Top 10 Best North Indian Foods And Dishes 2018

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Every place you visit, the two things which have the maximum impact on you is the people and the food. The only thing a person is not ready to compromise is the quality and taste of his/her meal. Whether you are a foodie or not, whenever you want to eat you look for the best possible options. Every place has a specialty WRT the food. “Panjab Ke Chole-Kulche ya Rajasthan Ki Dal-Bati”, No one is ready to compromise with the food and taste. So here we are, telling you the top 10 best North Indian food and dishes 2018 you must try where it has originated from North India, stay tuned.

10. Stuffed Naan/Rumali Roti

How far can you think of the Indian Rotis or the flatbread? Not just a variety of dishes but India has an exquisite range of roti’s to offer. Each one cooked with different ingredients, different aroma, and different taste. Naan/Rumali roti is one of them. Ready to fill your plate with a variety?

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Rumali roti is probably the thinnest roti that you will find in India. It is a popular Indian roti recipe coming directly from the vibrant and colorful Punjabi cuisine. Probably, the name of this roti has been derived from its texture and appearance in other words, roomal literally means handkerchief in Punjabi. 

Rumali Roti is a very thin flatbread. This roti tastes best with rich gravies and dal dishes.

Making this roti is a true art and requires a lot of skill. It is quite fascinating to watch the chefs in action while making Rumali Roti. Rumali Roti is cooked on an inverted wok or a Kadai and is lightly roasted to keep it very soft.

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Naan stuffed with Indian paneer, bell pepper, and chilies a mini-package breakfast with serving of whole wheat, protein, and veggies.

This naan is way more than just side bread. It is actually a complete mini meal. Made with the mix of whole wheat and flour, stuffed with protein-rich Indian Paneer (cottage cheese), sliced bell peppers, and some green chilies. It is a mini package wrapping all breakfast favorites in one Naan Bread.

Today, we thought of bringing you this Indian-staple meatless yet protein-rich Naan bread which is often on my weekend breakfast table. Would you like to?


9. Baingan ki Lonje

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Just check out this delicious dish, Baingan Ki Lonje is a traditional eggplant/baingan dish with spices gravy stuffing and is mouthwatering hot and sour vegetable curry from north India i.e. Uttar Pradesh. We know Baingan or eggplants is not everyone’s favourite. However, this unique recipe will let even the eggplant hater to try this yummy dish.

The eggplants with spicy coating and aromatic onion paste and then slow cooked to impart all its flavors into the dish. The secret lies in the freshly made spice mix that is added to the onion masala which is then coated over the eggplants.

It is a Uttar Pradesh style brinjal sabzi. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely loves Spicy and tangy Baingan ki Lonje. 

8. Dum Biryani

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A one-pot meal. One that will use up most of the vegetables and add so much flavor. 

Who doesn’t love a plate of flavorful Biryani? Biryani an evergreen classic really needs no introduction. It’s aromatic, it’s heavenly and one of the most loved delicacies not just in India but across the globe.

Spiced vegetables cooked with basmati, saffron, butter and whole spices. Nothing can replace the sense of satisfaction that a good biryani brings.

There are several variations and varieties to the biryani recipes which changes with the region and community i.e Hyderabadi biryani, Lucknowi biryani, Mughlai biryani, Kashmiri biryani it is generally served as a primary dish in a north indian meals and is often served with choice of raita and mirchi ka salan.

A popular spice and vegetables mixed favored rice dish which is typically prepared by layering the biryani gravy and basmati rice in flat bottom vessel. This recipe includes some of our favorite spices including green cardamom, saffron and cinnamon.

You will totally love the flavors, texture and the aroma of the spices and ingredients come through and fragrant yet delicate and not overpowering.

7. Sev Paratha

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One is not enough: Sev Paratha.

Parathas are one of the most popular unleavened flat breads in the North India part and they are made by baking or cooking the whole wheat dough on a tava, and finishing off with shallow frying.

Sev paratha is a simple flatbread with Sev spiced filling. This spicy and tangy paratha makes one of the most gratifying and delicious breakfasts.

Definitely, you will find that parathas are most of our ultimate comfort food when it comes to breakfast. And why not, they are the complete meal in itself, you really don’t need any sides with the stuffed parathas. Simply have them with some spiced yogurt, chutney, or pickle and you will be all charged up. For an added beauty, some onions and coriander leaves should peek out of that luscious paratha.

6. Papad ki Sabzi

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Every home in India has a whole list of lip-smacking curries to depend on. We are sure you have quite a few in your kitty as well. But some regional recipes are so unique that while you might not have grown up with them, you must learn them. The Rajasthani papad ki sabzi is one such delicacy.

This simple curry is made with plain papad and all the other ingredients that make Rajasthani cuisine sing. Papad is a snack item which is liked by almost everyone. It is a traditional Rajasthani dish which is mostly available in a North Indian thali.

