Indian Food Names A to Z
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Indian Food Names A to Z: A couple of days back, I was watching a video on YouTube, in which an Indian guy was asking different people that what do you love about India. Most of the people answered Indian food.

So I was thinking that there should be a complete list of Indian dishes. Here I am providing you with a list of Indian dishes, Indian food names A to Z. I also posted a list of famous foods in India in my previous blog post.

I will divide these dishes according to different regions of India.

Some cuisines are common in different states of India. So I might skip some dishes if it’s already covered in another region.

North India Food Names:

Vegetarian:

  • Aloo gobi
  • Aloo tikki
  • Aloo matar
  • Aloo methi
  • Aloo shimla mirch
  • Amriti with rabdi
  • Amritsari kulcha
  • Baati
  • Bhatura
  • Bhindi masala
  • Chaat
  • Chana masala
  • Chapati
  • Chole bhature
  • Daal baati churma
  • Daal puri
  • Dal makhani (kali dal)
  • Dal fara
  • Dal
  • Dal fry with tadka
  • Dum aloo
  • Poha
  • Fara
  • French bean aloo
  • Gajar ka halwa
  • Gajar matar aloo
  • Gobhi matar
  • Imarti
  • Hari mutter ka nimona (green peas daal)
  • Jalebi
  • Jaleba
  • Kachori
  • Kadai paneer
  • Kadhi pakoda
  • Katha meetha petha / halwakadoo
  • Kheer
  • Khichdi
  • Kofta
  • Kulfi falooda
  • Lauki ke kofte
  • Lauki ki subji
  • Litti chokha
  • Makki di roti, sarson da saag
  • Mathura ke pede
  • Methi saag, chaulai saab
  • Misi roti
  • Mixed vegetable
  • Moong dal ka halwa
  • Mushroom do pyaza
  • Mushroom matar
  • Naan Roti
  • Pakhala
  • Palak paneer
  • Paneer butter masala
  • Paneer tikka masala
  • Pani puri
  • Panjeeri
  • Papad
  • Paratha
  • Pattor
  • Phirni
  • Pindi chana
  • Pinni
  • Rajma chaval
  • Rajma
  • Ramatori subji
  • Rongi
  • Samosa
  • Sattu ki roti
  • Shahi paneer
  • Shahi tukra
  • Singhada halwa
  • Sooji halwa
  • Sweet pethas / kesar petha / pista petha
  • Vegetable jalfrezi

Non-Vegetarian:

  • Amritsari fish
  • Biryani
  • Butter chicken
  • Chicken razala
  • Chicken Tikka
  • Chicken Tikka masala
  • Murgh musallam
  • Navrattan korma
  • Tandoori Chicken
  • Tandoori Fish Tikka

South India Food Names:

Vegetarian:

  • Appam
  • Avial
  • Bajji
  • Bisi bele bath
  • Bonda
  • Dosa
  • Ennai kathirikkai
  • Goli bajje
  • Idiappam
  • Idli
  • Kaara kozhambu
  • Kanji
  • Keerai kootu
  • Keerai masiyal
  • Keerai poriyal
  • Keerai sadam
  • Koottu
  • Kori rotti
  • Kos kootu
  • Kothamali sadam
  • Kuzhakkattai
  • Kuzhambu
  • Masala Dosa
  • Olan (dish)
  • Papadum
  • Pachadi
  • Parotta
  • Paruppu sadam
  • Payasam
  • Pongal
  • Poriyal
  • Puli sadam
  • Puttu
  • Rasam (dish)
  • Ragi mudhe
  • Sambar
  • Sandige
  • Sevai
  • Sevai lunch
  • Theeyal
  • Thayir sadam, mosaranna
  • Thengai sadam
  • Uttapam
  • Vada
  • Wheat upma
  • Koshambri
  • Obbattu (holige, bobbattu, pooran-poli)
  • Pesarattu
  • Paniyaram
  • Varuval
  • Yelumincham sadam, chitranna

Non-Vegetarian:

  • Biryani
  • Chicken 65
  • Nandu omelette
  • Chettinadu Chicken

Sweets:

  • Double ka meetha
  • Sakkara pongal
  • Sajjige

North-East India Food Names:

Vegetarian:

