11 Dishes to Try Before You Die

There is no one in this beautiful little world who doesn’t like to eat or try different cuisines at times because food is something that can satisfy your appetite as well as soul at the same time. However, most of us go for tried and tested delicacies or something recommended by a near and dear one to avoid the hassle of eating bad food. Nonetheless, the world is full of lip smacking cuisines that have to be tried at least once in a lifetime. Below is the list of 11 dishes that you certainly need to try before you die, which are my personal favourites as well whenever I crave for delightful delicacies especially in India.

Lasagne

Lasagne is one of those dishes that I bet most of the people have never tried in their life and is one of those culinary delights, which will surely leave you mesmerized and is a treat for your taste buds. It is a kind of flat cheesy pasta made by using a number of diverse vegetables, cheese, eggs, Ragu sauce, durum wheat sheets and meat. This Italian snack has won hearts of people from all across the globe primarily because of its smooth taste. This yummy full of cheese dish is available in almost every Italian restaurant.

Thupka

Everyone wishes to eat healthy food with an intention to maintain their physique and if it is tasty then it’s like cherry on the cake. Thupka is a dish that has gained immense popularity in the last few years. It is a kind of noodle soup originated in the mountainous nation of Tibet made available in a variety of types like Thenthuk, Gyathuk, Pathug and Drethug. Popular mainly in hilly regions of India, Nepal and Bhutan, Thupka is full of nourishing vegetables, which are topped with Indian spices. Do try it once to get an authentic taste of Tibetan cuisine in the best possible manner.

Risotto

It is a sort of Italian rice made in a rich white creamy sauce with ingredients such as fish, vegetables, meat, and saffron to get the right yellow shade. Risotto is a starter, which came into being in the early 14th century and is eaten a lot in Milan. Cooked in several variations like Risotto Alla Milanese, Risotto Al Barolo, Risotto Al Nero Di Sepia, Risi E Bisi, Risotto Ai Funghi, Risotto Alla Pilota and Risotto Alla Zucca. This delightfully delicious starter is not for people who love spicy food because it is mildly spiced and is eaten with garlic bread topped with a pinch of oregano.

Wood Fired Pizza

Who doesn’t likes eating Pizza from kids to old age everybody likes it to be cheesy and full of veggies or meat making it a wholesome fast food. A Pizza is a food item of Italian origin that introduced Italian cuisine to the world and is loved all over and is available in an assortment of variations. Made from a round shaped, flattened base of fresh wheat dough topped up with vegetables such as tomatoes, cheese, olives, jalapenos, sausages, capsicum, onion, cottage cheese and a mixture of other ingredients, which are baked at a high temperature, generally in a wood-fired oven. Invented in Campania, Naples, Italy, Pizza is a fast food available in an array of crusts and is baked using many pizza sauces.

Butter Chicken

One of the most loved non-vegetarian dishes in North India, Butter Chicken or Murg Makhani is a mildly spiced tomato sauce curry that tastes best with Indian bread. With its routes in the capital city of India, New Delhi, Butter Chicken is rich in taste because of enormous amount of butter and cream used while making this Indian curry. It is made by using marinated chicken mixed with lemon juice, Indian spices, yogurt, ginger, garlic, coriander, cloves, cumin, and fenugreek which is then cooked to perfection in a tandoor and fried in a pan.

Shawarma

With its routes in the Middle East, Shawarma has become the first choice of people who love eating non vegetarian food. The preparation includes chopped donor kebabs, onions, beetroot and numerous spices, which is then served hot with mayonnaise sauce, freshly chopped onions and green chutney.

Chole Bhature

Said to be the official weekend breakfast of Delhi and other parts of North India especially Punjab. It is a blend of chana masala (curried white chickpeas) and bhatura, which is fried bread prepared from Maida flour. Chole Bhature is best accompanied with a sweet or salted lassi (A famous cold drink in the region) together with freshly chopped onions, vegetable pickle and mint sauce.

Biryani

Biryani is a dish that needs a lot of perfection and patience while cooking because it is not at all an easy dish to cook. This mixed rice delicacy, which was originated by the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent, is also prepared in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Dubai, Oman and Iraqi Kurdistan by using Indian spices, basmati rice, meat (chicken, goat, beef, prawn, or fish), dry fruits, yogurt, vegetables and eggs. Biryani is made differently in different parts of India like Punjab, Karachi, Pakistan, Awadhi, Kannur, Kozhikode, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Palakkad, Delhi, Thalassery, Dhaka, Kolkata, Malappuram, Dindigul, Sindh, Malabar and Chettinad, to name a few.

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Sizzlers

A sizzler is a head turning dish that has reserved its spot in almost every continental restaurant and is available in an assortment of variations depending upon the availability of local ingredients. It is loved so much because of the sound it makes at the time of reaching your table, which makes it even more tempting.

Bhelpuri

Whenever you are in a mood to eat something light as well as tangy at the same time, Bhelpuri is one lip-smacking snack that comes into everyone’s mind especially in India. This yummy snack is known by different names in different states like Bhel in Maharashtra and Gujarat, Jhaal Muri in Kolkata and Odisha, Chatpatey in Nepali, Churu Muri in Karnataka and Kerala. It can also be eaten in a variety of variations such as sevpuri, papdi chaat and dahi bhelpuri. It is made by mixing puffed rice, vegetables, mustard oil, Indian spices and tamarind sauce.

Brownie with Vanilla Ice-Cream

While going through our list of dishes to try before you die, you might be thinking why there is not any sweet dish, well here it is. A brownie is one of the rare desserts, which is yummy as well as healthy at the same time. It is a baked chocolate dessert that is either fudgy or cakey and includes loads of nuts, frosting, coffee powder, cream cheese, choco chips and several other ingredients. It is best when eaten with hot chocolate and vanilla ice cream on the top.

I am sure you might be feeling we have missed a lot of dishes which are worth a bite, but to be frank it completely depends on your personal preferences. So, do try these culinary delights especially when you are in India and do let us know, you liked them or not in the comments section below. You can also try cooking these food items at home by referring to the cooking recipes available online. And if you are bored of travelling to the same old touristy places then do read our latest travel blog, 7 Untouched Remote Islands in India for a Relaxing Getaway in Nature’s Lap.

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About Vinay Menghwani

I'm a professional traveler and blogger with more than 6 years of experience in travelling across the world and writing quality contents for Fortune 500 companies. Meeting people from faraway lands has always fascinated me and especially their culture and beliefs have been a great learning experience.

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