Indian cuisine is one of the richest and most varied in the world. It was very difficult to narrow this list to just 10 types of famous Indian foods and popular dishes! The list includes Indian sweets and desserts, South Indian food, North Indian food, Punjabi food, vegetarian Indian dishes, and drinks such as lassi and masala chai . They have been modified so you can make these famous Indian foods at home. India has a rich and varied food history. Every single region has their own type of cuisine that has been fine-tuned over hundreds of years to suit the local palate and to also match the availability of regional produce.
For a person visiting India for the first time, the abundance and diversity of food choices may seem bewildering and overwhelming to the senses. We have curated a list of 10 famous Indian foods that you must try, and included easy to follow recipes so you can make them at home.
I don’t think many people can quibble with the divine accolades showered on biryani after sampling a plateful of the wonderful stuff. It’s a traditional Indian food that is one of India’s most famous and beloved dishes. Biryani is a dish that was popularized in the royal kitchens of the ancient Mughal Emperors. If cooked in the traditional way, a biryani takes many hours to prepare and cook.
Alternate layers of meat and rice are piled on top of one another and drizzled with ghee and spices. Then the assembly is sealed in an earthenware pot or ‘handi’ and slow cooked for many hours in an oven. The meat component in the Biryani might be chicken, goat meat, prawns, beef, lamb or fish. Alternatively, vegetables or paneer might be the mainstay of the vegetable biryani.
A medley of spices lends this dish its heavenly appeal. Saffron, nutmeg, mace, cardamom, cinnamon, bayleaf, onions, garlic, ginger and so much more perfume this dish.The different types of biryanis can be as numerous as the plethora of ingredients. Choose from Hyderabadi Biryani, Awadhi Mutton Biryani, Sindhi Biryani, Kolkata Biryani et al.