30 Traditional Indian Dishes To Try If You Are A Foodie Traveller

India is world wide popular for its vibrant and colourful festivals, rich heritage, and historical monuments. However, there’s another very important and significant aspect of exploring India without which your travel experience in India is incomplete. Yes, we are talking about the mouth-watering, lip-smacking, and drooling delicacies of India.

While, modern culture has affected the food habits as well in India, the traditional Indian dishes are still worth every bite and experience. These dishes not only define the age old culture of India, but are a reflection of every state and city in the country.

Today, we take you through the top 30 traditional Indian dishes to try from all 30 states of India.

Rogan Josh (Jammu & Kashmir): An aromatic lamb dish

Kashmiri Rogan Josh

Madra (Himachal Pradesh): Chickpeas in Curd Curry

Madra Himachali Food
Pic Courtesy: The Food Fairy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Makki Roti & Sarson Saag (Punjab): Maize and yellow flour bread with Mustrad Greens’ curry

Makki di Roti Sarson ka Saag

 

Kafuli (Uttarkhand): Spinach curry made with traditional spices

Kafuli Uttarakhand dish
Pic Courtesy: Travocoaster

Kachri ki Sabzi (Haryana): Wild cucumber gravy

Kachri ki Sabzi
Pic Courtesy: Flavors of India

 

Choley Bhaturey (Delhi):  Chickpeas curry with Fried bread

Choley Bhaturey

 

Nimona (Uttar Pradesh): Mashed Green Peas curry

Nimona

 

Bajrey ki Roti Aur Gur (Rajasthan): Pearl Millet bread with Jaggery

Bajrey ki roti
Also known as “Sogra”

 

Litti Chokha (Bihar): Baked balls of whole wheat flour stuffed with roasted chickpeas flour)

Litti Chokha

 

Thukpa (Sikkim): Noodle soup with vegetables or meat

Thukpa

 

Bamboo Shoot (Arunachal Pradesh): Curry made of bamboo shoots

Bamboo Shoots

 

Aloo Pitika (Assam): Mashed potatoes with mustard oil and traditional spices

Aloo Pitika
Pic Courtesy: Pepperonepizza

 

Jadoh (Meghalaya): Yellow rice made with pork stew

Jadoh Meghalaya

 

Mui Borok (Tripura): Traditional Tripuri cuisine made with fried and fermented fish curry

Mui Boroko - Tripura Dish
Pic Courtesy: Tripuraonline

 

Paknam (Manipur): Fish cakes

Paknam - Manipuri Dish

 

Bai (Mizoram): Stew made from local herbs and spices

Bai

 

Smoked Pork (Nagaland)

Smoked pork from Nagaland
Pic Courtesy: NElive

 

Mishti Doi (West Bengal): Traditionally prepared sweetened curd

Misti Doi

 

Rugra (Jharkhand): Local grown mushroom curry

Jharkhand Food Rugra

 

Dhokla (Gujarat): Yellow spongy cake made with fermented batter of rice and split chickpeas

Dhokla Gujrat

 

Poha (Madhya Pradesh): Dish made of flattened rice

Poha

 

Muthia (Chattisgarh): Dumplings made from rice batter mixed with traditional spices

Muthia

 

Chungdi Malai (Orissa): Creamy Prawn curry

Chungdi Malai - Prawn Curry

 

Puran Poli (Maharashtra): Sweet flat bread stuffed with mixture of powdered lentils and jaggery

Puran Poli

 

Bebinca (Goa): Traditional Pudding

Bebinca Goa

 

Pulihora (Andhra Pradesh): Tamarind rice

Pulihora

 

Hyderabadi Biryani (Telangana): Rice recipe made from different spices and vegetables or meat

Hyderbabdi Biryani

 

Dosa (Tamil Nadu): Indian style pancake made from fermented rice batter and has several variations

Dosa

 

Puttu and Kadala Curry (Kerala): Rolls made of rice powder and coconut and black chickpeas curry

Kerala dishes

 

Mysore Pak (Karnataka): Traditional local dessert

Mysore Pak dessert

 

The passion and love for food in India is incredible, so much so that we can make 30 different articles for every single state and talk about the variety of traditional dishes in India that are served in each state. But for now, you know what not to miss out if you are travelling in India and happen to be in any of these states.

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