India is diverse in terms of culture, tradition, cuisines and language. Indian Traditional Food has a history of 8000 years. Every state has its food with its authenticity. The style of cooking, flavour and specialities change when you travel from one state to another. If you wish to satiate your tastebuds, travel across India and enjoy the rich delicacies each state offers.
Here is a list of the authentic food of different states that everyone would love to cherish-
1. Jammu & Kashmir
The state called the crown of the country brings forth the most delicious cuisines to be found anywhere in the country. Roganjosh, Dum aalu, Haak saag, Rajma and Kaladi (local cheese) are the delicacies of the place. The dishes served in Jammu and Kashmir are generally mouth-numbing, spicy and delicious. Before you try these- brace yourself for the impact.
Along with its breathtaking palaces, spectacular landscapes and vibrant history, it also serves scrumptious cuisine. Daal Bhaati Churma, Gatte ki sabzi, Ghevar and Kachori. Daal Bhatti consists of crunchy bhattis dipped in daal with ghee served with sweet churma. Rajasthani thali is a must-try if you travel across Rajasthan.
The land of rivers with vast agricultural lands serves delicious food. Makki ki Roti, Amritsari Kulcha, Chole Bhathure, and Daal Makhni are the delicacies of the place, and the enticing traditional dish Makki Ki Roti and Sarso Ka Saag served with lassi(buttermilk) complete a fulfilling lunch. Punjabis use a lot of butter in their diet, and even their rotis contain oodles of butter; as they say, this is how Punjab shows love.
With the diverse variety of spices, Maharashtrian cuisine differs as flavours and spice level varies in different parts of the state. Goda Masala, Kokum, Tamarind and Coconut are essential ingredients in their dishes. The most popular dishes from this region include Pav-bhaji, Shrikhand, Thalipeeth, Puran Poli and Modak. The mild to very zesty flavours of Maharastra is a must-try!
5. West Bengal
West Bengal is famous for its mouthwatering and tempting food of highly illustrated and exquisite Bengali cuisine. Roshgullas, Chomchom, Rasmalai, and Chingri Macher Malai Curry are the delicacies served there.
Bihar is famous for the abundance of delicacies that feature in its cuisine. Litti and chokha is a savoury dish that tingles the taste buds. It consists of wheat and sattu with spices, kneaded into spicy round balls, and dipped in ghee. Sattu parathas, jhal murhi, khaja and tilkut are other things to try there.
7. Tamil Nadu
South Indian food is loved and revered across the country. The taste of South India cannot be complete without the mention of Dosa and Sambar. Other delicacies of South India to enjoy are Idli, Vada, appam, rasam, Chettinad chicken and Pongal.
Gujarat is popular for maintaining a balance between spices and sweetness. Generally, Gujarat is associated with Dhokla, Khakhra, or the delicious Gujarati Thali, but the state has a lot more to offer. Other scrumptious dishes of Gujarat are khandvi, dhansak, Gujarati kadhi, Ghari, Dabeli, Gathiya, Fafda Jalebi and many more.