Indian food is known worldwide for its good taste and spicy dishes. Indian restaurants can be found all over the world, which is a good indication of the popularity of Indian food.
Although you can eat Indian food at home in a restaurant in Sweden and prepare it yourself, it is not as magical as eating in India. It is the fresh ingredients and spices that make local food in India so special.
Below you can read more about Indian cuisine and some of its traditional dishes.
chicken tikka masala
Chicken Tikka Masala is probably India’s most famous dish. It is a creamy tomato sauce made with chili, ginger, garam masala and chicken.
The food is traditionally served with rice and freshly baked naan bread. This is a classic of Indian cuisine!
In Indian Kashmiri cuisine, Rogan Josh is a very popular dish. It is a dish made of lamb, onion, curd, ginger, garlic and spices. This recipe uses, for example, cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaves and cloves.
The dish has the spicy taste of Kashmiri chili and a beautiful red color.
Dosa is a crispy pancake that originated in South India but is now popularly eaten all over the country. Pancake batter is made from rice and lentils and served with chutney.
There are different varieties of dosa that you can taste. Masala Dosa, Pepper Dosa, Dosa with Paneer, Rava Dosa and Set Dosa are some of the popular varieties.
It is an Indian stew made with local spices, cauliflower and potatoes. Other common ingredients in aloo gobhi include ginger, coriander, onion, garlic, cumin, peas and turmeric, which give the dish a beautiful yellow color.
Aloo Gobi is a suitable dish for vegetarians
Naan bread is heavenly and is an Indian young baked bread. It is served with most meals in India and tastes good with meals.
In India, there are different types of naan bread according to taste, including those brushed with butter or ghee or covered with cheese or garlic.
When I eat Indian food, I always have garlic naan with my meal!
It is a local snack made of dough filled with minced meat, lentils, potatoes or peas. These are folded and fried to perfection in oil.
Samosas are usually served with various chutneys. Mint and tamarind chutney is popular among Indian samosas.
When it comes to street food in India, you must try papdi chaat. It is a popular street food in the northern part of the country consisting of fried dough with potatoes, chickpeas and sweet chutney.
Another famous dish in India is Tandoori Chicken, which comes from the northern part of the country. It is a popular dish for locals and tourists alike, made from chicken cooked in a clay oven.
Before frying, the chicken is marinated in a chutney made from yogurt and a tandoori-masala spice mixture. The chicken is served with rice and naan bread.
The clay oven is called “tandoor”, which has given the dish its name.
It is an excellent dish for vegetarians as this dish does not contain meat. Dal Makhani is based on lentils, butter, cream, tomato paste, ginger, garlic, onion and spices.
Dal Makhani is a very tasty and creamy Indian dish that is loved by both vegetarians and meat lovers.
One of the most famous dishes in India is Murg Makhani, also known as “Butter Chicken”. It is a dish consisting of chicken, fresh tomatoes, garlic and a creamy sauce with butter, cream and spices.
Cardamom, cumin, cloves, cinnamon, coriander and black pepper are common spices in this dish.
Malai Kofta is a dish made of potato, carrot and cabbage balls or paneer with a creamy tomato and cashew chutney.
Basmati rice and naan roti are served for this.
Eating Vindaloo is common in South India. It is a dish made of meat, red chili, potato, garlic and spices like coriander and cumin.
This is a very tasty and durable dish, so remember to be a little careful when tasting.
More about Indian food
India is a big country and therefore it is common for different regions to have different cuisines. In the regions of India, they have different climates, cultures and soils where they grow their food – which affects the food they eat.
Rice, lentils, peas, and beans are common ingredients in Indian food, as are spices such as chilies, cardamom, cumin, ginger, turmeric, coriander, garlic, saffron, and curry.
What is the traditional food in India?
In India, a traditional meal usually consists of rice, curry or stew with vegetables and naan bread.
Do you eat with your hands in India?
Yes, in India it is common to eat with your hands without cutlery. Note that you only use your right hand to eat and of course you wash your hands thoroughly before eating.
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