Popular Indian Dishes

Indian food is world famous for a reason. The Indian subcontinent is home to more than 36 different cuisines. Each of it carry its own unique taste and style 

Below we list all the famous and deliciously tasting Indian food dishes you must try in your kitchen. 

  1. Masala Dosa 

This conventional south Indian dish is eaten widely around the country. It is a type of dosa and has its origins in Udupi cuisine of Karnataka. 

Masala Dosa is cooked using doused rice flour, cooked and served with a spread of mash potatoes along with flavourful coconut chutney and sambhar. 

The evergreen masala dosa is a meal that can be eaten during any course, whether you are eating it as a brunch meal or for dinner, masala dosa is so fulfilling that it never disappoints. 

  1. Mattar Paneer 

Talking about Indian dishes and not mentioning paneer would be disrespectful. Mattar Paneer is a famous vegetarian north indian dish consisting of paneer and peas cooked in tomato puree spiced with garam masala. 

Like any other famous Indian recipe, Mattar Paneer goes best with rice, naan, paratha, poori or chapati. 

  1. Rajma Chawal 

Rajma is a vegetarian dish prepared with red kidney beans, cooked in a thick gravy with distinct Indian spices. Rajma originated in North India, and is famously served and eaten along with white rice. 

Apart from India, Rajma Chawal is also famous in nearby countries like Nepal, Bangladesh and Punjab province of Pakistan. 

Rajma Chawal is a highly fulfilling dish, which could be eaten as a lunch or dinner. 

  1. Samosa 

Samosas are very famous traditional Indian snacks. They are filled with savory spicy potato fillings and either fried or baked. 

Samosas are often accompanied by a sweet tamarind sauce or mint and coriander chutney. Also sometimes could be eaten along with kadhi or curd. 

The puffy treats are the most famous street food of India, could be eaten as a midday snack or a side to the main dish. 

  1. Chaat 

When it comes to famous street foods of India, Chaat should be placed in the top 5. 

This sweet and spicy snack could be easily found in any street of the country. And is a go-to snack for most Indians. 

Chaat usually includes components like crispy fried dough chips, called papadis, boiled potatoes, lentils, chickpeas, tamarind chutneys, green chilli, tamarind chutney, dried mango powder, yogurt and onions; all mixed indifferent specifications to produce different delicacies like Bhel Puri, Dahi Puri, Sev Puri, Pani Puri, etc.

  1. Gulab Jamun 

This popular Indian dessert is made out of small fried doughy balls soaked in rosewater and green cardamom. 

It is traditionally served warm drenched in sugar syrup, and offers a milky sweet sweet aroma coupled with melt-in-mouth tenderness. 

Gulab Jamun is sometimes eaten along with ice cream to balance its hot and extra sweet taste. Widely eaten around the country specially in north India after the meals as a dessert. 

  1. Dal Makhni 

Dal Makhni is a very famous dish of Punjab. Due to its delicious taste it has traveled to various parts of India and is extremely popular around the country. 

It is made with whole black lentils and kidney beans and topped with white cream or butter, to enhance its flavour. 

Mostly eaten with chapatis or naans or steaming hot white rice.

  1. Dhokla 

Hailing from the north Indian state of Gujarat, this is an easy to cook, sponge-like savory snack made out of mixed flour, which is generally a combination of gram and rice flour. 

Could be eaten for breakfast or lunch or sometimes as a snack or side dish. Usually served with deep fried green chilli pieces and coriander chutney. 

  1. Chana Masala  

Chana masala or chickpea curry, is chickpea boiled and cooked in a tomato puree mixed with other Indian spices like garam masala and others. 

This is most commonly found in northern India. Served alongside bhature, a soft, flaky indian bread made out of all purpose flour. 

Chana Masala is the most fulfilling Indian dish which could be eaten as lunch or dinner. 

  1. Aloo Matar 

Aloo Matar is a vegetarian dish, popularly cooked around the country during winter season. Made from potatoes and peas mixed with varied Indian spices in a tomato puree. 

This spicy and savory dish could be eaten along with puri, chapati or paratha almost anytime of the day as a full fledged meal. 

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