Global festival food
Global festival food

7 Indian foods you have never heard of and should definitely try

In light of Global Festival week currently happening across campuses at Kingston University, here is a selection of traditional Indian foods that you have probably never heard of and should most definitely try out. 

The Sikh society holds a free food day every year during this week, join in on this year’s activities and learn something new.

1. Jalebi

Jalebi photo by Jonathan Player/REX

Jalebi photo by Jonathan Player/REX

AKA Zulbia, it is a deep fried wheat flour base in a pretzel-like shape and is then coated in sugar syrup.

Jalebi is a staple dessert in South and West Asia and parts of North Africa.

2. Saag Paneer

Saag Photo by REX

Saag Photo by REX

Saag or Palak is a leaf-based curry made with spinach and fenugreek leaves and mixed with paneer, a type of cheese common in South Asia.

3. Kheer

Kheer Photo by Food and Drink/REX

Kheer Photo by Food and Drink/REX

Kheer is a rice pudding usually flavored with cardamom, cashews, or almonds.

4. Roti

Roti Photo by Stock Connection/REX

Roti Photo by Stock Connection/REX

Roti is a flatbread that resembles Naan, made from Atta flour.

5. Matar Paneer

Matar Paneer Photo by Food and Drink/REX

Matar Paneer Photo by Food and Drink/REX

AKA Mutter Paneer is a tomato based curry with peas and spiced with garam masala. The dish is usually served with rice and it popular in North India.

6. Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun Photo by Food and Drink/REX

Gulab Jamun Photo by Food and Drink/REX

Gulab (also Gulaab) Jamun is a milk-solid dessert drenched in a sugar syrup.

7. Daal

Daal Photo by Food and Drink/REX

Daal Photo by Food and Drink/REX

Daal (also Dal and Dhal) is basically an Indian spiced lentil dish which comes in different colors and consistencies.

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