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List of Indian dishes

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This is a list of Indian dishes. Many of the dishes on this list are made all across India. Indian cuisine encompasses a wide variety of regional cuisine 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 ingredients such as: herbs, vegetables and fruits. The dishes are then served according to taste in either mild, medium or hot. Indian food is also heavily influenced by religious and cultural choices. Some Indian dishes are common in more than one region of India, with many vegetarian and vegan dishes. Some ingredients commonly found in Indian dishes include: rice, wheat, ginger, garlic, green chillies and spices.

North-East India


The North-East of India includes Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh.[1]

Name Image Description Vegetarian/
Machher Jhol Fish with potol, tomato, chillies, ginger and garlic from Assam Non-Vegetarian[1]
Pork jarpaa jurpie Boiled pork with onions, chillies, ginger and garlic from Tripura Non-Vegetarian[1]
Chak-Hao Kheer Purple rice porridge from Manipur Vegetarian[1]
Galho Galho is similar to khichdi, a dish made from rice and also lentils and also popular in the most parts of North East India Vegetarian

North India

Name Image Description Vegetarian/
Achari baingan brinjal cooked with pickle spices in gravy Vegetarian
Aloo gobi Cauliflower with potatoes sautéed with garam masala, turmeric, sometimes kalonji and curry leaves. Vegetarian
Aloo tikki Patties of potato mixed with some vegetables fried Vegetarian
Aloo tuk double fried potatoes tossed in spices Vegetarian
Aloo matar Potatoes and peas in curry Vegetarian
Aloo kulcha Mildly leavened flatbread stuffed with potatoes Vegetarian
Aloo methi Aloo methi is a North Indian dish made with potatoes (aloo) and fenugreek leaves (methi). The dish is made by sautéing boiled potatoes with chopped fenugreek leaves, onions, garlic, and a blend of spices such as cumin, coriander, turmeric, and chili powder. Vegetarian
Aloo shimla mirch Green capsicum with potatoes sautéed with cumin seeds, onions, tomatoes, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric, red chilli powder and garam masala Vegetarian
Amriti with rabdi a dessert made by combining amriti with rabdi Vegetarian
Talit Macchi

(Indian fish fry)

