Different states in India are renowned for their special dishes, of which some have even gained international recognition. From the spicy curries of the South to buttery Punjabi specialties, each region has its own unique and delicious fare.
In the South, one of the most famous dishes is the iconic dosa. This thin, crepe-like flatbread is served with a variety of fillings from spicy potatoes to spiced lentils and is often accompanied by coconut chutney and sambar.
Another popular dish from this region is idli, a steamed rice cake that’s eaten for breakfast or as a snack. Tamil Nadu has its own variation on idli called vada, which are savory doughnuts often served with chutney or sambar.
In the North, people crave tandoori dishes. This style of cooking involves marinated pieces of meat or vegetables being cooked in a clay oven called a tandoor at high temperatures.
Popular tandoori dishes include chicken tikka, paneer tikka, and seekh kebab. A North Indian meal would not be complete without some type of naan bread – made with whole wheat flour and cooked in a tandoor – as well as dal makhani and raita (a yogurt-based condiment).
The West has its own set of iconic dishes such as bhel puri (a street food made with puffed rice and an array of spices), pav bhaji (a mashed vegetable curry served with soft rolls), vada pav (a spicy potato patty sandwiched between two slices of bread) and dhokla (a savory cake made from fermented chickpea batter).
In the East, fish forms an important part of the cuisine due to its proximity to rivers like the Ganges and Brahmaputra. Fish curry is a popular dish from this region along with litti chokha (a stuffed wheat ball served with roasted eggplant). Sweets are also popular in this region such as sandesh (made from cottage cheese) and rosogulla (cottage cheese balls soaked in syrup).
All these dishes come together to form an eclectic mix that make up Indian cuisine. As much as each state has its own specialty food, it also shares many commonalities with other parts of India when it comes to ingredients used in cooking or certain methods used to prepare food. Therefore it can be said that while all states may have their own famous foods, they all share one thing in common – deliciousness!
Conclusion: With so many unique and delicious dishes across India’s different states it is hard to pinpoint just one famous food for all states! However, what remains true is that all Indian cuisine has an amazing range of flavors that come together to create something truly special – making India one of the most diverse culinary destinations in the world!