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Appam
   are   
Hoppers
Badanekaayi Yennegai
   are   
Sauteed Aubergine
Basundi
   are   
Dense Sweetened Milk Paste
Often garnished with slices of almonds and pistachios.
Batata Vada
   are   
Patty Stuffed With Potatoes and Chilly
Bhindi Masala
   are   
Ladies' Fingers in a Gravy
Vegetarian, of course!
Biryani
   are   
Fried Rice Prepared With Mutton
Or chicken
Bisi Bele Bath
   are   
Hot Lentil Rice With Vegetables
A classic
Chapati
   are   
Soft Flatbread
Normally eaten with Bhaji or Chole
Chitranna
   are   
Turmeric Rice
Chole
   are   
Chickpeas in a Thick Gravy
Of masalas, garlic, onion and tomatoes. Normally eaten with Chapati
Churma
   are   
Leftover Rotis in Ghee and Jaggery
Dal Makhani
   are   
Slow-cooked Lentils in a Masala Base
With huge amounts on ghee on top
Dilkush
   are   
Triangular Pie
Dosa
   are   
South Indian Crêpe
Typical South Indian breakfast
Falooda
   are   
Rosemilk With Vermicelli and Tapioca Seeds
Gulab Jamun
   are   
Fried Balls of Khoya Soaked in Sugar Syrup
Halwa
   are   
Sweet Made up of Semolina, Ghee and Sugar
Idli
   are   
Fluffy Rice Pancakes
Visiting India? You gotta try this!
Jalebi
   are   
Bright Orange Fried Sweet
Made from flour. Spiral shaped.
Kadhi Bari
   are   
Soft Fried Dumplings
Kadhi
   are   
Spicy Soup Containing Chickpeas
Khad Khargosh
   are   
Wild Hare Cooked and Roasted Underground
Kheer
   are   
Pudding Made by Boiling Rice With Milk and Sugar
Flavored with cardamoms, raisins and pistachios
Kofta
   are   
Balls of Minced Meat
Kootu
   are   
Semi-solid Vegetable Curry
Kulcha
   are   
Soft Flatbread
Usually eaten with Chole
Kulfi
   are   
Frozen Ice-cream Sold in a Pot
Where western ice creams are whipped with air or overrun, kulfi contains no air; it is solid dense frozen milk. Therefore kulfi is not ice cream. It is a related, but distinct, category of frozen dairy based dessert.
Kurma
   are   
Mild Curry Made With Coconut Milk
Laal Maans
   are   
Meat in Red Chilly Gravy
Laddu
   are   
Flour Balls Dipped in Sugar Syrup
Lassi
   are   
Indian Beverage Made by Blending Yogurt With Water, Salt, and Spices Until Frothy
Mostly drunk on hot summer days in India
Madras Filter Coffee
   are   
Sweet Milky Coffee
Served very, very, very hot
Malpua
   are   
Banana Fritters
Indian style pancakes
Mandakki
   are   
Puffed Rice
Masala Dosa
   are   
Crêpe Stuffed With a Potato Filling
Mohan Maans
   are   
Meat Cooked in Milk
Naan
   are   
Soft Flatbread
Made of white flour
Nun Chai
   are   
Pink Salty Tea
A bright pink beverage made with black tea, cardamom, various spices, salt and bicarbonate of soda.
Palak Paneer
   are   
Paneer in Spinach Gravy
Papad
   are   
Thin Indian Wafer
Crunchy
Pappuchaaru
   are   
Red Gram Based Vegetable Soup
Paratha
   are   
Flatbread Stuffed With Vegetables
Central India
Pathar-ka-Gosht
   are   
Mutton Deep-fried on a Stone Slab
Hyderabad
Patrode
   are   
Steamed Stuffed Colocasia Leaves
Payasam
   are   
Pudding Made by Boiling Vermicelli With Milk and Sugar
Poori
   are   
Fluffy Fried Bread
Normally eaten with Bhaji
Puttu
   are   
Steamed Rice Cake
Qubani Ka Meetha
   are   
Apricot Pudding
Toppings with almond and cream.
Ragi Rotti
   are   
Finger Millet Pancake
Raita
   are   
Indian Salad
Seasoned with cilantro and other herbs and spices
Rajma
   are   
Red Kidney Beans in a Thick Curry
With lots of Indian whole spices
Rajma Chawal
   are   
Red Kidneybeans With Rice
Rasam
   are   
South Indian Tomato Soup
Eaten during lunchtime
Rogan Josh
   are   
Meat Cooked in Clarified Butter at Intense Heat
Rogan means clarified butter in Persian, while Josh means hot or passionate.
Roti
   are   
Hard Bread
Normally eaten with curries or cooked vegetables
Saanth Ro Achaar
   are   
Pickled Wild Boar Meat
Safed Maans
   are   
Meat Cooked in Curd
Sambar
   are   
Lentil Dish With Vegetables
Eaten during lunchtime
Samosa
   are   
Triangular-shaped Pastry
With a filling of spiced potatoes, onion, peas and coriander
Sevai
   are   
A Noodle-like Item of Rice
Shahi Kaju Aloo
   are   
Potatoes in a Cashew Gravy
Shahi Paneer
   are   
Paneer in a Gravy Made out of Masalas and Butter
Weight-watchers, watch out!
Shahi Tukra
   are   
Bread Pudding With Dry Fruits
Flavored with cardamom
Shami Kabab
   are   
A Small Patty of Minced Beef
Mutton or chicken and ground chickpeas and spices
Sheer Korma
   are   
Festival Vermicelli Pudding Prepared Once-a-year
By Muslims on Eid ul-Fitr in India. Sheer means sweetened milk and khurma is made from dried dates. Its is celebration special dessert, specially made on the Ramadan day.
Tandoori Chicken
   are   
Marinated Chicken Seasoned With Tandoori Masala
YUM!!!
Tandoori Fish
   are   
Marinated Fish Seasoned With Tandoori Masala
Thandai
   are   
Drink Prepared With a Mixture of Almonds, Spices, Milk and Sugar
Mostly drunk on hot summer days in India
Thayir Sadam
   are   
Steamed Rice With Curd
Thoran
   are   
Dry Jack Fruit Curry
Tilkut
   are   
Sweet Made from Sesame Seeds
Upma
   are   
Dish Made up of Wheat Semolina
And certain spices
Uthappam
   are   
Dosa Seasoned With Onions
Vada
   are   
Doughnut-shaped Snack
Vangi Bath
   are   
Aubergine Rice
Vepudu
   are   
Fried Cucumber Curry
Vulavacharu
   are   
Cooked Horse Gram Soup


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