• Esha Chandra

28 Dishes That Define India!

"Food brings people together on many different levels. It’s the nourishment of the Soul and Body; It’s truly love."
-Giada De Laurentiis

Don’t we all agree with the above quote?

Food is the best way to get to know a place and its culture. Moreover, it has a way of bringing people together. After all, it is the star of celebrations as well as casual get-togethers, isn’t it?

Keeping this in mind, we have compiled a list of 28 delicious and mouth-watering Indian dishes which will surely make you drool irrespective of whether you consider yourself a foodie or not.

1. Kashmir - Rogan Josh

How can we talk about Kashmir and not mention Rogan Josh? Generally savored with rice or naan, this flavorsome non-vegetarian dish is a red lamb-based curry consisting of ginger, bay leaves, Kashmiri chilies, and yogurt.

A meat dish in red curry

2. Himachal Pradesh - Chana Madra

Madra is originally a delicacy that belongs to the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. Chickpea curry with a yogurt-based gravy, this recipe contains various spices like tamarind, onion, ginger, and garlic paste that greatly enhance the taste of this already delicious dish.

Chickpeas in yellow, yogurt-gravy

3. Punjab- Sarson da Saag & Makke di Roti

Ask anyone in India, the first thing that comes to our mind when we think of Punjabi cuisine is Sarson Da Saag with Makke di Roti (Indian bread made using corn flour). Sarson da saag is a flawless fusion of healthy and tasty. Made using mustard leaves, along with spinach, green chilies, and spices, this dish, with a generous dollop of butter, is the perfect wintery guilty pleasure.

A mustard leaves dish, with a type of Indian bread on the side

4. Uttarakhand - Aloo Gutuk

A Pahari culinary gem, Aloo Gutuk will provide your soul with what it needs. An easy recipe consisting of boiled potatoes, red chili powder, salt, turmeric, and coriander powder, this dish, coupled with Bhang ki Chutney, Pooris, and Kumaoni Raita, will surely leave you craving for more.

Potato dish with lots of spices

5. Haryana - Meethe Chawal