10 Incredible Fusion Dishes for the Indian Tastebuds
By Akshita Gupta
Humans crave for new tastes and flavours every once in a while. In this dynamic world, experimentation is the only thing which is constant. So, for that purpose amalgamation of old dishes with a new touch is in trend. With some of the most exquisite and delectable fusions we present ten appetising dishes that you should definitely tryâ€¦
1. IDLI BURGER
What is it? This delightful fusion of a burger with South Indian touch will definitely blow your mind. The crispy patty is made from fried pieces of idli and smeared with tangy chutney with mouth watering flavour.
It is a croissant-doughnut pastry invented by New York City pastry chef Dominique Ansel of Dominique Ansel Bakery. The pastry resembles a doughnut and is made from croissant-like dough which is filled with flavoured cream and fried in grapeseed oil.
3. PHORITTO (Pho + Burrito)
Have you ever dreamt of eating all your favourite food at once? Here is to all in one combo of your most tempting pho ingredients, including beef, thin rice noodles and chilli-garlic sauce, rolled up burrito-style in a tortilla.
4. PIZZA PASTA PIE
Whoa! What is this? Never heard of anything like this? Is it a pizza in a pie? Is it pasta in a pie ? Basically itâ€™s cooked pasta made into a pie crust, and then topped with a layer of ricotta cheese, a layer of meat sauce, and a sprinkling of mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Thatâ€™s what makes it look like a pizza but it tastes like lasagna.
5. NOODLE SAMOSA
Need a break from your old regular snack? This fusion will leave no space for confusion in your mind. Samosa is a fried or baked pastry with a savoury filling usually with spicy mashed potatoes and veggies. But here the recipe is different as the filling of mashed potatoes with veggies is replaced with noodles.
6. TANDOORI CHICKEN SUSHI (Punjabi Tandoori Chicken+ Japanese Sushi)
Creativity at itâ€™s best. See what happens when Punjab meets Japan. This dish is like eating your favourite food but with a twist of sushi. Chopsticks? Who needs them now! This amazing combination of Desi and Videshi is a life saviour.
7. GULAB JAMUN CHEESECAKE
Do you have a sweet tooth? If yes, then this blend of sweetness will bring you endless happiness as now you can have traditional and modern desert together. This two in one classic mixture is what you shouldnâ€™t miss out on i.e. cheesecake topped with half cut gulab jamuns and sugar syrup. Go try it now!
8. NAANZA (Baked Naan Pizza)
How difficult it is to choose between Indian and Italian cuisine when it comes to everyoneâ€™s favourite â€˜Pizzaâ€™ and most amazing of Indian cuisine â€˜Naanâ€™. But this fusion is the solution of all your confusion which is, the combination of Pizza and Naan. Cheese coated with your favourite pizza topping on the baked Naan base. This Indian version is definitely a bang on.
9. CHEESE & JALAPENO STUFFED KACHORIS
Indians know how to convert dishes exactly in a way they want it to be!
Their special creation of cheesilicious Kachoris with stuffed jalapeno leaves everyone amused. Whatâ€™s unusual about it? Itâ€™s filling. Havenâ€™t tried it yet? Go have it now!
10. APPLE JALEBI WITH GULAB ICE-CREAM
Bored with old clichÃ© deserts? Well, this fusion is definitely another pick for desert. Sweet slices of apples are coated with a thin batter, fried crisp and golden and finally dipped in sugar syrup, then served with Gulab Ice Cream. Yummy! Isnâ€™t it? Go check out this amazing sugary treat.