Some people hate spicy food. That’s OK, but it doesn’t mean you have to ignore all Indian food. If you love curry, you might stick to the dishes you know. Why not broaden your horizons? If you see yourself in either category, we’ve got some recommendations for you. Indian food isn’t restricted to curries, and not every dish is packed with spices as you’ll see.
Ragi Mudde is a healthy choice you won’t find on every menu. It’s typically served with rasam or sambhar, and because its main ingredient is finger millet, it’s a healthy, low-fat alternative. It’s rich in fibre, calcium, and iron.
Baanhgajor Lagot Kukura
This dish is made from bamboo shoots and chicken. It has a unique flavour, and it’s generally eaten with rice.
This is a variation on the traditional dimsum, which originated in the north-eastern states that border Nepal. It should be served with a fiery red chutney and eaten as a quick mid-evening snack.
Idli is a breakfast dish made from fermented batter of lentils and ground rice steamed into small circular moulds. It’s designed for breakfast but can be eaten as a snack at any time of day.
These small dried milk balls are slow-cooked and boiled in a sugary syrup, making them the ideal dessert. They’re not too sweet, but they’re an acquired taste.
This spicey chickpea dish is normally served with fried flour bread. Chole bhature is perfect for a late Sunday breakfast.
There’s not much to this dish, which is usually the case with some of India’s most flavoursome dishes. Nethili varuval is made from anchovies dipped in a paste of turmeric and red chillies which is then fried. This creates a crispy, satisfying appetizer.
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