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Traditional Indian food is incredibly delicious because centuries of thought have gone into its preparation. These dishes make use of cooking techniques and ingredients that are typical to certain regions in India. Here is a list of some of the yummiest traditional Indian dishes. Have you tried all of them yet?
This is a traditional Bengali dish and is actually a kind of spicy fish stew. Tasty fish like Hilsa, Rohu and Catla are used to prepare this dish. The dish is seasoned with strongly-flavoured ingredients like garlic, onions, ginger and turmeric. Tomatoes are used lavishly to give this dish its characteristic appetizing red colour. Steamed rice goes well with this culinary delight.
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Undhiyo is a popular mixed-vegetable dish from Gujarat. This dish is prepared by cooking seasonal vegetables like beans, raw banana and purple yam is a spicy, sometimes coconutty curry. Mostly a winter preparation, it is eaten with puris and shrikhand in Gujarati households.
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This delectable dish was brought to Kashmir by the Mughals and is considered to be an essential dish in the Wazwan, which is multi-course Kashimiri meal. Rogan Josh is prepared by cooking tender lamb chunks in a gravy made from browned onions, yogurt, garlic and ginger. It is seasoned with flavoursome spices like bay leaves, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves. The characteristic red colour of this dish makes it look as appetizing as it tastes.
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Butter Chicken (Murg Makhani):
This truly is one of the yummiest dishes you’ll ever taste. To prepare this dish, pieces of chicken are marinated overnight in a yogurt and spice mixture. Spices added to this mixture include the traditional ‘garam masala,’ ginger, garlic paste, coriander, turmeric, chilly, cumin and lime. After the meat has thoroughly absorbed these spices, it is cooked in a tomato gravy in a tandoor. Then, butter, khoa, fresh cream and more spices are added to this dish.
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Pandhra Rassa translates to chicken in white gravy and is a traditional dish from Kolhapur. The gravy is prepared from chicken/mutton broth, coconut milk, onion and cashew paste. Strongly-flavoured spices are added to spice up and add rich flavour to the dish.
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Pork Vindaloo is a popular traditional Goan dish. This dish is prepared by cooking chunks of pork in a spicy curry. Vinegar, garlic, hard palm jaggery and lots of red chillies are added to give flavour to this dish. Have this dish with plain boiled rice to enjoy its flavours unadulterated.
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Appam and Vegetable Stew:
Traditionally a breakfast dish in Kerela, this wholesome dish can also be enjoyed for lunch. Appam is a fairly neutral-tasting pancake made from rice batter and coconut milk. It is served with a delicious stew that includes a variety of vegetables like potatoes, cauliflower, beans, peas and carrots. For those who love non veg, chunks of chicken and mutton too can be added to this appetizing stew.
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