The food in India is among the tastiest and most refined in the world. The culinary diversity of Indian food results from different local cultures, geographical locations and economic realities.
It’s difficult to list all the delights of India, but if you want to explore Indian food in German or order authentic Indian dishes for lunch in Wiesloch, here are some of the most popular dishes from different states of India:
- Sarson da Sag and Makki di Roti
Makki di roti and sarson da sag are the staple foods in the state of Punjab in India. This traditional dish has an authentic taste and rich nutritional value. It is often accompanied by a glass of lassi to provide a perfect pairing for a healthy and fulfilling lunch.
- Kosha Mangscho
Kosha Mangsho is a traditional mutton dish that is prepared in every Bengali home. The dish has a thick curry and is rich in spices such as cloves, cinnamon, onions and garlic. It is packed with aroma and sweetness and will surely appeal to your taste buds
Dhokla is an authentic Indian snack that originated in the state of Gujarat in India. This traditional meal is made from chickpea flour and chana dal.
- Rogan Josh
Rogan Josh is a typical Kashmiri cuisine recipe and a must for any lamb or meat lover. The dish is robust with the flavors of browned onions, various spices and yogurt.
Pongal is a staple that is prepared at every auspicious festival in Tamil Nadu. In addition to rice and sweet milk, the dish is prepared with ingredients such as cardamom, green gram, raisins and cashews. According to traditional belief, pongal is cooked in an open space in the sunlight as it is dedicated to the sun god.
- Assamesischer Khar
The dish of Assamese cuisine is a delicious curry made from raw papaya. Various types of vegetables and lentils are also used to make khar. This is a dish made with the bare minimum of ingredients, yet packed with flavor. All these ingredients are filtered through dried banana leaves, giving them a unique and unexpectedly refreshing taste.
Dhaam is prepared and served at any joyful event or celebration in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh and the Jammu region. It’s a wholesome, great-tasting food that promises a healthy dose of nutrients. The dish contains dal, rajma, rice, cottage cheese and is very well complemented with jaggery. The specialty of Dham is that it is prepared by special chefs known as “botis”.
- Fish curry from Goa
Goan fish curry is a staple in every Goan’s diet. It is flavored with various spices, along with coconut. Raw mango is often used to give it a tangy flavor. The main ingredients are pomfret and raw mango, but kingfish can be used instead of pomfret. This dish is served with rice.