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List of Indian dishes

This is a list of Indian dishes. Indian cuisine encompasses a wide variety of regional cuisines native to India. Given the range of diversity in soil type, climate and occupations, these cuisines vary significantly from each other and use locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also heavily influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. This list is only a guide and needs to be expanded.

North India

Name Image1 Description Vegetarian/
Aloo baingan masala Vegetarian
Aloo baingan Vegetarian
Gobhi Aloo Cauliflower with potatoes sauteed with garam masala. Vegetarian
Aloo ki Tikki Vegetarian
Aloo Matar Potatoes and peas in curry. Vegetarian
Aloo methi Methi leaves and potatoes nicely flavoured. Potato, fresh Methi leaves. Vegetarian
Aloo shimla mirch Vegetarian
Amriti with Rabdi Vegetarian
Amritsari fish
Amritsari Kulcha Vegetarian
Arbi masala Edoes cooked in onion tomato masala. Vegetarian
Baati Ghee (Clarified butter). Wheat flour. Vegetarian
Baigan bharta Eggplant (Baingan) cooked with tomatoes or onions. Vegetarian
Bharwaan baigan Vegetarian
Bharwaan tinde Vegetarian
Bharwein karela Vegetarian
Bhatura Bread. All purpose flour, Vegetarian
Bhindi Masala Okra sautéed with onions and tomatoes. Vegetarian
Biryani Main or side dish. Rice, optional spices, optional vegetables or meats Can have with plain yogurt.
Butter Chicken Punjab
Chaat Typical north Indian tadka. Vegetarian
Chana masala Vegetarian
Chapathi Bread. Whole wheat flour. Vegetarian
Chicken Razala Bhopali style chicken cooked in a rich gravy with mint.
Chole bhature Main. Chick peas, assorted spices, wheat flour and yeast for bhatura. Vegetarian
Daal Baati Churma Rajasthani special. Vegetarian Rajasthan
Daal Puri Stuffed dal in parathas. Vegetarian
Dal makhani (Kali Dal) Main. A typical type of lentil is used. Vegetarian
--> Vegetarian Dal Main. Assorted types of lentils, such as toor, urad, chana, masoor dal. Vegetarian
Dal fry with tadka Typical north Indian tadka. Vegetarian
Dum Aloo Potatoes cooked in Curry. Vegetarian
Poha specialty from Madhya Pradesh. Common snack in Central part of India. Flattended rice, potato, turmeric. Vegetarian
Vegitarian French bean aloo Vegetarian
Gajar ka Halwa A sweet dish native to U.P./Punjab. Carrot, Milk, Ghee, Cashew. Vegetarian
Gajar matar aloo Vegetarian
Gobhi matar Vegetarian
Hari Mutter ka Nimona(Green pees daal) Typical north Indian tadka. Vegetarian
Jeera aloo Vegetarian
Kachori Rajasthani /marwari special. Vegetarian
Kadai paneer Vegetarian
Kadhi Pakoda Gram Flour with Yogurt with gramflour fried balls. Vegetarian
Karela Bharta Bitter gourd/melon. Usually vegetarian
Katha meetha petha/halwakadoo Vegetarian
Kheer Rice Cooked with Milk and dry fruits. Milk and Rice, dry Fruits. Vegetarian
Khichdi Rice cooked with daal and veggies and sauteed. Vegetarian
Kofta Gram flour balls fried with vegetables. Gram flour, veggies, rolled into balls with gram flour and fried in oil and then cooked with curry. Vegetarian
Kulfi falooda Vegetarian
Lauki ke kofte Bottle gourd. Vegetarian
Lauki ki subji Bottle Gourd. Vegetarian
Makki di roti, Sarson Da Saag Punjabi speciality. Vegetarian
Mathura ke pede Vegetarian
Methi Saag, Chaulai Saab Veggie leaves sauteed in oil and garlic with little masalas. Cooked mostly in Central part of India. Vegetarian
Misi roti Vegetarian
Mixed vegetable Vegetarian
Moong dal ka halwa Vegetarian
Mushroom do pyaza Vegetarian
Mushroom matar Vegetarian
Naan Oven-baked soft flatbread. Refined wheat flour. Vegetarian
Navrattan korma
Palak Daal Spinach with toor daal. Vegetarian
Palak Paneer Cottage cheese cubes in spinach gravy. Spinach, Paneer. Vegetarian
Paneer butter masala Vegetarian
Paneer Tikka Masala Vegetarian
Pani Puri Typical north Indian tadka. Vegetarian
Panjeeri Vegetarian
Paratha Bread. Wheat flour. Can be stuffed: Common stuffings: potato mixture, paneer, muli(white radish). Vegetarian
Pattor Vegetarian
Phirni Vegetarian
Pindi chana Vegetarian
Pinni Vegetarian
Rajma Chaval Bean curry with rice. Vegetarian
Rajma Main. Kidney beans & assorted spices. Vegetarian
Ramatori subji Vegetarian
Rice Rice Vegetarian
Rongi Vegetarian
Samosa Potatoes, onions, peas, coriander, and lentils. Vegetarian
Samose Typical north Indian tadka. Vegetarian
Sattu ki Roti Dish from bihar. Vegetarian
Shahi paneer Vegetarian
Shahi tukra Bread. Bread pudding in a rich sauce of thickened milk, garnished with sliced almonds. Vegetarian
Singhada Halwa Lotus fruit dried and powdered to make this fasting sweet meat. Vegetarian
Sooji Halwa Semolina cooked with clarified butter and Dry fruits. Semolina (Suji), clarified butter, cashew nuts. Vegetarian
Sweet Pethas/ kesar petha/ pista petha Vegetarian
Vegetable Jalfrezi Vegetarian

