Just like people have best friends with whom they get along really well, there are some food items which taste best when served together. We already know about some of these combos. Classic food combinations like Mac and cheese, chocolate brownie and vanilla ice cream, aloo puri, etc., are some of the iconic combinations that everyone loves. Along with these classic food combos that are loved by almost all, there are some unique and weird food hodgepodges that we never thought of trying, but they taste incredible. In this article, we’ll talk about some familiar and unfamiliar food combinations which taste amazing. Let’s have a look.
1.Rabdi and Malpua
Festivities in India are incomplete without desserts. Rabdi and Malpua are both delicious desserts items that every Indian craves during festive days. And, when served together, they form a lip-smacking combination that is irresistible. A combination of chilled and sweetened Dahi and hot served Malpua are something that tastes as well as looks incredible. These are meant to be together.
2.Ice Cream and Gulab Jamun
Ice cream and gulab jamun are again another lip-smacking combinations. You can never go wrong with vanilla ice cream and gulab jamun. This can form an iconic dessert combo for Indian festivities. However, you do not need a festival to taste this amazing combination. Ice creams are comfort food for a lot of people, and when combined with gulab jamuns, they can be the best thing you ever tried.
3.Idli and Sambar
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Idli and sambar are some of the most widely known combinations in India and the world. Idli and sambar forms an iconic South Indian dish. Fluffy idlis, along with spicy, tangy sambar, is an unbeatable food combination that people love. It is so iconic that you can always find it in the menu cards of South Indian restaurants. It has also become a very popular street food in India nowadays.
4.Mango and Chilli
If you love spicy food or you have a tolerable spice tolerance, then a combination of spicy, tangy mangoes with chili powder, a pinch of salt, and squeezed lime are going to make you drool. It just gives the right kick to your taste buds when you crave something spicy and sour. This combination has also become a popular street food in India and some parts of Mexico and Vietnam.
5.Cheese and Jelly
If you have tried cheesecakes earlier, then this is not a completely new thing for you. This food combo brings out the right combination savory and sweet and a foodie must taste. You can either mix the two items and enjoy a gluey creamy paste, or you can add a fruit spread on a cube of cheese and try it out.
6.Ramen and Cheese
Ramen and cheese is again another popular food combination that mostly everyone is aware of. It is a popular dish among college students and teenagers who love instant ramen noodles along with cheese. This food combo is mostly similar to Mac and cheese and you can even say it is just another version of it.
7.Bacon and Eggs
Bacon and eggs form an iconic breakfast duo that everyone loves. They are seen in English breakfast platters with sauteed veggies, sausages, and so on. Bacon and eggs taste incredible together, and if you have not tried them yet then you’re missing out a lot.
8.Butter and Corn
Butter and Corn is a heavenly food combination of all time. Grilled and sweet corn rolled in butter and sprinkled with herbs spices, and salt is an unbeatable side dish. This is an outstanding food combo to snack on in the evenings. This has also become a popular sweet food item in many parts of India.
9.Milk and Jalebi
Warm milk served with hot jalebis is an outstanding food combo not everyone is aware of. Jalebi is a very famous Indian dessert and when matched with warm milk, it becomes an unmatchable food combination. If you have not tried this amazing and extremely delicious food combo, you need to order jalebis, warm some milk and delete g in right away.
10.Champagne and Fried Chicken
Champagne and fried chicken forms a unique food combination that you must try while vising a restaurant. Alcoholic drinks with something fried as a side dish are not a new combo. People often have beers with fried chicken. If you’re into trying something new and unique, master, go for this amazingly delicious food combo.
11.Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes With Horseradish Gravy
In the west, people cannot imagine a holiday dinner without serving classic mashed potatoes. To top it up, the horseradish gravy just makes the delicacy even better. It is the perfect kind of combination that is a must during the holiday seasons. Both the food items complement each other and even the visual just gets us drooling over it.
12.Pancakes and Maple Syrup
Talk about a better breakfast combination? You’ll find none. Breakfast you will never feel good unless there are fluffy pancakes served with maple syrup. Pancakes and maple syrup are some of those breakfast items that are pretty popular among youngsters. Well, youngster or not, try this breakfast delicacy if you haven’t already.
13.Masala Chai and Biscuits
Indian food combinations are interesting but straightforward and the proof of that is the combination of classic milk tea and biscuits. The hit of Indian spices in the chai will never disappoint you. Then there’s the part where the biscuit melts in your mouth after you have had it nicely dipped. The duo is intriguing yet simple.
14.Rice and Dal
Dal chawal is the real deal among the natives. Apart from Bengal’s fish curry as the beloved item, nothing beats the duo of rice and dal. Believe it or not, you will never find an event that doesn’t include rice and dal on the menu. In all honesty, the interesting and basic representation of rice and dal make us feel at home.
15.Avocado and Chocolate
This is not a well-known or popular combo. Avocado and chocolate surprisingly make a great team. The chocolate although, makes most of the flavor. The addition of avocado in a vegan chocolate mousse adds a smooth texture that is insanely addicting. Moreover, this unique combination can develop a burst of chilled sweetness.
16.Pomegranate and Meat
As weird and unusual as it sounds, the combination of pomegranate and meat does exist, and surprisingly it tastes great. The sweet and sour flavor of pomegranates mixes well with any sort of meat whether it is pork or lamb. It can enhance the taste of any plain meat marinade. Therefore, this combo is worth a try.
17.Peanut Butter and Bacon
Bacon is the ultimate combo item. It goes well with everything. As much as we have heard about adding blueberry jam, the idea of peanut butter and bacon isn’t bad either. Some recipes use this combo as the main ingredient. So, you should probably try this combo out if you haven’t already.
18.Burger and Fries
We can all agree that nothing compares to a burger and fries combo. No matter which fast-food chain you visit, the classic combo and burger and fries are always available, and apparently, it is a cheap combo that sells out the most. As common it is, people do have a soft corner for this duo.
Another Indian delicacy is Chole Bhature. As the name suggests, the combination includes chana masala and a puri. It is one of those dishes that the natives love. Especially in North India, this combo is a must-have in any restaurant. This dish also comes among the best street food items in India. A mouth-watering dish that will leave you star-struck.
20.Pasta and Cheese
Cheese is a food item that goes well with every dish, whether it is the main ingredient or is just served for garnishing. Even better when you make pasta and the cheese just melts in your mouth. No matter what pasta it is, spaghetti or penne pasta, the creaminess of cheese just makes it ten times better.
- The Combo King: Burger and Fries.
- Runner Up: Bacon and Eggs.
- Second Runner Up: Spaghetti and Meatballs.
- Honorable Mention (A): Peanut Butter and Jelly.
- Honorable Mention (B): Tequila and Lime.
- The More Unusual Combinations.
- Coca-Cola and Peanuts.
- Tuna Salad and Fruit Punch.
- Cheese Quesadilla and Bananas.
- Apples with Salt and Pepper.
- Vanilla Ice Cream and Soy Sauce.
- Orange Juice and Oreos.
- Flamin' Hot Cheetos and Marshmallows.
- Bread / tomato / cheese.
- Apple / honey.
- Beef / garlic / bell pepper.
- Cheese / dates.
- Pork / cilantro / green bell pepper.