Indian Food, 9 Dishes You Can’t Miss in India

India’s regional and cultural diversity not only reflects in its lifestyle but also in its rich traditional cuisine.

The aromatic dishes you can find while traveling around India and derived from carefully selected spices will make you ask for a second helping

Different parts of the country have their own specific mix of spices, aroma and cooking techniques.

Let’s take a brief look at some of the top Indian food you should definitely try when you’re in this amazing country.

Indian Food – Top 9 Indian Dishes


This wonderful dish is made from delicious and tasty ingredients which include potatoes, mustard oil, green chili paste, desiccated coconut paste, and Bengali five spice mixture, among others.

It is averagely quick and easy to make as it takes about 50minutes to prepare. A taste of this great spiced and richly-flavored meal would leave you asking for more.


Sali Boti goes best with fried potato snacks and it symbolizes the Parsi’s necessity to mix hot and sweet.

This tantalizing meal is made from carefully selected ingredients such as; ginger & garlic paste, boneless mutton, turmeric powder, cumin powder, chopped tomatoes, and onions, as well as chopped coriander.

Not only unique in taste with its richness in curries and spices, Sali Boti is as well fast and easy to make, and this wouldn’t keep you salivating for too long.
It has an average cooking time of 40minutes.


Rogan Josh is one of the signature dishes of Kashmir, this delicious dish derives its great aroma from the blend of various ingredients, among which are; bay leaves, ginger powder, cinnamon sticks, green cardamom, cumin powder, fennel powder, mustard oil, meat, and chili powder, among others.

Having an average cooking and preparation time of about 50minutes, Rogan josh is unique both in taste and characteristics with its rich combination of spices.


Originating from the Indian state of Gujarat, Dhokla is prepared from a combination of rice and split chicken peas to form a fermented batter.

It can serve as breakfast, side dishes and as well as a snack. Spices added to the batter include ginger, baking soda, coriander and ginger pepper, to produce a specific aroma that is not only pleasant to the nose but satisfying as well. Dhokla is best enjoyed with a serving of

Dhokla is best enjoyed with a serving of deeply fried chills. A taste of this culture-inspired meal would leave you asking for more bites.

Dhokla comes in many variations but all of them are equally delicious.


This traditional meal is made from carefully-sourced ingredients, curries, and spices which include mutton, onions, masala, turmeric, red chili pepper, coriander powder, ginger & garlic paste, salt, yogurt and coriander seeds among others.

This exquisite dish showcases the richness of authentic Rajasthani flavors with splendor. You won’t wish to miss any bite of this dish after a taste!


Made from carefully selected ingredients, Idli and sambhar are two food combinations whose taste are unique and can never be substituted for any other meal.

Ingredients consist of sugar, sambar masala, salt, curry leaves, oil, onion, chopped coriander leaves, and mustard seeds, among others.

This meal does not require a great deal of preparation which makes it a perfect meal for any time of the day; either as breakfast, lunch, dinner or better still as a side dish.

Aside from its tasty and satisfying quality, it is nourishing and has numerous health benefits.

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Being one of the Punjab’s favorite dishes, butter chicken has got a distinct manner of satisfying both the stomach and the soul.

It is made from the great combination of chicken, white butter, sugar, fenugreek leaves, fresh cream, chili powder, cumin seed, red chili powder, salt, curd and ginger & garlic paste.


For lovers of rice laced with spices, Hyderabadi Biryani would be the perfect choice of meal.

It is made from exquisite collections of ingredients which include semi-cooked rice, cinnamon sticks, clarified butter, cardamom powder, meat, saffron, lemon juice, cumin seeds, red chili pepper, ginger & garlic paste and green chili pepper.

Suggested garnishing includes boiled egg, cucumbers, and sliced carrots. Best served alongside with a cold raita.

A taste of this wonderful dish would never be a disappointment as it is incredibly delicious and well satisfying.


From the heart of the great India came this classic-styled dish.

Ingredients for this include ginger & garlic paste, chopped green chilies, coriander, chicken, lemon, pepper, diced potatoes, tomatoes, baking soda, coconut milk, sugar, soaked rice, cooked rice and lastly, grated coconut, salt, coconut oil, among other numerous ingredients.

This combination of chicken stew and Appam brings delight to the consumer as it is very rich in aroma and spices and has numerous health benefits as well.

Summing up these are of course only a few from the numerous list of Indian foods available.

If you visit India at any time, make sure to try some of them. If you’ve already had a chance to taste Indian cuisine please share your favorite picks in the comment section below.

Also, check out my post about all the amazing Thai dishes.

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