Fried fish made with curry, ginger, and garlic Non-Vegetarian
Baati hard, unleavened bread cooked in most of areas of Rajasthan, and in some parts of Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat states of India. Vegetarian
Bhatura a fluffy deep-fried leavened bread originating from the Indian subcontinent. Vegetarian
Bhindi masala Okra sautéed with onions and tomatoes Vegetarian
Biryani Mixed rice dish, optional spices, optional vegetables, meats or seafood. Can be served with plain yogurt. Non-Vegetarian
Butter chicken dish, originating in the Indian subcontinent, of chicken in a mildly spiced tomato sauce. It is also known as murgh mahal Non-Vegetarian
Chaat Street food. Usually containing potato patty fried in oil, topped with sweet yogurt, and other sauces and spices Vegetarian
Chana masala Chickpeas of the Chana type in tomato based sauce. Vegetarian
Chapati unleavened flatbread originating from the Indian subcontinent and staple in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, East Africa and the Caribbean. Vegetarian
Chicken razala a Bhopali style chicken cooked in a rich gravy with mint
Chicken Tikka Chicken with spices served on a skewer
Chicken Tikka masala Chicken marinated in a Yogurt tomato sauce. It is known to have a creamy texture.
Chole bhature Main course with Chick peas, assorted spices, wheat flour and bhatura yeast. Vegetarian
Daal baati churma a Rajasthani specialty Vegetarian
Daal puri Stuffed dal in parathas Vegetarian
Dal makhani (kali dal) a main course with lentils Vegetarian
Dal fara Vegetarian
Dal 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
Fara Stuffed Lentil Dumplings Vegetarian
phirni This is a dessert made of fine flour and ghee that is made only in Pundri. Vegetarian
Aloo Phalliyaan Diced French beans with potatoes cooked with chopped onions, tomatoes sautéed with cumin seeds, green chillies and garam masala Vegetarian
Gajar Pak[2] Sweet dish made using carrot, milk, ghee, dry fruits. Vegetarian
Gajar matar aloo Diced red/orange carrots and potatoes sautéed with black mustard leaves, garnished with ground black pepper powder and lemon juice Vegetarian
Gobhi matar Cauliflower in a tomato sauce Vegetarian
Imarti spherically meshed sweet dish from North India made up of batter from moong dal dipped in sugary syrup Vegetarian
Hari mutter ka nimona (green peas daal) a Typical north Indian tadka Vegetarian
Jalebi A North Indian twisted noodle like sweet dish dipped in sugary syrup Vegetarian
Jaleba A bigger form of jalebi Vegetarian
Kachori Rajasthani / Marwari special Vegetarian
Kadai paneer Paneer and green peppers in tomato gravy Vegetarian
Kadhi pakoda Gram flour with yogurt with gramflour fried balls Vegetarian
Karela bharta a bitter gourd or melon dish Usually vegetarian
Katha meetha petha / kaddu halwa Pumpkin cooked in spices Vegetarian
Kheer Rice cooked with milk and dry fruits Vegetarian
Khichdi Rice cooked with daal and veggies and sauteed Vegetarian
Kadhi and Khichdi Khichdi mixed with kadhi, found mostly in Gujarat. Also referred to as khichdi and kadhi, khichdi-kadhi, and kadhi-khichdi. 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 dessert to ward off sweltering heat of summers Vegetarian
Laapsi desert made up off broken wheat Vegetarian
Lauki ke kofte a way to serve bottle gourd Vegetarian
Lauki ki bhaaji a way to serve bottle gourd Vegetarian
Litti chokha a baked salted wheat flour cake filled with sattu (baked chickpea flour) and some special spices Vegetarian
Makhaan ka kheer Sweet, made up with makhaana, milk, sugar, cashew and other savor. Popular in Mithilanchal region of Bihar Vegetarian
Makki ki roti, sarson ka saag Creamed sarson mustard leaves, with heavily buttered roti made from corn flour. North Indian winter favorite. Vegetarian
Mathura ke pede a sort of a confection Vegetarian
Methi saag, chaulai saag Veggie leaves sauteed in oil and garlic with little masalas. Cooked mostly in central part of India. Vegetarian
Millet Lapsi Roasted Millet cooked in Jaggery Vegetarian
Missi roti Whole wheat & gram flour dough ground masalas, pan fried Vegetarian
Mixed vegetable mixed vegetables, slow cooked with a tomato sauce added. Vegetarian
Moong dal ki Lapsi a dish made with yellow lentils, milk, sugar, and nuts Vegetarian Dessert
Murgh musallam Non-Vegetarian
Mushroom do pyaza (Kanda Khumb) Mushrooms & Onions in a tomato masala sauce spiced with chilles Vegetarian
Mushroom matar (Matar Khumb) Mushrooms and sweet peas in a masala or chili sauce Vegetarian
Naan Tandoor-baked soft flatbread made with refined wheat flour. Vegetarian
Navrattan korma Vegetables, Nuts, Paneer Cheese in a tomato cream sauce
Pakhala Cooked rice with water Vegetarian
Palak paneer Palak paneer is a popular vegetarian dish from the Indian subcontinent that consists of fresh spinach leaves (palak) cooked with cubes of Paneer cheese in a rich and creamy tomato-based sauce. Vegetarian
Paneer butter masala Paneer Butter Masala is a popular vegetarian dish in Indian cuisine. It is a creamy and aromatic curry made with soft cubes of paneer (a type of Indian cheese), butter, tomato sauce, and a blend of flavorful spices such as cumin, coriander, and garam masala. Vegetarian
Paneer tikka masala vegetarian alternative to chicken tikka masala Vegetarian
Pani puri a typical Indian tadka Vegetarian
Panjeeri a mixture of butter, dried fruits and whole wheat flour served as a dessert. Vegetarian
Papad [3] A crispy add on to Lunch and Dinner, for adding a spicy and crunchier taste to food. Vegetarian
Paratha flatbread native to the Indian subcontinent, prevalent throughout the modern-day nations of India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Maldives, and Myanmar, where wheat is the traditional staple Vegetarian
Pattor A flour based snack Vegetarian
Phirni a rice Pudding Vegetarian
Pinni An almond based dessert Vegetarian
Rajma chaval a bean curry with rice Vegetarian
Rajma Main. Kidney beans & assorted spices. Vegetarian
Ramatori bhaaji a spicy side dish made with any two vegetables i.e. potatoes and cabbage Vegetarian
Lobiya Black eyes peas, onions and tomatoes in a curry sauce Vegetarian
Samosa Normally served as an entree or appetiser. Potatoes, onions, peas, coriander, and lentils, may be served with a mint or tamarind sauce Vegetarian/meat varieties
Samose a typical north Indian tadka Vegetarian
Sattu ki roti a dish from Bihar Vegetarian
Rajwadi Chhena/Paneer[4] A popular Indian as well as Nepalese dish, made with chhena/ paneer in a thick cream and tomato gravy and spices Vegetarian
Shahi tukra a bread pudding in a rich sauce of thickened milk, garnished with sliced almonds Vegetarian
Singhada Lapsi Lotus fruit dried and powdered to make this fasting sweet meat Vegetarian
Sooji halwa (Suji Lapsi) Semolina cooked with clarified butter and dry fruits. Semolina (Suji), clarified butter, cashew nuts. Vegetarian
Sweet pethas / kesar petha / pista petha A ravioli like dessert stuffed with a choice of fillings and equally popular in various parts of India and Pakistan Vegetarian
Vegetable jalfrezi < Meat and spices fried in a pan. Can be vegetarian as well. Vegetarian
Tandoori Chicken
Tandoori chicken as a dish originated in the Punjab before the independence of India and Pakistan. Non-Vegetarian
Tamatar Chaat
Tamatar Chaat Recipe in Hindi
Tamatar Chaat is an Indian street food which is most popular in north India specially in Varanasi. Vegetarian
Tandoori Fish Tikka Fish marinated in lime and ginger and cooked over an open fire.

