North Indian dishes

7 North Indian Dishes You Have To Try

North Indian dishes include the cuisine from the regions of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Delhi and more. The foods of North India include a lot of bread and curries, with popular dishes such as naan bread, rotis, samosas, curries such as palak paneer, and aloo ghobi. Spices such as garam masala are used.

You might not be able to travel there right now, but we wanted to highlight some of the best recipes from the region. These recipes come from the very best food bloggers in the world, so make sure to bookmark their sites.

Grab yourself some good fresh produce and invite some friends or family over. Time to get into the kitchen and to start cooking up some of these classics. The perfect way to test yourself if you are an aspiring home cook!

Best North Indian Dishes

1. Kashmiri Rogan Josh

Succulent pieces of Goat or Lamb braised in gravy flavoured with aromatic spices like fennel, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon & ginger. This dish gets its fiery red color from powdered Kashmiri chili peppers which have more colour than heat.

Recipe is by Picture The Recipe.

2. Lacha Paratha

Lachha paratha recipe: the layered paratha that goes perfect with any curry dish or as a breakfast with pickle. The texture of this lachedar paratha is crispy, flakey yet soft.

Recipe is by Spice Up The Curry.

3. Amritsari Fish

Amritsari fish is an absolute favourite fish recipe from the city of Amritsar in Punjab. A lightly battered fish fry in Indian spices, ginger and garlic paste and gram flour (chickpea). It’s crunchy and light to eat!

Recipe is by Easy Cooking with Molly.

4. Palak Paneer

One of the most popular North Indian dishes is palak paneer – soft cottage cheese cubes in a mild spiced smooth spinach sauce. It is smooth creamy dish made with fresh spinach leaves, paneer (cottage cheese), onions, herbs and spices.

Recipe is by Veg Recipes of India.

5. Chicken Dum Biryani

Layers of rice and meat are cooked with rich and finger licking good masala in its own steam pressure until rice is fluffy and meat cooked just to perfection. A lengthy cooking process but all totally worth it!

Recipe is by Curry Trail.

6. Aloo Samosa

Who can resist flaky samosa pastry, stuffed with a spicy, mouthwatering aloo (potato) filling thats deep fried till golden? These are the best Indian punjabi samosas and they are vegetarian.

Recipe is by My Food Story.

North Indian dishes

7. Dahi Bhalla

Dahi Vada or Dahi Bhalla is an immensely popular Indian chaat dish. This protein packed, gluten-free recipe is made from lentil fritters dunked in whipped creamy yogurt and drizzled with sweet and spicy chutney and spices.

Recipe is by Shweta in the Kitchen.

North Indian dishes

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Sarah Clayton-Lea
Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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