21) Laddu or Laddoo are ball-shaped sweets popular in the India Subcontinent. They are made of flour, minced dough, and sugar but the ingredients vary by recipe. They are often served at festive or religious occasions.
19) Noon Chai, is a traditional tea beverage also known as Kashmiri Chai. It is part of Kashmiri culture to drink it 2-3 times a day with breads and pastries such as lavasa, sheermaal, or kulcha. Although part of the Kashmiri culture, it is popular in places such Pakistan, Nepal, India and Bangladesh. It is often drank as part of a day time snack or at gatherings. In addition, it is served at weddings and during the winter months.
15) Dussehra is a major Hindu festival that is also known as “Vijayadashmi.” It falls during the month of September. It is a 9-day fasting period and coincides with the immersion of the idol of Goddess Durga. On this day, a variety of dishes are eaten. These include, gulab jamun, rabri, malpua, jalebi and chai (tea). Some other dishes that are eaten are called Aloo poori, chole bhature, matar kulcha, soft idlis etc.
14) Holi is a hindu festival celebrated during spring in India and Nepal. It is known as the “festival of colours.” It has also become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia. Participants play, chase, and colour each other with dry powder and coloured water. Anyone and everyone is allowed to play, rich or poor, strangers, men, women, children etc. On this festival, a drink called Thandai is drunk. It is sweet and creamy. Puran Poli and Dahi Vada are two desserts that are eaten.
8) Zarda is a traditional South Asian dish made by boiling rice to which an orange food colouring is added, milk and sugar. It is flavoured with cardamoms, raisins, saffron or a variety of nuts. It is a popular dish served at weddings and is usually served after a meal.
7) Samosas are a popular appetizer is many places such as Pakistan, India, Bangladesh etc. A samosa is a fried or baked dish with a savoury filling such as potatoes, onions, peas, lentils, or minced meat. These fillings are garnished with different spices to add a powerful flavour to them. They are made in a triangular shape so that the filling remains intact. Due to cultural dispersion, they are now made in different regions of the world.
18) Chaat is a dish that is typically served at road side tracks from stalks or food carts in places such as India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Nepal. It originally came from Uttar Pradesh, but is immensely popular South Asia. It is traditionally made by mixing potato pieces, crisp fried bread, chickpeas, a variety of spices and yogurt. It is usually eaten as a snack and often times, fruits are added to it.
23) Aloo Gobi is a dry Pakistani, Indian and Nepali dish made of potatoes, cauliflower and indian spices. Its yellowish in colour, due to the use of turmeric and occasionally contains kalongi and curry leaves.
22) Palak Paneer is a vegetarian Indian dish consisting of spinach, tomato gravy sauce and paneer and in a thick paste made from pureed spinach and seasoned with garlic, garam masala, and other spices. It is often served with roti, naan, or boiled rice.
Maggi noodles are a very popular snack in South and Eastern Asia. It's a young persons favorite snack in that region, whenever he/she is hungry they make Maggi because it's easy to make and it only takes two minutes.