Signature Dishes of Indian States

Famous dishes of states in India has a unique style and the type of attraction in one state might not be the same in another. The same goes for dishes too. The Biriyani of Andhra Pradesh might not be the same as that of Mumbai. This article talks about the signature dishes of each state that you should not miss.

1. Andhra Pradesh

Gongura is a kind of spinach that has a sour taste. The leaves of this plant are pickled with oil, salt and spices. This pickled is mixed with hot steaming rice and consumed when it is still warm. The smell of the spices and the taste of the leaves would take you to another paradise.

Gongura Pickle Andhra Pradesh

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2. Arunachal Pradesh

Are you a pork lover? You ought to taste the pork in. Sengmora is a plant and the leaves of this plant have a good flavour and smell. Smoked Pork is cooked with this leaves till the leaves loose the texture. This dish is served with warm rice. The authentic drink for this dish is the local rice beer, Arunachal Apong.

Pork in Sengmora Arunachal3. Assam

Mansor Tenga Fish from freshwater is cooked with lemon, dried mangosteen, exotic spices and tomato. This would remove any sand smell from the fish and would leave it with a strong flavour. You can see the oil of the fish floating on the thick red gravy.

Mansor Tenga Fish Assam

4. Bihar

Litti Choka is a wheat ball that is stuffed with gram flour, smashed potatoes and other vegetables. It has a hot flavour and is usually eaten without any side dish.

Litti Chokha Bihar

5. Chhattisgarh

During Diwali time, Dehrori, a delicacy is prepared all throughout this state. This dish is made of rice dumplings that are fried and soaked in sugar syrup. The dish is usually garnished with crushed nuts and cardamom.Dehrori Chhattisgarh

6. Goa

Goa is famous for a pudding called Bebinca. Bebinca traditionally has 16 layers and is served warm along with cold scoop of vanilla ice cream.Bebinca Goa Dish

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7. Gujarat

Khandvi is a snack made with gram flour, sesame, mustard seeds, yogurt, green chillies and coconut. It is usually found in rolls and has a different and mild flavour.

Khandvi Gujarat

8. Haryana

Khichdi made with pearl millet and sesame oil is the signature dish of this state. It is usually consumed with pickle or papad, lassi or curd.

Kichadi Haryana

9. Himachal Pradesh

Madra is a dish of chick peas. It is made with coconut puree, almond, raisins, yogurt and other spices. The dish has an aromatic flavour and has a delicious and strong taste.Madra Himachal

10. ammu and Kashmir

Kalaadi Cheese is the local cheese which is traditional in this state. It has a thick texture and usually served with cooked meat or vegetables in the middle. You cannot miss this paradise taste if you are in Jammu and Kashmir.

local cheese jammu

11. Jharkhand

Rugda is a mushroom that grows only in this state. This mushroom has a strong flavour and is cooked with spices and consumed with rice.

Rugda Jharkhand Dish

12. Karnataka

Pandi Curry is the signature dish of Karnataka. Pork is cooked without much of gravy till it becomes dark and spicy. It is served with flat bread called “Akkiroti” and is a delicacy of this state.

Karnataka Pandi Curry

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13. Kerala

Ishtu is a signature dish of this state Kerala. It is a loose translation of the term, ‘stew’. Any meat is cooked in coconut milk with very mild flavour. Isthu can also be made with vegetables, usually potato. Also read top things to do in Kerala.

Kerala Potato Ishtu Stew

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14. Madhya Pradesh

A spicy dish made from sweet corn is the unique dish of Madhya Pradesh. It is called Bhutte ka kees.

Bhutte Ka Kees Madhya Pradesh

15. Maharashtra

Thalipeeth is a multigrain spicy pancake made with many spices and condiments. It is usually served with buffalo milk’s cream.

Thalipeeth Maharashtra

16. Manipur

Fried fish soup, Khaman Asinba Kangshoi is a vegetable soup in which fried fish pieces are added. It is more of a soupy stew that can be consumed with rice.

Khaman Asinba Kangshoi Manipur

17. Meghalaya

If you visit Meghalaya, do not forget to eat the “Jadoh” red hill rice (red coloured rice) cooked with pork. It is a kind of biriyani that you can consume only in Meghalaya.

Jadoh Red Hill Rice with Pork Meghalaya

18. Mizoram

Sawhchiar is a delicacy that is made by boiling meat, rice and other spices. It is a kind of stew with rice. It is authentic delicacy of Mizoram.

Sawhchiar Mizoram Dish

19. Nagaland

Nagaland signature dish is Dry Bamboo Shoots with Pork. Pork is cooked with bamboo shoots, chillies, herbs and served with boiled rice. The dish is very spicy and has a strong flavour.

Pork with Bamboo Shoots Nagaland

20. Odisha

Ricotta cheese is baked and served as Chhena Poda. It is a delicacy and oriya desert that would linger in your mind for long.

Chenna Poda Odisha Dish

21. Punjab

Indian bread made with corn meal is served with a green side dish made with mustard green topped with cottage cheese. It is famous as Makke ki Roti with Sarson ka Saag.

Makke ki Roti with Saag Punjab

22. Rajasthan

Malai Ghewar is a delicacy that is incomparable. It is made with milk, ghee and flour. This dish is found in a lot of states, but Rajasthan is the queen of this dish.

Malai Ghewar Rajasthan

23. Sikkim

Phagshapa is a traditional dish of dried pork. The pork is marinated with dried chillies, radishes and turnips.

Pork Phagshapa Sikkim

24. Tamil Nadu

Kambu Koozh is a tasty and healthy drink of this state. It is a porridge that is made from millet grains and is served in earthen pots with onions, fried chilly or pickle.

KAMBU KOOZH Tamilnadu

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25. Tripura

Awan Bangwi is a rice cake made with guria rice, pork, ginger, onion, cashew, ghee, raisins, herbs and other spices. It is cooked in special Lairu leaves by wrapping.

Awan Bangwi Tripura

26. Uttar Pradesh

Stuffed brinjal with spices and aromatic flavours is the signature dish of Uttar Pradesh. It is called as Baingan Ki Lonje.

Baingan ki Lonje

27. Uttarakhand

Bal Mithai is the signature delicacy in the state of Uttarakhand. It is made by roasted evaporated Milk with cane sugar and is covered with small white sugar balls.

Uttarakhand famous Bal Mithai

28. West Bengal

Daab Chingri is a traditional Bengali Dish. Prawn cooked in coconut milk and mustard and filled inside a green coconut. It is usually served with boiled rice.

Daab Chingri West Bengal

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