People of Rajasthan tried a different thing i.e to make a sabzi out of snack… this sabzi is very delicious and has a distinct flavor, You might have tasted it at restaurants that serve Rajasthani food, or during a trip to the beautiful state. But here’s something that might just make your day. We think you should try this at home, requires only 30 min of cooking which is very easy to make, serve and eat this with roti, paratha or plain rice.


5. Litti Chokha

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This dish seems like Dal Baati but it’s completely different from it. Litti, along with chokha is a complete north Indian meal. It is a healthy combination because it does not have too much cooking oil added to it. Both are either roasted or baked. Of course, desi ghee adds to its calories but you can choose to avoid it or use a little bit of it.

Litti is a dough ball stuffed with sattu and roasted until cooked and then dipped into pure desi ghee to enhance the taste, while Chokha is a blend of baingan (eggplant), potatoes, tomatoes and a lot of spices. Chokha is not cooked like a regular sabzi rather it is a roasted vegetable.

Litti can last for the day and it gives the person necessary protein, carb, and other minerals. It is popular in Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh.

The flavor represents the earthiness of Bihar and you can find it at street stalls and even in fine restaurants.

4. Gatte Ki Sabzi/Curry

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Weekends are best so that we can fully enjoy this gala of aromatic and spicy of flavors. This is not just regular food, this is art and this is the true opinion. So, why are we sharing this dish with you because it’s very simple and we want you to taste this curry and enjoy it.

It is an authentic dish from Rajasthani cuisine, it’s delicious curry is prepared with gram flour (besan). Gatte (plural) means cooked gram flour dumplings, which are added to spicy curd to make this irresistible curry.

Also making Gatte ki sabzi does not take time, but the finger licking taste you get is really delicious and spicy. Which can be even more relishing with roti or some steamed rice. It is an integral part of north Indian thali.

3. Chole Kulche/ Bhature

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What is unique about chole Kulche? You can have it any time of the day. There is no specific time.  It is a complete meal and you would hardly need anything apart from that. It is a dish from the Punjab region, one of the best north Indian food served mostly in Punjabi’s functions.

This dish is a combination of chana masala (White or Kabuli Chana) and a fried bread made from maida flour. What makes it more delicious is when served hot. Baking it in a tandoor gives a different flavor and you should definitely try this when you visit Northern India.

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There is something about the bhatura which makes it a delight to have only with chole (White or Kabuli Chana) and nothing else. Somehow it would seem out of place, wouldn’t it? These two dishes complement each other like anything. Chole kulche/bhature is one of the street-style food and we defiantly suggest you eat on the streets as its taste yummier there.

2. Panchmel Dal

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Indian food is all about balance, isn’t it great!!

Different variety and styles are used in different parts of the country. It means that you can try a different one every day. If you are concerned about your diet and lifestyle then it is the best thing you should have in your diet. It may not have the global reputation of Dal Makhani or the ancient connect of the Channa Dal, yet there is something endearing about the Panchratna Dal.

This delicious Rajasthani panchratna dal is a protein packed dish as it contains the goodness and nutritive qualities of 5 different dals i.e Chana Dal, Urad Dal, Moong Dal, Toor Dal, Moth Dal a little and the results were very delicious, aromatic dal. Usually served as a side dish, it’s a tasty way to get your protein for the day.

It is one of the best north Indian food for your good health. If you had not undergone through it till now, just go for it.


1. Dal Baati Churma

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‘Dal Baati Churma’ is the renowned delicacy of the Rajasthani cuisine. As it is the king of Rajasthani food.

You might be wondering what actually is this ‘Dal Baati Churma’?

Dal (lentil) is a spicy side dish made of lentils and tempered with spicy tadka. Baatis are fried or baked dough dumplings of wheat and semolina. Baatis have so many versions; plain, masala (stuffed), missi, dry fruit baati, and many more. Churma There is so many varieties of the churma depending upon the ingredients used. A basic Churma is a sweet stuff contains whole wheat and semolina.

A platter of sweet Churma, spicy Dal, and Baati, is one such traditional combination which is a treat to your tough. Fresh baati’s dipped in piping hot dal is a perfect accompaniment for churma. This combo of ‘Dal Baati Churma’ is a wonderful way to warm yourself up on a cold day.

The only key to making this dish more and more delicious is the addition of ghee (clarified butter). The more ghee you use in these 3 dishes, the more scrumptious they would come out. Like seriously lots and lots of ghee.

There are no festivals, weddings or parties, which is complete without ‘Dal Baati Churma’ as it is a north Indian meal. A special dal baati north Indian thali is available in most of the places.

Now as you are aware of Dal Baati churma, don’t forget to try this delightful dish in its hometown, Rajasthan.

The variety of traditions, the variety of food that you get to witness in India is hard to find in any other part of the world. Every state, every corner of our country has a unique tale of tradition to offer. Hence, every part of the country will offer you a unique plate of food. You can for obvious expect a number of delectable dishes from the different states of the country. As leaving behind with some more delicious dishes, but this is our top 10 best north Indian food/dishes. So, did your’s mouth watered and eager to eat it?

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Rupal Agrawal

Dreamer, Imaginative, and Learner

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