South India

Name Image Description Vegetarian/
Appam Pancake, thicker at center. Ground rice. Vegetarian
Avial Coconut paste, curd mixed with vegetables and some spices. Vegetarian
Bajji Vegetable or onion fritters Vegetarian
Biryani Spicy rice dish with vegetables or chicken or mutton or fish or prawns. Depends on choice
Bisi Bele Bath Rice preparation with vegetables.
Bonda Snack. Potatoes, gram flour. Vegetarian
Chicken 65 Popular deep fried chicken preparation. Chicken, onion, ginger. Non-Vegetarian
Currivepillai sadam Curry leaves rice
Dosa Pancake/Hopper. Ground rice, Urad dal. Vegetarian
Double ka meetha Bread crumbs fried in Ghee and dipped in milk and sugar syrup
Goli bajje Snack. Gram flour. Vegetarian
Idiappam Steamed rice noodles/vermicelli. Ground rice. Vegetarian
Idli Steamed cake of fermented rice and pulse flour. Rice, Urad dal. Vegetarian
Indian omelette Egg omelette or veg omelette
Kaara Kozhambu Dish used with rice made of chilli powder and tamarind.
Keerai kootu Green leaves kootu
Keerai masiyal Grinded green leaves used as a side dish for rice or mixed with rice.
Keerai sadam Rice and green leaves.
Koottu Vegetable, daal or lentil mixture boiled in water.
Kos kootu Cabbage and lentil dish used for rice.
Kothamali sadam Coriander rice
Kuzhakkattai Dumplings. Rice flour, jaggery, coconut. Vegetarian
Kuzhambu Thick soup with coconut. Coconut, vegetables. Vegetarian
Masala Dosa Dosa with masala and potato.
Parotta Layered kerala parotta made with maida and dalda. Vegetarian
Paruppu sadam Daal rice
Payasam Rice dessert. Rice, milk. Vegetarian
Pongal Pulao. rice. Vegetarian
Poriyal Side dish for rice prepared from one or more vegetables with little oil stirred, with daal half boiled and coconut / mustard seeds.
Puli sadam Tamarind rice
Puttu Ground Rice.
Kanji Rice porridge Vegetarian
Sakkara pongal Sweet rice dish
Sambar Lentil soup with vegetables and masala mixed with rice and taken. Vegetarian
Sevai Kind of rice vermicelli used for breakfast.
Sevai lunch Kind of rice vermicelli mixed with either tamarind or lemon or coconut.
Thayir sadam, Mosaranna Curd rice
Thengai sadam Coconut rice
Uttapam Rice Pancake/Hopper with a topping of onions/tomatoes/coconut. Vegetarian
Vada Savory donut. Urad dal. Vegetarian
Varuval Vegetables fried in shallow oil
Yelumincham sadam, Chitranna Lemon rice. Rice, lemon juice.
Keerai poriyal Green leaves mixed with daal and coconut with little oil.
Wheat Upma A breakfast dish and snack. Upma prepared from Wheat Dhalia Rava. Vegetarian
Koshambri A cucumber salad dish popular in Karnataka. Prepared during festivals. Vegetarian
Obbattu (holige, bobbattu, Pooran-poli) A stuffed (Moong gram dal and jaggery or coconut poornam) paratha. Dish native to South and West India in the states of (Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. Vegetarian
Ennai Kathirikkai Ennai Kathirikkai
Ragi Mudhe
Pesarattu Dosa (pancake or crepe) of Andhra Pradesh made from Moong Dal (lentils), grains and spice batter. Vegetarian

