Here are 20 delicious Indian dishes you have to try at least once, along with their origin:
Biryani: A fragrant rice dish with meat, vegetables, or paneer, layered with aromatic spices. Origin: Hyderabad, South India.
Butter Chicken: A creamy tomato-based gravy with succulent pieces of chicken cooked in it. Origin: Delhi, North India.
Masala Dosa: A crispy crepe made with fermented rice and lentil batter, served with chutneys and sambar. Origin: South India.
Chicken Tikka Masala: Grilled chicken or paneer served in a creamy tomato sauce with a hint of smokiness. Origin: UK (invented by Indian chefs).
Chole Bhature: A spicy chickpea curry served with fried bread, often eaten for breakfast. Origin: Punjab, North India.
Samosa: A crispy fried or baked pastry with spiced potato or meat filling. Origin: Central Asia, introduced to India by Muslim traders.
Rogan Josh: A Kashmiri lamb curry made with a blend of aromatic spices and yogurt. Origin: Kashmir, North India.
Tandoori Chicken: Chicken marinated in yogurt and spices, grilled in a clay oven. Origin: Punjab, North India.
Vada Pav: A popular Mumbai street food, consisting of a spicy potato fritter sandwiched between bread. Origin: Mumbai, West India
Palak Paneer: Soft cottage cheese cubes in a creamy spinach gravy. Origin: North India.
Pav Bhaji: A spicy vegetable curry served with buttered bread rolls. Origin: Mumbai, West India.
Dosa: A crispy crepe made with fermented rice and lentil batter, served with chutneys and sambar. Origin: South India.
Malai Kofta: Soft potato and paneer dumplings in a creamy tomato-based gravy. Origin: North India.
Rasam: A tangy, spicy soup made with tamarind, tomatoes, and lentils. Origin: South India.
Aloo Gobi: A vegan curry made with potatoes, cauliflower, and spices. Origin: North India.
Chana Masala: A spicy, tangy chickpea curry often served with rice or naan. Origin: North India.
Baingan Bharta: A roasted eggplant curry with onions, tomatoes, and spices. Origin: Punjab, North India.
Sambar: A lentil-based vegetable stew with a tangy, sour taste. Origin: South India.
Gulab Jamun: Soft, syrupy balls made with milk solids, often served as a dessert. Origin: North India.
Chicken Korma: A creamy, mild curry made with tender chicken pieces and cashew nut paste. Origin: Mughal cuisine, was introduced to India by Mughal rulers.
These are just a few of the many delicious Indian dishes out there, and there are countless variations depending on region and personal preferences.