29 South Asian Foods To Order That Aren’t Chicken Tikka Masala
The spice must flow.
2. Bhindi Masala
6. Chana/Chole Masala
10. Aloo Gobi
What It Is: Potatoes and cauliflower. Develops a pleasant-to-radioactive yellow color depending on how much turmeric you put in it.
Eaten With: Pretty much everything.
Fact: It literally just means ‘potato-cauliflower.’ Not nearly as fun in English.
12. Tandoori Chicken
13. Kashmiri Chai
14. Halwa Puri
15. Karahi Chicken
16. Pani Puri/Gol Guppa
17. Butter Chicken
19. Chicken Dopiaza
21. Shami Kabob
22. Baingan Bharta/Baghara Baingan
24. Chicken Manchurian
25. Chapli Kabob
What It Is: A meaty, moist lamb or beef patty. Held together by egg.
Eaten: Plain. Wrapped in naan with tamarind chutney. Like a desi hamburger.
Fact: Afghani in origin. Named after the word for ‘sandals’ because somebody was bad at branding.