India’s culture is visible not just in its multiple languages, multiple people, multi-religious , but also in the wide range of foods that Indians love. Regardless anywhere you live, there was always one specific food product which will remember you of your home land a delicious dish that signifies “home” to you.. Here is the list of 29 Indian states and their famous food items list, that are absolutely delicious.
1. Andhra Pradesh :
Andhra Pradesh is known for its spicy food all around the country. The famous food is gongura pickle ambadi. The tangy taste of every pickle is fiery spicy pickle made with Ambadi leaves, otherwise known as Sorrel leaves. Well-blended with a variety of spices, this special Andhra dish can be served with flavoured rice or a pair of hot chapatis.
2. Arunachal Pradesh :
The famous traditional food is apong. Well all of you must be wondering what is apong? It is just another name for rice beer and is one of the most important traditional drink of Arunachal. This beer is home-made, free of any chemicals and is also light on the buds if you’re a light drinker and want a little light beer instead of the usual strong commercialized one.
3. Assam :
A soul food in its truest sense, aloo pitika is loved by all of Assam. Aloo Pitika is a simple side dish accompanied to rice and dal. It is essentially mashed potatoes with mustard oil, onion, coriander and salt. This dish can be eaten at both lunch and dinner. Assam version of the humble mashed potato is delightfully simple and flavoursome.
4. Bihar :
The scrumptious and exotic Bihari dishes are highly capable of tingling the taste bud of every food connoisseur. Litti Choka a lip- smacking taste food for biharians. It is grand welcome to the food of Bihar. The chokha is mixed with spices and filled in wheat dough balls, rolled and cooked with ghee on a hot plate.
5. Chhattisgarh :
Bafuri is the famous food in chhattisgargh. Bafuari is a healthy alternative for the oily pakodas which every Indian’s favourite snack. Various vegetables and spices add mouth-savoring taste to the dish. The dough is prepared in the form of balls and is steamed. The fact that is not cooked in oil makes it extremely healthy to eat.
6. Goa :
Vindaloo is food of goa. ‘Vin’ comes from the word vinegar and ‘ahlo’ means garlic in Portuguese. The dish consists of pork, onions, chillies, garlic along with Vinegar and other spices. Masala is prepared using the chillies and other ingredients and is then mixed with meat and vinegar. This mixture is stored overnight.
The older the dish gets, the better it tastes as the meat get marinated properly and absorbs the flavours.
7. Gujarat :
A snack that every Gujarati Swear by! is thepla. No Gujarati journeys, picnics, foreign trips or even business trips are complete without this ubiquitous snack. Made from gram flour, whole wheat flour, fresh fenugreek leaves and spices, these flatbreads are healthy snacking options with a long shelf life.
8. Haryana :
Khichri is had almost throughout the country. However, what makes Haryana Khichri so popular is that instead of rice, Bajara is used. For preparing bajara khichri, bajara is soaked overnight. Then Moong daal and bajara are washed together and cooked along with spices.This recipe is recommended to all especially to those who do not wish to have rice.
9. Himachal Pradesh :
Made from wheat flour, Sidu is a local side- dish of Himachal Pradesh. The wheat flour is kept for 4-5 hours for the yeast to settle down. Later, the dough is filled with fat and put on the direct flame to get the half-cooked dough. This partly cooked dough is then steamed to keep the taste and nutrients of the ingredients intact.
10. Jammu and Kashmir :
Dum Olav or Dum Aaloo, one of the most famous dishes of Kashmiri food. Dum Aaloo is cooked with yoghurt, ginger powder, fennel and other hot spices to give it a unique flavour and aroma. You can have it with chapatis or naan to get the most out of this all time favourite and popular Kashmiri cuisine dish.
11. Jharkhand :
Thekua dish which is very famous in jharkhand. It has been used as a sweet snack in the region since centuries and is considered a revered Prasad during the Chatth Pooja. It is mainly prepared from wheat flour and consists of dollops of sugar, but you won’t be able to resist it once you eat it.
12. Karnataka :
Mysore Pak is a simple but very famous sweet that is popular all across India. Mysore Pak is made from three ingredients only – Besan (Gram Flour), Ghee and sugar. The texture of the sweet feels rich due to besan and ghee. The sweet is widely distributed especially during Diwali.
13. Kerala :
Puttu-Kadala traditional Food of Kerala, puttu is a cylindrical steamed rice cake cooked with coconut shavings. This is an extremely popular breakfast item and staple food of Kerala. This Kerala food item is usually served with kadala curry which is essentially black chickpeas but can be eaten in whichever way it tastes good!