South India

Name Image Description Vegetarian/
Dish Type
ananas menaskai pineapple cooked in Jaggery and tamarind gravy vegetarian
Attu Several types are made with several type of flours including rice flour, urad dal,semolina and wheat flour. This is the name of it in Andhra Pradesh which is also called Dosa. Attu is coarse than Dosa. Vegetarian
Aval kesari roasted flat rice flour cooked with sugar and dry fruits. Vegetarian
Avial Coconut paste, curd mixed with vegetables and some spices. Vegetarian Accompaniment with Staple food
Baida roti fried minced chicken stuffed in Egg roll Non Vegetarian Snacks
Halwa Maida or Sugarcane fritters which are known as Halwa in South India India and Vegetarian Sweet/Dessert
Bhajji Vegetable or onion fritters which are known as Pakodas in North India and Pakistani cuisine Vegetarian Snack/ meal accompaniment
Biryani Spicy rice dish with vegetables or chicken or mutton or fish or prawns. Depends on choice
Bisi bele bath (Karnataka) Rice preparation with vegetables. Vegetarian main course
Bonda Snack. Potatoes, gram flour. Vegetarian Snack
Chettinadu Chicken Dish made chicken and spices Non-Vegetarian
Chicken 65 Popular deep fried chicken preparation. Chicken, onion, ginger Non-Vegetarian
Currivepillai sadam (Tamil Nadu) Curry leaves and rice Vegetarian Breakfast dish
Dibba rotti It is a breakfast item made in Andhra pradesh and is also called Minaparotti. Made with rice, urad dal. Tastes good with a chutney. Vegetarian
Dosa Pancake/Hopper. Ground rice, urad dal Vegetarian Breakfast dish
Double ka meetha Bread crumbs fried in ghee and dipped in milk and sugar syrup Sweet
Ennai kathirikkai Ennai Kathirikkai Vegetarian side dish/accompaniment
Goli bajje a snack with Gram flour. Vegetarian
Hyderabadi biryani Biryani cooked in hyderabadi style Non vegetarian
Idiyappam Steamed rice noodles or vermicelli with 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 (Tamil Nadu) a dish used with rice made of chilli powder and tamarind Vegetarian
Kanji a rice porridge Vegetarian
Keerai koottu (Tamil Nadu) Green leaves kootu Vegetarian
Keerai masiyal Ground green leaves used as a side dish for rice or mixed with rice. Vegetarian
Keerai poriyal Green leaves mixed with daal and coconut with little oil Vegetarian
Keerai sadam (Tamil Nadu) Rice and green leaves Vegetarian
Kerala Beef Fry Beef, onions, spices, coconut, curry leaves Non-vegetarian
Kodubale mixture rice flour, soji, shredded coconut, red chillies, cumin*, salt in the shape of a ring fried in oil Vegetarian Snack
kolhapuri akkha masoor Dal whole Red lentil cooked in onion gravy with Massala vegetarian
Koottu Vegetable, daal or lentil mixture boiled in water Vegetarian
Kori rotti
Kos kootu a cabbage and lentil dish used for rice Vegetarian
Koshambri A cucumber salad dish popular in Karnataka. Prepared during festivals. Vegetarian Salad
Kothamali sadam Coriander rice Vegetarian Breakfast dish
Kuzhakkattai Dumplings with Rice flour, jaggery, and coconut Vegetarian Snack
Kuzhambu Thick soup with coconut and vegetables Vegetarian
Masala Dosa Dosa with masala and potato. Vegetarian Breakfast
Nandu omelette an omelette with pieces of crab and spices Non-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|| Festival Sweet dish

