Top 5 Most Popular Indian Dishes

Top 5 most popular Indian dishes every Indian will crave for!

India as a country, is a homeland for a multitude of cuisines ranging from sweet to spicy. While the Northern part of India dwells in rich spicy and sweet flavours, Southern India goes bananas over tangy and other mild aromas. Here are the top 5 popular Indian Dishes you must try-

Chicken Tikka Masala-

Chicken Tikka Masala is one of the most loved recipes by Indians from all regions alike. Tender chicken pieces are immersed in a creamy gravy of tomato, yoghurt and spices. This makes it one of the most popular Indian dishes we all love. 

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Chicken Tikka Masala

Rogan Josh-

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Rogan Josh

This Kashmiri delight is all about its spices! Juicy red mutton chunks are slow-cooker in a spicy and creamy broth making it an unforgettable delicacy. Rogan Ghosh you can enjoy with rice/ roti and you can make them one day before for easy home management.

Papdi Chaat-

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Papdi Chaat

Chaat is one of the most exclusive delicacies you can savour across the country, especially in North India. You can make with ingredients like sev, curd, chole, and much more. Papdi chaat is the classic savory street snack in India, made of crunchy wafers, chickpea flour (besan) and yogurt with a delicious array of sweet and savory condiments. It is usually serve hot, but it’s also very good cold!

Naan-

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Naan

A Naan is a staple in the Indian kitchen, and comes in varied forms. The naan can come in different forms, and is mostly served with kebabs, exclusive curries, or eaten simply with butter. The naan is basically a grilled flatbread. It’s extremely popular and is eaten with almost every Indian dish. This bread is so good that you can have it as a snack or even just have it plain with some butter. This bread is the ultimate comfort food for many Indians and will be craved by those who don’t get to eat it often. 

Palak Paneer-

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Palak Paneer

Paneer refers to cottage cheese and you can cook in an array of methods. Palak Paneer refers to when the paneer is cook in a thick creamy gravy of blended spinach (palak). Most of us love paneer, and we love spinach and palak. So why not put these together? Palak paneer is easy to make, and it has a creamy consistency and taste that’s hard to resist!

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Sheer Khurma is a decadent, traditional dessert of vermicelli pudding made during the festive occasion of Eid.
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Ingredients required
Ghee – 2 tbsp
Cashews – 1 tbsp, chopped
Almonds – 1 tbsp, chopped
Pistachios – 1 tbsp, chopped
Chironji – 1 tbsp
Raisins – 2 tbsp
Dates – 2, seedless and chopped
Sewaiyan (Whole Wheat Vermicelli) – ½ cup
Full Fat Milk – 500 ml
Dates – 3, seedless and chopped
Cardamom Powder – 1/8 tsp
Condensed Milk – 100 gms

How to make sheer khurma
1. In a pan, add the ghee. Once the ghee is hot, add the cashews, almonds, pistachios and chironji and fry till they start changing colour.
2. To this, add the dates and raisins and fry till fragrant. Remove some of the fried dry fruits from the ghee and keep them aside for garnish. Into the remaining, break the sewaiyan into smaller pieces and fry till it is fragrant and starts changing colour. Take this off the heat and keep it aside.
3. In a pan or a Kadai, add the milk. Let it come to a boil and add the dates. Cook the milk till it starts reducing and thickening.
4. To this, add all the fried ingredients and cook for a couple of minutes. Add the cardamom powder and condensed milk and cook it for another couple of minutes till the sheer khurma has thickened a little more. This will thicken further as it cools down. Turn off the heat and transfer to a serving bowl.
5. Garnish with the reserved fried dry fruits and serve.