14. Madhya Pradesh :
Bafla is a delicious treat of the wheat balls well cooked in ghee. The dish is well complemented with a bowl of Dal and coriander sauce (Hari chutney). Dal Bafla is not only celestial in taste but also provides a good dose of multiple vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates and fat just in the right quantity.
15. Maharashtra :
Vada Pav can easily be called the Indian version of a burger! A delicious, spicy, deep-fried patty made of potato is squeezed between a thick slice of bread, similar to a burger bun. Between the vada (patty) and pav (bread) a spicy mix of spices and salt is sprinkled and garnished with a fried, salted green chilli.
16. Manipur :
A delightful combination of boiled vegetables and fish. Eromba is prepared by boiling a tonne of vegetables along with some fermented fish. It is mixed until the texture becomes like a paste. Finally, it is garnished with maroi and a sprinkle of coriander leaves.
17. Meghalaya :
Nakhmam Bitchi is a popular soup consumed before meals and served to guests. Nakham is a special kind of dry fish, which is sun-dried or fire-dried. The fish is then fried and boiled in water, to make a thick, rich soup. It is then flavored with lots of chillies and pepper to make it tasty and tangy, suitable for the Meghalayan weather.
18. Mizoram :
Koat pitha the delicious food of Mizoram. It is essentially a fried dish made using rice flour and bananas. They also add fish to it, as it is considered to be one of their staples. It looks crispy from the outside but is soft and warm from the inside.It generally tastes a little sweet because of the presence of bananas.
19. Nagaland :
The most important traditional drink of nagaland is rice beer. This beer is home-made with rice, free of any chemicals and is also light on the buds if you’re a light drinker and want a little light beer instead of the usual strong commercialized one.
20. Odisha (Orissa) :
Rasabali the sweet dish is garnished with cardamoms and soaked in thick flavoured milk. Served in Lord Jagannath temple as a part of chappana bhogas, this delicacy trace its origin from Kendrapara district in Odisha.
21. Punjab :
Dal Makhani delectable buttery Punjabi dish of lentils is a rich concoction of black lentils and red kidney beans made in a thick gravy made even richer with dollops of cream. Traditionally, it simmers for 2-3 hours over a low flame to get it to thicken as the flavours keep becoming deeper.
22. Rajasthan :
Dal bati churma is traditional food to Rajasthan; known for its crunchy batis, dipped in ghee along with spicy daal and sweet churma.
23. Sikkim :
Momos, who doesn’t love momos? Believed to be of Tibetan origin and modulated by the Nepalese cuisine the momos are the lifeline of Sikkim. Momo is made of dough filled with meat.
24. Tamil Nadu :
Idli and vada a famous tamil nadu food to relish. Idli is made with a mixture of urad dal and rice and looks like a small, spongy pancake once cooked.
Vada, on the other hand, is either doughnut-shaped and is prepared with fermented Bengal gram mixed with curry leaf, cumin seed and mustard seed. The vada is then shaped and deep fried giving us a crispy yet soft food.
25. Telangana :
Hyderabadi Biryani has come to be known worldwide as one of India’s food item.
Marinated meat is cooked in layers of rice in a big handi which is covered with flat dough that eventually rises due to heat; indicating that the biryani is ready to be devoured
26. Tripura :
Chuwarak a traditional drink for tripurians.It is prepared by fermenting rice in water and using a variety of ingredients such as mami rice, pineapple, jack fruit etc. Chuwarak is considered as one of the safest alcohol to drink in the world.
27. Uttar Pradesh :
Kebabs a much renowned food of Uttar pradesh, which is best served with Rumali roti to the Galawati Kebabs which dissolve as soon as you place them inside your mouth.
28. Uttarakhand :
Chainsoo a very famous Garhwal dish which is made of Urad or Kali Dal and thus consists of a lot of protein.
29. West Bengal :
Mishti Doi is a sweetened yoghurt dish that is served at the end of a supper and serves as a sweet dish. Though served all around the country now, it was initially made famous by Bengal. Try it if you have a sweet tooth.
1. Delhi (National Capital Territory) – Delhi :
Chaat a famous savoury snack.chaat is a mixture of potato pieces, crisp fried bread dahi vada or dahi bhalla, gram or chickpeas and tangy-salty spices, with sour Indian chili and saunth, fresh green coriander leaves and yogurt for garnish, other popular variants included aloo tikkis or samosa , bhel puri, dahi puri, panipuri, dahi vada, papri chaat, and sev puri.
2. Puducherry (Pondicherry) :
Kadugu yerra a famous gravy,The gravy is influenced by the French colonists and prepared with shrimp or prawns and mustard paste,methi pastes, coconut cream,red chili powder.
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