Olan (dish) Light and subtle-flavored Kerala dish prepared from white gourd, ash-gourd or black-eyed peas, coconut milk and ginger seasoned with coconut oil. Vegetarian
Pachadi Side dish made with yoghurt, coconut, ginger and curry leaves and seasoned with mustard. Vegetarian accompaniment
Paniyaram, Paddu, Gunthapangnalu a dish made of rice flour and black gram Vegetarian Breakfast
Papadum Thin deep fried disk served as meal accompaniment Vegetarian Fryums accompaniment
Paravannam A delicious sweet dish made with Rice, jaggery made in Andhra pradesh. Vegetarian
Parotta a layered kerala parotta made with maida and dalda. Vegetarian
Paruppu sadam Daal rice
Payasam Rice dessert. Rice, milk. Vegetarian
Pesarattu Dosa (pancake or crepe) of Andhra Pradesh made from moong dal (lentils), grains and spice batter. Vegetarian
Pongal Pulao Vegetarian Breakfast dish
Poriyal Side dish for rice prepared from one or more vegetables. Oil stirred, with daal half boiled and coconut / mustard seeds. Vegetarian accompaniment
Puli sadam, Puliogre, Puliohara Tamarind rice Vegetarian Breakfast dish
Puttu Ground rice, jaggery, cardamom powder, mixed and steam cooked Vegetarian Breakfast/Snack
Ragi mudhe, Kali A lump of finger millet, flour and water. After cooking, made up as little balls, can be dipped in Chutney/Sambar Vegetarian Part of meal/lunch
Rasam A spicy and sour soup usually made with tamarind, tomatoes, pepper and other south Indian spices. Usually eaten with rice. Vegetarian Part of lunch
Sajjige a sweet dish Vegetarian Dessert
Sakkara pongal a sweet rice dish Vegetarian Festival Sweet dish
Sambar Lentil soup cooked with vegetables and a blend of south Indian spices (masala). Usually taken with rice, idli, dosa, pongal or upma. Vegetarian
Sandige (Karnataka),Vattral Deep fried meal accompaniment made with rice, sago and ash gourd Vegetarian Fryums-accompaniment
Sevai Kind of rice vermicelli used for breakfast
Sevai Kind of rice vermicelli mixed with either tamarind or lemon or coconut. Vegetarian Lunch
Sponge dosa dosa made of fermented poha and rice Vegetarian
Thattai Type of puri made with rice, gram , urad dal flour Vegetarian
Thayir sadam, mosaranna, perugannam a curd rice dish Vegetarian
Theeyal Kerala sauce made from a mixture of spices consisting of roasted coconut, coriander seeds, tamarind water, dried red chili and fenugreek. Vegetarian
Thengai sadam a coconut rice dish Vegetarian Breakfast dish
Uttapam Tamil Nadu Rice pancake/hopper with a topping of onions / tomatoes / coconut Vegetarian Breakfast dish
Vada Savory donut. Urad dal. Vegetarian accompaniment
Varuval Vegetables fried in shallow oil Vegetarian accompaniment
Wheat upma, Uppittu A breakfast dish and snack. Upma prepared from wheat dhalia rava. Vegetarian Breakfast dish
Yelumicham sadam, chitranna Rice with lemon juice Vegetarian Breakfast dish

