India is a land of diversity, culture and traditions. It is also the land of rich and delicious cuisines! Indian food is a beautiful blend of culture and customs of various regions. It boasts of robust flavours, a mind blowing variety, spices and surprises. But, this time around, let’s take the road less travelled and venture into the unexplored side of Indian food.
Below is the list of ‘unusual’ food, not your innocent everyday classics, but a bucket list of the fearless foodie! Bizarre, weird, exotic - decide for yourself!
1. Red ants chutney - Chattisgarh
The great Indian chutney makes every dish come alive, but this one right here, can make you have second thoughts before consuming it! From the wilderness of Batsar region in Chhattisgarh, comes a red hot chutney called ‘chaprah’, a dip made with red ants and their eggs. The ants are dried and then crushed with salt and spices. Ants contain Formic acid which is believed to render medicinal qualities. The local Dhuruva tribe will tell you that it’s not just a dish, but an adventure.