Indian cuisines have started gaining popularity worldwide primarily because of being rich in taste and flavor. We now witness Indian restaurants in abundance abroad and if you think only Indians visit them, then you are mistaken. Now these restaurants top the charts of food critics for their opulent dishes. We bring to you some dishes that have become a favorite of many worldwide.
10. Butter Chicken
The famous Punjabi delicacy is loved by food connoisseur across the globe. Considered to be one of the most popular non-vegetarian dish, this dish is a compilation of varied Indian spices along with butter and mouthwatering chicken marinated overnight in yoghurt. The mere mention of the process has made my mind wander into dreamland and I am sure you are going through the same.
9. Idli, Dosa, Vada with Sambhar
Doesn’t it make your mouth water! Of the many popular south Indian dishes, the one whose prominence has touched the taste buds of people across the globe is Dosa, Idli, Vada with the tangy sambhar. Masala Dosa being favorite out of the lot, this offering from the southern part of our country is definitely doing wonders globally.
Said to have been emerged from South India, with the famous Hyderabadi Biryani, Biryani is another delicacy of our country that has gained popularity. Basmati (type of rice) is preferred for making Biryani, whose aroma itself will make one pounce on it on being served. The ‘menu’ thus, no wonder, carries a special section of Biryani and includes its various varieties, such as Egg Biryani, Chicken Biryani, Fish Biryani and more.
7. Chole Bhature
Don’t you remember having those Special Sundays meant for Chole Bhature. This dish would make you lick your fingers non-stop and wish to demand one helping after the other. Having originated from Punjab it is a combination of chole or chick peas with fried Indian bread also called Bhatura.
6. Panipuri and chaats
It is a street food but is loved by people across the country and globe. Eaten with spicy water and sometimes sweet water (I prefer the former), Panipuri also called as Golgappas may make you make those weird faces when the spiciness hits the taste bud. There is a whole range of chaats other than Panipuris that are a delight to eat such as Aloo Tikki, Papdi Chaat, Sevpuri Chaat. Aren’t you feeling the urge to go down the street now and order one?
Another street food popular amongst many is Samosa. Made of maida, it is filled with a mixture made of potato, onions and a few spices. Eaten either with tomato chutney or coriander chutney, the yummy taste of samosa gets doubled. This famous snack of our country has become a delicate snack for global food lovers.
A favorite dish of many tourists who visit India is Kebabs, as they often enjoy this dish in Indian restaurants abroad. This dish consists of meat which is arranged in a skewer and grilled over coal. The delicious taste has made this dish gain millions of fans.
3. Rogan josh
Also called as Lamb Rogan Josh, it is a Kashmiri delicacy which has found admirers elsewhere as well. Cooked with various spices ranging from cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaves, the vivid flavors make this dish robust and makes for a sumptuous meal.
2. Dal Makhni
A favorite of the North Indians, Dal Makhani is a must-have during any festive occasion. The domestic popularity has led it to be one of the most loved dals. Generally had with Indian bread or chapattis, the taste is devoured by food lovers.
1. Malai Kofta
One of the most popular vegetarian dish is the Malai Kofta. Koftas made either from Bottle Gourd (lauki) or Potatoes, in a rich gravy makes it a feisty affair. Considered to be a substitute for meatballs, it is no less delicious and the look of it might convince non-vegetarian lovers opt for it in place of a non-vegetarian dish.