India is a diverse land of culture, tradition, and most importantly different kinds of food. You will get a variety of food in every corner of this country. However, North Indian cuisine holds a special place in everyone's heart. The cuisine of each region holds a different story and is impacted by its culture and history. Rich, aromatic gravy along with the vegetables that are available in this part of the country, with that tender meat everything makes North Indian cuisine drool-worthy!
1. Chole Bhature
A bite of the Bhatura, just the right size, oozing with chole is pure decadence! Adding a dash of lemon juice and a big dollop of butter and you are all set to go! Originated in Punjab, Chole bhature is such a dish that you surely don't wanna miss at any chance. With time it has evolved to be millions of people's favorite dish.
2. Rogan Josh
Originated from Kashmir, Rogan josh is a spicy lamb curry made by Kashmiri dry red chilies that gives it that special red color, the lamb is cooked in a creamy tomato sauce with all Indian spices that give it a seriously flavorful punch! Made in Ghee this gives you the perfect Indian flavor and goes well with Naan or even Roti. A must-try dish if you are visiting Kashmir next time.
3. Dal Baati Churma
Dal baati consists of a baati, a round-shaped snack stuffed with Paneer fillings or any filling of your choice, along with that Dal poured over it. A traditional Rajasthani dish, this baati is cooked in ghee. All you need to do is crush the baati and then pour some dal, ghee, and chutney on it, and voila you are good to go!
4. Butter Chicken
This one-dish comes to your mind whenever you are craving something delicious, creamy to satisfy your taste buds. This dish arose in Delhi during the 1950s when a man named Kundan Lal Gujral opened his restaurant called Moti Mahal. This dish is a perfect combination of roasted meat, rich gravy, and loads and loads of butter, as they say, the more the butter, the tastier it is, accomplished best with naan, rumali roti, with some chillis and onions.
5. Awadhi Biriyani
Whether you are a rice lover or not, Biriyani is something whose smell will make you drool and it is bound to arouse your tastebuds. The perfect blend of Spices along with tender meat and Long grain Basmati rice is what makes Lucknow's Awadhi Biriyani so special. This Royal dish is served with Raita and you are good to go!
These are some of the must try dishes if you want to explore North Indian cuisine. Every dish holds a special place in our heart and definitely the next time you are thinking of satisfying your taste buds with some North Indian food, do try all this!