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Popular Indian Dishes


They're among the most ordered dishes in any Indian restaurant. Want to cook them in your kitchen? Get the recipes here...

1. Butter Chicken

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

2. Tandoori Chicken

Once you've got the basic recipe for Tandoori Masala, prepare and store it so you can cook Tandoori Chicken anytime you feel the urge to eat some.

3. Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala is a delicious dish in which pre-marinated pieces of chicken are grilled and then added to a thick creamy gravy.

4. Rogan Josh

The literal translation for the name of this dish from Kashmir is 'red lamb'. The colour comes from the Kashmiri dry red chillies used in it. The name may sound fiery but the dish's heat is toned down by the cream that is added at the end.

5. Malai Kofta (vege-balls in a thick sauce)

Malai Kofta is the vegetarian alternative to meatballs. It goes very well with Naans (tandoor-baked flatbread) or Jeera Rice.

6. Chole (chickpea curry)

Serve this crowd pleaser piping hot and accompanied by pooris/bhatooras (fried Indian bread).

7. Palak Paneer (spinach and cottage cheese)

This mildly flavored dish is super healthy too.

8. Kaali Daal (black lentils)

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

9. Chaat

This has to be the most popular North-Indian snack! Vendors literally crowd the streets selling all kinds of delicious variations of chaat in this part of the country. Chaat parties are also popular and a great alternative to a sit-down dinner.

10. Naan (leavened Indian flatbread)

Serve this delicious bread hot, with popular dishes like Tandoori Chicken or kebabs of different kinds.
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