52 Best Indian Food Dishes To Try: What To Eat, Where To Eat In India – Travel Genes

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Comfood in india ing to India? How can you stay away from the mouth-watering variety of Indian cuisine while you are visiting Taj Mahal? Or are you confused about best Indian food dishes to try on your trip to India ? Imagine if someone can point you towards the best dishes to eat in India, here’s my honest attempt in doing so.

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India continues to amaze you in all aspects ranging from culture, history, traditions or the food… Whether you are exploring the high mountains in the north or sun bathing on the down south beaches, you will find that as you travel every 100 miles the food changes along with the culture. From spicy Samosa to sweet Lassi, from finger licking Butter Chicken to orgasmic Biryani… India has something for everyone. So while you are here, explore and experience India through your taste buds without worrying about Delhi Belly or any Belly…

For those of you who are not yet aware, we do offer Agra Food Walk – Explore Agra by Mouth where you can taste the unlimited samples of many of the foods listed down for a small price. So if you happen to be in Agra with some free time in your hands (2-3 hours) & an empty stomach, get in touch with us for exploring the best of India through your taste buds. Check video & photos down below at the end to find out why people love this food tour.

Here is the ultimate India’s best food guide to 52 Best Indian Food dishes to eat on your next visit to India.Best Indian Food Dishes  to Try – Must Eat Indian FoodStarters / Snacks

Although a spicy fast food of Maharastrian origin but you can find on every corner of India, paav bhaji consists of buttered bread (Paav) and a thick vegetable curry (Bhaji) served with chopped onion and a slice of lemon. Ideal for breakfast.

This south Indian breakfast is the combination of steamed fermented rice cake (Idli) with a sour vegetable stew (Sambar) and often accompanied with white coconut chutney. Although find all over India, but tastes best in the southern states of India. Real inexpensive light breakfast.

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This is typical Punjabi breakfast which consists of fluffy fried bread (Bhature) and a thick curry of chickpeas (Chole) is widely available as a street food all over the country, especially the northern parts.

Popular appetizers/ snacks in India served at tea time. A fried or baked triangular snack made of a potato stuffing containing onions and peas, served with mint or tomato chutney.

5. Panipuri / Puchka / Gol Gappe

Small crisp hollow round bread filled with spiced water, food in india tamarind paste, potato, onion, and chickpeas. It is small enough to fit completely in mouth and available throughout India with different names such as Puchka in West Bengal. The most popular modification is to put little whiskey or rum into it instead of spiced water & than the taste becomes out of the world.

Puffed rice fried with vegetables, in a spicy and tangy tamarind sauce along with chopped onion and green chilies. It’s the famous tea time snack found throughout India.

This is the Indian version of Doughnut which is a South Indian snack staple made of a lentil or flour batter fried into a doughnut shape. Usually eaten with chutney & famous in Mumbai.

A snack/breakfast food from Gujrat, made of fermented rice and chickpea batter. Although find it most parts of India, but best to have in Gujrat.

Many different varieties are available in Kebabs which are basically grilled threaded meat on a skewer. Any kind of meat may be used along with cubes of vegetables or cheese. Typical vegetables include tomato, bell peppers, onions and mushrooms.

A traditional wrap of kebabs, eggs, vegetables, and spices rolled into Paratha (a type of flat bread). Usually one is enough to skip the meal.

Crispy, fried dough wafers served with boiled potatoes, boiled chick peas, chilies, yogurt, tamarind chutney, and several spices.

Popular breakfast or evening snack found in North India, it is deep-fried and filled with onions, potato to be eaten with mint chutney.

Deep fried dry fruit stuffed kachoris served sprinkled with icing sugar. These are special delicacy of Rajasthan & only found there. Make sure not to miss them on your trip to Jaipur/Jodhpur/Udaipur.

Popular spicy street snack of Rajasthan consisting of a big green chilli stuffed with masala potato filling and deep-fried. Jodhpur is the best place to have Mirchi Vada.

Famous morning breakfast of North Indians especially in Delhi and Agra region. Kachori is always filled with some kind of stuffing, usually potato while Bedai is empty from inside. To be eaten with potato vegetable curry.

Dahi Vadas are lentil dumplings dipped in yogurt and topped with spicy savory tamarind chutney. These are great as a side dish for a formal dinner, appetizer or served as a chaat.

Although an accessory to enhance the taste, Indian pickles consist of a large variety of pickled fruits and vegetables which are acidified with lime or lemon juice, or through lactic acid fermentation enabled by addition of common salt. The pickles also have various combinations of Indian spices and often oil to preserve them for a long time. Available all over India.

In India, chutney refers to any condiment, though in the U.S. it is normally known as a sweet mango sauce. This mango chutney recipe is both sweet and spicy. Usually served alongside main dishes or with pappadums — a thin, crisp Indian cracker. Available all over India.