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By Himanshu Agarwal of Pearls India Tour
Food has a special power of uniting mind and soul. It’s the best way to get together with friends and family. India just like in all her aspects showcases uniqueness in its cuisine as well. One travelling across India shouldn’t miss these cuisines at any cost. Almost every state has something its own to boast of. But some cuisines are less popular when compared with other cuisines. Here I’m sharing ten such Indian cuisines which you might find in the menus of traditional kitchens and you might not want to miss out on!
1. Kerala Cuisine
Kerala is the land of spices. It showcases a truly luxurious and exquisite cuisine before its visitors. The biriyani of Kerala has earned much name. It is a must try dish as far as a foodie is concerned. Kerala brings about a twist even in the most common dishes like a steam cake. You can get Arabic as well as western dishes with an elegant Kerala touch.
2. Tribal Cuisine
Most of us have covered and tasted the food from all notable restaurants and food stalls but none of us really relished the taste of tribal food. Silkworm and red ants are some of their special dishes. The tribal cuisine is rich in dietary vitamins and proteins and is enriching for health. They believe in staying connected to the nature therefore they eat everything nature has to offer on their home grounds.
3. Uttarakhandi Cuisine
Uttarakhand Cuisine is of finest delicacy and showcases a wide range of dishes. Mandua roti, Chainsoo, Tor ki dal etc are few of the special dishes of this cuisine. The dishes are usually hot and spicy even in their looks. Kachhmauli is the star of this cuisine. Here, you can taste goat fried as a whole with the most exotic spices.
4. Kashmiri Cuisine
Just as the terrain and beauty you can experience in Kashmir, is unparalleled, it’s cuisine is pretty special and mouthwatering too. Modur Pulav is a must try dish in Kashmiri Cuisine. They make use of all kinds of meat including beef, mutton and so on in their dishes. You can also get Momos with a typical Kashmiri touch in the streets of this snowy city.
5. Kathiyawadi Cuisine
This is exclusively for all those who loves spices and hoy dishes with all their hearts. You cannot spot any sweet dish in a Kathiyawadi Thali. Almost all Kathiyawadi food items are possess a smoked flavor as they are often cooked on wood fire. Khichdi and lasaniya batata are two dishes which you shouldn’t miss out if you are in Gujarat.
6. Malnad Cuisine
Malnad Cuisine mainly puts its focus on fishes and other seafood items. There are some truly delicious vegetarian dishes as well. The rich heritage of Karnataka is reflected in the typical old Malanad cuisine. Halasina Hannina, Nallikai, Uppina kaayi are few of the highlights of Malnad Cuisine
7. Konkani Cuisine
A must try when you visit Goa, Konkani cuisine too gives first preference to hot and spicy food items. Most of the items falling under this cuisine is vegetarian. Every dish looks really appealing to eyes and are absolutely delicious as well. Tepla ambat, kolmbo sambar are some of the most sought ought dishes in Konkani Cuisine.
8. Parsi Cuisine
The Persian folks brought with them a whole new culture and the divine Parsi cuisine to India. They showcase a wonderful blend of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian items. Dhansak which is made of mutton is a lip-smacking dish. This cuisine can easily be found in some Parsi-owned restaurants when you visit parts of Gujrat and Maharashtra.
9. Telegana Cuisine
Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes of Telegana are doubtlessly appetizing. Dishes like Mamsam Pulusu and Garijelu are scrumptious. The rotis and side dishes of Garijelu make a perfect combination and will ignite each of your taste buds.
10. Kumaoni Cuisine
Many of you wouldn’t have even heard of the Kumaoni village in the state of Uttarakand. It is of high nutritional value and toothsome. Bhatt ki Churkani is the most favorite Kumaoni dish of people. So, when you are in Uttrakhand next, do not forget to walk the streets to find a traditional eatery serving this soul-satisfying cuisine.
Now that you know what more you can eat in India, visit these regions as early as possible and do tell if these cuisines did not make you eat your fingers too!
Himanshu has a traveler’s soul and believes in the motivational effect good food from across the world has on an explorer’s appetite. He travels to unravel the flavors, cuisines and lives of people in various parts of the earth. He inks his findings on pearls India tour.