10 Lesser Known Dishes of India
India has a rich culture because of its diverse and varying climatic conditions. It has been subjected to various invasions by foreigners. Every region differs socio-culturally. This can be seen from the different customs, languages and food habits of the people of this vast nation.
In this article, we give you some of the lesser known dishes of India that are unique, mouthwatering and a treat for your palate.
This dish is available typically in Lucknow and old Delhi. This dish basically consists of dry fruits and milk. The khoya or mawa are beaten until fluffy and light. These are served with a garnishing of sugar and dry fruits.
- Bhang Ke Pakore
This is a special snack that is prepared during the Holi festival. Cannabis leaves’ powder is mixed with the batter of pakora and is eaten after frying. This is an addictive dish that is also tasty.
This is an Assamese delicacy which means bamboo shoots with fish. The fish used to prepare this dish is Rawas. To the Rawas fish is added mustard oil, ginger, turmeric and chillies in large amounts.
A dish originating from kutch, handvo is the perfect snack for breakfast or tea. This is a great dish for the health conscious people. A well-known variant of this dish is dhokla. This can serve as a complete meal in itself.
- Vathal Kuzhambu
This is a South-Indian curry which is a specialty among Tamil Brahmins. This lentil curry also contains tamarind.
- Kanchipuram Idli
If you want to try a different version of regular idlis, you should go for Kanchipuram idlis. They are full of spices. These idlis are filled with jeera, pepper, ginger, chillies and cashew nuts.
This is a Goan dish that is not known too much. A multi-layered pudding that is made of flour, ghee, sugar, egg yolk, nuts, and coconut milk.
- Chicken Dak Bungalow
Chicken Dak Bungalow is an Anglo Indian dish. It was very popular during the British rule. It was prepared by the cooks of India for the elite.
A Gujarati snack, Locho is prepared from gram flour and sev. Locho stands for “mistake” in Gujarati. It is said that once a cook was making khaman and he put excess water while making it. His reaction was “Arre ye to Locho this gayo”- (Meaning: A mistake was made by me). Therefore, this dish was named Locho.
- Potoler Dolma
In Bengali, Potoler Dolma means pointed gourd. This pointed gourd (parwal) can be stuffed with paneer, fish or minced meat.
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