8 Dishes you must try at least once while traveling to India

Dishes you must try
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Traveling to India? you just cannot stay away from these mouth-watering local delicacies and authentic Indian cuisines. India being an incredible place never stays behind in amazing people with its culture, tradition, history but most importantly its appealing and tasty food. 

Here is a list of some mouth-watering dishes you must try when traveling to India:

Chole Bhature

This combination of fluffy deep-fried flour-based bread and spicy thick curry made of chickpea served with green chutney, onions, and pickles is relished at every street corner of North India. You should definitely try this Punjabi-style breakfast during your stay in India.

Idli Sambar

Dishes you must try

Popular as a south Indian breakfast item, Idli Sambar comes in the category of most inexpensive food items. Made up of fermented rice cake (idli) served with sour-tinged stew, and white coconut chutney this dish could be called the epitome of flavors.

Pani Puri

Called by different names such as pani puri, puchka, or gol gappe these small crisp hollow balls of bread filled with spicy water originated from the northern state of Bihar. These small balls that are perfect to pop right into your mouth are available in every part of India. You may also see some modifications in the dish as the spicy water can sometimes be replaced with rum, vodka, whiskey, etc.


Dishes you must try

This dish from Gujrat can be served as breakfast or even a snack. This dish made from fermented rice and chickpea batter is served with complete Gujarati delicacy. Although you might find it at many places in India, it is best to try Dhokla in Gujrat.

Masala Chai

Masala chai being sold at every place from chaiwallahs at railway stations to high-end restaurants is one of the most famous export items. You may find many diluted versions of this chai around the globe but the real deal lies here in India. Spiced up with cinnamon sticks, green cardamom pods ground cloves, and black pepper the chai creates a wonderful aromatic flavor. You should surely taste it when in India.



You must have heard the name of samosa if you have ever been to India. Well, these triangular-shaped appetizers are often served at tea-time. These fried or baked snacks with a stuffing of potato, onions, and peas served with chutney are a must-try dish.

Vada Pav

Traditionally, originated in the state of Maharashtra, this doughnut-shaped dish also called Mumbai burger is a deep-fried potato dumpling placed neatly inside a bun is very appealing to the Indian palette. You must definitely try Mumbai-based vada pav.

Hyderabadi Biryani

Dishes you must try

You may come across different versions of biryani while in India, but there is no match for the flavors of Hyderabadi biryani. Made with lamb and chicken this Mughal cuisine stands to be a league of its own.

Indian restaurants are quite common around the globe and hence you must have tasted these dishes before but trust me the taste and authenticity of food you will find in India is unmatchable.