Who doesn’t love to eat? I bet you won’t find one. We all are in some way or the other same because we all have a love for eating though of different and distinct from each others because of the different food habits and culture we follow. Having said that, India is a country with a massive population and diverse culture. Here I bring you not one but 17 delicious food items from all corners of India-

  1. Bommidala Pulusu- Andhra Pradesh
bommidala pulusu

A popular mouthwatering traditional fish curry dish, derived its name from the fish of Bommidala region. It is best known because of abundant use of spices and aroma.

  1. Masor Tenga (Sour Fish Curry)- Assam
Masor Tenga

Another food item to tickle your taste bud. Cooked with fresh “mas” (fish) with “thekera” (dried mangosteen) or sometimes “nemu” (lemon) with exotic fresh spices and herbs at home gives this dish an unbeatable aroma and taste.

  1. Apong and Pork –Arunachal Pradesh
Apong and Sengmora with pork
Apong and Sengmora with pork

A must try for pork lovers. Smoked pork with sengmora leaves (sengmora xaak);a local favorite with Apong (traditional rice beer) is a all time hit.

  1. Ilish Macher Jhol-West Bengal
Illich Macher Jhol
Ilish Macher Jhol

This is one of my personal pick. A mouth watering combination of Hilsa Fish with white mustard paste or oil with aromatic spices like garlic seasoned with fresh coriander leaves-will leave you wanting for more

5. Litti Choka –Bihar

litti chokha
litti chokha

A popular dish from Bihar made with Indian puffed bread stuffed with spiced gram which is called “Litti” eaten with mashed and spiced potatoes named “chokha” goes very well with desi ghee and is a snack time favorite.

  1. Chila- Chattisgarh
Chila

Among the lot many delicacies of the state, Chila is something that is popular all round India happens to be a contribution of Chattisgarh. Made with rice and black lentil or urad dal batter into flat bread seasoned with variety of kitchen favorite herbs is a must try dish.

  1. Bebinca-Goa
Bebinca

The beach central of India has a lot of aromas stocked in its kitchen Bebinca is sweet dish with 16 layers and is served hot with cold ice cream. Superb its it?

  1. Khandvi-Gujrat
Khandvi

Apart from Dhokla and Khaman, Gujart also offers Khandvi to include into the kitchen treasure. Made with yogurt and gram flour this dish will melt away in the mouth. Mostly served with fresh coriander.

  1. Bajra Khichdi-Haryana
Bajra Khichdi

This dish is a wholesome and healthy treat to the tummy. Prepared with millet and pure desi ghee, this “khichdi” (porridge) tastes best with curd.

  1. Chana Madra-Himachal Pradesh
chana madra

Among her lot to try delicious recipes, the “Dev Bhumi” has a lot to offer. Chana Madra is a personal pick. Prepared with chick peas, yogurt, spices, coconut, this dish gives you an authentic aroma you’d fall in love with.

  1. Rogan Josh-Kashmir
Rogan Josh

Bearing its roots from the Mughal era, this dish is a must try for meat lovers. Prepared with lamb, yogurt and aromatic spices, this dish goes very well with rice or chapatti.

  1. Sarso ka Saag and Makki ki Roti-Punjab
sarso ka saag makki ki roti

This dish has popularized Punjab to a new level. Everybody knows this dish belongs to the wonderful state. Prepared with “sarso ka saag” (mustard leaves); sometimes blended with palak too, this dish is an unseparable hit with “makki ki roti”…a simple yet tasty combination backed up with some lassi

  1. Pohe- Maharashtra
Pohe

Pohe or flattened rice popularly eaten as breakfast or snack is a popular food item in Maharashtra. Lovingly made with “kanda”(onion) with spices, lemon , coconut and anything that suits you best. This dish is yet another of my favorite pick.

  1. Pondi Curry-Karnataka
pondi curry

An origin of the Western Ghats, this dish is another must have for pork lovers. This rich and dark colored dish is generally served with chapatti or flat bread.

  1. Hyderabadi Biryani- Hyderabad
hyderabadi biryani

If you haven’t tried this yet, you can probably cannot claim to be a firm food lover. Derived its name from the origin state, this dish is prepared with mutton generally but also can be cooked with chicken along with special long grain aromatic rice and spices and is steamed. The aroma will make you go crazy. Its lovely!

  1. Bhutte ka Kees-Madhya Pradesh

A richly flavored sweetcorn dish with lots of aromatic spices is a must try the next time you are in Madhya Pradesh

bhutte ka kees
  1. Puttu and Kadala Curry-Kerala
puttu and kadala

A dish prepared with cylindrical shaped rice cakes with curry prepared with black chick peas with some coconut chutney or simply grated takes this dish to a whole new level.