TOP NON VEG DISHES OF INDIA

Top 10 Non-Veg Dishes of India

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Indian non-veg dishes are famous in the whole world, some of them are so liked worldwide that their vegetarian options are also available but for some of us good meal is a synonym of meat. Indian non-veg dishes include ingredients chicken, mutton, lamb, fish, and egg. If you are a non-vegetarian, I am sure that you must be in love with at least one type of meat. In India where there is diversity at every point, if we talk about Non-veg Dishes of India, every state has its own lip-smacking recipes. Butter chicken, Amritsari fish, chicken 65, Rogan josh, tandoori chicken are the names of some of the most searched and liked non-veg dishes of India.

This list of non-veg dishes is endless but few are famous beyond borders and are modified in local kitchens for generations to become a part of the culture.

In this article “Top 10 non-veg dishes of India” are mentioned.  We had provided information on dishes from all categories like chicken, lamb, fish, pork, and egg.

Butter Chicken

The Classic chicken recipe of north India but liked in the whole country and also served in many foreign places like Australia, UK. This dish holds an everlasting spot-on menu and provides a heavenly taste for generations. Butter chicken was first made around 1947 and in some parts, it is also known as Murg makhani.  The recipe for butter chicken is easy and you can easily try it at home. The first recipe for Murg makhani was published in 1974. Butter chicken can be served with rice or roti, and it acts as the filler in both lunch and dinner.

Best Non-Veg Dish of India
Best Non-Veg Dish of India

In butter chicken, marinated chicken is used (chicken mixed with lemon juice, dahi, ginger garlic paste, red chili, salt & pepper). Chicken used in this dish is generally cooked in tandoor but grilled or fried chicken can also be used. It is then cooked in a curry that has butter. Various compositions of spices can be used with tomato and onion-based curry as per your taste whether you want your butter chicken spicy, tangy or smooth.

Chicken 65

Chicken 65 is the deep-fried chicken-based non-veg dish of India from the house of Tamil Nadu. This dish is said to be originated in Chennai. It is a popular non-veg dish of India with lots of chilies and flavors of ginger and garlic. It can be cooked with boneless or chicken with bone and is usually served with onion and lemon garnish. Chicken 65 become so famous that many veg variants of same have originated with time like paneer 65.

Best Non-Veg Dish of India
Best Non-Veg Dish of India

Regarding the existence of this yummy dish, there are many interesting myths like some claim that this dish was first made for Indian soldiers as filler in the war of 1965. Others claim that some hotelier prepared chicken with 65 chilis. Some say that to make this, 65-day old chicken is used or 65 pieces of chicken are required for this recipe.

Malabar Fish curry

Best Non-Veg Dish of India
Best Non-Veg Dish of India

This classic non-veg dish in India can be eaten at any time. Also known as Malabar matthi curry, it is an Indian curry prepared in Kerala style curry with onions. Served with roti or rice this dish is quite famous in Kerala and Sri Lanka as fish is the base food of these coastal regions. Some variants of Malabar fish curry also include coconut milk or tamarind juice. Malabar fish curry is so famous that it is produced on a large scale for commercial purposes and sold at local outlets in processed form by filling it in cans.

Mutton Curry

A flavored mutton curry can stir your taste buds to another level. Also named Kosha Mangso or lamb curry or goat curry, this non-veg dish of India is prepared with meat and vegetables. With little variations, this dish can be found in almost all states of India.

Best Non-Veg Dish of India
Best Non-Veg Dish of India

The original mutton curry was cooked slowly in an earthen pot where all the ingredients were put together. In today’s time,  it is made in pressure cookers or slow cookers. Slow-cooked mutton is preferable because it is more tender than normally cooked mutton. The main ingredients for this dish are mutton, onion-tomato gravy, Dahi, spices, ginger garlic paste, and mustard oil. It can be served with bread or rice.

Tandoori chicken

Tandoori chicken is a famous non-veg dish of India. In this, the chicken is roasted after marinated in yogurt and cooked in a clay oven (tandoor) with Indian spices. Tandoori chicken originated in India and is famous in the world.

Best Non-Veg Dish of India
Best Non-Veg Dish of India

Generally, the skin of the chicken is removed before marination. Raw chicken is then marinated in a mixture of yogurt and masalas (red chili, pepper, salt, and turmeric). Marinated chicken is then cooked in a tandoor at a high temperature which provides it a smoky flavor. Many different options in the tandoori chicken are available in the market like butter tandoori chicken, malai tandoori chicken, achaari tandoori chicken, etc.

Pork Ribs

Pork ribs are grilled or baked pieces of pig from where meat and bone are cut together. Popular pieces in pork ribs are the ones from the ribcage of domestic pigs.

Best Non-Veg Dish of India
Best Non-Veg Dish of India

Pork ribs can be made in different ways. The texture and taste of this Indian Non-veg dish depend on the rib cage from where the meat is cut. The thickness and the fat level of the rib can change the flavor of the dish. The inner surface of the cage is removed because it makes the cooking difficult. Tender ribs are hard to cook. Some of the common ribs used are baby back ribs, spare ribs, rib tips, and riblets.

Egg Bhurji

Best Non-Veg Dish of India
Best Non-Veg Dish of India

Made by scrambled eggs this Indian non-veg dish is available almost everywhere in India from local restaurants to small street food outlets and nowadays in almost every home.

Various versions of egg bhurji are available in the market, the main difference lies in how the vegetables are used like it can be made plain without any vegetables or with chopped onions and tomatoes. Some people used small pieces of boiled potatoes to make it more filling and flavorful. Peas, carrots, or capsicum can be added to this to increase its flavor and providing a different appearance.

Tunde Kabab

Best Non-Veg Dish of India
Best Non-Veg Dish of India

Its name may sound weird to you but they are one of the best kebabs because they are so soft that they get melt in your mouth and gives you a rich meat flavor. Also known as buffalo meat kebab, this dish is made specially in Lucknow. Its ingredients are minced Buffalo meat, Dahi, Garam masala, Ginger, Garlic, Cardamom, Cloves, Ghee, and finely cut onions. This dish was first introduced to the Nawab of Awadh.

Chicken Chettinad

Best Non-Veg Dish of India
Best Non-Veg Dish of India

As the name suggests this non-veg dish is from the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu. This dish is made with marinated chicken in curry and served best with paratha or rice. This dish is very spicy as it is made with a number of red chilies and cloves. Preparing this dish at home is a little hard because a number of spices are added to make it. Some of the masalas that need to add are poppy seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, and coriander seeds. Apart from whole red chilies, cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon are also required in making this mouthwatering gravy.

Shorshe ilish

Best Non Veg dish of India
Best Non-Veg Dish of India

Also known as Bhapailish, this dish is made from Hilsa or ilisha fish. This non-veg dish of India is famous in the Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent. It is very popular in West Bengal, Assam, and Tripura and in neighboring countries like Bangladesh. The main ingredients for ShorsheIlish are white mustard, mustard oil, green chili, black cumin, turmeric powder, red chili, salt, and lime juice.

We had tried to provide you a glimpse of the rich food culture of India specially from a non-vegetarian point of view. Here we rest our top non-veg dishes of India. The rankings of dishes are not based on their likeliness across India as they all belong to different states. However, we tried to include the most liked non-veg dishes from every variant of non-vegs like chicken, mutton, egg, fish, pork, and buffalo meat.

Shekhar Bhatia

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