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Indian Dhaba Foods


Most Indian highways play host to these roadside restaurants. Most Dhabas comprise of one shed-like building where the food is cooked, surrounded by Charpoys (day-bed type seating) at which the food is served! In the old days, Dhabas used to cater mainly to Truckies and long-distance travelers. Now however, the simple, unpretentious and wholesome food served at them, is enjoyed by people looking to escape the busy city for a few hours.

1. Tandoori Chicken

Among the most famous Indian foods, Tandoori Chicken is loved by people the world over.

2. Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken tastes great with Kaali Daal (black lentils), naans and a green salad.

3. Tadka Daal

One of my personal favorite meals is Tadka Daal served with plain boiled rice! Try it, you'll see why.

4. Kaali Daal

Kaali Daal is also known as Ma Ki Daal (mom's lentils) since it is wholesome and delicious!

5. Chicken Curry

This most basic of chicken recipes is also one of the tastiest! Serve Chicken Curry with hot Chapatis (Indian flatbread) or plain boiled rice.

6. Anda Curry/ Egg Curry

There are several different styles for making Egg Curry and this recipe is North Indian in origin.

7. Aaloo Mutter

If you're in a rush but want something tasty and wholesome to eat, this is the dish for you. You can cook it quickly in a pan and even quicker in a pressure cooker.

8. Aaloo Paratha

Extremely popular with North Indians, these are best eaten with chilled yoghurt and your favourite pickle or chutney.

9. Naan

Naans are traditionally cooked in a Tandoor or earthern oven but can also be made in your oven at home.

10. Lassi

Lassi is the perfect cooler on a hot day. You can add extra sweetness to it (if you like) with sugar or honey.
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