By Monica Henin
When it comes to savory food, one always look for Indian cuisine because the variety and balance of spices present in Indian food can’t be found in any other food. Now, India isn’t a small country. We are talking about the seventh largest country in the world in terms of geography. India is one of the few countries where you will find a colossal variety of food items to work with. Every state in India has dozens of unique recipes in the offing, with a few matching with each other. But, most recipes have a unique flavor and taste, which is exciting and long-lasting. Now, let us find out 15 getaways in India for food enthusiasts.
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Popularly known as the city of Nawabs, Lucknow is all about Mughlai Cuisine, which if tasted once can’t be forgotten. You will get attracted to this city again and again. Kababs, Biryani, Paaya, Tandoori Chicken and other meaty delights are the point of attraction in Lucknow. If you like desserts, then you will get a huge variety of desserts in Lucknow.
Kolkata, West Bengal
This city is perhaps the most vibrant city in the country. British first came to Kolkata to set East India Company, so you will find a lot of British influence in the city. But, when it comes to food, the city has held onto its roots, especially in desserts. If you are fond of desserts, then there is no better place in India that offers as good desserts as Kolkata. Sorshe Ilish, Kosha Mangsho, Alu Posto, Bhetki Macher Paturi are some of the popular dishes that you should try in Kolkata. If you are looking to have a sweet tooth, then Rassogola and Sandesh are two desserts that you should definitely try.
A historical city, Delhi is also the place that incorporates the capital city of India, i.e., New Delhi. In Delhi, you can find cuisines of all parts of the country, but when it comes to the authentic Delhi food, then Aloo Tikki, Chhole Bhature, Gol Gappe, Chaat and Tandoori Chicken will take the top spots. There is a famous place in Delhi by the name of Chandni Chowk, where you will find cuisines of different kinds. People have big red copper frying pans, woks and other utensils in which they prepare food in kilograms. People who know Chandni Chowk will definitely remember Paranthe Wali Gali, which is famous for a huge variety of paranthas. So, visit this historical city and experience mouth-watering delicacies that it has in the offing.
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh lies at the center of India and is also one of the largest states in the country. Bhopal is the capital city of MP and is known for many great culinary delights. You should explore Chatori Gali. This gali is known for the best kabab shops, so if you have a special liking for kababs, then this is where you can get it in all of Madhya Pradesh.
Let’s move onto the eastern part of the country. Sikkim is a state with an abundance of picturesque views, but the state has many scrumptious recipes in the offing as well. Foodies can try different types of soups that come with many unique ingredients. I really like Phagshapa, a recipe in which pork fat is stewed with vegetables. Sikkim also produces its own alcohol that is known by the name of Tongba. If you are going to Sikkim, then you should try all the local stuff because that’s how you will be able to know what’s popular in the town.
The city of Nizams also has many delightful dishes for food lovers to try such as Dum Pukht, Malai Korma, Maghaz Masala, Qabooli Biryani and Boti Kabab. For non-vegetarians, Hyderabad is a paradise because the kind of variety that is available in this city certainly can’t be found anywhere else in India.
The economic capital of India is also known for its broad variety of culinary delights. You will find a countless number of street food vendors preparing vada pavs, pav bhaji, poha, chicken tikka rolls, bhel puri, paani puri and many exciting dishes. Grab a plate of your favorite dish and enjoy it watching the enigmatic beauty of the city.
India is a country where people are extremely passionate about their food, so it is not possible for me to write down all the names of the cities along with their best dishes. So, you will have to explore all those by yourself, and I’m sure that you are definitely going to come across many great cuisines. So, pack your bags and book your tickets to INDIA!
Author Bio: Monica Henin, the author of this blog post is a food expert and a reputed blogger. She has written a countless number of blogs on various platforms, but the majority of her work can be found at www.addonkitchen.com. Go check out this website for the best food tips and healthy recipes.
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