Triangular pastries filled with spiced potatoes and peas. These crispy delights are often served with tamarind and mint chutneys.
Grilled cubes of marinated paneer (Indian cottage cheese) that have been seasoned with spices and yogurt, often served with mint chutney.
Spiced potato patties that are golden and crispy on the outside. They're frequently paired with tangy chutneys.
An Indo-Chinese fusion dish featuring crispy cauliflower florets tossed in a spicy, tangy sauce.
Assorted vegetables dipped in a spiced chickpea flour batter and deep-fried until golden.
Hollow puris filled with yogurt, tamarind chutney, and spiced potatoes, delivering a burst of flavors with every bite.
A cold, crunchy, and tangy mixture made from puffed rice, tamarind sauce, onions, and other spices, adorned with sev and fresh coriander.
A spicy and tangy chickpea salad garnished with onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, and a blend of chaat masala.
Crispy spinach leaves drizzled with yogurt, tamarind, and mint sauces, creating a blend of crunchy, tangy, and spicy sensations.
Crunchy baked breaded cauliflower pieces are coated with honey garlic sauce
Marinated boneless chicken pieces that are grilled or cooked in a tandoor. They're flavorful, juicy, and often a bit smoky.
Minced meat (often lamb or chicken) that's mixed with spices, skewered, and grilled or cooked in a tandoor.
Tender lamb chops marinated in a blend of Indian spices and then grilled or cooked in a tandoor.
Boneless chicken marinated in a creamy yogurt and cheese mixture, infused with mild spices and grilled to perfection.
Spiced and battered fish fillets, deep-fried to a crispy golden brown. Inspired by the city of Amritsar.
Shrimp marinated in a blend of yogurt and spices, then grilled in a tandoor. They have a delightful charred flavor.
Minced chicken skewers that are soft and creamy, often flavored with cheese, cream, and mild spices.
Chicken pieces that are marinated, dipped in a spiced gram flour batter, and deep-fried until they are crispy.
Minced lamb skewers known for their soft texture and aromatic spices, often including rose or kewra water.
Inspired by the flavors of Goa, these crab cakes are infused with coconut, curry leaves, and Goan spices. They're pan-fried and served with tangy chutneys.
Soft paneer cubes served in a rich and creamy tomato-based gravy, seasoned with aromatic spices.
Paneer cubes cooked in a smooth spinach gravy with a mixture of spices, giving it a vibrant green hue.
A delightful combo of potatoes and cauliflower, saut?ed and simmered in a spiced tomato gravy.
Chickpeas cooked in a spicy and tangy masala sauce, often paired with rice or bread.
Roasted and mashed eggplant cooked with tomatoes, onions, and a mix of spices.
A creamy and buttery preparation of whole black lentils and red kidney beans, simmered with tomatoes, cream, and a blend of spices.
A medley of vegetables cooked in a creamy, nut-based gravy, mildly spiced and flavorful.
A royal dish with nine different vegetables and fruits, cooked in a creamy gravy often adorned with dried fruits and nuts.
Okra (or lady's finger) saut?ed and cooked with onions, tomatoes, and spices, resulting in a semi-dry preparation.
Paneer and green peas cooked in a rich tomato-based gravy, spiced to perfection.
Tender chicken pieces cooked in a creamy tomato-based gravy with butter and spices. It's rich, flavorful, and slightly sweet.
Originating from Kashmir, this curry consists of succulent pieces of lamb slow-cooked in a spicy and aromatic red chili and yogurt-based sauce.
Grilled chicken tikka chunks served in a creamy tomato and onion gravy. It's believed to have originated from the UK's Indian diaspora and is immensely popular.
A spicy and tangy fish curry made with coconut milk and unique Goan spices.
A rich and creamy curry with tender pieces of lamb cooked in a nut-based gravy, often garnished with dried fruits.
A coastal delight where prawns are cooked in a spicy coconut milk-based gravy with flavors of tamarind and curry leaves.
A North Indian specialty, this curry is made with boneless chicken cooked in a tangy and spicy tomato-based sauce.
Minced meat (often lamb or goat) cooked with peas, tomatoes, and a blend of spices, creating a semi-dry flavorful dish.
Chicken cooked in a wok (kadai) with bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, and freshly ground spices, giving it a distinct flavor.
A soft and fluffy bread made with refined flour, yogurt, and sometimes egg. It's baked in a tandoor (clay oven) and has a slightly charred and smoky flavor.
Naan brushed with melted butter, giving it a rich flavor. This version is particularly popular for its delicious and buttery taste.
A stuffed naan with a sweet filling made of nuts, raisins, and sometimes coconut. It pairs wonderfully with spicy dishes.
Naan infused with garlic and coriander, providing a fragrant and flavorful twist to the classic bread.
A simple bread made with whole wheat flour, often cooked on a griddle. It's a staple in many Indian households.
Layered and flaky bread made from whole wheat flour, often pan-fried with ghee or oil. It can be plain or stuffed with various fillings like potato (aloo paratha), paneer, or even cauliflower (gobi paratha).
