Fish Head-Indians eat lots of fish, but they waste any part of the fish. In fact, one of their favorite treats are fish eyeballs, which they consider a delicacy. Fish heads come from any type of fish and can be found in local fish markets all around India. Palm Fruit-Many Americans have enjoyed shaved coconut at one time or another, but have you ever tasted something similar, the palm fruit? One common food you might find in India is the sweet seed of the palm fruit, a type of fruit that grows on palm trees. Indians peel away the outer skin and feast on the flesh of the fruit, as they have an abundance of palm fruit-producing trees.
Papad- Papad is a crispy, cracker-like food from India that is prepared in a very similar way to popcorn. It is often served as a supplement for curries and sauces, and taken with meals and as snacks.
Banana Flower-Did you know that along with bananas grow beautiful, blossoming flowers? In India, they don’t take these flowers for granted. This red plant that grows alongside our common fruit is eaten as a vegetable with dinners and lunches in India. In addition, nearly the entire banana tree is eaten in some shape or form in India, from the leaves to the bark.
Tortoise meat-In India, another hard to find and well sought after food is tortoise meat. Prepared and eaten just like chicken or beef, tortoise meat is a delicious entrée for any meal. Indians often prepare it with onions, garlic, ginger, and many other spices just as they do with any of their other meats. What sets it apart, however, is its toughness and high fat content, which makes it truly delicious.