West India

Name Image Description Vegetarian/
Amti Lentil curry. Split lentil.
Bajri no rotlo Bread. Thick millet flour flatbread usually grilled over coals.
Barfi Sweet
Basundi Sweet
Bhakri Bread. Whole wheat flour, thicker than rotli, crispy.
Bombil fry Main Course. Bombay Duck (Fish).
Chaat Snack
Chakli Savoury snack. Mixed grain flour.
Chivda Mixture. Flattened rice, groundnut, chana, masala.
Cholafali Snack
Chorafali Spicy. Grinding of charudala, masala, sprinkle with red chilly powder on top.
Copra paak Sweet coconut halwa/barfi: Halwa is soft, barfi more like cake.
Daal Dhokli Snack
Dahi vada Fried lentil balls in a yogurt sauce. Lentils, yogurt.
Dhokla Lentil snack. Gram.
Doodhpak Sweet A milk-based sweet dessert with nuts.
Dudhi no Halwo - Bottle Gourd Halwa Sweet
Dum aaloo Veg. Main dish. Potatoes deep fry, yogurt, coriander powder, ginger powder.
Pohe Vegetarian Snack. Flattened rice.
Gajar Halwo - Carrot Halwa Sweet
Gatta curry Curry. Steamed dumplings made from chickpea flour cooked in a spiced yoghurt sauce.
Ghari (sweet from Surat) Sweet
Ghooghra Sweet
Gud papdi (Gol papdi) Sweet
Gulab Jamun Snack Sweet
Halvasan Sweet
Handwo (steamed dish) Snack
Gur Sweet unrefined brown sugar sold in blocks[3].
Jalebi Sweet maida & grained semolina flour, baking powder, curd, sugar.
Juvar no rotlo Bread. Thick sorghum flatbread.
Kansar Sweet
Keri no ras Sweet
Khakhra Snack. Wheat flour, methi.
Khandvi Snack. Besan.
Kombdi vade Chicken Curry with Bread. Chicken.
Koshimbir Salad. Salad/side-dish.
Laapsi Sweet coarse ground/ broken wheat cooked with butter and sugar.
Laddu Sweet
Locha Spicy. Grinding of chanadal, masala,.
Malpua Sweet
Methi na Gota Snack. Fried fenugreek dumplings.
Modak Sweet coconut dumplings. Rice flour, coconut.
Mohanthal Kandoi Bhogilal Mulchand (Sweeet)
Muthiya Snack. Whole wheat flour, methi leaves, besan/chickpeas flour and coriander leaves/cilantro.
Panipuri Snack
Patra Snack. Taro leaves, coconut, seeds, dal.
Pav Bhaji Veg main dish. Mix curry of onion, capsicum, peas, cauliflower potatoes.
Penda Sweet
Pooran-poli Sweet stuffed bread. Wheat flour, gram.
Puri Bread. Wheat flour.
Puri Bhaji Breakfast or Snack
Rasya Muthia Snack. A spicy yogurt dumpling soup.
Sabudana Khichadi Vegetarian Snack. Sago.
Sev Khamani Snack. Chana dal, green chillies, ginger, lemon juice and olive oil.
Sev Tameta Veggie. Potatoes and sev.
Shakarpara Snack. A deep fried snack made out of sugar and wheat.
Shankarpali Sweet or savoury snack. Plain flour, sugar.
Shiro Sweet roasted semolina/flour/dal with milk, butter, sugar, nuts and raisins.
Shrikhand Sweet A thick yogurt-based sweet dessert garnished with ground nuts, cardamom, and saffron.
Sohan papdi Sweet
Soonvali Snack
Sukhdi Sweet
Sutarfeni Sweet
Thalipeeth Savoury pancake. Mixed grain flour.
Undhiyu Mix veggi. Plantain, brinjal, carrot, green chillies, potatoes, fresh coconut and other vegetable.
Upmaa Vegetarian snack. Semolina.
Vada pav Burger. Gram flour, potatoes, chilli, garlic, ginger.
Veg Kolhapuri Vegetarian dish. Mixed vegetables.
Vindaloo Goan pork vindaloo. Pork, goan red chilli paste.
Ghebar or Ghevar Sweet from Surat
Lilva Kachori Snack. Lilva and whole wheat flour.
Magas (or Magaj) Sweet

