Rice with gravy is one of the staple foods in most parts of the region, which go down well with poppadums, chutneys, fried non-vegetarian items or dry cooked vegetables. Ragi, jowar and bajra are also extensively used in some places. It is very difficult to pick top dishes from the huge list of exotic recipes but here I try.
A true traveler can never gain in-depth knowledge about the culture and tradition of any place if he fails to taste its native food. Real foodies are spoilt for choice in a country as vast as India with a bragging right on rich food culture.