The diversity of India is reflected in its food and these popular dishes in indian cities are proof of that. So if you are a foodie and touring around the country, don’t worry because we’ve covered all the corners and brought out the best recipes from everyone.
1. Delhi: Chole Bhature, Chaat, and Nahari
If we talk about the states and their popular cuisine, Delhi is the top of the list. Why? Because Delhi Delhi’s cuisine includes mouth-watering chole bhature and street chat, including golgappa, aloo-tiki, and many more, but Mughlai delicacies like Nahari are best served at Old Delhi.
Where to eat ?
Chole Bhature: Roshan Di Kulfi, Sita Ram Diwan Chand, Baba Nagpal, and Bille di Hatti.
Chat: Nataraj Dahi Bhalla Wala, Sita Ram Diwan Chand, Nathu Sweets, Atul Chat Corner, Bishan Swarup, Jugal Kishore Ranji Lal, IMLY.
Nihari: Al Jawahar Restaurant, Karims, Haji Shabrati Nihari Vale and Kalu Nihari.
2. Mumbai: Vada Pav
When it comes to Mumbai street food, there is nothing more popular than Vada Pav. A simple dish with a potato cutlet inside the bun with spicy chutney and yet iconic. Visiting Mumbai, not eating Vada Pav is a sin.
Where to Eat Vada Pav in Mumbai: Ashok Wada Pav, Dasharat Vada Pav, Jai Maharashtra Vada Pav, and Bhava Vada Pav
3. Hyderabad: Hyderabadi Dum Biryani
Hyderabadi Dum Biryani, who ruled the Nizam for a few years, is one of the best of Mughlai and Awadhi cuisine. Don’t miss it when you are in Nizam’s city.
Where to Eat Hyderabadi Dum Biryani in Hyderabad: Cafe Bahar, Sarvi, Bawarchi, Shah Ghouse, and Paradise.
4. Jaipur: Dal Baati Churma
Spicy Dal Baati Churma is a popular dish of Jaipur. People who always host in Rajasthan are served with oodles of ghee and love, which should be on top of your “things to eat in Jaipur”.
Where to eat dal baati churma in Jaipur: Shri radhey restaurant, Santosh Bhojnalya, churma Wala’s and Virasat heritage restaurant.
5. Agra: Petha
After the Taj Mahal, Agra is famous for its iconic petha, grilled milk Sweet Meat. People across India call it Agra Ka Petha, which gives us an idea of its popularity.
Where to eat Petha in Agra: Panchi petha
6. Patna: Litti Chokha
Litti Chokha is one of the most popular delicacies in Bihar and is a kind of street food consisting of a toasted cake filled with potato and spicy eggplant. Street food is also widely available in other states.
Where to Eat Litti Chokha in Patna: Mr. Litti, Famous Litty Shop, and Bhojpuri Litti Chokha
7. Amritsar: Amritsari Kulcha and Makki Di Roti & Sarson Da Saag
There are two major gems when it comes to food in Amritsar cuisine. And popular dishes in indian cities. First maki di roti (corn starch breads) and sarson da saag (mustard greens curry) and second was Amritsari Kulcha and Chole. These two cuisines can combine the city’s food culture.
Where to eat Amritsari Kulcha in Amritsar: Kulcha Land
Where to eat Makki de Roti & Sarson da Saag in Amritsar: Bharawan da Dhaba
8. Lucknow: Tunde Ke Kebab
A specialty galouti kebab made from sliced meat, this kebab is now synonymous with awadhi cuisine and has over 160 spices for its mouth-watering texture and signature taste.
Where to Eat Tunde Kebab / Galouti Kebab in Lucknow: Tunde Kebabi, Dastarkhwan and Clarks Awadh
9. Kolkata: Rasgulla and other Kolkata traditional sweets
Kolkata is synonymous with Rasgulla, but as you know, Kolkata cuisine has many other traditional sweets on its menu, and they have good fingerprints.
Best Sweet Stores in Kolkata: Mouchak, Hindustan Sweets, Mithai, Nalin Chandra Das and Sons, Chittaranjan Misthan Bhandar and Gupta Brothers.
10. Chennai: Idli, Dosa
Idli sambar is an important dish in Chennai cuisine. In a sense, this dish represents all the cultures of South India, where idli, dosa and vada, and sambar are the main dishes.
Where to eat Idli Sambar in Chennai: Saravanan Bhavan, Annalakshmi, and dakshin
11. Goa: Prawn Gassi
Though Goa is the haven of seafood, there is one dish of Goa cuisine that is not to be missed and it is a special Goa prawn curry called Prawn Gassi.
Where to eat Prawn Gassi in Goa: Pousada by the Beach, The Fisherman’s Wharf, and Spice Goa.