Most Popular Indian Foods to Try

Everyone is fond of Indian food because all the food in India is very excellent. The spices here are famous in foreign countries, so foreigners also like to eat Indian food. Various types of special dishes are made here. Veg, Non-Veg both types of food are available in India.

There are many restaurants which make a variety of dishes, food, desserts and drinks available. The smell of Indian food attracts people. Each region has its own different dishes and foods popular.

Indian Foods

A special menu ranging from morning breakfast to dinner is available here. Here are some traditional methods of cooking. Everyone must try Indian food. There are so many food options here that it is difficult to get outside India. The food and dishes are very healthy and tasty.


Most Popular Indian Food to Try

There are so many food options here that it is difficult to get outside India. The food and dishes are very healthy and tasty. Some of them are below.

1. Snacks


Pakora is a very famous breakfast in India, which is very tasty. Usually, Pakoras are made from gram flour and onion. Onion is sliced thinly and mixed with gram flour and deep-fried in oil or ghee. It is very crispy to eat and is ready to be prepared soon.

Eating pakoras with tea is its own fun. Pakoras are also made from many other vegetables such as potato, chili, spinach, brinjal, and cauliflower. All these pakoras are excellent to eat. Once you eat it you will always like to eat.


This is India’s most popular street snack. Samosa is a snack that is a favorite of almost every Indian. It is stuffed with potatoes, peas, and spices. Flour is kneaded and rolled into the dough. Then the rolled poori is given the shape of samosa.

Then stuffing is filled, after that the samosas are deep-fried. Samosas are made and sold in almost every city in India. And it is also taken with tea. Samosa is served with mango, mint chutney, or sweet chutney. This is a very tasty breakfast that is also available at a low price. You must try this tasty snack once.

Vada Pav

Vada Pav is the famous fast food of Maharashtra. It is very tasty to eat and it is very easy to make. Vadapav is a combination of two things. Vada is a potato Tikki which is very crispy to eat and another Pav in which the Tikki is filled. The Pav is made of bread which is very soft. It is also known as Bombay Burger or Indian Burger.

2. Bread


Roti is an Indian round flatbread made of wheat flour and very plain. Roti is a meal served with vegetables. Food without roti(bread) is incomplete. To make this, we have to knead wheat flour by using water, which is made by making a perfect dough and rolling it in a round circle. After that, it has to be baked on the pan.


Paratha is a meal made from wheat flour with ghee or oil on it. Parathas are also made with the filling of many vegetables like potato, peas, and cauliflower.

Parathas are also made from gram lentils. These parathas are served with pickles, sauce, or chutney. All these parathas are very tasty to eat. In this way, you can enjoy different types of parathas in India.


Poori is also the same meal as paratha. Poori is also made in two ways, one is plain poori and the other is filling vegetables. It is made smaller in size than paratha and is deep-fried in oil. Poori is served with pickle, chutney, sabzi, or Chola.

Sabzi-poori’s combination is very tasty. If you want to make this then the dough is first kneaded to make the poori. Then small pieces of it are cut. After that, it is rolled and deep-fried in oil or ghee. It’s ready, now you can serve it with sabzi.


Naan is a very spongy roti that is made from flour and curd. People like to eat naan, especially non-veg. But it is also eaten with more sabzis. It is a bit difficult to make but it is equally tasty to eat. Naan is baked in an oven or tandoor. This leavened flatbread is a special dish of Asia. Its main ingredients are milk, yogurt, wheat flour, yeast, fine flour, and water.

3. Meals


Chola is very yummy and special food, it is made from gram or dried peas. There is a special gram to make Chola, which is called chickpea gram. Its main combination is Bhatura, which is also called poori of fine flour.

Bhatura is made from flour and curd. Chola is also eaten with rice and poori which is very tasty to eat. Many people have this favorite food. You must eat it once. Of course, you will also like it very much. Chola is available in almost every restaurant and hotel because every foodie likes to eat it.


