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15 Most weird Indian Foods.


  1. Benami Kheer: We are not sure where this without a name (benami ) kheer has got its name. But you ll be shocked to know the ingredient of this food. You cant imagine in dreams this weirdest combination, so let’s unveil the main ingredient of this food is Garlic yes its Garlic (eeeeuu !!!!! )., but this kheer does not taste like garlic and we bet you it’s a pure delight!
  2. Onion Halwa : As the name says it the major ingredient of this dish is onion. Onion is cooked so well that it loses all its smell. Now you would say then why it is used in the first place. To your disappointment even we are also wondering and have no answer to this one.
  3. Brain fry Curry : Bheja Fry or brain fry is a curry dish made of Lambs brain. It one of the favourite dish of the people of Hyderabad and Lucknow, though it is also very popular in other parts of the country. So that movie “Bheja Fry ” is named after a dish , strange isn’t it. No but it’s not true, we just made it up.
  4. Bhang Pakore: while worshiping Lord Shiva it’s considered to be very pious to consume Bhang on Shivratri and is generally given the status of Prasad . Bhang is used in a lot of dishes like Bhang ke laddo , thandai etc. Bhang ke pakore is made with the leaves of cannabis is relished on the birthday of lord Shiva called as Shivratri and also around Holi.
  5. Chakki ki sabzi : if we tell you that it’s a jain dish then you can definitely guess that there is no onion or garlic in it. But then let us tell you that it does not even have green veggies as that would amount to killing a living being as plant are considered as living being too so this one is made of gluten and some spices and is eaten  in a special Jain month when they are forbidden to eat anything living.
  6. Daulat ki Chaat : Now this one is from the food paradise of Delhi – Chandni chowk streets. Very commonly referred to as God’s own street food, it is a very light frothy cream that is made by whisking milk for hours. It is served with a topping of pistachios and mawa. This melt in mouth dish is generally available only in winter mornings as the froth starts melting as the day progresses.
  7. Lepchas – if you are wondering what is lepchas then lets unfold this, it is a dish from Sikkim made of frog legs from the Frog & nightingale , no that’s not true but yes lepchas are frog Legs that are marinated and cooked . if you are making a face then let us tell you in Sikkim Lepchas value is more than gold!.
  8. Haldi ka Halwa : We are actually wondering whether we should place this in weird list or on the health food list. This is generally made in January around Makar sakranti as a traditional dish, As the name suggests it’s made of Haldi (Turmeric ) mixed with gram flour and then is made into a delicious halwa. Now there is a purpose to make this in January in winters as this dish is supposed to fight cold and strengthen immunity since it’s made of Haldi.
  9. Khorisa : This is another recipe from Assam , this is a popular dish that is made out of Bamboo also known ethnic dish widely enjoyed among the natives of north east. The Bamboo shoots are fermented and then it is consumed as raw or pickled for to make Khorisa. This can be had as a side dish or can be used as pickle, but tastes yum.
  10. Black Rice: Now if we talk of rice the only color that your brain will probably imagine is White, and then let us tell you about Black rice also known as Magic Rice or forbidden rice as it is only found in China and Asia. Now this rice is black/ blackish purple in colour isn’t it weird already. What’s more to this rice is it is full of health benefits and is eaten in Manipur, Kerala and North Bengal. Historically this rice was so rare that only emperors were supposed to have this.
  11. Chaprah : Now since we are talking about the weird foods of Indian , this one is bound to surprise you. Chaprah is Chutney, You must have had a lot of Chutney but this one will scare you out. Chutney that is made of Red Ants in Chhattisgarh, this tangy chutney is said to give an out of the world experience only if you can risk having it!
  12. Eri Polu: if you thought Silk worms only produce Silk cloth then we have a dish for you that are very famous in Assam known as Eri Polu. Eri Polu is a dish that is made of silk worm pupas, and it is an exotic dish of Assam.
  13. Nahkham ; yet another one from North East Nakham is a dish from Meghalaya, this is a dish with pungent smell and the main ingredient of this dish are Fish ,vegetables & distilled ashes (that’s the reason this food is in our weird Indian food list). A distilled ash is the fine black powder, an end product after burning something. Distilled ash is rubbed on the fish.
  14. Baby Shark Curry: This one is the start dish in the Goan cuisines , though there are few other dishes which are really weird and are indigenous to Goa but this one is a real expensive one as its made from baby sharks and it’s not an easy task to catch a baby shark. So we don’t need to say if you are a non vegetation and  you are in goa what dish you need to give a shot. Yes it needs to be baby shark curry. Click 
  15. Phan Pyut: what do you do to the potatoes that are rotten in your potato tray…. Of course you can’t eat it. But in part of eastern India they do not harvest potatoes when they ripe  rather allow them to rot in soil. You will be surprised this rotten potatoes are relished in many parts of Eastern India. Most of them love eating them just like that while rest eat them with spices. We are sure that this one was of the top of the 15 weird food in India.





A self proclaimed storyteller who loves food and is a health freak to the core. A person who has got a sense of humor to lighten up the most serious stuff. i love the life as it comes, planning is not my cup of tea since i am coffee lover. I brew my own jokes in all situations and love being my own audience. Happy go lucky is the attitude that i carry around. and i stay away from people who throw attitude(cant understand why they carry the weight of their attitude when all they can do is to throw it on others )

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