Authentic food that is a Must-try in the various States of India
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Authentic food that is a Must-try in the various States of India

Apr 17, 2019

Food is something that is more than just a way to sustain life. Good food not only fills the tummy but also fills the heart with happiness and satisfaction. In India, food has always been given great importance. Each state in India has its own cuisine and there are many sub-cuisines within that as well. So, it is no surprise that no matter which corner of India you go to, lip-smacking food is a staple.

Although the list of delicious Indian food items will be pretty long, here is a small list of authentic food from a few states in India that will enrich your being and make you fall in love. Read on! 

It is a simple millet porridge that is excellent to cool the body down while also tasting yummy.
It is a simple millet porridge that is excellent to cool the body down while also tasting yummy.

Kambu koozh – Tamil Nadu

Yes, in a land that is known for Dosas and Sambar, Kambu koozh is the actual food that you must try. It is a simple millet porridge that is excellent to cool the body down while also tasting yummy. Try it in the local way by having some raw onions and a green chilli as an accompaniment.

This simple chutney made with a specific variety of spinach and red chillies is a unique combination of spiciness and tanginess.
This simple chutney made with a specific variety of spinach and red chillies is a unique combination of spiciness and tanginess.

Gongura – Andhra Pradesh

While Andhra Pradesh boasts of a range of dishes that belong to Mughal cuisine to rural Telugu cuisine, one simple dish that will steal your heart is the Gongura chutney. This simple chutney made with a specific variety of spinach and red chillies is a unique combination of spiciness and tanginess. You can have this with plain rice or with curd rice for best effect.

This is a tasty combo of boiled vegetables and fish that will make you feel like this is a piece of pure bliss.
This is a tasty combo of boiled vegetables and fish that will make you feel like this is a piece of pure bliss.

Eromba – Manipur

Manipur is a state that has some real treasures in terms of good food. While a foodie will have a great time discovering authentic Manipuri cuisine, one of the most delicious dishes is the Eromba. This is a tasty combo of boiled vegetables and fish that will make you feel like this is a piece of pure bliss. It is a comfort food for sure.

Fresh fish cooked in an array of spices and ingredients will be a treat to your taste buds.
Fresh fish cooked in an array of spices and ingredients will be a treat to your taste buds.

Macher jhol – West Bengal

This one is a cliche but then some things are just permanent favourites. Although West Bengal has a wide range of yummy dishes and desserts, the traditional Macher jhol or the fish curry is simply unbeatable. Enjoy this is all of its authenticity and you will realise what we are talking about. Fresh fish cooked in an array of spices and ingredients will be a treat to your taste buds.

The street food and the traditional food in the state are unbelievably rich, diverse and tasty.
The street food and the traditional food in the state are unbelievably rich, diverse and tasty.

Arhar ki dal – Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh is a culinary delight as a whole. The street food and the traditional food in the state are unbelievably rich, diverse and tasty. However, today we want to remind you about one of the simplest dishes of this state. We are talking about the Arhar ki dal. This is a dish that is a plain version of dal cooked in sweet and sour flavours in a distinct Uttar Pradesh style.

One of the must-try dishes is the Kullu trout fish.
One of the must-try dishes is the Kullu trout fish.

Kullu trout fish – Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is full of underrated dishes that will surprise you with their burst of flavours. Each area in Himachal Pradesh will give you a different culinary experience. One of the must-try dishes is the Kullu trout fish. Trout fish is marinated and cooked to perfection to give out a taste that is very unique and memorable. It is one of the tastiest fish dishes that you will ever taste.

Goa instantly brings to mind an array of sea food and meat dishes that will make your mouth water.
Goa instantly brings to mind an array of sea food and meat dishes that will make your mouth water.

Goan Khatkhate – Goa

Goa instantly brings to mind an array of sea food and meat dishes that will make your mouth water. But, today let us put on focus on this unique vegetarian dish from traditional Goan cusine. The Goan Khatkhate is a vegetable stew that contains vegetables like raw jackfruit, ridge gourd, beetroot, pumpkin, radish, etc. Try this out for a special experience.

Rajasthan is a haven for royal food that is rich and delicious.
Rajasthan is a haven for royal food that is rich and delicious.

Balushahi – Rajasthan

Rajasthan is a haven for royal food that is rich and delicious. A lot of these dishes are mainly savoury and spicy dishes. But, for a change let us talk about an excellent sweet dish called Balushahi. This is a dish that is made of deep-fried dough disks that are soaked in sugar syrup. This seemingly simple dish is actually an art to make and tastes amazing!