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These 12 Unique Dishes From West India Will Make You Drool Instantly

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HolidayIQ Travellers list 12 dishes from western India. Your trip there is incomplete without tasting these lip-smacking dishes.

These 12 Unique Dishes From West India Will Make You Drool Instantly:

  1. Mumbai (Maharashtra)
  2. Goa
  3. Pune (Maharashtra)
  4. Kolhapur (Maharashtra)
  5. Rajasthan
  6. Ahmedabad (Gujarat)
  7. Baroda(Vadodara) (Gujarat)
  8. Gujarat

1. Puran Poli


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Puran Poli is one of the most popular sweet dish in Maharashtrian cuisine. It is made from jaggery (molasses or gur), yellow gram (chana) dal, plain flour, cardamom powder and ghee (clarified butter). HolidayIQ Traveller Babita Goyal says, “Pune is a foodie’s paradise. Sorghum and Pearl millet are the main ingredients of their cuisine. When in Pune do not miss to try the local dishes like misal pav, puran poli, Pithla bhakri, Panipuri, Bhelpuri, and Pav Bhaji. There are a great number of eating joints in Pune.”

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2. Zunka Bhakri


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This  Maharashtrian dish is a traditional chickpea or besan based wet mix which is then tempered with mustard seeds, garlic paste and curry leaves. HolidayIQ Traveller Amit Amrutkar says, “Food available like Zunka-Bhakri, curd, onion chutney. Do not miss this food when you go to Pune.”

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3. Chicken Kolhapuri


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It is one of those 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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4. Undhiyu


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This Gujarati vegetable curry is wholesome and very healthy. Made with a mélange of winter veggies like brinjals, surti papdi, potatoes, coconut, bananas and methi, this dish is traditionally served in earthen pots. HolidayIQ Traveller Dhananjay Beke says, “You have to taste Gujarati sweets, fafda and dhokla - they are delicious.” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Pravin Ghule, “The food in Gujarat is a little different. But you should taste Dhokla, Khaman, Khichu, undhiyu, locho, Phafda, Tepla.”

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5. Thepla


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Popularly made in Gujarat, this fine and flavorful Indian bread with made from whole wheat flour kneaded with chillies, herbs, yogurt and a dash of sugar. HolidayIQ Traveller Rashesh says, “Ahmedabad is a pretty cool city with great food and people. From undhiya to dal dhokli and patra to basundi, Gujaratis have something to satisfy everyone's taste buds. Have ragda pattice and papdi chaat at Manek Chowk in the evenings.”

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6. Basundi


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Gujarati basundi is a rich and delicious dessert of thickened milk, very similar to the north indian rabdi. Almonds and pistachios add crunch to this creamy sweet. HolidayIQ Traveller Amit Patra says, “Ahmedabad is heaven for foodies. In every corner of the city, you will find some good food joints.Khaman and sandwich dhoklas are famous."

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7. 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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8. Bebinca


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This delicious Goan dessert is carefully layered to perfection. It's prepared using coconut milk, egg, butter and most importantly, jaggery. 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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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 Nitin says, “Caranzalem beach has lots of crabs and sea food. The beach shacks here are known to serve different Goan dishes, along with feni and wine.”

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10. Dal Bati Churma


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One of the most famous dishes from the state, no Rajasthani food is complete without Dal Bati Churma. The round Batis dipped in ghee with Panchkuti dal and churma make for an appetizing combination. “If you want to try best dal bati, which is called to be the Rajasthani delicacy, then Santosh Bojanalya near the railway station is the place,” says HolidayIQ Traveller Girish.

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11. Laal Maas


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Dig 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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12. Ker Sangri


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A typical desert vegetable, Ker Sangri is a kind of a pickle. This tangy side dish goes well with Bajra roti. HolidayIQ Traveller Guru from Chandigarh says, “Famous Rajasthani dishes, which are extremely popular and sought-after in Jaipur include dal-bati churma, besan ka gatta, mawa kachori, pyaaz ki kachori and the famous ker sangri. Jaipur cuisine is known for its unique combination of spices.”

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