is extremely popular as a Punjabi dish. It is served as an accompaniment with Bhatura that is made out of refined flour that is kneaded with sour curds and salt.
6. Idly Sambar: This south Indian dish is a favorite with almost all the people who love food. Tastes exotic when coupled with Sambar…made out of tamarind juice and lentils with a vegetable added to it. Another variation in the idli segment is the button idlis, small well rounded idlis that can just melt in your mouth the moment you put them in your mouth. Coconut chutney and idli powder with ghee enhance the taste of the idli and also serve as accompaniments to the dish in addition to Sambar. Idlis are steamed and hence considered to be extremely safe on the stomach and high on energy quotient too.
7. Dosa: This is tiffin made out of soaking urad daal and boiled rice. Perfect grinding and fermentation would give a perfectly textured melting dosa when kept in the mouth. It does not come as a surprise that this is the most sought after tiffin by majority of the south Indians and a popular one with the rest of the Indian population too.
My personal favourite remains Makki Ki roti and Sarson ka Saag anytime!!