10 Traditional Must-Try Foods to Eat in India

10 Traditional Must-Try Foods to Eat in India

1) Masala dosa

Arguably South India’s most renowned culinary export, masala dosas are famous the world over.

2) Chaat

Synonymous with Delhi street food vendors, chaat is one of India’s most delicious savoury snacks.

3) Dal makhani

Most foodies will have heard of or tasted dal, but there’s nothing quite like tasting the original dish in the country where it originated from.

4) Vada pav

Originating in the traditionally vegetarian state of Maharashtra, vada pav is as close as Indian cuisine gets to veggie burgers. 

5) Stuffed paratha

Often eaten at the start of the day, stuffed parathas are seen as the breakfast of champions in northern India. 

6) Dhokla

Hailed as the regional dish of northwest India, the Gujarati delicacy dhokla is a savoury vegetarian snack made of rice and split chickpeas.

7) Barfi

We’ve cheated a little bit here, as the term barfi can be used to describe any number of Indian sweets.

8) Pani puri

Pani puri, or gol guppa,  are thought to originate from the northern state of Bihar.

9) Idli

Popular across South India, idli are often thought of as the breakfast versions of dosa.

10) Masala chai

India’s most famous export, masala chai can be found being sold by everywhere from high end restaurants to chaiwallas at train stations.