10 delicious Indian dishes you can taste in Hanoi

10 delicious Indian dishes you can taste in Hanoi
UPDATED: 28 Nov 2017 42 Views

India is not only famous for a rich culture, the majestic architectural works, but also for its unique cuisine. Besides the popular ingredients, Indian people are very fond of traditional spices; this is also the reason why their dishes are so special and have the unique flavors. Let’s with us find out top 10 tasty Indian dishes that you can enjoy right in Hanoi!

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Butter Chicken

As its name, Butter Chicken of Indian people is made of chicken marinated with spicy sauce and then cooked with lots of butter to create the greasy taste of the dish. The dish will be more delicious if it is served with Tandoori Roti toast and chopped onions.

Butter Chicken (via Food & Wine Magazine)

Seekh Kebab

Seekh Kebab is a flavorful appetizer made from meat (often lamb, chicken or beef) that are traditionally prepared in a Tandoor (clay oven).  Although the dish has originated in the Middle East, it is a popular food in India. Seekh Kebab is eaten with mayonnaise, tomato and mint chutney sauce.

Masala Dosa

This distinct dish of southern India – Masala Dosa has been appeared and become the favorite dish in many countries in the world. The dish is also available in Hanoi but only in India, you can enjoy the best traditional dish with crispy crust stuffed with vegetables and mashed potato.

Masala Dosa (via Indian Bay Leaf)

Kadai Paneer

Considered as a vegan version of the Butter Chicken dish, Kadai Paneer is made of cheese cooked with meat sauce and some of Indian spices. Like the Butter Chicken dishes, it is usually eaten with Tandoor Roti toast and chopped onions.

Hyderabadi Biryani

Hyderabadi Biryani is also a very famous dish in India. The dish is made from rice mixed with chicken or lamb, spices, onions, yogurt, coriander and a little bit turmeric.

Hyderabadi Biryani (via HungryForever)

Gulab Jamun

Gulab jamun are a favourite Indian dessert - they're like super-soft donut holes made with powdered milk and soaked in cardamom syrup. It is often garnished with dried nuts like almonds to enhance flavor. In India, Gulab jamun is a dessert often eaten at festivals, birthdays or major celebrations such as marriages, Muslim celebrations,… There are various types of Gulab jamun and every variety has a distinct taste and appearance.

Ras Malai

“Ras” means fruit juice, “Malai” means ice cream so “Ras Malai” refers to a sweet fruit ice cream made from frozen cheese dipped in a kind of milk syrup, which the main ingredients including milk, sugar, cardamom, turmeric and pistachios. It will be a delicious and perfect end to any meal!

Ras Malai (via YouTube)


Rajma is a popular vegetarian dish including red beans in a thick gravy with many Indian whole spices. It is more flavorful if served with rice or Tandoori Roti toast.

Choley Bhature

Choley Bhature, the famous dish of Northern India, is a favorite of many tourists even the most gourmets. The dish is the combination of spicy white chickpeas (chana masala) and bhature, a fried bread made from maida flour; usually eaten with pickled cucumbers, chopped onions and sauce.

Choley Bhature (via Imperial Inn Food Recipe Blog)

Rajasthani Laal Maans

Rajasthani Laal Maans is a tasty meat curry prepared in a sauce of curd and red chilies, creating an unforgettable flavor of this dish. The Tandoori Roti toast is the best choice to eat with Rajasthani Laal Maans dish.

Some restaurants in Hanoi where you can enjoy these dishes

Khazaan 1992:

  • Address: 34 Duong Thanh, Cua Dong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
  • Opening hours: 10:30 – 22:30

Dalcheeni Restaurant:

  • Address: 100 Xuan Dieu, Tay Ho, Hanoi
  • Opening hours: 11:00 – 14:30 and 18:00 – 22:30
Indian food at Dalcheeni Restaurant Hanoi (via Lobster Pasta Lady)

Tandoor Restaurant:

  • Address: 24 Hang Be, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
  • Opening hours: 10:30 – 22:30

Allante Restaurant:

  • Address: Sunway Hotel Hanoi, 19 Pham Dinh Ho, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi
  • Opening hours: 6:00 – 23:00

Namaste Hanoi:

  • Address: 46 Tho Nhuom Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Opening hours: 11:00 – 14:00 and 18:00 – 22:00

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