  • Chahou kheer
  • Gyathuk (Sikkim)
  • Khar (Assam)
  • Pitha (Assam)
  • Sanpiau (Mizoram)
  • Zan (Arunachal Pradesh)

Non-Vegetarian:

  • Bamboo Steamed Fish (Nagaland)
  • Chikhvi (Tripura)
  • Fish Tenga (Assam)
  • Iromba (Manipur)
  • Jadoh (Meghalaya)
  • Kumurat diya Hanhor Mangxo (Assam)
  • Nga Atoiba Thongba (Manipur)
  • Pork bharta
  • Smoked Pork (Nagaland)
  • Tungtap (Meghalaya)
  • Vawksa Rep (Mizoram)

West India Food Names:

Vegetarian:

  • Amti
  • Bajri no rotlo
  • Bhakri
  • Chaat
  • Chakri (chakali)
  • Chevdo
  • Cholafali
  • Chorafali
  • Copra paak
  • Daal Dhokli
  • Dabeli
  • Dahi vada
  • Dalithoy
  • Dhokla
  • Dum aaloo
  • Farsi Puri
  • Gatta curry
  • Jeera Aloo
  • Juvar no rotlo
  • Khakhra
  • Khaman
  • Khandvi
  • Khichu
  • Koshimbir
  • Locha
  • Mag Dhokli
  • Methi na Gota
  • Mohan thaal
  • Muthiya
  • Oondees
  • Panipuri
  • Patra
  • Pav Bhaji
  • Pohe
  • Puri
  • Puri Bhaji
  • Rasya muthia
  • Sabudana Khichadi
  • Sev khamani
  • Sev tameta
  • Namakpara
  • Surnoli
  • Thalipeeth
  • Thepla
  • Turiya Patra Vatana sabji
  • Undhiyu
  • Upmaa
  • Vada pav
  • Veg Kolhapuri
  • Lilva Kachori
  • Undhiyu

Non-Vegetarian:

  • Bombil fry
  • Kombdi vade
  • Vindaloo
  • Maghaz

Sweets:

  • Barfi
  • Basundi
  • Churma Ladoo
  • Doodhpak
  • Dudhi no halwo
  • Gajar halwo
  • Ghari (sweet from Surat)
  • Ghooghra
  • Gud papdi (Gol papdi)
  • Gulab jamun
  • Halvasan
  • Handwo (steamed dish)
  • Gur
  • Jalebi
  • Kansar
  • Keri no ras
  • Laapsi
  • Laddu
  • Malpua
  • Modak
  • Mohanthal
  • Penda
  • Pooran-poli
  • Shakarpara
  • Shankarpali
  • Shiro
  • Shrikhand
  • Sohan papdi
  • Soonvali
  • Sukhdi
  • Sutarfeni
  • Ghebar or Ghevar

East India Food Names:

Vegetarian:

  • Alu Pitika
  • Bengena Pitika
  • Bhaji
  • Black rice
  • Brown Rice
  • Cheera Doi
  • Dal
  • Hando Guri
  • Hurum
  • Khar
  • Kharoli
  • Khorisa
  • Kumol Sawul
  • Litti
  • Luchi
  • Mishti Chholar Dal
  • Pani Tenga
  • Pakhala
  • Red Rice
  • Rice
  • Sabzi (curry)
  • Shukto
  • Tenga Doi

Non-Vegetarian:

  • Bilahi Maas
  • Chingri malai curry
  • Haq Maas
  • Horioh Maas
  • Ilish or Chingri Bhape
  • Kabiraji
  • Koldil Chicken
  • Koldil Duck
  • Konir Dom
  • Lai Haq Maas
  • Maasor Tenga
  • Machher Jhol
  • Masor Koni
  • Masor Petu
  • Masor tenga
  • Momo
  • Ou tenga Maas
  • Prawn malai curry
  • Sunga Pork

Sweets:

  • Chhenagaja
  • Chhenapoda
  • Dhup Pitha
  • Gheela Pitha
  • Goja
  • Loskora (Coconut Laddu)
  • Malpua/Malpoa
  • Mishti Doi
  • Muri Naaru
  • Pani Pitha
  • Pantua
  • Payokh
  • Peda
  • Rosgulla
  • Shondesh
  • Sunga Pitha
  • Til Pitha

I hope you liked the above list. If you think I missed out any dish, please mention it below in comments.