India is a land of diversity and various cultures. We have always been on the forefront of tourism and exploration. There is so much that people are yet to discover about our great nation. Not only the varied nature and dramatic art forms, our food is one of the most sought out for in the world. We also have something for the adventurous foodies out there. LiveInStyle brings you a list some of the nastiest Indian Dishes that are actually delicious. So sit back and try not to freak out.
1) Chaprah (The Red Ant Chutney):
Everybody loves chutney. To be honest, Raymond is actually jealous of our famous South Indian dip. A tasty reserve of coconut always brings the best out of our dosas and idlis. But a tribe in Chhattisgarh has a slightly different idea of chutney. The Dhuruva Tribe is all gaga about this chutney made of red ants and their eggs. Surprisingly, this dish is full of medicinal benefits and properties. One should remember formic acid is good for the body.
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2) Hilsa Eggs:
Well, the Bengali’s can never go wrong with food, especially fish. Even if it looks a little disturbing, any dish cooked by the good folk of Bengal will never disappoint you. So it's only obvious that they are the ones who bring us the Indian form of caviar. The Hilsa eggs is a well known Bengali delicacy that is a must try. This fleshy monsoon snack is made by dusting the Hilsa Eggs with spices and then tossing them in mustard oil.
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3) Snail Stew and Steamed Hornets:
Nagaland is a beautiful state which is shared among the 15 great tribes that dominate this area. Taking this into consideration we must keep in mind this particular dish which is made of snails, silkworms and hornet larvae, all steamed and put together perfectly and beautifully. This a dish that you must try if you are an adventurous foodie gallivanting around the mesmerizing state of Nagaland in search of unusual food.
4) Frog Legs:
Frog legs are an absolute cultural shock for anybody in India. This French delicacy is quite popular in Goa and Sikkim. The frog legs here are either barbecued or sauteed with tasty sauces. This beautifully presented dish has been a staple party food liked by locals and foreigners alike.
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Bhunni is a dish which is definitely not meant for the faint-hearted. It shows the resourcefulness of Indians when it comes to making maximum use of the meat at hand. Bhunni is made with goat's intestines, liver, stomach and blood. This dish is a crowd pleaser in Garhwal, Uttarakhand. So the next time you have a piece of lamb and it doesn't satisfy your hunger, you can always try out the juicier bits.
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And there you have it, dishes from India that will surely give you nightmares. But then again these dishes are an absolute treat for the adventurous foodies out there. Choose wisely and eat well.
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