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29 Delicious Things You Need To Eat From India's 29 States

No matter where you go, your taste buds will remain in a 'state' of bliss.

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1. Bommidayila Pulusu, Andhra Pradesh

Find the recipe to this traditional fish curry here.
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Find the recipe to this traditional fish curry here.

2. Thukpa, Arunachal Pradesh

While this noodle soup is originally from Tibet, it's really popular in the north eastern states of Sikkim, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Learn how to make the chicken version here and the vegetarian version here.
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While this noodle soup is originally from Tibet, it's really popular in the north eastern states of Sikkim, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Learn how to make the chicken version here and the vegetarian version here.

3. Aloo Pitika, Assam

Follow these directions to make this mashed potato goodness. There's almost NO cooking involved.
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Follow these directions to make this mashed potato goodness. There's almost NO cooking involved.

4. Malpua, Bihar

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Learn to make these sweet, fried pancakes doused in sugar syrup here.

5. Kusli, Chhattisgarh

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Similar to North Indian gujiya, kulsi is fried dough stuffed with semolina and dry fruits. Learn to make it here.

6. Sorpotel, Goa

This curry of Portuguese origin, usually made with pork, is quite popular in Konkan regions like Goa. Get the recipe here.
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This curry of Portuguese origin, usually made with pork, is quite popular in Konkan regions like Goa. Get the recipe here.

7. Khandvi, Gujarat

This steamed delicacy is made with gram flour and eaten as a snack or as a side dish. Get the recipe here.
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This steamed delicacy is made with gram flour and eaten as a snack or as a side dish. Get the recipe here.

8. Kachi Lassi, Haryana

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This drink is a watered-down milkshake made with rose petals or their syrup. It's known to lower your body temperature and even get rid of acidity. Learn how to make it here.

9. Siddu, Himachal Pradesh

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Very similar to the Chinese bao, this Himachali dish can be stuffed with everything from meat to poppy seeds. It's served with ghee and spicy chutney. Make it at home by looking here.

10. Rogan Josh, Jammu and Kashmir

Braised lamb slow-cooked with aromatic spices is what makes this curry a must-try. Make it from scratch with this recipe here.
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Braised lamb slow-cooked with aromatic spices is what makes this curry a must-try. Make it from scratch with this recipe here.

11. Aloo chop, Jharkhand

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Spiced and fried potatoes are a universal winner, right? Check the recipe for this crowd-pleaser here.

12. Akki roti, Karnataka

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Learn to make this delicious breakfast bread here.

13. Beef fry, Kerala

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MAKE IT QUICK BEFORE ALL THE BEEF IS BANNED. Lookit here.

14. Jalebi, Madhya Pradesh

Deep fried dough covered with sugar syrup? YES! Look here for the recipe.
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Deep fried dough covered with sugar syrup? YES! Look here for the recipe.

15. Misal pav, Maharashtra

THIS is an award winning dish. Learn to make it here.
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THIS is an award winning dish. Learn to make it here.

16. Kelli Channa, Manipur

Learn to make this spicy Manipuri street food here.
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Learn to make this spicy Manipuri street food here.

17. Jadoh, Meghalaya

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Make your own comforting bowl by looking here.

18. Sanpiau, Mizoram

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You can add pork and any other toppings to this rice porridge. Find the basic recipe here.

19. Pork with bamboo shoots, Nagaland

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Learn to make this delicious yet light curry here.

20. Chenna poda, Odisha

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This Indian cheesecake is made with cottage cheese and semolina and baked with a caramelised sugar crust. Get the goodness here.

21. Butter chicken, Punjab

This is an oldie but a goodie. Even the mention of butter chicken or paneer can make any Indian drool. Find the recipe here.
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This is an oldie but a goodie. Even the mention of butter chicken or paneer can make any Indian drool. Find the recipe here.

22. Pyaaz kachori, Rajasthan

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This flaky fried snack is freshly made and promptly sold out during the afternoons in Rajasthan. You can make yours at home by looking here.

23. Momos, Sikkim

No list of India's beloved foods would be complete without these delightful dumplings. Learn to make these here.
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No list of India's beloved foods would be complete without these delightful dumplings. Learn to make these here.

24. Chicken 65, Tamil Nadu

Contrary to various urban legends, the dish is just named after the year it was invented. Make your own here.
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Contrary to various urban legends, the dish is just named after the year it was invented. Make your own here.

25. Hyderabadi Biryani, Telangana

Learn to make your own version here.
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Learn to make your own version here.

26. Chingri maach bhaja, Tripura

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Learn to make this spicy, fried prawn dish here.

27. Kakori kebab, Uttar Pradesh

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Traditionally made with lamb, this kebab LITERALLY melts in your mouth. Check the recipe here.

28. Aloo ke gutke, Uttarakhand

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Learn to make this Kumaoni potato dish here.

29. Ilish maach, West Bengal

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West Bengal's love affair with the hilsa fish resulted in the most satisfying curry ever. Make it here.

So put down that sandwich and get ready for the culinary experience of your life.

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