5 Most Popular Indian Foods in the World

Indians are passionate about cooking. Their passion for cooking gave birth to some of the world-famous Indian chefs, such as Vikas Khanna, Madhur Jaffrey, Sanjeev Kapoor, and others.

Indian dishes have their unique aromas and flavors. Spices like garam masala, panch phoron, dhansak masala, ajwain, cloves, cardamom, dhania, dalchini and tamarind make the dishes unique.

Try these most popular extra-ordinarily tasty Indian dishes that have earned fame world-wide:

  • Chicken Tikka Masala

chicken tikka masala


Chicken Tikka Masala is one of the most popular Indian dishes that originated in Britain. Small pieces of chicken breast are marinated in yogurt and spices and cooked in a tandoor oven and finally are mixed with a special sauce. The sauce is prepared with tomato, coconut milk, cream and coriander mixture. It is one of the most popular Indian dishes thanks to its mouth-watering taste.

  • Biryani



Biriyani was originally invented in Persia and the Mughals popularised it in India. Eventually, it became one of the most popular dishes in India. This non-vegetarian dish is prepared with rice, meat/fish/egg, and different spices. It has numerous variations and the ingredients vary a lot. Navratan Biryani can blow your mind. It’s prepared with a variety of fruits and sweet ingredients. Some prefer biryani with raita, others with curry.

  • Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori Chicken


This non-vegetarian dish is popular worldwide. The raw chicken is marinated in a variety of spices and finally, the chicken pieces are grilled in tandoor. Its variations, such as Chirga, Murgh Kabab Seekhi or Murghi Bhogar are equally popular among food lovers.

  • Shahi Paneer

Shahi Paneer


Shahi Paneer is prepared with cottage cheese and creamy gravy that contains tomatoes, cream, herbs or spices. It tastes best with roti, naan or any other bread.

  • Pakora



Now let’s talk about a snack that’s also popular in India and other parts of the world. Pakora is made with veggies, fish, egg or meat and besan or gram flour. Sauce or green chutney enhances the taste. You can use several veggies to prepare your pakora.

Indian cuisine is unique in its own way and adored globally. We can’t end the list of popular Indian dishes that are savored by people all around the world. These 5 dishes are among the most popular but you can also find numerous fans of the other vegetarian and non-vegetarian Indian dishes.