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South Asian Foods

Based on the description given, name these popular South Asian (Desi) foods and beverages.
Included here are foods that are often categorized as "Indian," but in reality encapsulate the culinary traditions of the entire Indian subcontinent, including countries like Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan
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Deep-fried cheese balls in syrup
Gulab Jamun
Soft, leavened flatbread that is baked in an oven
Naan
Unleavened bread that is cooked on a flat pan
Roti
A triangular shaped pastry filled with meat and/or vegetables
Samosa
Strong tea with lots of milk (often, spices are added as well)
Chai
Spiced rice dish, usually made with meat
Biryani
Vegetable fritters
Pakora
Cauliflower and potatoes sautéed with spices, especially turmeric
Aloo Gobi
Lentils
Daal
Roasted chicken chunks in a spiced tomato sauce, very popular in Western countries
Chicken Tikka Masala
Rice pudding
Kheer
Roasted chicken, usually a bright red color
Tandoori Chicken
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South Indian crepe, often stuffed with potatoes and spices
Dosa
A thick, green-colored dish made of cheese and pureed spinach
Saag Paneer
Fried dough shaped into pretzel-like knots, then submerged in syrup
Jalebi
South Indian rice-and-lentil cakes
Idli
Yogurt-based drink, often with blended fruit like mango
Lassi
Meatballs (although sometimes these are actually not made with meat at all)
Kofta
Common street food that involves something spicy and crunchy often served with a yogurt based sauce
Chaat
Meat on a stick
Kabab
Nepali dumpling
Momo
The South Asian version of ice cream
Kulfi
Dense sweet made of varying ingredients like carrots, semolina, and even mung beans
Halwa
9 Comments
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Level 82
Aug 16, 2018
Great quiz! Please accept dahl for daal.
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Level 88
Nov 5, 2019
Good stuff, thanks!
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Level 85
Mar 12, 2020
Nice quiz. Please accept chapati for the roti question.
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Level 68
Apr 8, 2020
Gulab Jamun is fried cheese balls? Did you mistook Gulab Jamun for Rasagolla?
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Level 67
Jul 8, 2020
Gulab jamun is fried cheese balls. Rasgullas are not fried.
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Level 47
Dec 3, 2020
Precisely! Rasagulla are cooked in a sugar syrup, never fried.
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Level 72
Jan 9, 2022
don't know what kind of gulab jamun you guys are eating, but im pretty sure they aren't fried cheese balls
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Level 37
May 6, 2021
please accept palaak panner for the saag paneer querstion
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Level 59
Feb 16, 2023
You should add Pani Puri

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