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6 Foods You Won’t Want to Miss While Touring India

[ 0 ] September 19, 2012 |

Although India is renowned for incredible architectural structures, a rich heritage and an undeniably fascinating culture, it is also a true foodie destination. Those interested in exploring the cuisine of the nation will have plenty of opportunities to do so while on a tour of India. From the vibrant street vendors of Delhi to the rural kitchens of the Punjab, it is possible to taste dozens of incredible dishes during a trip to the country. Here are some of the top foods to try while on a luxury tour of India. Click here for tours to India with Bales Worldwide.

1. Breads, Naans and Roti

As a part of nearly every meal, there will be some kind of bread-based item on the table. Depending on where in the country the diner is, this might be naan, roti or puri. In Northern India, where wheat is grown in abundance, unleavened bread like chapatti and pan-fried layered roti, known as paratha, are common. Be sure to try as many of these delicious offerings as possible when travelling through Indian on a tour.
Chapati Time

2. Tandoori Chicken

This dish is one of the most famous Indian dishes around the world, but it is in the north of the nation where visitors will find the authentic preparation. Whole chickens are seasoned and then cooked to perfection in a tandoor, or traditional Indian oven.
Tandoori Chicken

3. Biryani

For a taste of authentic Mughal Indian dining, try the classic dish known as biryani. This is a rice and meat dish that uses generous amounts of Persian and even Turkish spices. This dish is most commonly found in the older ancient cities of Agra and Delhi.

4. Banana Leaf Meals

In many places in Southern India, travellers can have the chance to dine on a banana leaf plate, which is essentially a preset meal that comes served on a banana leaf. Aside from the unique presentation, what makes this dish so special is that it consists of a dozen different tastes. Try a bite of different grilled meats, a handful of rice, various spiced vegetables, breads and sauces all at once with this single meal.

5. Masala Chai

Although it is increasingly popular to find plain tea, or chai, served in some Indian establishments, it is far more common to enjoy masala chai, or spiced tea. This tea is prepared in large batches using tea leaves, milk, sugar, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom and black pepper. It offers a unique taste that visitors should be sure to try while touring India.

6. Rasgulla

There are many sweet pastries and desserts to try throughout India, but one of the most interesting and delicious is that of rasgulla. This dessert is made from milk and sugar and is served up in semi-solid spheres.

Indian sweets

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