The famous Indian foods

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Indian foods are becoming known for their wide range of flavors and uses of spices, vegetables, grains. Learn more about Indian cuisine with our article on Famous India Foods. As you know many dishes in India vary from region to region. Here we share some popular Indian foods dishes enjoyed across different parts of India. We hope you enjoy them!

Also known as  kidney beans curry with rice / Ragi mudde (Finger millet meal) / Karela Curry(bitter gourd dish) / Mixed vegetable Khichdi / Vegetable Pulao (Vegetable Pilaf) / Aloo gobi (cauliflower & potato curry) / Dal fry(lentils curry) / Khatti Meethi Dal (sweet and sour lentils) / Vegetable Jalfrezi with Pav (vegetables in bell pepper sauce ) / Veg Noodles/ Palak Rice( Spinach with rice)

Aloo Paratha  /  Methi aloo  / Potato stuffed whole wheat bread

Besan ka cheela  

Chole bhature        

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Chole bhature is one of the famous North Indian dishes made from white chickpeas. It is usually served with flavored fried Indian bread called ‘bhatura’. This combination of chole bhature is often chosen by food lovers. Enjoy Punjabi chole bhature on your next visit to India!

Dal Pakwan        

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The name says it all. A rich dish made with Dal, the lentils, and Andhra, a traditional spicy chutney served with pooris(fried Indian bread). This combination has been popular in Hyderabad for ages. It is a great dish for breakfast or dinner.

Kathi Kabab      

The Kathi kababs is another famous Indian food and is easily available at any roadside food joint in Mumbai. These were some of my favorite childhood snacks when I was living in Mumbai. Traditionally it is still being prepared from minced meat (chicken or mutton) but you may find them being made from fish these days! It is best enjoyed with green chutney especially in monsoons.

Mumbai Pav Bhaji       

This one is a must-have in Mumbai on a rainy day! Hot steaming buns with spicy mashed vegetables(bhaji) topped with the tangy and sweet tomato sauce/stew(pav). You can add some butter to it for even more taste. Delhi has its own version of this called Ragda Patties where hot water-soaked yellow peas are used instead of traditional mashed vegetables.


The name needs no introduction! A flatbread mixed or cooked with oil, ghee, or butter and stuffed with any filling (potato, egg, cheese, etc.) It comes under the category of comfort food for many Indians. Perfectly crispy outside and chewy inside served with pickle or curd, it is best enjoyed during breakfast.


Samosas are one of the most popular Indian street food snacks. It is originally an Indo-Muslim dish that was later adopted in India. This triangular-shaped fried snack filled with mashed potatoes and green peas has drool-worthy written all over it. You can find them in different shapes and sizes at any roadside food joint in India!

Tandoori Sqliem        

Tandoori chicken recipe was introduced in Delhi by Moti Mahal restaurant in the late 1950s. Since then its popularity has just kept growing and you will be pleased to know that not only Delhi but the whole of India is enjoying this.

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