Made from whole wheat flour, this is a rustic bread baked in a tandoor, giving it a smoky flavor similar to naan but with the wholesomeness of roti.
A multi-layered flaky bread, known for its spiral layers. It's crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
A deep-fried leavened bread, puffy and golden brown, commonly paired with chana masala (spiced chickpeas).
A soft bread made with refined flour, it can be plain or stuffed with fillings like onion or potato. It's slightly crispy on the outside and soft inside.
Fragrant basmati rice layered with marinated chicken pieces, herbs, and spices, then cooked in a sealed pot to perfection.
A delightful preparation made using assorted vegetables and basmati rice, seasoned with biryani masala and aromatic agents like saffron.
Tender pieces of goat or lamb are marinated and layered with basmati rice, then slow-cooked with a blend of spices.
Simple yet flavorful, this dish features basmati rice tempered with cumin seeds and other aromatic spices.
Basmati rice cooked with either vegetables, chicken, or goat and mild spices, often garnished with fried onions and nuts.
Basmati rice cooked with the luxurious spice, saffron, which gives it a unique color and a delicate aroma.
Aromatic rice dish where basmati rice is cooked with green peas and mild spices, offering a sweet touch with every bite.
A rich and flavorful rice dish prepared with dry fruits, nuts, and fruits like apple and pineapple, giving it a sweet undertone.
Grilled or fried paneer cubes layered with spiced basmati rice and cooked in the biryani style.
Marinated fish fillets or chunks layered with flavored rice, offering a different take on the traditional meat biryanis.
Soft, deep-fried balls made of milk solids and flour, soaked in a sugar syrup. Their juicy and sweet nature makes them a favorite.
A Hyderabadi dessert, similar to bread pudding, where fried bread slices are soaked in hot milk with spices, including saffron and cardamom.
Soft paneer balls immersed in creamy milk, flavored with cardamom and garnished with pistachios and almonds.
Creamy rice pudding flavored with cardamom, saffron, and adorned with a selection of dried fruits.
A rich dessert made from slow-cooked grated carrots in milk, ghee, and sugar, garnished with nuts.
Bread slices deep-fried to golden perfection, soaked in sweetened milk and garnished with dried fruits. Similar to Double Ka Meetha but has its origins in North India.
A fragrant and spiced tea brewed with aromatic spices like cardamom, cloves, and ginger, often enjoyed with milk and sugar.
A refreshing blend of ripe mangoes and yogurt, sweetened to taste and sometimes garnished with a pinch of cardamom powder.
A creamy blend of brewed coffee, milk, sugar, and a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
A tangy and sweet drink made from raw green mangoes, sugar, and a mix of spices. It's particularly popular as a summer cooler.
This is a traditional yogurt-based drink that can be enjoyed either sweet with sugar and perhaps a hint of rosewater, or salty with cumin and other spices.
A tangy and spicy drink made with tamarind, mint, roasted cumin powder, and various spices. It's refreshing and often served as an appetizer drink.
Warm milk infused with the rich flavors of saffron, almonds, and cardamom. It's a luxurious drink, especially popular in the colder months.
Rooh Afza is a concentrated syrup made from fruits, herbs, vegetables, flowers, and roots with a sweet rose scent. It can be mixed with either milk or water and is especially popular during the summer months.
A comforting and rich drink made from milk simmered with ground almonds, cardamom, and often saffron.
Associated with the festival of Holi, this is a cold beverage prepared with a mixture of almonds, fennel seeds, watermelon kernels, rose petals, pepper, vetiver seeds, cardamom, saffron, milk, and sugar.
A spicy Indo-Chinese soup packed with vegetables and served with crispy fried noodles on top. It sometimes includes chicken or shrimp for non-vegetarian versions.
A North Indian take on tomato soup, flavored with Indian spices, fresh herbs, and a touch of cream for added richness.
An Indo-Chinese classic, this soup is a delightful mix of spicy, sour, and umami flavors. It often features vegetables, tofu, and sometimes chicken or shrimp.
A comforting lentil soup spiced with turmeric, cumin, and ginger. A staple across North India, it offers warmth and nourishment.
With Indo-Chinese influences, this soup is creamy and filled with the sweetness of corn, complemented by diced vegetables and sometimes shredded chicken.
A vibrant green spinach soup, lightly spiced and blended to a smooth consistency. It's a North Indian favorite, offering both flavor and nutrition.
An Indo-Chinese light and healthy option, filled with finely chopped veggies and flavored with soy sauce and a hint of pepper.
A fusion soup with roots in colonial India. It's a spicy, tangy soup made with lentils, vegetables, and often chicken or lamb. Its flavors are a nod to both Indian curries and western-style soups.
A light, clear soup, infused with the freshness of lemon and coriander. It often includes finely chopped veggies or chicken for added texture.
Originating from North India, this is a slow-cooked meat stew, typically featuring beef or lamb, simmered in spices until tender. The broth is rich and flavorful, drawing from spices like cardamom, bay leaves, and cloves.