West India

Name Image Description Vegetarian/
Amti a Lentil curry with Split lentils.
Bajri no rotlo Bread made with thick millet flour flatbread usually grilled over coals. Vegetarian
Batata Saung potato in chilli tamarind gravy. Vegetarian
Barfi Sweet Vegetarian Desert
Basundi Sweet made from milk by continuous heating to a point before condensing. Vegetarian Desert
Bhakri Whole wheat flour bread, thicker than rotli, crispy.
Bombil fry Main Course; Bombay Duck (Fish). Non-Vegetarian
Chaat Snack Vegetarian
Chevdo Mixture of Flattened rice, groundnut, chana, masala.
Cholafali snack
Chorafali Spicy. Ground chana dal and urad dal, deep fried flattened disk, masala, sprinkle with red chili powder on top.
Daal Dhokli Daal Dhokli is widely cooked and eaten all over Rajasthan and Gujarat. Very small dumplings of wheat flour are cooked along with green gram or pegeon dal and whole red chili and red mustard is used as tempering. Vegetarian
Dabeli Kutchi dabeli Snack made by mixing boiled potatoes with a special dabeli masala, putting the mixture in a ladi pav Vegetarian
Dahi vada Fried lentil balls in a yogurt sauce. Lentils, yogurt. Vegetarian
Dalithoy Soup made with split yellow lentils. Vegetarian
Dhokla Lentil snack. Gram. Vegetarian
Doodhpak A milk-based sweet dessert with nuts
Dudhi no halwo Sweet. Bottle gourd halwa
dudhi muthiya snack made up of refined wheat and bottle gourd Vegetarian
Dum aaloo Main dish. Potatoes deep fry, yogurt, coriander powder, ginger powder. Vegetarian
Gajar halwo Sweet. Carrot Halwa
Gatta curry Curry with steamed dumplings made from chickpea flour cooked in a spiced yoghurt sauce. Vegetarian
Ghari (sweet from Surat) Sweet
Ghooghra Sweet
Gud papdi (Gol papdi) Sweet
Gulab jamun 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. Sweet
Jeera Aloo Typical West Indian dish Vegetarian
Juvar no rotlo Thick sorghum flatbread.
Kansar Sweet
Karanji A crispy sweet dish from Maharashtra Vegetarian Desert
Keri no ras Sweet
Khakhra Gujarati Snack. Wheat flour, methi.
Khandvi Snack. Besan.
Kombdi vade Chicken Curry with Bread. Chicken.
Kopra paak Sweet coconut halwa/barfi: Halwa is soft, barfi more like cake.
Koshimbir a salad, usually served as a side
Kolim / Jawla A preparation of dried fish named Kolim or Jawla found in coastal Maharashtra with onion and spices. Usually eaten with bhakri or chapati
Laapsi Sweet coarse ground/ broken wheat cooked with butter and sugar.
Laddu Sweet
Locha Surat (Gujarat) special Spicy dish. Ground chanadal, masala.
Malpua Sweet
Methi na Gota Snack. Fried fenugreek dumplings.
Modak A Marathi sweet dish made of steamed rice flour with coconut and jaggery filling Vegetarian Desert
Mohanthal a sweet prepared from gram flour and ghee dry fruits
Chakri (chakali) a Savoury snack. Mixed grain flour. Vegetarian
Muthiya Gujarati Snack. Whole wheat flour, methi leaves, besan/chickpeas flour and coriander leaves/cilantro.
Naralachi vadi / Khobryachi vadi / Coconut vadi A sweet made of coconut and sugar syrup which is cooled and dried till it becomes firm. Usually made in konkan region
Oondees Breakfast delicacy. Spherical shaped rice or semolina about four inches (10 cm) in diameter.
Panipuri Snack
Patra Snack. Taro leaves, coconut, seeds, dal.
Pav Bhaji Mixed curry of onion, capsicum, peas, cauliflower potatoes.
Penda Sweet
Poha Snack. Flattened rice Vegetarian
Pooran-poli Sweet stuffed bread. Wheat flour, gram.
Poori Bread. Wheat flour.
Puri Bhaji Breakfast or Snack
Rasya muthia Snack. A spicy yogurt dumpling soup.
Sabudana Khichadi Vegetarian Snack. Sago.
Saath A chewy plain flat circular sweet made of dried mango (sometimes jackfruit) juice/pulp.

