While every nation in the world possesses its own unique food culture and historical traditions, we Indians tend to believe (and quite rightly so) that our favourites are indispensable
A popular dish in the states of Bihar and Jharkhand, it consists of roasted wheat-flour balls (litti) served with mashed spiced vegetables (chokha).
1. Litti Chokha
A traditional snack from Assam, Odisha, and West Bengal, Pitha includes a variety of rice cakes, both sweet and savoury, often steamed or fried.
A sweet delicacy from Rajasthan, Ghevar is a deep-fried disc-shaped dessert made from flour and soaked in sugar syrup.
A dish from the state of Madhya Pradesh, it's made from grated corn cooked with spices and garnished with fresh coriander leaves.
4. Bhutte ka Kees
A dish from Goa, Sorpotel is a spicy and tangy pork stew made with liver, heart, and other meat parts, typically served during festivals.
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A traditional Assamese dish, Khar is made from raw papaya, pulses, and the key ingredient, alkaline water filtered through sun-dried ashes.
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A spicy and tangy chickpea curry from the North Indian state of Punjab, often served with rice or naan.
7. Pindi Chana
Another treat from Bihar, Thekua is a sweet cookie made from wheat flour, jaggery, and ghee, often prepared during festivals.
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Idiyappam is a traditional delicacy popularly made and gorged on in the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu. This speciality snack is made from rice flour which is pressed into the form of noodles and then steamed.
Undhiyu is a Gujarati vegetable dish made with stuffed vegetables, spices, and fenugreek dumplings, traditionally cooked in a clay pot.