Exploring the Golden Triangle’s Food Culture

India boasts a beautiful rich, unique and colourful history, especially as far as traditional food is concerned. Food always plays a big part in any trip to India and especially the Golden Triangle that includes Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The fragrant dishes of India attracts tourists from all over the world who are tantalized by tender curries, spicy fritters, naan and roti and an array of sumptuous side dishes.

Almost a third of the Indian population is vegetarian, ensuring that meat-free food is easily available. Going vegetarian is a good way to be eased into the world of traditional Indian cuisine as they are generally less fiery in flavour than their meaty counterparts. Rest assured, even such a gentle introduction to the cuisine of the Golden Triangle will soon see you test and taste as many of the local delicacies that you can lay your hands on. By being adventurous and trying new dishes you will expand your palate and allow yourself to fully enjoy your visit to India.

Dosas

Dosa

Dosa

Dosas are a traditional South Indian Cuisine that has become popular all over the country, including the Golden Triangle. Dosas are a type of pancake that is made from fermented butter of which the main ingredients are rice and black gram. They are traditionally eaten with samber or yoghurt and are very popular both in restaurants and to be made at home.

Paranthas

paratha

paratha

May Indians start their days with paranthas as they are the most popular breakfast food in India. The delicate dough rounds can be eaten either plain or with a filling of cauliflower, potatoes, bananas, radish, eggs or even left-over dal.

Paneer masala

paneer-masala

paneer-masala

Vegetarian curries are extremely popular in the Golden Triangle with Authentic Dishes. paneer being one of the tastiest. Paneer is a mild curd cheese that resembles a cross between halloumi and mozzarella. It is simmered in a fragrant and spicy tomato sauce and served with basmati rice and naan. Certain regions within the triangle may have their own variations made with yogurt, butter, cream or even peas: this is known as matter paneer.

Momo

momo

momo

Momo is to India what dim sun is to China: soft, scrumptious balls of delicately fragranced dough that is steamed and filled with a combination of vegetables and ground meat. Momo has become a ubiquitous street food that typically cost less than 50 rupees each and can be found all over the country. Often accompanied by a fiery red or green tomato sauce, momo is not only affordable but a great on-the-go snack for any traveler.

While the Golden Triangle Tour offers great historic and cultural incentive for visitors, nothing compares to the vast variety of exciting and tantalizing dishes you will encounter on your visit to one of the most beautifully diverse countries in the world.

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