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15 Lip-Smacking Dishes In India No Non-Vegetarian Can Ever Live Without!

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HolidayIQ Travellers list 15 non-vegetarian dishes from India that will make you drool instantly. Every food enthusiast must taste them at least once.

15 Lip-Smacking Dishes In India No Non-Vegetarian Can Ever Live Without!:

  1. Chettinad (Tamil Nadu)
  2. Kerala
  3. Hyderabad (Telangana)
  4. Coorg (Karnataka)
  5. Rajasthan
  6. Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)
  7. Kolkata (West Bengal)
  8. Goa
  9. Kolhapur (Maharashtra)
  10. Nagpur (Maharashtra)
  11. Kashmir (Jammu & Kashmir)
  12. Assam
  13. Nagaland
  14. Manipur

1. Chicken Chettinad


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A famous dish from Tamil Nadu, Chicken Chettinad is special for its unique way of cooking. A variety of marinated spices are applied as a paste on the chicken which is then cooked until it is tender and super juicy. HolidayIQ Traveller Harihara says, “The best part was the food it’s very tasty and be it the breads or the humble Dhal, the taste was authentic and homely. They strive to make the foodie's experience good. Their Biryanis were tasty and spiced just right not taking away the aroma and the blending it for the right taste. The meat succulent and easy on the jaws and the Chicken Chettinad was very well balanced. The pepper and masala just well married to the chicken giving it a very wholesome spicy taste. The Urulai roast did justice to the little roasted potatoes, sinfully good never thought that term fitted a potato.”

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2. Karimeen


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Karimeen or the Pearl Spotted Fish is another delicacy from Kerala. The fish is marinated in spices and fried on a low flame until it achieves a deep red hue. HolidayIQ Traveller A d Kurien says, “The food was excellent and we enjoyed the local fish karimeen pollichathu.”

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3. Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani


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The Hyderabadi Biryani is cooked with chicken or mutton, this biryani used to be the food of the Nizams and Mughals. HolidayIQ Traveller Prasad Polamara says, “One hasn't truly been in Hyderabad until he has tried Hyderabadi biryani.” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Madhavi, “The Hyderabadi dum biryani and haleem are a must-have. Try biryani at the famous Paradise Biryani outlets. Paradise is a heritage restaurant located close to the airport and serves up the best biryani in the world!”

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4. Coorg Pandi Curry


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Cooked in freshly made masala paste, the meat is boiled in medium flame. Timing is absolutely essential in this recipe as there is a point where the meat is just right. If pork is your thing, then this will blow your mind. HolidayIQ Traveller Karthika Vijay says, “If you love pork, be prepared to taste some well prepared pork in the most traditional way.”

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5. Laal Maas


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D ig into this fiery mutton curry from Rajasthan. Best served with bajra rotis, this dish with plain rice won't disappoint you. HolidayIQ Traveller Laloo says, “Rajasthani lal maas that we had was incredible.” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Navneeth, “ If you are a non-vegetarian make sure to try their local cuisine Laal Maas (Mutton curry).”

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6. Tunday Kababs


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HolidayIQ Traveller Subhomoy says, “I was in Lucknow for more than a month & tried the famous Tunde Kabab at several places. While talking to the localities, I found that there was a 100-year-old Tunde ke Kebab shop in Aminabad, the most famous outlet for choicest Kebabs & everyone knows it. Tunda Kebab is named after the chef Murad Ali whose nickname was “Tunde”. The place is awesome!"

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7. Bhapa Ilish


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There are numerous varieties of Hilsa dishes that come from Bengal and Bhapa Ilish is one of the internationally popular amongst them. HolidayIQ Traveller Surajit says, “Bhapa Ilish, Chingri Malai Curry are a must try dish when in Kolkata. Try Kasturi Resturant at Ballygung.”

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8. Fish Recheado


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Fish Recheado,spicy, tangy, shallow fried fish, is a traditional Goan recipe. Recheado masala is a red paste which is filled as as stuffing in fishes. HolidayIQ Traveller Subrat Roy says, “Good sea food, especially Goan fish curry must experience.” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Bhargava Kumar, “Goa is Heaven for non vegetarians & seafood lovers.”

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9. Pork Vindaloo


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In Goa, the authentic vindaloo is a dry sauce-based dish using pork fat, garlic, vinegar, jaggery and Kashmiri chilli. HolidayIQ Traveller Savio says, “ I love Goan food! Some of my favourite dishes would be pork vindaloo, sorpotel, prawn balchao, prawn pie, fejoada, chicken xacuti, galmbo balchao and bebinca.”

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10. Chicken Kolhapuri


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It is one of the must try dishes when in Kolhapur. Keep a bowl of sugar handy before you dig in. HolidayIQ Traveller Shashank Vaidya says, “Spicy Misal, Tambada- Panthara Rassa are famous food in Kolhapur. Kolhapuri Chicken & Mutton are also special dishes to eat. Since sugarcane industry is located here, you should have sugarcane juice here.”

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11. Saoji Chicken Curry


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Saoji Chicken curry is a traditional food of Nagpur, Maharashtra. The cuisine also called Saoji Waradi is famous for its spicy taste. HolidayIQ Traveller Nikhil Kashyap recommends delicious 'Saoji' cuisine in Nagpur.  He says spicy mutton and chicken are a must have.

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12. Wazwan


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Wazwan is Kashmiri cuisine at its very basic- multi course meal in which meat of either lamb or chicken is used. Over time,wazwan has emerged as one of the key identifiers of the Kashmiri Muslim identity and pride. HolidayIQ Traveller Farhan says, "I had a great time having the wazwan which was delicious and tasty. The people here were helpful. It really was great to be there."

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13. Fish Tenga


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Assamese Tenga is a light and tangy dish, and is one of Assam's signature food. HolidayIQ Traveller Babita Goyal says, “ I would say that the food here is exceptional in its own way North-East india.” “ Rice is the staple diet of the people of Assam. It is also used to make variety of sweets and snacks, as well as beer. Fish also plays a major role in the cuisine of Assam. Uncanny ingredients like bamboo shoot, Khar (banana tree ashes), etc are used to cook the various delicacies of Assam,” says HolidayIQ Traveller Ravinder Deekona.

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14. Smoked Pork


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Nagaland is famous for its pork, smoked the traditional way. It is crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. It can be tossed dry with other ingredients or prepared into a curry with local flavours. Smoked pork with Bamboo Shoot accelerates the taste of the dish and brings out an intense smokiness. HolidayIQ Traveller Babita Goyal says, “North-East india has it's own food. Smoked meats, fiery chillies, chicken and pork dishes flavoured with bamboo shoots and chutneys and curries are the dishes of these states. ”

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15. Iromba


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This simple yet fabulous dish is prepared with fermented fish, mashed potatoes, fresh green leaves and blazing red chillies. This dish is the lifeline of Manipuri cusine. HolidayIQ Traveller Robinson As says, “Try local dishes such as fish curry, iroomba, Uti and others. Rice is really fantastic.”

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