India is a land which is vast not only in its geographical boundaries but also in its cultural boundaries and as well as the varieties of food. With 29 states and 7 union territories, the country is home to a large number of unique cuisines and delicacies, which make the country a paradise for food lovers.
Some of the states are known by the dishes which have been made famous across the country for their scrummy taste. For example, Hyderabadi biryani, the biryani was something very exclusive to the region of Hyderabad and is now easily available everywhere across the country, so are the Bengali sweets rasgulla and mishti doi. Let's have a look at some of the most popular foodie destinations in the country which would get your mouth watering.
1. Amritsar, For Paratha And Lassi
Do you know the entire dhaba culture originated from here? The kulchas, moong dal ladoos and lassi are each delicious in their own way; however, these delicacies do have a tough competitor which is none other than the piping hot aloo paratha with an ample serving of cream atop. Make sure not to miss the hot jalebis and don't leave the city without having a meal at the langar in the Golden Temple.
2. Bihar, For Litti Choka
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The well-known and most loved dish by the people of Bihar, Jharkhand and parts of Uttar Pradesh is litti choka. Made with sattu and powdered channa, it is served with a curry made of potato, brinjal and tomato, all in a bowl which is topped with a generous serving of pure ghee.
3. Darjeeling, For English Breakfast
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Darjeeling has completely adopted the English breakfast and don't be surprised if the meal transports you to the colonial period. Along with the English breakfast, one can relish momos, thukpa and a variety of fish dishes which would help you beat the cold weather of the region. And do not to forget have a sip of the famous Darjeeling tea, which would pump up your spirits.
4. Karnataka, For Bisi Bele Bath, Udupi and Mysuru Cuisine
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Karnataka is a state which has been ignored, even though the cuisine which originated here has made many fall in love with the state. Udupi is well known for its rasam and a large variety of dosas and idlis, which are soaked in sambar. The state is home to many unique dishes, such as the akki roti and bisi bele bath along with several other rice-based delicacies. Mysuru is known for its sweet meats, predominantly, for the renowned Mysore pak, Mysore bonda and many more.
5. Lucknow, For Kebabs
Lucknow, is fondly called the city of kebabs and is a must visit for those who would love to taste some of the best and authentic Mughlai and Awadhi cuisine. The city is great place which offers pocket-friendly street food and is truly haven for non-vegetarians as it is home to the delicious galouti kebab and nahari kulcha, tunde kebabs and much more.