There are plenty of us for whom a meaty affair is a way of life with non-vegetarian dishes being the stars of the show in the daily food spread. For us, consuming meat is not just a matter of maintaining a protein-rich diet and wholesome health but also about having a flavoursome joy ride.
When juicy chunks of seasoned meat are relished in luscious gravy, they tantalise your taste buds to the utmost and Indian cuisines, which are popular for their rich spice, present a plethora of scrumptious meat dishes to savour.
Here, diving deep into the flavoursome taste of Indian cuisines, we bring you the Top 9 absolutely delicious non-vegetarian dishes in India. Take a peek!
1. Chicken Biryani
Not just any rice and meat dish, Biryani is a feeling, listening to the sound of this word brightens faces immediately and a happy wave goes all around. Its fascinating aroma is bound to attract a crowd. Mesmerized with its vibrant colours and scrumptious taste, Biryani is aptly termed the comfort food of people.
Another cool thing about Biryani is that you can find many different versions of it. As you travel through the Indian subcontinent, you would find many regional recipes from Lucknowi and Kolkata to Hyderabadi Biryani & more. They differ mainly in their preparation method & spice blend and many struggles to replicate the authentic taste of these delicacies in their home-cooked Biryani.
However, you need not fret anymore as instant biryani paste with exotic spice blends of Hyderabadi & Lucknowi Biryani are easily available in the market.
2. Butter Chicken
This tantalizing dish with an intoxicating flavour and aroma has tender meat pieces slathered in a creamy, tomato-based sauce.
Also known as ‘Murgh Makhani’, Butter Chicken is a sumptuous dish that is prepared by first marinating chicken pieces in ginger, garlic, and vinegar so that the meat chunks are tender and full of flavour and then, cooking it in a medley of aromatic spices such as ginger, garlic, chilli, cumin, cloves, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon and more.
No need to worry if you don’t have such elaborate spice blends at home though, you can just use ready-to-cook butter chicken masala paste to prepare a delicious Butter Chicken serving.
3. Amritsari Chicken Masala
If you want a typical north-Indian style chicken curry, you need to try this Punjabi staple which is present at almost every dinner spread. Amritsari Chicken Masala is like heaven to the senses, especially for all the spice lovers out there.
The chicken is doused in a myriad of flavours making Amritsari Chicken Masala a mouth-watering delicacy packed with an array of spices which excite the taste buds. This is why Amritsari Chicken Masala is a crowd-pleaser and a must-have dish.
4. Chettinad Chicken
South Indian cuisines have a diverse variety of absolutely delectable regional dishes and Chettinad Chicken is among them. Originating in the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu, Chettinad Chicken presents a dish with a rich, appetising blend of spices and fresh, local exotic ingredients that are difficult to source in other parts of India.
If you want the taste of your Chettinad Chicken the exact same as the one you devoured on your trip to South India, you can prepare it using Chettinad curry paste and get the spice blend right. This is the delicacy that hits a perfect balance of flavours and should be savoured with full fervour and excitement.
5. Tunday Kebab
The Lucknow special dish, Tunday Kebab, is a complete treat to the taste buds with minced meat kebabs that melt in the mouth in flavours so rich that the diners are left mesmerised by the whole experience.
To this day, we call these delicious meat kebabs by the name of the chef who was famed for preparing the best kebabs in the region and it spread. This is such a famous kebab that you would find it being served almost at every kebab shop in Lucknow.
6. Mutton Korma
The special Korma curries are spiced not for producing heat, but for rendering a pleasant flavour. The lusciousness of Mutton Korma utilises the flavours of cardamom and cinnamon rather than cumin and black pepper.
Slow-cooked yoghurt-marinated meat and a profuse amount of butter and cream in Mutton Korma is definitely for those who love the flavour without the burn of spice.
7. Kadai Chicken
Commonly known as Karahi Chicken or Karahi Murgh, Kadai Chicken gets its name from the vessel in which this absolutely delectable dish is cooked i.e. a Kadhai or an Indian wok which is a heavy-bottomed pot.
Since Kadai Chicken is cooked with an assortment of freshly ground spices, these make the dish spicy & flavorful and render it with a unique taste and rich aroma. Kadai Chicken is cooked with a lot of care with special emphasis on intricate details. Make Kadai Chicken at home and give your dish a burst of flavours with ready-to-cook CURRYiT Punjabi Kadai Masala.
8. Goan Chicken Xacuti
This absolutely delicious, classic Goan chicken curry exudes aromas and flavours that mesmerise. It is a curry with a blend of local spices and fresh coconut that is prepared to mark every festivity and celebration in Goan households.
Just like other Goan favourites, Goan Chicken Xacuti captures the lush tropical essence of India’s Konkan coast and exhibits the fusion of local food traditions and Portuguese influences. You can make this dish at home with CURRYiT Classic Gaon Xacuti in just a few minutes.
Try this lip-smacking delicacy of Goan cuisine with its juicy, moist, and succulent chicken chunks, cooked in an aromatic coconut gravy, packed with exploding flavours.
9. Andhra Mutton Curry
Andhra is known for its hot & spicy food so you might find the level of chilly used in its Mutton curry higher than your usual tolerance. The succulent, juicy chunks of mutton in Andhra Mutton Curry are wrapped in a perfect blend of aromatic spices and herbs and appeal most to the excited spice lovers.
Andhra Mutton curry is a scrumptious gravy dish, cooked with mutton and freshly ground spices which render this delicacy an incredible aroma. You can get the authentic taste of Andhra Mutton Curry at home in just a few minutes with CURRYit Spicy Andhra Masala. Relish it with Basmati rice, parathas or naan.
Try these absolutely mouth-watering Indian Non-Vegetarian curries which are bound to stir your taste buds while providing you a plate full of nutrition.