Usually made in Konkan region of Maharashtra ||

Sev khamani Chana dal, green chillies, ginger, lemon juice and olive oil.
Sev tameta Veggis with potatoes and sev.
Shakarpara A deep fried snack made out of sugar and wheat.
Namakpara Snack. A deep fried snack made out of salt and Gram Flour .
Shankarpali Sweet or savoury snack. Plain flour, sugar.
Shiro Sweet roasted semolina/flour/dal with milk, butter, sugar, nuts and raisins.
Shrikhand A thick yogurt-based sweet dessert garnished with ground nuts, cardamom, and saffron.
Sohan papdi Sweet
Soonvali Snack
Sukhdi Sweet
Surnoli Pancakes that have holes. are yellow and puffy. They are about 10 inches (25 centimeters) in diameter and often served with butter.
Sutarfeni Sweet
Thalipeeth Savoury pancake. Mixed grain flour.
Thepla Paratha. Mixed grain flour.
Undhiyu Mix veggi. Plantain, brinjal, carrot, green chillies, potatoes, fresh coconut and other vegetables. Gujarati food.
Upmaa a dish originating from the Indian subcontinent, cooked as a thick porridge from dry-roasted semolina or coarse rice flour.
Vada pav Burger. Gram flour, potatoes, chilli, garlic, ginger.
Veg Kolhapuri 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.
Undhiyu The signature winter Gujarati dish. Curry of mixed vegetables like surti papdi, ratalu, potatoes, carrot, green garlic, tuvar dana, waal dana etc. rich in oil and spices generally accompanied by puri or roti.
Mag Dhokli an Indian dish made of lentils and fresh dough with Indian spices, it is dry and not liquidy like daal dhokli.
Khichu It is made by boiling the rice flour in water with seasoning, subtle in taste and accompanied by oil and methi masala.
Thepla A signature Gujarati snack which is a parantha with seasoning, made from wheat flour, this dish is generally accompanied by condiments like pickles, green chillies, etc. It is also known as Dhebra, Chopda etc. in various regions.
Farsi Puri It is a Gujarati snack which is also known as mathri in other regions of India, it generally made from wheat flour, all purpose flour etc.
Khaman Made by steaming gram flour batter with flavorful seasoning accompanied with chutney.
Turiya Patra Vatana sabji A vegetable curry made generally in winters.
Mohan thaal A sweet dish.
Churma Ladoo A sweet dish made with wheat flour, ghee, sugar or jaggery and dry fruits.
Zunka or Pitla A dish made of besan (gram flour) with minced onion, green chilies, and coriander (cilantro) . Usually eaten with bhakri or chapati.

