India is now on its way to becoming a globally important packaged food market. India is a nation that is so vibrant and diverse and every state exhibits a different culture, tradition, a way of life, language and cuisine.
1 PUNJABI TREND
Punjab is one of the most prosperous states in India, and the food of Punjab attests to this in every morsel. Even though it is known as the bread basket of India, we get so much more than just that in their cuisine.
2 BIHAR TREND
Litti Chokha is a delicacy from the state of Bihar made with stuffed whole wheat dough balls with roasted chana dal and spices inside. These stuffed balls are known as Litties are usually roasted over charcoal but can also be baked. Litties are served with Chokha. Chokha is a dip prepared with mashing potato, tomato or eggplant with spices, but at my home, it was always served with Dal Tadka.
3 GUJARATI TREND
Dokhla is a traditional dish from Gujarat, but become very popular not only in India but other parts of the world. Dhokla is an excellent dish for breakfast and mid-afternoon or tea time snack and also great for appetizer and often served in parties.
4 JAMMU & KASHMIR
The cuisine of Jammu and Kashmir has evolved over the years. Various invaders and rulers influenced it when they brought their own chefs to cook for them. Many of these chefs stayed on and passed their culinary skills on to the next generation. Their knowledge, skill and hard work is evident in their style of preparing food. A popular dish of Persian origin is Roganjosh or rich lamb curry.
5 ASSAM TREND
A simple, home-style, Assamese fish curry that is a regular feature during lunch and dinner. It is best enjoyed with steamed rice and a fresh green chilli on the side. 'Tenga' meaning sour is the dominant flavor in the curry.
6 GOA TREND
Xacuti (pronounced “Sha-kuti”) is a classic Goan dish. It has a rich delicious blend of local spices and fresh coconut. Fiery and loaded with flavor, it's absolutely delicious! This is how my mom prepares chicken Xacuti (she learnt this method from my dad) by marinating it first in a green masala.
7 HYDERABADI TREND
Hyderabadi biryani is generally believed to originate in the kitchens of the Nizam of Hyderabad Hyderabadi biryani originated as a blend of Mughlai and Iranian cuisine in the kitchens of the Nizam, rulers of the historic Hyderabad State.Hyderabadi Biryani is a staple part of the Indian Cuisine.
8 MAHARASHTRA TREND
Thalipeeth is a type of savoury multi-grain pancake popular in Western India. The dough is prepared from a flour called Bhajanee made from roasted grains, legumes and spices. The grains include rice, wheat, bajra, and jowar. Legumes added includes chaana and Urad. Coriander and cumin seeds are the preferred spices in making bhajanee. Thalipeeth is usually served with white water buffalo milk butter, ghee or yogurt. The dish is very popular in Maharashtra.
9 UTTAR PRADESH TREND
The entire state is popular for Lucknowi food, of which Shami kabab is famous not just in India but also in other countries. They are so soft that they melt in your mouth and burst the flavors.
10 STREET FOOD TREND
main toh raste se ja raha tha, main toh bhel puri kha raha tha”, you know what is the best thing about this 90’s track, it depicts the typical Indian situation. We do not need a reason to hang out at the roadside bhel puri-waala or galgappe-waala. Whether it’s a sutta break while working in office, or waiting for friends at the momos-waala-bhaiya before tuitions, we just can’t resist the urge of digging into these not-so healthy, yet so-scrumptious roadside delights!