Bizarre Foods That Indians Eat
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Bizarre Foods That Indians Eat

If you thought that weird food habits only exist in the West, think again! We Indians also have bizarre food items as our cuisines, but it is unknown to many of us. Check out 10 of the most bizarre food items that Indians eat.
Bizarre Foods: Tilli

Bizarre Foods: Tilli

Tilli basically refers to the spleen and buffalo's spleen is quite a hit in Pune. It has a distinct sharp taste, and is marinated in mild spices and char-grilled or sometimes even roasted. According to the Indian Food Blogger, Chowder Singh, "I tried tilli while in Pune and let's just say that I am not a fan. It has a somewhat rotten smell and a texture similar to that of liver." It is preferred by some non-vegetarians as spleen contains a high concentration of iron. Image procured via Google Search

Bizarre Foods: Rotten Potato

Bizarre Foods: Rotten Potato

'Aloo' is one such ingredient that goes with anything. Every Indians' favourite vegetable which is easy to cook and makes every combination likeable. But imagine eating rotten potatoes! Potatoes are deliberately made to ripe and are then left untouched to rot to consume either in a raw form or with spices. Image procured via Google Search

Bizarre Foods: Chicken Blood and Pig Intestines

Bizarre Foods: Chicken Blood and Pig Intestines

Now if you thought that only the West has weird taste in food, think again. We Indians call chicken blood and pig intestines one of the most famous delicacies and is apparently lip-smacking. This dish, called Jadoh, looks a lot like a regular pulao, but it is very different ingredient-wise. It contains chicken blood and pig intestines. It is cooked and eaten by the jaintia tribe of North-East India. Image procured via Google Search

Bizarre Foods: Dog Meat

Bizarre Foods: Dog Meat

Now if you thought that only the West has weird taste in food, think again. We Indians call chicken blood and pig intestines one of the most famous delicacies and is apparently lip-smacking. This dish, called Jadoh, looks a lot like a regular pulao, but it is very different ingredient-wise. It contains chicken blood and pig intestines. It is cooked and eaten by the jaintia tribe of North-East India. Image procured via Google Search

Bizarre Foods: Frog Legs

Bizarre Foods: Frog Legs

Now if you thought that only the West has weird taste in food, think again. We Indians call chicken blood and pig intestines one of the most famous delicacies and is apparently lip-smacking. This dish, called Jadoh, looks a lot like a regular pulao, but it is very different ingredient-wise. It contains chicken blood and pig intestines. It is cooked and eaten by the jaintia tribe of North-East India. Image procured via Google Search

Bizarre Foods: Red Ant Chutney

Bizarre Foods: Red Ant Chutney

Now if you thought that only the West has weird taste in food, think again. We Indians call chicken blood and pig intestines one of the most famous delicacies and is apparently lip-smacking. This dish, called Jadoh, looks a lot like a regular pulao, but it is very different ingredient-wise. It contains chicken blood and pig intestines. It is cooked and eaten by the jaintia tribe of North-East India. Image procured via Google Search

Bizarre Foods: Silkworm Pupa

Bizarre Foods: Silkworm Pupa

Famously known as Eri Polu, this Assam dish is one of the most exotic dishes served in this North eastern region of the country. The silkworm, when it starts to make a cocoon of silk around it, is boiled in hot water so that we can obtain the silk. The dead pupa is then used to season the dish, which gives it a soft layered texture. Image procured via Google Search

Bizarre Foods: Baby Shark Curry

Bizarre Foods: Baby Shark Curry

Even though sharks as creatures are considered to be one of the most dangerous species that are ruthless when it comes to being predators, but they are still living creatures. In Goa, baby sharks are served as a delicacy and are caught and cooked just like all the other sea creatures. Since, fishing out sharks is a difficult task it is considered to be exotic and is expensive than all other fish based dishes. Image procured via Google Search

Bizarre Foods: Black Rice

Bizarre Foods: Black Rice

Found in the North eastern state of Manipur, this rice is black in colour and is also known as the magic rice because it turns purple when cooked. This particular kind of rice is only found in India, primarily North East regions and China. Black rice is known as Chak-hao in Manipur, an Indian state in the eastern border. Pudding made of Chak-hao is a popular dessert served to people at all major feasts in Manipur. Black rice is high in nutritional value and is a source of iron, vitamin E, and antioxidants (more than in blueberries). Image procured via Google Search

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