If you are a big-time foodie, then this blog post is surely for you. India is known for its diverse culture and cuisines. You get to taste delectable dishes in almost every city. Different states of India not only have their own traditions, festivals and customs, but they serve diverse delicacies as well. If you visit a city and do not taste its special delicacy, then your trip would be considered incomplete. So, if you plan to visit any of the below mentioned cities, don’t forget to relish its popular dishes and also bring along some for your friends back home. So, here is the list.
To start with, the city of “Taj Mahal” is famous for its distinctive pethas also. People all over in India name it as “Agra ka petha”. It is baked milk, a soft translucent candy, which is made from ash gourd vegetable and sugar syrup. It is available in different varieties and flavours, such as aam papad, kesaria, angoori, paan petha and other such flavours. Panchhi Petha is the most renowned name that sells this dish in its most authentic taste. But make sure that you find an original Panchhi Petha shop only as there are fake shops in every street of the city. A local person living in Agra would be able to guide you to an original shop, or you can search for them on the Internet as well. Don`t miss out Agar`s famous street food.
Varanasi is famous for its food culture. It is known to serve some most authentic tastes and serves right from sweet and sour to bitter and spicy. You can have spicy chat (snacks made from potato), tamatar chat (snacks made from tomatoes), rabri (a thick milk sweet), and is specifically known for its special “Banarsi Paan” which is a mouth freshener i.e. Mahai Paan. This religious city offers plentiful flavours to the foodies.
The authentic idli, vada, dosa, sambar is the staple dish of Chennai and all of South India. It is served on big banana leaves in a traditional manner. It is the right way to eat the south Indian food. It includes high nutrition and proteins. The other food items from Chennai to eat are Appam, Kothu Parotta, Puttu, Murukku, Idappam, etc.
Undeniably, Delhi, along with being the capital of India, is also the food capital of India. It serves lip-smacking, aromatic dishes that will blow your mind. It is a paradise for food lovers. Apart from the famous chole bhature, it is known for its street foods as well. Besides, you can have some amazing tandoori chicken, and a variety of spicy grilled chicken dishes. Delhi and street foods go hand-in-hand. You name it and you get it. But don’t miss to go to the parathewali gali and Karim’s to have the delicacies of the place. Chandni Chowk area is heaven for food lovers, as you get to enjoy a whole lot of delicacies including golgappe, tikki, raj kachori, dal cheela, pakore, bhel puri, etc.
You just cannot miss out the authentic sea food of Goa. As you know, it is a place to enjoy parties, drinks, and good food. This beach city is famous for different types of seafood such as prawn, crab, squid, etc., but the most special one is Goan prawn curry named Gassi. When partying in Goa, don’t just go gaga over liquor. Have some authentic Goan food too to make your trip memorable.
Hyderabad and biryani are synonymous to each other. Hyderabadi Dum Biryani is one of the best examples of Mughlai and Awadhi cuisines. This ancient city has to offer one of a kind of dish. There isn’t any foodie who is unaware of this delectable dish. You can also try different types of kebabs that are served here. Don’t miss to taste the enriching flavours of the biryani in Hyderabad. When partying in Hyderabad, do not forget to eat street food of Hyderabad.
Authentic thali serving the royalties has several anecdotes with it. The spicy and tasteful dal bati churma with oodles of ghee is known as the speciality of Rajasthani Thali. It comprises of many things on the plate, sweet savory and spicy, all in one to make a complete meal. When in Jaipur, you cannot miss out on this one. It is a complete delight in one platter. Just hop into right shop to grab the most authentic Rajasthani thali.
As and when the name of Kolkata pops up, we are reminded of these famous sweets of the city. Some of the sweets that are worth mentioning first are the Rasogullas, Sondesh, and Misthi Doi. Although these sweets are famous, you also get to taste flavourful seafood and the special Hilsa fish as well the spicy puchkas and jhalmuri that are the popular street foods of Kolkata.
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Known as the city of nawabs, Lucknow is famous for its Awadhi cuisines, such as Korma, Kebabs and Biryani, and all these having a lakhnawi twist to them. The famous Galouti and tundey kebab are famous all over India. You can savor some tasteful spicy items to top up with a delightful meetha paan, and kulfi especially prepared with kesar. Old Lucknow serves some authentic flavours to savor. You just need to get into right place.
Well, Mumbai is a hub of foodies. The famous street foods of Mumbai are something that nobody wants to miss out. The world-famous vada pav of Mumbai is loved by one and all. It is a spicy potato cutlet put in a bun (Pav). Besides this, Sev puri, Pani puri, Dahi puri, Batata Vada are some of the most delectable delicacies served in Mumbai. You cannot miss out the popular street foods of Mumbai when you are there. You can enjoy every bite and have some awesome lip-smacking food experiences in Mumbai.
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The Indian cities and their famous dishes that grabbed a space in our list are a must try for every food lover.