11 Spicy Desi Dishes To Try For Midnight Cravings
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With Desi food, it is difficult to resist the spice. Who doesn’t love spicy food? Some dishes are hot, and then some dishes are extremely hot, no doubt. Desi cuisine is incomplete if spices aren't used. The tadka should always be there!

Spicy and hot cuisine tastes great, but it's also really healthy. Hot peppers can clear your sinuses and relieve congestion; garlic and ginger can treat a cold or sore throat; and hot and spicy meals can generally just treat illness. 

The next time your mouth feels dry and uninspired, try these recipes to increase your tolerance for hot food. Apart from their taste, spices have anti-inflammatory and digestive properties.

Here's a list of the spicier Desi meals you should try for your midnight desires. Continue reading!

11 Tasty Desi Spicy Dishes

1. Hot Aloo Sabzi

Treat your desi appetites to some spicy, tart, and enticing Aloo Sabzi. Common items like coriander powder, lemon juice, turmeric, and chilli powder are used to make this simple, zesty meal. This quick-to-prepare sabzi pairs beautifully with Luchi, Masala Puris, and some delectable pickles. This is a go-to dish for late-night dinner!

2. Curry Kozhi

One of the spiciest and hottest chicken curries you will ever taste is the Kozhi curry from Kerala. For those who love spicy food, this curry is a pleasure. It is made with coconut and green and red chillies. The marinade of chicken marinated in chilli powder is sautéed in oil and then tempered in coconut oil to give the spicy chicken curry an equivalent measure of heat. Consuming this spicy Desi dish will likely make you sweat. 

3. Phall Curry

The curry is undoubtedly the spiciest in history. Bhut Jolokia, purportedly the hottest chilli in the world, is used to make it. It takes guts to eat this intensely spicy and highly seasoned dish. But before you taste this delicacy, make sure you have taken the necessary precautions and serve it over rice.

4. Moong Dal Ki Goli

The recipe is enhanced by adding red chilli powder, tomatoes, onions, ginger, garlic, and coriander leaves to a flavorful stew that cooks spicy lentil balls. This is a real, traditional cuisine that is healthy, nourishing, and relatively simple to prepare. It is a filling and delicious treat for any fan of spicy vegetarian food.

5. Mirchi Ka Koota

A traditional Rajasthani meal made with fiery green chillies is called mirchi ka koota. The chiles are boiled in milk, a small amount of sugar, and fiery spices like amchur powder and turmeric. The pickle pairs nicely with plain puris, roti, and chapatis and is very spicy. This spicy pickle is definitely not for the faint of heart.

6. Chettinad Chicken

This chicken meal, prepared with an abundance of red chillies and enhanced with the flavours of coconut and onions, will transport you to a magical realm. This delicious appetiser from Tamil Nadu is among India's most well-known and tasty chicken dishes. It's flavorful, tangy, and packed with flavours. Taste this delight; its mouthwatering flavour will leave you speechless.

7. 65 Chickens

The taste of red chillies with a piece of chicken enhances the deliciousness of this dish. The moniker "Chicken 65" refers to this treat since it was the 65th item on the menu of a South Desi military cafeteria. This spicy, curried dish will definitely tickle your taste buds and give you a boost of energy the moment it reaches your lips. This appetiser is a must-have for all Desis who enjoy chicken and spicy food.

8. Andhra Curry 

The hot chicken meal works well as a starter or appetiser at any gathering. It is a popular dish in Bangalore that is made with a lot of green chillies. This sizzling meal of flaming chicken is really easy to make and tastes great. Make sure to serve it with rice and curry to impress your guests at a late-night dinner party.

9. Bharwa Pepper

You will love this meal to pieces because of the peppers' tasty and spicy contents. Garlic, beans, onions, tomatoes, and a blend of rice and cheese make up this colourful dish. For an added burst of flavour, meat lovers can also add some to the filling. Choose this unusual item and savour its delicious spicy flavour!

10. Kashmiri Chicken

After you savour this spicy and steaming treat, Kashmiri Chicken, things will definitely become hot. This recipe is a "Paradise on Earth" for anyone who enjoys spicy food, much like Kashmir! But this meal gets extra brownie points for having a hint of unusual sweetness. Combining sweetness and spice is a lethal combo that never fails.

11. Paneer Jalfrezi

A true delight for any vegetarian. For this flavorful and spicy aromatic dish, all you need are red chillies, tomato, onion, cottage cheese, and paneer. Red chiles and luscious gravy will leave you wanting more. Paneer jalfrezi is very easy to make and one can customise it however they like. 

After consuming something spicy, there's more to it than simply the heat. Dinners with spicy cuisine are always special. It becomes more than just eating; it becomes an occasion you end up discussing afterwards. To quell your strongest desire for spice, try these foods!