North Indian states (UP, Haryana, Delhi, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal, Uttarakhand) have different food habit & culture from rest of the country. North Indian dishes (starters, main courses, desserts) include various special items what will definitely bring water into your mouth. It includes both vegetarian & non-vegetarian items. Are you looking for any party food menu that will make your next party most enjoyable? Then this North Indian food list may help you to pick the best menu.
Delicious North Indian dishes
Vegetarian North Indian Food Menu
Majority of North Indian people are basically North Indian. But nowadays some people have started eating eggs. There are also some people who use to live in other regions often eat non-vegetarian food but avoid those at home. There are so many delicious North Indian dishes available what you can add in food menu of your next party or any other occasion.
Mixed Pakoda | Punjabi Samosa | Vegetable Spring Rolls | Hara Bhara Kebab | Sweet Corn & Patra | Hariyali Paneer Tikka | Chilli Paneer | Samosa Chaat | Alu Tikki Chaat | Dahi Bhalla | Tandoori Paneer Tikka | Paneer Shaslik| Vegetable Pakoda | Garlic & Chilli Mushroom | Paneer Pakoda
Mixed Vegetable Tawa Masala |Sarson Ki Saag | Chhole Paneer | Aloo Saag Wala | Vegetable Kofta | Rajmah | Dal Panchratani | Vegetable Jalfrezy | Matar Paneer | Channa Daal | Karai Paneer Tikka Masala | Mushroom Matar Makhani | Paneer Butter Masala | Tinda Masala| Daal Makhani | Mushroom Butter Masala | Palak Kofta | Paneer Pasanda | Kadai Mushroom | Daal Bukhara | Paneer Masala | Mushroom Masala | Aloo Mutter | Aloo Gobhi | Kadi Pakoda | Methi Paneer | Malai Kofta | Choliya pulao
Onion Kulcha | Rogini Naan | Pudina Paratha | Bhature | Puri | Paneer paratha | Peas Paratha | Gobi Paratha | Methi Paratha | Palak Paratha | Stuffed Paratha | Tandoori Parantha | Tandoori Naan | Ajwani Parantha | Taandoori Roti | Aloo Paratha
Onion & Cucumber Raita | Mixed Raita | Plain Raita | Boondi Raita | Cucumber & Jeera Raita | Aloo Raita
Gulab Jamun | Laddoo | Jalebi | Choice of Kulfi | | Choice of Burfi | Gajar Ka Halwa | Flavoured Lassi | Mango Phirni | Carrot Burfi | Choice of Ice Cream | Shri khand
Non-vegetarian North Indian Food Menu
If you are thinking because there are so many vegetarian people living in North India so there will be very few non vegetarian food options there then you will be wrong. The list of North Indian non-vegetarian dishes is also very long. Actually Punjabi people love non-vegetarian foods. Not only that there are so many people who are living in Himachal, Uttarakhand, Kashmir, Haryana, UP also enjoy non-vegetarian food.
Lasuni Chicken Tikka | Garlic Prawns | Adarki Lamb Chops | | Fish Pakoda | Tandoori Lamb Chops | Lamb Samosa | Murgh Chilli Tikka | Chilli Fish | Special Garlic Chicken | Murgh Malai Tikka | Chicken Pakoda | Pudina Tikka | Jeera Chicken Wings| Amritsari Fish | Pili Pili Prawns | Chilli Prawns
Kadai Gosht | Palak Lamb | Chicken Jalfrezi | Masala Lamb | Chicken Korma | Chicken Tikka Masala | Methi Chicken | Lamb Roganjosh | Lamb Do Pyaza | Makhani Chicken | Handi Chicken | Bhunna Lamb | Chicken 65 with Gravy | Kheema Butter | Makhani Lamb | Palak Chicken
Onion Kulcha | Rogini Naan | Cheese Paratha | Methi Paratha | Peas Paratha | Tandoori Parantha | Masala Kulcha | Tandoori Naan | Ajwani Parantha | Plain Roti | Taandoori Roti | Pudina Paratha | Bhature | Puri |Aloo Parantha ! Stuffed Paratha
Onion Raita | Cucumber Raita | Mixed Raita | Plain Raita | Fruit Raita | Boondi Raita | Cucumber & Jeera Raita | Aloo Raita
Gulab Jamun | Choice of Kulfi | Jalebi | Flavoured (Mango, Banana, Chocolate, Litchi etc) Lassi | Mango Phirni | Carrot Burfi | Choice of Burfi | Gajar Ka Halwa | Fruit Ice Cream | Shri khand
Favorite North Indian dishes
Tandoori paneer tikka: One of my favorites, a common starter in North Indian wedding reception menu.
Aloo tikki chaat: A popular street food in Delhi and it neighboring states
Dahi Bhalle: Nothing is more spicy & delicious than dahi bhalle. It brings a big smile on every people’s face living in any North Indian states
Samosa chaat: It may serve with curd, red (tamarind, dates, jaggery) & green chatni or sometimes it is served with chole, red & green chatni
Paneer pakoda: Another very popular & mouth watering North Indian snack. Served with again those red and gren chatni
Flavored lassi & Plain lassi: Very refreshing & delicious yogurt based drink
Dal Makhani: One of the most popular North Indian dishes in vegetarian menu.
Paneer butter masala: Most popular paneer based dish. I think there are almost nobody who does not like paneer butter masala. It is a paneer based thick gravy item with extra butter.
Mushroom masala: Another one of the favorite North Indian dishes, particularly in vegetarian dishes. It contains high percentage of proteins. Spicy thick gravy is there.
Chicken tikka masala: This is really super delicious North indian non-vegetarian food. First prepare chicken tikka in tandoor then prepare thick gravy and add those chciken tikka to make chicken tikka masala.
Lamb do pyaza: Extra onion (pyaz) is added here to make this dish yummy. Onion paste and some small onion layers are added to make it. That is why it is named as lamb do pyaza.
Boondi raita & Mixed raita: Raita can make any normal meal more enjoyable. Is it not true? This is most desirable and one of food popular North Indian side dishes. Little spicy boondi raita is an excellent side dish and very common one too. So mixed veg & fruit raita is preferable.
Plain veg salad & mixed fruit salad : Another most desirable side dish. Cucumber, onion & tomato based salad with little spice, salt & lemon juice is an excellent salad option. Mixed fruit salad is also desirable but people love to have this after meal, some people even enjoy this as a starter.
Gulab jamun: Very soft & aromatic juicy sweet. It is one of my favorite North Indian sweet dishes. So I will always prefer this in the food menu of my next party.
Gajar ka halwa: It is basically a pudding based on grated carrot, milk & dry fruits. During winter it is very desirable sweet dish.
Fruit ice cream: Ice cream is also a good option for dessert menu. Fruit ice cream is always preferable.