Offbeat Indian Cuisines You Must Explore
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India does not only portray diversity in its culture but its cuisine too. Every region of this democratic country follows certain traditions and has its way of preparing food. From Jammu and Kashmir in the North to Assam in the East, and Gujarat in the West to Tamil Nadu in the South, every state has a varied food culture and an array of lip-smacking delicacies to offer. In fact, you can witness multiple variants of the same dish in different parts of India. Food brings communities together and helps people look at others from their perspective. If you are a food connoisseur and think that you have discovered enough when it comes to Indian cuisines, you are probably mistaken, Let’s know about a few offbeat Indian cuisines that may not be popular but are worth noticing.

Adivasi Cuisine

It is an unexplored culinary tradition that can potentially turn our unhealthy, busy, and tech-driven lifestyle into a healthy and minimalistic one. Tribal dishes do not require many utensils or spices to be prepared. You need some easily available natural ingredients and fire and you are good to go. There are various tribal groups spread in different parts of the country relishing their specialties like Eri Polu in Assam, pork cooked with jolokia, chillies, and fermented bamboo shoots in Nagaland, and Dhuska in Jharkhand. 

Konkani Cuisine

Konkan regions of Maharashtra and Goa offer some scrumptious delicacies like Kokum, Tepla ambat, kadamb etc. If your tastebuds crave hot, spicy, and sour too, you must explore the Konkani cuisine.

Malenadu Cuisine

It is the style of cooking that the local people of the Malnad region of Karnataka follow. Some of the mouth-watering delicacies of this cuisine include Pulimunchi (fish cooked in tamarind and coconut), Benne kadabu etc. Malenmadu cuisine is all about preparing tangy pickles, steamed food and meaty curries.