Paneer (cheese) is a favorite food of many individuals. It is too tasty to eat. It is the best-selling food in India and is pure vegetarian food as it is made of milk. Milk is torn and stored in its cheese, after which its sabzi is made in many ways like Palak Paneer, Matar Paneer, Kadai Paneer, paneer makhani, shahi paneer, and others.

Paneer has many other uses like making paneer rolls, making pakoras, sandwiches, Dosa, pizza, burgers, and other fast food. A lot of people like to eat it. It can be made using any recipe.

You should try this; it may also become your favorite food. This cheese is very healthy. Sabzi made of paneer can be eaten with rice, naan, paratha, poori, or roti. Paneer is a meal that is available every season.


Lentils are an essential meal of people that is cooked in almost every house in India. Lentils are a very beneficial meal for your health. It should be taken daily in your food. It contains a lot of protein which helps to keep you healthy.

Dal rice is the favorite food of children. Many varieties of lentils (daal) are available such as Arhar daal, moong daal, urad dal, Matar dal, chana dal, etc. lentils are the lifeblood of India. It is grown in India because it is a meal cooked daily. Lentils are cooked plain and also with spices. When the daal is fried in ghee or butter, it is very tasty to eat.

4. Drinks


It is a famous beverage in India. Many people like to drink tea because it has a lot of good quality, due to which every human is addicted to it. Taking tea to reduce laziness and concentrate well at work. By taking it, you feel light and fresh.

There are many varieties of tea making available like ginger tea, green tea, black tea, milk tea, lemon tea, and herbal tea. Milk tea is the most liked tea in India. It requires water, tea leaf, sugar, milk, ginger, and cardamom to make it.


Lassi is a popular traditional beverage that people like to drink in summer. Because it cools the stomach. Lassi is very famous in Punjab city of India. To make lassi, curd and water are mixed. Then it is prepared by adding spices and sugar.

After that, the lassi is served in the glass and a layer of cream is applied on top of it, which makes its taste wonderful. It is also drunk by adding ice to it.


It is also one of the beverages which are most famous in India. This is a fun option for summer. Some spices have a special role in this beverage. One of which is cumin powder which plays an important role in making it tasty. Drinking this makes you feel energized, which makes you feel refreshed.

Chas is made in two ways- first plain Chas and second spicy!  The plain Chas is famous in Rajasthan and Gujarat. Curd in spicy Chas is made by adding cumin powder, black salt, white salt, asafoetida, and ginger-green chili paste. It is so delicious to drink.

5. Desserts

Gulab Jamun

Sweet is a symbol of unity and happiness. It is one of the most famous Indian sweets. Gulab jamun is a sweet dish made of fine flour. It is also known as Rasgulla. It consists of condensed milk and sugar mixed with fine flour. To make it, a little soda and condensed milk are mixed with flour and kneaded with the help of water.

Then its small ball is made and fried in oil. After that, it is dipped in sugar syrup. Some dry fruits are also added inside the flour ball. It is a very soft dessert that dissolves completely in the mouth. Gulab jamun is the favorite dessert of the people, which is made in almost every ceremony and with special enthusiasm.


Barfi is a popular and pure Indian dessert. It is a dessert based on condensed milk. It is one of the most delicious and wonderful sweets. Many varieties of barfi are available such as Besan Barfi, Kaju Barfi, sing barfi, Pista barfi, Kesri barfi, coconut barfi, and many others. But of these, condensed milk barfi is the most famous.

Its main ingredients are milk and sugar. This dessert is made at any festival and function. It is very easy to make and is made in a short time. To make it, the condensed milk has to be roasted in ghee till it changes its color.

After that, we make a sugar syrup and cool it slightly. Add the roasted condensed milk and cardamom to the sugar syrup. After that, spread the mixture by adding ghee to the plate, add dry fruits on top and leave it for a few hours to freeze. Barfi is coated with a thin layer of edible metallic leaf.  Now barfi is ready to eat.


All these foods are one of the best and popular foods in India. If you are a foodie, then you should try all these foods once.