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    19 Pictures Of Indian Food That Aren't Just "Curry"

    Oh and btw, our food is made up of SO MANY spices and not just one.

    1. Firstly, just look at this utterly delicious plate of Biryani, which is prepared with a dozen spices and not just one.

    2. Oh and check out these buttery Pav Bhajis, which make me go, "Spice Spice Baby".

    3. Oh and if you've never tried Puchka (also known as Pani Puri, Golgappa, and Gupchup), you're missing out on experiencing an explosion of flavours.

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    An extremely popular Indian snack, Pani Puri basically contains crispy, fried puris that are stuffed with a spicy mixture of potatoes and chickpeas and finally served with a tangy water that is prepared with mint, tamarind, and dried mango powder.

    Here's a recipe.

    4. If you think Indian food is just "curry", you've certainly never tried a Dosa.

    5. Brb, drooling over these sugary sweet Gulab Jamuns that are — the last time we checked — not curry.

    6. Here's a plate of some staggeringly yummy Litti Chokha that definitely has more than one spice.

    7. And check out these appetising Dahi Ke Kebabs.

    8. Speaking of comfort, here's a plate of crispy yet fluffy Medhu Vadais.

    9. Apart from the mathematical concept of zero, USB ports, and shampoo, India has also blessed the world with these tasty AF Aloo Parathas.

    10. If you're a fish lover, you must try this mustardy goodness called Bhapa Ilish.

    11. You've probably grooved to Tesher's "Jalebi Baby", but have you ever experienced the sheer pleasure offered by these Jalebis?

    12. Well, only those who've never eaten a Gujarati Thali would say that Indian food is made up of one spice only.

    13. How about feasting your eyes on this tangy yet heartwarming bowl of Bisi Bele Bath?

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    Bisi Bele bath is a spicy, rice-based dish which originates in the state of Karnataka. This quintessential comfort food contains rice, lentils, vegetables, tamarind, and special masalas (spices).

    Here's a recipe.

    14. Tbh we can give McDonald's a run for its money with our Vada Pav.

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    Vada Pav is a popular vegetarian snack / street food in Western India. It is similar to a burger in the sense that it is composed of a deep fried potato patty placed in between a bread bun, which has been sliced down the middle. It is served with some dry garlic chutney and fresh green chillies.

    Get the recipe here.

    15. And Bread Pakoras are the perfect Chai-time snack.

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    Bread Pakora is a deep-fried snack made with bread that is filled with a spicy potato/paneer mixture and then dipped in a chickpea flour batter. It is either served with ketchup or some mint and coriander chutney. 

    Here's a handy recipe.

    16. Oh and did you know that we sometimes add spices like cardamom, ginger, and saffron to our Chai?

    17. India's Himachal Pradesh boasts of these delectable yet nutritious buns called Siddu.

    18. Those who love a bit of heat would definitely enjoy some Naga Smoked Pork.

    19. And finally, here we have some Squids Recheado, which come from the state of Goa.

    I'd like to add that this list is in no way exhaustive. It captures only 19 out of the thousands of diverse and flavourful dishes that make up Indian cuisine. And no, they're not just "curries" that are based entirely on one spice.