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Top 10 Most Popular Indian Dishes

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Top 10 Most Popular Indian Dishes

Home to over 1.2 billion people, it isn’t a wonder that Indian food has managed to get a spot on the “Most Wanted” list of cuisines around the world. Indian cuisine, per say, is a misnomer, considering that not just the state, but the language, style & customs change every few hundred kilometres or less.

In this article, we’ll have a look at the top 10 most popular and delicious Indian dishes of all time.

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala

Without a doubt, this had to top the list. When Kundan Lal Gujral first innovated this delicious charcoal burnt, clay oven cooked chicken in Lahore, little did he know that he had just created history. This fiery red, crispy-on-the-outside, succulent-on-the-inside dish has taken the world by storm ever since. Next came, the gravy cousins of the Tandoori Chicken — the Butter Chicken and the Chicken Tikka Masala. Cooked in spicy gravy, heavily laced with home-made butter, just the aroma of this dish can melt the heart of the toughest of souls!

Biryani

Biriyani

Biriyani

This classic Indian concoction of rice and chicken has more variants than any other dish! Traditionally, chicken or mutton marinated in curd and fragrant spices is mixed with rice and slow cooked for hours. Modifications specific to various regions is what keeps this dish interesting. While some keep it classic, many restaurants resort to mixing the rice with a pre-cooked gravy for the moist flavoursome appeal and then add the meat.

Chaat

Chaat

Chaat

Who had thought that this simple evening street fare would be robbing hearts all over the world? A mixture of yoghurt, fried bread, potatoes, spices and herbs, this dish pops up periodically in nooks and corners all over the world, especially Britain. Its simplicity and versatility makes it a roaring success. Panipuri or Golgappa is another extremely popular snack. These little fluffs of goodness can be found all over the world today.

Samosa

Samosa

Samosa

Another popular Indian snack that has made its way into gourmet gatherings is the samosa. This humble fare of crispy fried dough stuffed with flavoured mashed potatoes has gone international with its versatility. These little flour pockets can be stuffed with practically anything that you suit your taste buds, and can be made in both savoury and sweet forms. Dip them in a tangy tamarind chutney or a spicy coriander and green chilli chutney and you are ready to transcend to food heaven.

South Indian Food

South Indian Food

South Indian Food

South Indian fare has set up firm roots all over the world. While many places serve South Indian food exclusively, most Indian restaurants abroad serve the basic rice flour idli and dosa. Soft, steamed idlis are not just extremely healthy, but are absolutely delicious with coconut chutney and sambhar. Crispy fried dosas are a breakfast favourite and can be made to accompany practically any gravy.

Kebabs

Kebabs

Kebabs

The Mughals were the absolute masters of the kitchen when it came to meat. They introduced the art of making kebabs to India and from here it was taken all over the world. A great favourite in Britain, kebabs are loved by patrons all over. Minced meat is combined with a variety of spices and then cooked in skewers over a charcoal fire. What results is succulent, delicious meat infused with a host of flavours that can enjoyed as snacks or with flat breads like roomali rotis or naan.

Naan

Naan

Naan

Best known as accompaniments to Butter Chicken and Chicken Tikka Masala, the naan deserves a special mention. Cooked in the same clay oven as the chicken, this is how the naan gets its distinct burnt, charcoal flavour which sets it apart from other flat breads. The flour can be kneaded with a variety of spices and herbs, like garlic, coriander, etc. One of the most popular versions is the butter naan which is not just kneaded with butter, but has a generous slathering on top when served.

Malai Kofta

Malai kofta

Malai kofta

 

The vegetarian version of meatballs, this can be made with gourd (lauki) or unripe bananas. They can range from mild to very spicy. Cooked in a gravy of tomato, cream and spices, the balls soak in the flavours and can be had with bread or rice. Originally a Punjabi dish, its flavoursome appeal has been adopted by many restaurateurs over the globe.

Palak Paneer

Palak paneer

Palak paneer

If you need your main course to be healthy, delicious and innovative, Palak Paneer is the way to go! Made essentially with spinach and farmer’s cottage cheese (paneer), this is nearly always the star of the table when it comes to vegetarian fare. Add a few naans or rotis to it and you have a complete meal, full of flavour and nutrients.

Dal Makhni

Dal Makhani

Dal Makhani

This Punjabi dish originated as a vegetarian variant of the butter chicken. A mix of lentils are slow-cooked with tomato puree and butter and is just yummy. This has given strong competition to the chicken curry all over the world and has slowly, but definitely made a place for itself.

One cuisine with multiple flavors! Yes, Indian cuisine is one of the best in the world and owns worldwide fanbase.

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10 Best Middle Eastern Foods

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All foods have their most famous dishes. English food is popular for fried fish and French fries, Italian food is known for its astonishing pasta dishes, and the Middle East is renowned for hummus. Be that as it may, obviously, there’s another side to every one of the world’s cooking styles. So underneath you will track down the most well known and generally perceived Middle Eastern dishes and their recipes.

So here are 10 Best Middle Eastern Foods!

Hummus

 Best Middle Eastern Foods-Hummus

Best Middle Eastern Foods-Hummus

Beginning with presumably the most popular Middle Eastern food, hummus is a crushed chickpea plunge made with tahini, olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice. It is a tempting starter, presented with pita bread and vegetables yet additionally astounding as a sandwich spread.

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10 Best Foods In Romania

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Coming to Romania is an unquestionable necessity for any movement devotee and food sweetheart since there is such a wealth as far as conventional cooking, that your faculties will be totally ruined with astonishing and extraordinary flavors. Romanian food may not be pretty much as extravagant as French cooking, and it isn’t excessively zesty or too convoluted all things considered. In any case, it is fascinating and welcoming, and it is the ideal solace food!

Pork is the most cherished “vegetable” however Romania likewise succeeds at soups and mixed greens.

The most impossible to miss thing about Romanian food is that it has an intimately acquainted taste, and yet it poses a flavor like something you’ve never attempted. This is on the grounds that the customary food is really a blend of dishes and cooking procedures acquired from adjoining societies, like Hungarian, German, Turkish and Slavic, however changed and Romanised with neighborhood spices and flavors.

So here are 10 Best Foods In Romania!

Sarmale (Cabbage Rolls)

Best Foods In Romania-Sarmale (Cabbage Rolls)

Best Foods In Romania-Sarmale (Cabbage Rolls)

Viewed as Romania’s public dish, these stuffed cabbage rolls are really of Turkish beginnings, however the Romanians guarantee that theirs are awesome.

The underlying recipe was firmly adjusted over the long run until it arrived at what is viewed as now the ideal stuffing. A fair combination of rice and minced meat (typically pork or pork joined with hamburger) and different vegetables and nearby spices is moved in cabbage leaves or youthful grape leaves for a fragile character.

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