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.
Among the most famous Indian foods, Tandoori Chicken
is loved by people the world over.
Butter Chicken tastes great with Kaali Daal (black lentils), naan
s and a green salad.
One of my personal favorite meals is Tadka Daal served with plain boiled rice! Try it, you'll see why.
Kaali Daal is also known as Ma Ki Daal (mom's lentils) since it is wholesome and delicious!
This most basic of chicken recipes is also one of the tastiest! Serve Chicken Curry with hot Chapatis (Indian flatbread) or plain boiled rice.
There are several different styles for making Egg Curry and this recipe is North Indian in origin.
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.
Extremely popular with North Indians, these are best eaten with chilled yoghurt and your favourite pickle or chutney.
Naans are traditionally cooked in a Tandoor or earthern oven but can also be made in your oven at home.
Lassi is the perfect cooler on a hot day. You can add extra sweetness to it (if you like) with sugar or honey.