Oriental cuisine may contain many foods which might feel different to us. But every part of world has its own share of local foods which others feel weird. Be it Fugu (made out of pufferfish which need to be prepared carefully, else becomes lethal) from Japan, Steak Tartare (raw ground beef), Kangaroo meat of Australia, Crocodile meat of Africa, fried Rattlesnake of United States etc and the list is long.
Let us see our share of Indian bizarre foods. Unusual Indian Non vegetarian food has a long list like Snail curry, Eri Polu (made of silk worm), frog legs , ant chutney, dog meat, fish eyes to pork intestine. Imagination is the limit. Below are some unusual Indian vegetarian foods
A type of rice black in colour, used in Manipur and in Myanmar. Black rice is highly nutritious and is a rich source of vitamin E, iron, and antioxidants. It turns purple when cooked.
The name of Benami means unknown, the main ingredient of the dish is garlic and milk. This dish is from the land of mountains Himachal Pradesh. Even though the main ingredient is Garlic, this dish tastes very good and worth a try.
Potatoes are allowed to rot in the ground and is taken out and temper it with a variety of spice. It is used as a side dish in the north eastern India.
Tongba is the name of the vessel which holds the alcoholic beverage Jaand. This is mainly prepared by fermenting the whole millet in a mixture yeast and moulds. It is served in a unique way. Fermenter millet is put in tongba and hot water is added. A perforated bamboo straw is provided to drink from tongba to filter out the fermented millet grains. As the tongba becomes dry, more hot water is added till the alcohol is over.
Khorisa is fermented bamboo shoot which is used in a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian preparation. This is a rich source of lactic acid bacteria. Even though this food is having immense health benefits it is used rarely in other states.
Momos or Dumplings recipe Momos are a type of Dumpling believed to be originated in Nepal. Similar dishes are made in different parts of the world with different names. In China they call it as baozi and jiaozi, […]
Goli Baji or Mangalore Bajji Recipe Serving Size of Goli Baji or Mangalore Bajji: 5-6
Ingredients for Goli Baji or Mangalore Bajji:
1 and 1/2 cups maida(all purpose flour)
1 tea spn gram flour (besan)
3/4 cup curd […]
Ada Pradhaman | Palada Pradhaman Ada Pradhaman is one of the most sought after kheer or Payasam in any of the Kerala home as a sweet after a heavy lunch during any special occasion. It is specially prepared during Onam […]
Garam Masala | How to prepare pure Garam Masala Garam masala is the mother of all masalas. This is a mix of all masala usually sun dried or dried in controlled conditions and ground to fine powder. Standard Garam Masala is believed to […]
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Mushroom Biryani | Chettinad Mushroom Biryani Here is the recipe of a South Indian Chettinad mushroom biryani. Chettinadu is located in the Siva Ganga district of Tamil Nadu in India. Chettinadu name itself denominates a social caste […]
Sago or Sabudana Halwa Serving Size of Sabudana Halwa : 6
Ingredients of Sabudana Halwa
2 tbsp Melted Ghee,
1 cup Sago beans
2 1/2 cup warm water
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup water
1 tsp saffron soak in […]
Masala Dosa : South Indian style
Ingradients for Masala Dosa
(measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
Ingredients for the Dosa Batter:
1 cup regular rice
1 cup parboiled rice/ukda chawal
½ cup spilt black […]