East India

Name Image Description Vegetarian/
Ceera Doi Breakfast cereal.
Dhup Pitha A sweet Assamese specialty
Gheela Pitha Sweet Assamese specialty
Hurum Breakfast cereal; an Assamese specialty
Khar Assamese specialty side dish: papaya, banana, soda
Kumol Sawul Breakfast cereal; an Assamese specialty. Soft rice with cream & jaggery.
Loskora (Coconut Laddu) Sweet
Lusi Oily bread made from maida.
Malpua Snacks
Momo Snacks. It is a Sikkim specialty.
Muri Laru Sweet Bengali specialty.
Pani Tenga Pickle made from mustard.
Sunga Pitha Sweet Assamese specialty
Alu Pitika Dish made of mashed potato.
Masor tenga An Assamese fish stew cooked with any of a variety of sour fruits including tomatoes.[1]
Bengena Pitika Dish made of mashed brinjal.
Bilahi Maas Fish curry cooked with tomatoes.
Black rice Special local variety of rice
Bora Sawul Breakfast cereal; an Assamese specialty. Sticky rice, sugar or jaggery.
Brown Rice Special local variety of rice.
Chhenagaja Dessert. Cottage cheese, flour, sugar syrup.
Chhenapoda Dessert. Cottage cheese, flour, sugar syrup.
Chingri Machher Malai-Curry Curry. Prawn, coconut, mustard, steamed.
Dal Lentils.
Goja Sweet
Hando Guri Breakfast cereal; an Assamese specialty
Haq Maas Fish curry cooked with leafy green vegetables.
Horioh Maas Golden Mustard Fish Curry.
Ilish or Chingri Bhape Curry. Ilish (Hilsha fish) or prawn, coconut, mustard, steamed.
Kharoli Pickle made from mustard; an Assamese specialty
Khorisa Pickle made from bamboo shoot; an Assamese specialty
Koldil Chicken Chicken cooked with banana flower; an Assamese specialty
Koldil Duck Duck meat cooked with banana flower; an Assamese specialty
Konir Dom Egg curry.
Lai Haq Maas Fish Curry with herbs & lemon.
Litti Balls of wheat and sattu baked in oven and served with mashed potatoes (chokha)
Maasor Tenga Tomato Fish Curry.
Machher Jhol Curry. Fish, various spices.
Masor Koni Fish delicasy.
Masor Petu Fish delicasy.
Mishti Chholar Dal Curry. Bengal gram, coconut, sugar.
Mishti Doi Dessert. Curd, sugar syrup and /or jaggery.
Ou tenga Maas Fish curry cooked with elephant apple.
Pakhala Rice. Fermented rice, yoghurt, salt, seasonings.
Bhaji Fried Vegetables.
Pani Pitha Sweet Assamese specialty
Pantua Assamese sweet similar to Gulab Jamun
Payokh Desert
Peda Sweet
Prawn malai curry Curry. Prawns, coconut cream, crushed mustard seed, red chillies.
Red Rice Special local variety of rice.
Rice Staple Food.
Rosgulla Dessert. Cottage cheese, flour and sugar syrup.
Sabzi (curry) Different green or other vegetables.
Shondesh Dessert. Milk, sugar.
Shukto Curry. Vegetables, ghee, milk.
Sunga Pork Rich spicy pork curry
Tenga Doi Sour curd
Til Pitha Sweet Assamese specialty. Rice powder, til, jaggery.

See also


  1. ^ Roy, Amrita (July 23, 2010). "Brahmaputra banquet". HT Media. Retrieved September 24, 2012. 
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