Iconic Sweet & Spicy food of 15 Indian States

India is not a country, it is an emotion and a universe in itself. When you travel to India as a Tourist, you will first find it overwhelming and chaotic. Then, you will adapt to it and finally, you will understand it and fit into it. India never fails to leave a long-lasting impression on your mind and heart, Talking about India, you will obviously want to taste the food. Here, you will find the Iconic and heritage Spicy Indian food of every Indian State. As I said earlier, you will find differences in a similar food. Now that sounds interesting.

Find out whether your state is included in this list of Iconic Spicy Indian Food

Starting from South India, we will traverse anti-clockwise to find the iconic sweet and spicy food in these 15 Indian states.


Kerala is located on the tropical Malabar Coast of southwestern India. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country.


The perfect combination of fermented rice cakes and a deliciously tangy curry of aromatic spices and vegetables like lentils. Moreover, Kerala is also home to a lot of Seafood cuisine, owing to its proximity to Waterbodies

delicious dumplings with with herbs and veggies
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Tamil Nadu is a South Indian state famed for its Dravidian-style Hindu temples. And Tamil cuisine is quite irresistible and it’s not all dosas and sambars. Moreover, The versatility of a Tamil Iconic food reflects a meeting of cultures

Chettinad kozhi 

Chettinad kozhi is a traditional curry dish made with chicken as the main ingredient. This is one of the tastiest spicy Indian curry food you will ever come across

spicy east indian food curry


Karnataka is a state in Southern India. In fact, Karnataka is famous for its software industry, tourist places & biotechnology. But that’s not all, you will be amazed to find love for Rice cuisines and a lot of vegetables

Bisi bele bhath

The classic and famous dish in Karnataka is Bisi bele bhath. Bisi bele bhath is an iconic dish. It is basically a blend of rice, lentils, assorted vegetables, and essential Indian spices.

spicy indian food bise bele bhath recipe

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is most visited for its world-famous Tirupati temple. Also, the Andhra cuisine comprises of both mouth-watering vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. The famous Andhra dishes include appetizing Biryanis, delectable rice, and some tangy pickles and chutneys.

 Chepa Pulusu

A variety of fish curry, popularly called Chepa Pulusu in Andhra Pradesh is a hot piquant dish with fish tossed in tamarind sauce. Further, it is assorted with spicy flavorings and tamarind juice to give it a die-for taste

spicy iconic fish curry indian food


Telangana is famous for its distinctive and iconic cuisine that includes a wide variety of sweet and savory dishes

Golichina mamsam

Golichina directly translates to fry in Telugu. This interestingly iconic Indian spicy food is basically succulent pieces of mutton which are mixed into a really thick gravy

mutton indian curry food


 Chhattisgarh staple food includes Wheat, Millets, Rice flour, High Protein Lentils, Bajra, Maize, and Jawar.

Faraa/ Phara

This Chattishgarh dish is a perfect desi style momo which is cooked with rice as its main ingredient. This Indian food is neither spicy or tangy


Odia cuisine uses less oil and is less spicy while nonetheless remaining flavourful

Chingudi jhola

Chingudi jhola is a spicy gravy based prawn curry with different flavors of mustard oil and spices


Jharkhand is a state in eastern India. It is famous for its waterfalls, the elegant Jain temples of Parasnath Hill, and the elephants and tigers of Betla National Park. Furthermore, The food of Jharkhand is mostly vegetarian.


Litti is the very famous dish of Jharkhand which is serving with Bangan Barta and Allo Barta

West Bengal

Bengali food is mostly famous for its desserts and Fish. Also, Bengalis love spicy food


Rosogolla is an Indian syrupy dessert. You can make this Iconic Bengali dessert using ball-shaped dumplings of chhena and semolina dough. Further, you mix it in light syrup made of sugar.


 Traditional food of Sikkim gain their influences from the neighboring countries of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. 


Another popular Sikkimese egg noodle dish originating from Tibet is Thukpa or Gya-thuk.  This Indian Sikkimese food is spicy, with vegetables or meat in a meat-based broth.


Cuisines of Uttarakhand are simple and made of locally grown ingredients. Further, The Uttarkhand cuisines don’t have complex spices.


tasty spinach indian food


Ladakh food usually means momos and noodle soups for many people, but in reality, the delightful Ladakhi cuisine is so much more. And Gur Gur Cha is one of the healthiest Indian Iconic beverage. Jaggery is added in this Indian Beverage

Gur Gur Cha

non spicy iconic indian beverage


The rich, thick curry is a specialty of Punjab, but it is widely eaten throughout India.

Makke ki roti and Sarson da saag

A popular combination of a Punjabi flat-bread and gravy made of mustard leaves and spices

spicy indian food for vegan


Rajasthan cuisine is influenced by both the war-like lifestyles of its inhabitants and the availability of ingredients. In fact, Rajasthan is home to some of the spectacular Iconic vegetarian Indian food. Further, it is also home to unmissable exotic non-vegetarian iconic Indian cuisine

Daal-baati churma

This Rajasthani Indian food is made of wheat flour and additives fried in ghee.

rajashthan iconic indian food


Goa is a tourist haven with ample beaches, flea markets, churches. But Goa is also heavily influenced by Portuguese. Thus, You will see this in the Goan Cuisine.

Shark Ambot Tik

The meaning of Ambot is sour and tik is spicy in portugese

goa indian spicy fish curry food

Which of these Spicy and Sweet Indian foods have you tried or heard before? Let us know in the comments.


  1. This was so informative and useful for me as I adore Indian food. I’ve never had the courage to cook any Indian dishes as I’ve never had the courage 😅

    Amy x

  2. These look so delicious. Thank you for sharing

    1. ummul says:

      Thanks Ana

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