10 Unusual Dishes In India
India is quite different from all other countries in the whole world with respect to its culture, traditional values, dressing and what not! Even India stands quite unique when it comes to food and flavors. But, have you ever thought about the diversities in India that stands unique when it comes to food in many parts of the country? Yes, there are many unusual foods that still prevail in India.
In this article, I would like to share a list of 10 unusual dishes in India that are still common. I bet you must have never known about these dishes never before. And, it will make you even more surprised thinking the fact that it is in India!
Now, have a look at 10 unusual dishes in India…
Black rice is not so common in India. It is mostly eaten by the people of Manipur. It is said o have high nutritional value, that is even more than in Blueberries. It is suitable for making porridge, dessert, traditional Chinese black rice cake or bread. Noodles are also made from black rice.
Benami means nameless. As the name suggests, this kheer does not have a name. And guess what, this unique kheer is made from nothing but garlic! Now, we have to taste and see how it is!
Red Ant Chutney
Red Ants are made into tangy chutney in some parts of India. This is one of the favorite foods of the people in Jharkand and other eastern parts of India.
Phan Pyut is nothing but made from potatoes. Now, you are mistaken if you had thought it to be a very common dish. Here the potatoes are made rotten by keeping it buried inside the soil. Later, it is taken out, where it is mixed with some spices and then served. Now, you can just imagine how the taste will be!
Nghe Thuum is a kind of food that is common among the Garo tribe, inhabiting in Meghalaya. The food is nothing but is a delicacy made from fish. The fish is dried first and then it is mixed with ashes and some vegetables. It is said that it has a real bad smell.
Khorisa is a popular ethnic Assamese dish. It is made of grated bamboo shoot either raw, fermented or in the form of pickle.
Haldi Ka Halwa
Have you ever heard of Haldi Ka Halwa? This is usually made during the auspicious occasion of Makara Sankranthi. Halsi is made into a tasty halwa. The halwa is slightly brown in color. This halwa is said to cure cold and strengthen immunity.
Frogs are eaten in many parts of India. Frog legs are very common among the Lepachas in Sikkim. It is said that Lepachas value these frog legs more than gold!
Eri Polu is nothing but a dish that is made from the pupas of silkworm. It is made by the people in Assam. It is one of the most popular dishes in the state.
Surprised? There are even dog eaters in India. This dish is most popular in the states of Mizoram and Nagaland, where they have to survive under extreme climate. And guess what? Dog meat is costlier that chicken in these states!10 Unusual Dishes In India by Gayathry