Authentic Signature dishes across different States of India!
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Authentic Signature dishes across different States of India!

May 06, 2019

Continuing the list of authentic, simple food that is devoured by the locals of the various states in India, here is a list of some more states and their food items.

Usually this is had at breakfast but then it can be enjoyed at any time of the day.
Usually this is had at breakfast but then it can be enjoyed at any time of the day.

Pohe - Maharashtra

This dish made with flattened rice and a host of lip-smacking ingredients such as cilantro, lemon, groundnuts, potatoes, etc is the perfect comfort food of Maharashtra. Usually this is had at breakfast but then it can be enjoyed at any time of the day.

Sarson da saag is a classic Punjabi dish that is made using mustard greens and a lot of mouth-watering spices.
Sarson da saag is a classic Punjabi dish that is made using mustard greens and a lot of mouth-watering spices.

Sarson da saag with Makki di roti – Punjab

Sarson da saag is a classic Punjabi dish that is made using mustard greens and a lot of mouth-watering spices. It is typically eaten with the Makki di roti which is a flatbread made with cornmeal.

This combination is a must-try to get a taste of authentic Punjabi food.

It is a steamed cake made from a batter of fermented gram flour and yoghurt.
It is a steamed cake made from a batter of fermented gram flour and yoghurt.

Khaman dhokla - Gujarat

Gujarati cuisine is famous for snacks like thepla, khakra, etc. However, the khaman dhokla still remains the main food that defines Gujarati cuisine. It is a steamed cake made from a batter of fermented gram flour and yoghurt. It is tempered mildly with spices and is a treat to the taste buds with chutneys.

One of the most popular dishes in Kashmiri cuisine is the Rogan josh.
One of the most popular dishes in Kashmiri cuisine is the Rogan josh.

Rogan josh - Kashmir

The mention of Kashmiri cuisine conjures up images of exotic food that will make us want to visit the state to get a taste of it. One of the most popular dishes in Kashmiri cuisine is the Rogan josh. It uses all the signature ingredients of Kashmiri cuisine and is made primarily using lamb or goat meat. This aromatic dish is sure to bring your taste buds alive.

Khar is a unique dish that is probably found only in Assam.
Khar is a unique dish that is probably found only in Assam.

Khar – Assam

Khar is a unique dish that is probably found only in Assam. It is a special delicacy that requires very specific ways of preparation. Khar is prepared with the ash extract of banana peel.  This is especially popular when cooked with raw papaya. This is called the Papaya khar and is a dish that is a must-taste dish on every foodie’s list!

he Litti choka is a Bihari dish that is very popular in the state.
he Litti choka is a Bihari dish that is very popular in the state.

Litti choka - Bihar

The Litti choka is a Bihari dish that is very popular in the state. Litti is made with baked wheat flour dough that is stuffed with gram flour, spices and lemon juice. Choka is made with the pulp of vegetables and these two make for a killer combination. This is a unique dish that cannot be found in other states with the kind of authenticity that Bihari cuisine offers.

Telangana food is known for its spiciness and the richness of flavours.
Telangana food is known for its spiciness and the richness of flavours.

Telangana palakura - Telangana

Telangana food is known for its spiciness and the richness of flavours. While the Biryano of Hyderabad ad the meat dishes are known to be specialities of this region, there are many other dishes that are equally lip-smacking and yet simple. Telangana Palakura is one such dish. It is a staple every day food and is yummy as well. This is essentially spinach cooked in lentils. Although this is a recipe that has many variations all over the country, the Telangana variety that includes use of tamarind and unique spices is a great one.

Muya awandru is a very tasty dish that is made with bamboo shoot, rice, fermented fish and spices.
Muya awandru is a very tasty dish that is made with bamboo shoot, rice, fermented fish and spices.

Muya awandru - Tripura


Tripura is known for its unique non-vegetarian dishes and meat forms a daily part of meals for the local people. Muya awandru is a very tasty dish that is made with bamboo shoot, rice, fermented fish and spices. Berma is one ingredient that is used in many Tripura dishes and this is used in Muya awandru as well.

Appam is a rice-flour based preparation and is one of the specialities of Kerala.
Appam is a rice-flour based preparation and is one of the specialities of Kerala.

Appam with stew - Kerala

Appam is a rice-flour based preparation and is one of the specialities of Kerala. This is eaten in combination with the simple yet delicious vegetable stew that has vegetables cooked in coconut milk with yummy spices. This is one of the most authentic dishes of Kerala that has been adopted by many neighbouring states as well.