A Taste of India

Aakanksh Gurnani

July 22, 2022

India is a country with a bustling population of 1.38 billion people and recorded history dating back to 2,500 BCE. The food isn't something to laugh at in an area with such a vast population and deep historical roots.

Tunday Kababi - 168/6, Old Nazirabad Rd, Mohan Market, Khayali Ganj, Aminabad, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226018

A restaurant with a very famous history, Tunday Kababi tells the tale of a chef with only one hand, a ‘Tunday’ who was asked by the king at the time to make a kebab he could eat, without teeth. He combined over 160 spices in a specific ratio to make these melt-in-your-mouth kebabs. Since 1905, It has been serving India’s best and original Tunday ke kebabs.

Baati Chokha Restaurant - ऑपोजिट पब्लिक पार्क नियर मिठाई वाला चौराहा, 2/5, विवेक खंड, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226010 

At the Baati Chokha Restaurant, you can have food cooked traditionally, on fires that are made by burning dried cow dung. Now it may sound gross, but the food is amazing and full of dishes that you may never see or hear of again.

Blue Lassi - CK 12/1 Kunj Gali, Kachaudi Gali, Near Rajbandhu, Govindpura, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001

Everyone has tried Mango Lassi in an Indian restaurant. But that is  nothing like the true lassi you can get at Blue Lassi. At the entrance to ghatt, a riverbank where it is believed if you are cremated here, you will be reincarnated as a human in your next life in Varanasi, India’s holy city. Here, you can try over 20 different types of lassi while witnessing the most famous place to die in India. 

Mahesh Lunch Home - This is a restaurant chain, so find the one nearest you, and be sure to try it out!

Mumbai. The City of Dreams. A Coastal city. So, where do you go to eat seafood? The answer is Mahesh Lunch Home. The dishes have an Indian flavor, and use very different ingredients, like a butter masala gravy with crab, accompanied by neer dosa, a dosa made with very thin and watery batter, which results in a unique texture, and the dosa being almost tasteless. It. Famous for its Bombay Duck, a fried dish made of a fish named ‘Dak’ constantly being mistaken as duck by foreigners, the name stuck. The fish is insanely thin and very tasty. This has some of the best seafood in Bombay, and many locations, making it an accessible meal in many different cities.

LMB ~ [ Laxmi Mishthan Bhandhar ] - No. 98, 99, Johari Bazar Rd, Bapu Bazar, Biseswarji, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302003

The most famous sweets of Rajasthan? Ask no more, because LMB ( Laxmi Mishthan Bhandhar ) is all you could ask for. World famous for its Ghevar a sweet cake made of maida, sugar syrup, and many other herbs. It has the appearance of a honeycomb disc cake and tastes sweet, crisp, and soft. 

Rawat Mishtan Bhandar - Station Rd, in front of Polo Victory Hotel, Sindhi Camp, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001

Kachoris are commonly eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. They are similar in shape and taste to a samosa but have many different fillings. You can choose according to the flavor you like, but be sure to try the ‘aloo pyaz Kachori’ ( The potato onion kachori ).

Many places are a must-visit if you ever go to India and a hazardous endeavor. Be prepared with probiotics and mineral water! If you do decide to go, be sure to eat at these spots, for an experience like no other!