As Indian cuisine makes moves here, these culinary terms may help with translation:
CHAAT: Snacks or small dishes originating from street stalls, chaat can include a wide range of savory or sweet bites, from fried potato to stuffed breads.
KULFI: Similar to ice cream, kulfi is made by boiling then freezing milk that is often flavored with cardamom, pistachio, mango or other fragrant ingredients.
MASALA: Meaning “mixture of spices,” masala can be any blend of Indian spices, sometimes ground to a paste.
PURI: An unleavened deep-fried bread made from wheat flour, puri puffs up when fried; it’s often eaten for breakfast.
SABZI JALFREZI: This veg-centric dish packs robust spice flavors, but looks less like a curry and more like a stir-fry.
THALI: Literally “plate,” thali refers to a meal made up of many small meat or vegetable dishes, perhaps with bread, rice or sweets, often served on a platter.
UTTAPAM: A thick pancake cooked with ingredients such as tomato or onion in the batter, usually eaten with chutney.