May 16, 2017 blogadmin 0Comment

Ask any traveler visiting or re-visiting India why they like the country, two things that always remain common in their answers are – Indian food and the colors.

Similarly, when you visit another country, it will not be difficult to spot an Indian restaurant every so many blocks. It goes to show how immensely popular Indian food is all over the world; although, every country modifies them to cater to the tastes and preferences of the local population; for example, butter chicken in England tastes nothing like the actual Chicken Tikka Masala that Punjabis came up with, none the less, it is Britain’s favorite food.

India is, therefore, quite deserving, known as the food lover’s haven. Our country is a culinary paradise for anyone who loves their food and with something to cater to everyone’s taste (and pocket) – Indian food never disappoints. So much so that this has become an essential part of India’s identity.

Although some food items shine through the menu of every Indian food joint, there are so many more dishes in the collective Indian cuisine that equally deserve to be tried (and appreciated). Like everything else in India, food habits in each state is vastly diverse – not just in terms of the spices and grains used but also in the style of cooking itself.

Certain types of grains or produce can be noticeably dominant in specific parts of the country, due to the climatic conditions and terrain being favorable for their growth in those regions. For example, in the Eastern states, rice is the staple food eaten mostly with fishes from ponds and rivers which are scattered abundantly in these areas. The vegetables used are the ones that are ideal to be grown in hot and humid climates.

In the west of India, where the soil type ranges black soil to dry and arid desert soil, wheat, jawar, bajra, and seafood dominate the culinary scene.

In the north of India, where nuts are grown in abundance (given the cold climate), nuts and dry fruits are generously thrown into most dishes along with a sizable helping of butter, making them intensely rich and full of flavor.

South Indian cuisines are a vegetarian’s delight. Rice, like in the East, is also the staple grain here and is used in every possible form – flaked, powdered, mashed, or cooked in spices and sugar for savory or sweet treats. The use of coconut oil in a lot of dishes makes certain food items strikingly different from any other cuisine. Coconut itself is also a big part of the food culture in the South, due to the long coastline dotted with coconut palm trees. For the same reason, seafood, too, is a major part of the diet here.

In this blog post, We wanted to make a list of Indian food items – one dish per state – which is a must-try when you are in that region. So, let us take a virtual culinary tour of India through specialties from each of our 29 states.

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Andhra Pradesh
Gongura Mutton

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Arunachal Pradesh
Misa Mach Poora

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Assam
Massor Tenga

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Bihar
Litti Chokha

Litti chokha… Best bihari comfort food #litti #authentic #bihari #bonfire #firstattempt #vegan #winterfun

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Chhattisgarh
Masoor Kadhi

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Goa
Vindalooo

Our #pork #vindaloo available on our daily menu at our store..

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Gujarat

Dhokla

#yummilicious #Homemade #Dhokla #yumfoodpost #instashare #cookingislife #cookingismypassion?

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Haryana
Kachri Ki Sabzi

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Himachal Pradesh
Sidu

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Jammu & Kashmir
Rogan Josh

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Jharkhand
Dhuska

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Karnataka

Bisi Bele Bhaat

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Kerala
Avial

#avial #kerala #mixedveg #famous #cookedwithcocunut #oneofmyfavourite #lightandhealthy

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Madhya Pradesh
Poha

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Maharashtra
Misal Pav

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Manipur
Iromba

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Meghalaya
Jadoh with Pork

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Mizoram
Thukpa

#thukpa#love

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Nagaland
Pork with Bamboo Shoot

#angami #PorkWithBambooShoot #CookingIsADelight ?

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Odisha
Dalma

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Punjab
Sarson Ka Saag Aur Makki Ki Roti

En route to #Chandigarh strictly #sarsonkasaag #makkikiroti we deal with!

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Rajasthan
Dal Baati Choorma

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Sikkim
Momos

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Tamil Nadu
Uthappam

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Telangana
Hyderabadi Biryani

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Tripura
Chakhwi

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Uttar Pradesh
Kebabs

Galouti Kebab Gabbars #gabbars #galoutikebab #meltsinyourmouth #desiswag #onfood

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Uttarakhand
Aloo Gutke

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West Bengal
Bhapa Ilish

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Of course selecting one out of the myriad options isn’t really fair (or easy) and some of you would want to nominate a different dish to represent your state. Use the comment box below to tell us which is the most popular dish in your state that you want anyone visiting to try.

 

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