Indian cuisine is characterized by the use of various spices, herbs and other vegetables, and sometimes fruits grown in India and also for the widespread practice of vegetarianism in Indian society. Each family of Indian cuisine includes a wide assortment of dishes and cooking techniques. As a consequence, it varies from region to region, reflecting the varied demographics of the ethnically-diverse Indian subcontinent.Here is a list of the Top 10 Indian Cuisines which are a must try in India :
- Pani Puri
The golgappa, also known as panipuri (paanipuri or paanipoori) or puchka or gupchup is a popular street snack in almost every part of India. It comprises a round, hollow puri, fried crisp and filled with a mixture of water, tamarind, chili, chaat masala, potato, onion and chickpeas. While many regions in India have their own variations of the panipuri, the most famous ones are from Uttar Pradesh, sometimes filled with boiled potatoes.It is small enough to fit completely in one’s mouth.
- Masala Dosa
The dosa is a fermented crepe made from rice and black lentils. It is a typical dish in South Indian cuisine, eaten for breakfast or dinner, and is rich in carbohydrates and protein. Dosai is a day to day diet for people in present day Tamil Nadu, Andhra, Karnataka and to some extent Kerala also.There are various ways of transliterating dosa: dhosha, dosay, dosai, dhosai, tosai, thosai, or dvashi.The Masala Dosa is stuffed with a mixture of mashed potatoes with onion and other ingredients.
- Chole Bhature
Chole bhature is a combination of Chole (spicy chick peas) or Chhole and fried breads called Bhatoora (made of maida flour) or Bhatura.It is mainly eaten in North India and along with chole seems to be have originated in Punjab.It is a street food sold by vendors,and is commonly eaten for breakfast. Chole bhature are very popular in major urban cities.It is a heavy breakfast which is generally accompanied with lassi. Chole bhature are served with onions and pickle. This dish is very popular among students at various campuses across India.
- Pav Bhaji
Pav bhaji (also transliterated as pao bhaji and pau bhaji) is a fast food dish native to Maharashtrians and is popular in most metropolitan areas in India, particularly in the Maharashtrian city of Mumbai & Pune.Pav in Marathi means bread and Bhaji is a term for a curry and vegetable dish. Pav bhaji consists of the bhaji (a potato-based curry) and the pav, garnished with coriander and chopped onions. Pav is high in carbohydrates and fats (if served with butter), while bhaji, the vegetable-based curry portion, is high in carbohydrates.