Masala Chai Ranks 1st On “Best Food & Drinks In India” List; Here Are The Top 50

by Sanjana Shenoy
Masala Chai Ranks 1st On “Best Food & Drinks In India” List; Here Are The Top 50

What does India love to eat and drink? Online food and travel guide, TasteAtlas, revealed its list of the “50 Best Food & Drinks In India” list on the occasion of our 77th Independence Day on August 15th. And it’s a no-brainer that our Masala Chai grabbed the 1st spot on the list. So, make yourself a garam chai ki pyali and read this list that’s perfect for foodies.

TasteAtlas Ranks Masala Chai As The Best Food & Drink In India

Now that India’s most popular foods and drinks list is out by Taste Atlas, it’s not surprise that Masala Chai is the ultimate winner. This milk tea made with a mixture of ground cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, black peppercorn and ginger, is soothing and aromatic. It’s one of the most popular and staple beverages in the country, prepared everywhere. From street food stalls, homes to even fancy restaurants, you get Masala Chai everywhere.

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Butter Garlic Naan is tied with chai and it’s a delicious bread that’s dunked and enjoyed with Indian gravies. The third spot is taken by Garam Masala, a spice mix that’s spicy and adds the X-factor to our curries. And the 4th spot goes to Lassi a sweet yoghurt-based drink, a popular summer cooler in North India. The 5th and 6th places go to naan and Butter Chicken respectively, quite a match made in heaven. The 7th and 8th ranks go to Tandoori and Tikka, which often come as delicious appetisers.

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Here’s The Entire List Of The Top 50 Most Popular Food & Drinks In India


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Then, the 9th and 10th places went to Thali and Korma. Well, now that we have named the top 10, which ones are making your mouth salivate? Don’t worry the top 50 list also has Samosa, Dosa, Hyderabadi Biryani, Malai Kofta, Pani Puri, Kulfi, Vada Pav and more. Check out the entire TasteAtlas Top 50 best India food and drinks list below.

  1. Chai Masala
  2. Butter Garlic Naan
  3. Garam Masala
  4. Mango Lassi
  5. Naan
  6. Butter Chicken
  7. Tandoori
  8. Tikka
  9. Thali
  10. Korma
  11. Basmati Rice
  12. Samosa
  13. Lassi
  14. Vindaloo
  15. Dosa
  16. Darjeeling Tea
  17. Masala Dosa
  18. Keema
  19. Hyderabadi Biryani
  20. Dal Tadka
  21. Shahi Paneer
  22. Holy Basil
  23. Kaju Katli
  24. Malai Kofta
  25. Chole Bhature
  26. Amritsari Kulcha
  27. Roti
  28. Dal
  29. Tandoori Chicken
  30. Gin & Tonic
  31. Paratha
  32. Chaat
  33. Pani Puri
  34. Kulfi
  35. Rasmalai
  36. Jalfrezi
  37. Saag Paneer
  38. Rogan Josh
  39. Paneer Tikka
  40. Madras Curry
  41. Sweet Lassi
  42. Misal Pav
  43. Mysore Pak
  44. Phirni
  45. Galouti Kebab
  46. Biryani
  47. Ghee
  48. Puri
  49. Rasgulla
  50. Vada Pav

So, which of these is your personal favourite? We can’t wait to have Misal Pav and Chai!

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