5 Traditional Dishes You Have to Try in India

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Indian gastronomy is known for its rich blend of spices and flavors. The dishes are highly influenced by religious and cultural choices and they differ from region to region. Make sure you don’t leave India without trying these five traditional dishes that are as colorful as they are delicious.

Masala Dosa

This crepe starts with a batter that’s made from lentils and rice soaked in water for five to six hours and is then cooked on a skillet. The filling varies, but usually includes potato and onion curry dipped in chutney.

Makki Ki Roti and Sarson Ka Saag

Makki Ki Roti (corn flour bread) and Sarson Ka Saag (mustard leaf-based dish) are served together in this delicious dish.

Tunde Ke Kabab

This minced meat kebab has over 150 spices. Traditional tunde kebabs are made with buffalo meat, while variations include chicken or mutton.

Vada Pav

Vada pav is a popular street food that’s a vegetarian mix of potato patty, chili, and other spices served in a bread roll known as pav.


When it comes to vegetarian snacks, dhokla are one of the best. They’re made from rice and chickpeas and served with mustard seeds and coriander.