Best Indian Food to Try

by Mar 21, 2020Food Guide, Guest Post, India2 comments

India is a country with such a rich and colourful past, with so many secrets and wonders to offer the curious traveller. However, we’re sure you’ll agree, if there is one thing India is renowned for the world over, it’s the cuisine. Some of the world’s best food is found on the streets and in the restaurants across India, and there are so many delightful and delectable dishes and foods to be sampled from city to city.

Anyone visiting India is going to want to make this a trip to remember, and the best way of achieving this is to sample as much of the best Indian food as you can get your hands on. The great thing with this is that you can travel from city to city to sample different foods, as well as being able to enjoy the cities and tourist hotspots that are on offer. So, this is a list of some of the best Indian food that you should look to be trying as much as you can during your visit.

Rogan Josh

Mutton Rogan Josh

Rogan Josh, the iconic lamb curry hailing from Kashmir, is one of the best recognised Indian dishes. You’ve probably tried it before when having a curry, but you can’t beat actually sampling it in India! This flavoursome and aromatic dish has Persian origin and mixes tomatoes, garlic, ginger, and spices together. Rogan Josh is a delicious and memorable dish and one that can be sampled all across India, with slight variations on the recipe from place to place.

Masala Dosa

Masala Dosa - best South Indian Cuisine

Masala Dosa shows some of the great versatility Indians are able to achieve with rice as the staple. This is a dish that has origins in the southwestern coastal state of Karnataka, and is essentially a rice and lentil crepe, cooked on a skillet. There are varied fillings that can be enjoyed with this dish, but the most common by far is potato and onion curry, which is capped off with a chutney dip. This is a delicious and vibrant dish, and one you should try to sample during your visit.

Kebab of Lucknow

Kebab - Best Indian food to try

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This is a dish you absolutely must sample on your travels, an exquisite mutton kebab that is believed to contain over 150 different spices used in the preparation and cooking it. This dish is considered to be something of a delicacy in the northern city of Lucknow, and its richness makes it a delicious and unforgettable choice for any traveller to sample.

Kachori Sabzi

Kachori Sabzi in Varanasi

Kachori Sabzi is one of the most popular and tasty breakfasts in and around Varanasi, and this is something you should make sure you make the most of right now. This ranks among the best choices for Varanasi street food, and this is a welcome change from the common breakfast of bread and omelette. Made to order, in front of your eyes, kachori sabzi is one of the most delightful and delicious Indian foods on the market.

Hyderabadi Biryani

Hyderabadi Biriyani_ Best food to try in India

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There are multiple different styles of biryani to choose from, and by far and away, the leading contender as far as we are concerned is the Hyderabadi biryani. The methodology and ingredients involved in this dish make it one of the best and more memorable on the market. A combination of rice, meat, yoghurt, onions, and spices makes this a delicious and tasty dish with a punchy and unforgettable flavour.

Hilsa Fish Curry

Bengali cuisine

Okay, so this one might be a departure from your comfort zone, but visiting new places is all about having new experiences. This is one of the most popular dishes in Bengal and is generally eaten at festivals. The salted hilsa fish is sliced and then prepared and cooked with spices, onion, and red chilli powder. It’s a process that allows the fish to be stored for over two years once it is salted, so this makes it the perfect choice if you want to choose a food that can be eaten at a later point.

Indian Thali

Bengali Thali

The ideal dish for a tourist to try would be Thali, which is actually a selection of lots of different dishes and meals. It consists of two curries, a sweet dish, steamed rice, dal, chapati, buttermilk, and poppadoms. This is a wonderful way of being able to sample and enjoy delicious dishes while exploring some of the best places to visit India. It’s a filling and tasty choice for a meal, and one you should definitely make sure you sample as much as you possibly can.

Making sure you sample the best and tastiest foods in and around India is so important, and it makes up a massive part of the trip. You have to look at what you can do to ensure you are focusing on getting this right as much as possible. These are some of the best foods you can sample during your travels across India, and it is important to make the most of this moving forward right now.

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