Glimpse of India – Joyous Ride through food lanes of India

Indian food

Joyous Ride through food lanes of India

Inspired by rich heritage and magical herbs, Indian food is nutritious and health-oriented when cooked with passion πŸ’•

Indian spices

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The inviting aroma of Indian food is due to the herbs and spices used to cook the meals. Spices are an integral part of Indian recipes. Cardamom, coriander, turmeric, fennel, peppercorn, mint, carom seeds, red chillies are some of the ingredients required for Indian recipes.

I found that food is a common connection among all living creatures. Food when cooked and served passionately, brightens up the moment.

Let me take you on a joyous ride through lanes of Indian food. Twenty-nine states of India prepare food in their authentic style. The exclusivity being difficult to match, you have to visit the state to relish the food from that place! Sounds like an impossible job? Worry not. Thanks to globalisation, the world has been shortened by experienced chefs all over the world:)

Kashmiri Wazwan

Indian food

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Photo credit: Suresh Hinduja for Hyatt Bangalore

Wazwan is a multi-course meal in Kashmiri cuisine prepared using lamb or chicken. The lavish meal is normally cooked during celebrations.
Rogan josh (Kashmir)

Rogan Josh

Rogan Josh is an integral part of Kashmiri cuisine. Wazwan is incomplete without this richly flavoured, spicy lamb curry.

Bisi Bele bhath from Karnataka

Bisi Bele bhath

A wholesome lentil-rice meal, Bisi bele bhath has its origin in Mysore. It takes as many as 30 ingredients to perfect this recipe:)

Authentic Andhra meal

Andhra thali

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Lavish use of spices, seafood (in non-veg variation), lentils, rice, pickles and chutneys occupy the largest place in Andhra thali.

Assamese thali

Assamese thali

Assamese food is simple with exotic, bold flavours. Sour vegetables, duck and pigeon make the meal different from the rest of India.

Goan Pork vindaloo

Pork vindaloo

A fiery, spicy dish from Goa, Pork Vindaloo is popular globally. Vindaloo is served with pork in authentic Goan restaurants. Though ‘aloo’ means potato, the original recipe doesn’t contain potatoes. Restaurants in the UK serve potato-version of Vindaloo.

Maharashtrian poha

Maharashtrian poha

Poha is a low-calorie breakfast of flattened rice rinsed and mixed with spices and nuts. Garnished with coriander leaves, poha is a delicious meal when cooked to perfection.

Rajasthani thali

Rajasthani thali

Rajasthani food is influenced by the lack of water in the state. The dishes that stay fresh for long and can be eaten without heating are the speciality of this region. Dal-baati-churma, gatte ki sabzi, bajra roti, kachoris are the best things to try.

Gujarati Khaman dhokla

Khaman dhokla

Fermented gram flour and yoghurt batter is steamed, tempered with mustard seeds and served with coconut/coriander chutney.

Masala Dosa

Masala Dosa

Most popular south Indian delicacy, dosa is prepared by making a thin crust of rice and lentils. A filling of potato/onion/paneer, spices and herbs are folded in the crust. Dosa is served with sambar and coconut chutney.

Hyderabadi Biryani

Hyderabadi Biryani

A speciality from Hyderabad, Hyderabadi Biryani is cooking rice with meat, spices, saffron, curd and a lot of ghee. Hyderabadi biryani is believed to have been originated in the kitchen of Nizam of Hyderabad.

Kitchens of India

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This post is a part of Blogchatter A2Z and Global AtoZ blogging challenge. I’m writing 26 posts in the month of April on the theme Glimpse of India. Follow my work on social media platforms with hashtags #AditiWrites, #CelebrateIndiaWithAditi

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32 Comments Add yours

  1. My God, this is such a drool-worthy post. Love the pictures Aditi, well described

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    1. aditi says:

      Thanks Vartika 😊

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  2. You made me drool for your entire post love and on a more serious note made us feel so proud of the rich diversity we have

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    1. aditi says:

      Diversity reflects in our food that’s more receptive than any other thing Indian 🀣

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  3. This is going to be the best post in your A2Z series. The pictures made me hungry and I am drooling over them.

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    1. aditi says:

      Thanks 😊

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  4. Wow post for a foodie like me.photos are adding to my hunger as I am fasting today. Yes food binds us all. Humanity is in giving food to the needy.

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    1. aditi says:

      ❀️❀️

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  5. Kalpana Solsi says:

    I am salivating and hunger pangs are growing. The food clicks of the states are excellent. I can inhale the aroma of different food.
    https://ideasolsi65.blogspot.com/2019/04/jaw-parts-of-body.html

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    1. aditi says:

      Same feeling πŸ˜ƒ

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  6. Deboshree says:

    Oh God. It was a bad idea to read your delicious post on an empty stomach!

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    1. aditi says:

      Hehe 😈

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  7. Rashi Roy says:

    There you go! Was waiting for the food post πŸ™‚ The pics are yummy but where’s the dessert πŸ˜‰

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    1. aditi says:

      Lol πŸ˜‚ I’m not a fan of desserts. Forgot to serve this time 🀣
      BTW, thanks for reminding me about the food post!

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      1. Rashi Roy says:

        Pleasure is all mine 😁 My dinner is incomplete without a sweet!

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        1. aditi says:

          *’Looking for desserts to compile in a post’πŸ˜‰

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          1. Rashi Roy says:

            Maybe S for sweet tooth πŸ˜‰

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  8. Right at the dinner time I am reading this post of yours now, I don’t feel like having my dal rice and aloo fry.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    1. aditi says:

      😈 After writing this post, I was craving for something special, so cooked an elaborate dinner 😁 πŸ˜‚

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      1. hahaha has to be πŸ™‚

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  9. Todd says:

    I am fascinated by regional cuisines – not just in India but around the world. It’s so interesting to see how the various dishes evolved. Though “Fusion Restaurants” are a relatively recent phenomenon here in name we’ve been doing it for centuries. Now I’m really hungry.

    Have you had the chance to watch Raja Rasoi aur Anya Kahaniyaan? The first series was on Netflix here and it was amazing. That said it made me so hungry to watch that for the first time, practicing Hindi made me gain weight!

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    1. aditi says:

      I haven’t watched Raja Rasoi aur….
      But I’m fascinated by the knowledge of Hindi you possess. Kudos to you for expanding your knowledge to the extent it makes an impact.

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      1. Todd says:

        Thank you – feedback like that is extremely encouraging.

        It was really hard to study at the beginning. I think for a year or more I couldn’t even put together a simple sentence. But once I got past that it became addictive. I’m happy with where I am but really want to know more. At the moment I can speak fairly well to my friend’s five year old son and that just makes me want to be able to speak well to older people as well.

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  10. Awww… I’m hungry now. Being away from India two things I miss the most, one is family and other is street food. Whenever we visit India first thing we do is exploring various food options around the street.

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  11. vidhya29 says:

    can i say this post is yummy!! i got cravings after reading this!

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    1. aditi says:

      Enjoy 😍

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  12. shravmusings says:

    Your pics are making me hungry. Drool worthy post.

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    1. aditi says:

      Thanks Suhasini 😊

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  13. Sonal P Deo says:

    Awesome clicks! Drool-worthy post and I just fell like rewinding time and joining you for the meals πŸ˜€ Good work!

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  14. Mayuri6 says:

    Thanks for the information , and for the gorgeous pictures that made me drool away!

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    1. aditi says:

      Thanks for visiting Mayuri😊

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