India is a country of celebrations. We Indians celebrate everything from our diversity, clothes, culture, religion, to everything remaining. But one thing that is always going to stay on the top of all of it is our food. We are too fond of our spicy and flavorsome food from every city of the country. And if one is a non-vegetarian, then India is the gateway to the paradise for them.
Although Non-veg food is not native, there is a list of lip-smacking dishes from all around the country that is just going to get you drooling all over it.
- 1 The Royal Rogan Josh, Kashmir
- 2 Fish Fry, Goa
- 3 The Kankada Jhola, Orissa
- 4 Karimeen Fry, Kerala
- 5 Prawns Kuzhambu, Tamil Nadu
- 6 Squid Fry, Kerala
- 7 Kori Gassi, Karnataka
- 8 Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani, Hyderabad
- 9 Pandi Curry, Coorg
- 10 Bommidayila Pulusu, Andhra Pradesh
- 11 Laal Maas, Rajasthan
- 12 Paya Soup – Bhopal
- 13 Tunde kabab – Lucknow
- 14 Chicken Tikka – Punjab
- 15 Keema Matar – Delhi
- 16 Poora Haah – Assam
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The Royal Rogan Josh, Kashmir
Rogan stands for clarified butter and Josh stands for intensity. Thus, the dish clearly indicates something cooked in clarified butter in an intense heat temperature. And what is that something which is being cooked? Well, it can vary with a variety of meats but the most popular one is braised lamb chunks. These chunks are further cooked in a reddish brown gravy made out of onions, yogurt and a lot of spices.
Fish Fry, Goa
Apart from beaches, Goa is quite famous for other things too such as its irresistible seafood. The large variety of fish is fried and served with chips or rice is a fantasy for every Non-veg lover. Beach winds, some fried fish, and a beer sounds too Goan, right?
The Kankada Jhola, Orissa
If you’ve got bored of having chicken, fish and meat repeatedly here’s some change. Try some spicy Kankada Jhola from the traditional cuisine of Odisha. Kankada Jhola is basically Crab meat which is cooked with some spices and served with rice.
Karimeen Fry, Kerala
Did I tell you that India has a large coastline and as a result, there is a large variety of amazing seafood too? Karimeen is the pearl spotted fish in Kerala. The taste of the dish so amazing that you can never get enough of it. The fish is marinated in spices and then fried in a low flame until it achieves its gorgeous deep red hue.
Prawns Kuzhambu, Tamil Nadu
Who doesn’t like prawns? And if it is cooked in an Indian style, the taste becomes nothing less than irresistible. This dish perfectly depicts the scorching heat of the South Indian cuisine when the soft meat of the prawn is perfectly marinated in the hot spices providing them a flavorsome package.
Squid Fry, Kerala
Squid fry is basically squid cut into rings and deep fried on a medium flame after it is been marinated until it is golden brown. The masala coated rings are good to go when you are in search of snacks or can be a side dish during a meal. No matter when you have them, one thing is for sure, the taste of these rings will not leave your mouth for a while.
Kori Gassi, Karnataka
Kori Gassi, also known as Mangalorean Chicken Curry, is the perfect blend of Karnatakan flavors which gives a tangy experience to your tongue. Though it is prepared with grated coconut, it has a rich red color due to the excessive red chili powder in it. Red, spicy and delicious.
Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani, Hyderabad
The royal city of Charminar has a lot to offer and it wouldn’t be wrong to say that Hyderabadi chicken Biryani is world famous. Chicken biryani is widely consumed in every part of the country but none of them are as delicious and popular than Hyderabadi biryani. It is made with chicken or mutton, Did you know that it used to be the food of Mughals and Nizams?
Pandi Curry, Coorg
Did you think we are going to miss pork from this list? Absolutely no. If pork is your thing then you wouldn’t regret having this one. The pork is cooked in a spicy paste on medium flames. However, timings play an important role while cooking this dish. If you get the cooking time right, you have nailed the dish.
Bommidayila Pulusu, Andhra Pradesh
This traditional dish from Andhra Pradesh is one classic treat to your taste buds. It is very easy to prepare and is neither time-consuming. One thing to note is that when you are preparing this, the spices should be right. If they are on point, you are on your way to go.
Laal Maas, Rajasthan
Doesn’t the mere name of the dish gets your mouth all drooling and your tongue craving for such a spicy treat? This Rajasthani dish made up of pure spicy chilies and fiery mutton curry is so delicious that I bet you won’t be able to resist them. Well, prepare your taste buds because the taste of this dish will not leave your mouth ever.
Paya Soup – Bhopal
Want to go healthy along with having some mouthwatering Non-veg recipe, here’s your rescue. This soup of lamb trotters will give you a warm, soothing and delightful pleasure that you won’t be able to forget for your lifetime. And if you are in search of some amazing Paya soup, go try it at Chatori Gali, Ibrahimpura of Bhopal.
Tunde kabab – Lucknow
It is said that this amazing recipe incorporates a total of 160 spices. It is made of minced Buffalo meat. The delicious recipe is available at quite a lot cities and states but if you want to try something heavenly, try it at Shirmal Wali Gali and Naaz Cinema Road of Aminabad, Lucknow.
Chicken Tikka – Punjab
Chicken marinated in chili paste, ginger paste and some lemon are cooked further to make it the Spicy, aromatic golden chicken swimming in the incredible curry sauce is something which you would not want to miss. It is so luscious that your mind will think of nothing but Chicken Tikka for a while after you have a bite of it.
Keema Matar – Delhi
Minced beef, mutton, or other meats is cooked with green peas and that makes a mind-blowing combination. A perfect blend of spices in the dish makes it irresistible.
Poora Haah – Assam
Poora Haah means roasted duck which comes exclusively from the Assamese cuisine. If you are a non-veg lover, then it would be a shame if you do not try this. You will go all ‘Haah’ after having this wonderful dish.