If you’re bored of the same old food everyday, it’s time to discover your love for Indian food. With enticing flavors that will take you on a gastronomic journey, Indian food is more than food. It’s an art. Indian food will take you on a journey unlike any other, with a palette as diverse as it can get. From aromatic spices in chicken tikka masala to the rich creamy butter chicken, Indian food has it all.
With its rich culinary diversity, India is a paradise for foodies. If you’re a true foodie or even just looking to explore and diversify your palette, here are the top five Indian foods we can’t live without, and you have to try.
If you’ve never tried butter chicken, you are missing out on one of the best dishes of your entire life. Don’t believe us? This is one of the most popular dishes at Indian restaurants nationwide and abroad.
A dish unlike any other, the butter chicken is a popular favorite, and for excellent reason. Honestly, it’s one of those dishes you could eat for the rest of your life without getting sick. The bonus is that it is the perfect balance of spices and creamy, making it one of the most delicious dishes we’ve ever had. An iconic Punjabi delicacy, the butter chicken is like the IT girl of Indian food. You can never go wrong.
Pro tip: pair it with basmati rice or some piping hot naan to enjoy it best.
You cannot mention Indian food without mentioning the iconic samosa. The samosa is one of our all-time favorites, a must-try as an appetizer or as an evening snack. A street food marvel, this golden-brown crispy flavor-filled pastry remains unbeaten. The samosa is exceptionally versatile and can be stuffed with the filling of your preference. The samosa can be enjoyed with chutney or tamarind dipping to enhance further and complement the samosa flavor. Perfect for any occasion, you can warm up some samosas with your favorite chutney, and settle in with a hot, soothing cup of chai in front of the TV.
Cooked in a blend of different spices with basmati rice and tender pieces of marinated chicken, this one-pot chicken biryani dish is a wonder. With each bite, you will be transported to a different world as the biryani flavors come to life in your mouth. Enjoyed best with raita, a condiment dip often served with chicken biryani, this Indian dish is a heart and soul-warming winner. Be warned; you might have the best nap of your life after a hefty serving of the comforting chicken biryani dish.
A culinary masterpiece, this dish has captured all of our hearts time and time again. Chicken tikka masala is one of the best representations of Indian food. If you are a food lover, then you MUST absolutely give this one a taste. Tender pieces of succulent chicken come together with a rich tapestry of species to produce this masterpiece of a dish. Paired with a hot naan or some basmati rice, chicken tikka masala will definitely give you one of the best dining experiences of your life.
A fiery one, you might have to prepare your taste buds (and stomach) in advance for this dish. With fiery spices and bold flavors, the beef vindaloo will leave you panting but still wanting more. A dynamic spice blend, comes together with well marinated pieces of beef to create this one-of-a-kind dish which we can never get enough of. Pair it with basmati rice or naan, and enjoy every bite full of flavors and spices.
There we go. These are all the five Indian foods that we could never live without, so you HAVE to try. Whether you’re a fan of Indian food or not, after trying everything off this list, we guarantee you won’t be able to help yourself (just like us!). These five dishes encompass the rich variety of Indian food dishes and their flavors, from appetizers to entrees. So, go pick up a box of any of these Chef Bombay frozen Indian food today and enjoy!