Indian Culture:  5 Delicious Dishes to Check Out During Your Vacation

Do you like traveling? If you tend to gravitate towards spicy food (or just fancy a healthy meal in general), then traditional Indian dishes are more than likely to pleasure your taste-buds. Based on the popular tourist opinion, here are 5 delicious traditional Indian meals to treat yourself to:

Rogan Josh

Although the dish originates from the Persian cuisine, make no mistake – the Indian recipe-makers have modified it to the point of becoming a legitimate Indian meal. This aromatic lamb curry features a diverse range of ingredients such as tomatoes, garlic, and spices. No matter which part of India you visit, they are bound to be familiar with how to prepare it, and the best part about it is that every chef goes about it a little bit differently, resulting in many different variations you can try.



Rice and chickpeas, its main ingredients, form the core of this delicious snack that is completely vegan-friendly. Here’s how they do it: first, they let the rice ferment, then they proceed to mix it with chickpeas. After steaming it, the snack is ready to be served with coriander and mustard seeds. This one is a surefire hit amongst kids, but it can also serve as a dessert.

Awadhi cuisine

Awadhi cuisine

Awadhi cuisine would probably require a whole separate article just to cover it all, but if we had to pick only a single dish to represent it, Tunde de Kebab (like the one you can get at JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu) would definitely be a good candidate to fill the slot. Did you know it takes as much as 150 spices to prepare it? At least if you want to go the traditional way, which also requires buffalo meat to be the main ingredient.

Hyderabadi Biryani

This traditional rice dish combines ingredients like yogurt, chicken, lemon, spices, coriander leaves, onion, and saffron. It comes in multiple variations; in some of them, the chicken is replaced with other types of meat, or it can be left out of the equation entirely in favor of vegetarian ingredients.

Vada Pav

It’s simply impossible to wander the streets of India without coming across at least one Vada Pav seller. Simply put, this is is a vegetarian dish of choice, and it’s for a good reason: not only is it simple to make, it also tastes amazing and cost-effective. It’s probably not that hard to see why tourists all around the world have chosen it as a clear-cut favorite, at least when it comes to street food. Consisting of tried and true ingredients like chili and potato patty, it has all you need to fill the void in your stomach without breaking the bank.



India is not only diverse as a country but in terms of food selection as well. Indian food is widely known for being healthy and offering something for all tastes and preferences, and due to this, it’s practically impossible to recommend the definite winner out of all the dishes you can taste. In the end, you’re going to have to visit India and see for yourself. Is your travel itinerary ready yet?



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