East India

Name Image Description Vegetarian/
Cheera Doi A breakfast cereal. Vegetarian
Daab chingri prawn curry cooked in green coconut Non-vegetarian
Dhup Pitha A sweet Assamese specialty Sweet
Gheela Pitha A Sweet Assamese specialty Sweet
Hurum A Breakfast cereal; an Assamese specialty
Khar An Assamese specialty side dish: papaya, banana, soda
Kumol Sawul A Breakfast cereal; an Assamese specialty. Soft rice with cream & jaggery.
Loskora (Coconut Laddu) Sweet
Luchi (food)|Luchi A Puffed bread, fried in oil, made from flour. A Bengali specialty
Malpua/Malpoa Sweet Snacks notable in Northeast and East, specially in Odisha. Sweet
Momo Originally from Tibet, it is a popular snack/ food item in India.
Muri Naaru A sweet Bengali specialty.
Pani Tenga a pickled dish made from mustard.
Sunga Pitha A Sweet Assamese specialty
Alu Pitika a dish made of mashed potato.
Masor tenga An Assamese fish stew cooked with any of a variety of sour fruits including tomatoes.[5]
Bengena Pitika A dish made of mashed brinjal.
Bilahi Maas A fish curry cooked with tomatoes.
Black rice A special local variety of rice
Bora Sawul A breakfast cereal; an Assamese specialty. Sticky rice, sugar or jaggery.
Brown Rice A special local variety of rice.
Chhenagaja Odia Dessert. Cottage cheese, flour, sugar syrup.
Chhenapoda Dessert. Cottage cheese, flour, sugar syrup. Odia Specialty.
Chingri malai curry Curry. Prawn, coconut, mustard, steamed. Traditional Bengali Dish.
Dal Lentils.
Goja A Sweet Bengali Specialty
Hando Guri A Breakfast cereal; an Assamese specialty
Haq Maas A Fish curry cooked with leafy green vegetables.
Horioh Maas A Golden Mustard Fish Curry.
Ilish or Chingri Bhape Curry. Ilish (Hilsha fish) or prawn, coconut, mustard, steamed. Traditional Bengali Dish.
Kabiraji A popular non-vegetarian Indian dish in eastern India prepared using chicken and fish
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 A curry of fish, and various spices.
Masor Koni A fish delicacy.
Masor Petu A fish delicacy.
Mishti Chholar Dal A curry with Bengal gram, coconut, and sugar. Bengali Specialty.
Mishti Doi A dessert with curd, sugar syrup or jaggery. Bengali Sweet curd.
Ou tenga Maas A fish curry cooked with elephant apple.
Pakhala Odia Dish with Rice. Fermented rice, yoghurt, salt, seasonings.
Bhaji Fried Vegetables.
Pani Pitha Sweet Assamese specialty
Pantua It is a traditional Bengali sweet made of deep-fried balls of semolina, chhena, milk, ghee and sugar syrup. Notable in West Bengal, Eastern India and Bangladesh.
Payokh Dessert
Peda Sweet
Prawn malai curry Curry. Prawns, coconut cream, crushed mustard seed, red chillies. Bengali dish.
Red Rice Special local variety of rice.
Rice Staple Food.
Rasagola/Roshogolla A sweet dessert using cottage cheese, flour and sugar syrup. Originated independently in different versions and taste in Odisha and West Bengal
Shondesh A dessert with milk and sugar. A signature Bengali Dish
Shukto A Bengali cuisine. Diced potatoes, sweet potatoes, broad beans, eggplant, drumsticks, raw bananas, radish cooked together and sautéed with mustard seeds. This culinary cooked in mustard oil and sometimes shredded coconut can also be used.
Sunga Pork Rich spicy pork curry
Tenga Doi Sour curd
Til Pitha A sweet Assamese specialty. Rice powder, til, jaggery.



See also



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  3. ^ "Shri Shyam Papad". Shri Shyam Papad. 2018-11-08. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  4. ^ "Paneer Rajwadi – Tandoori Culture". Retrieved 2023-04-17.
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