I've never been to the north or spent much time in cities like Bangalore, Madras/Chennai, Bombay/Mumbai. Most of my time is spent in Mysore. OK, now to get to the point... I don't like to go out to eat when in India because I'm not "allowed" to drink water (Aquaguard, bottled, whatever) outside of the home. If at relatives' homes, we always ask if the water has been boiled. I get mostly south Indian food. On occasion I have north Indian food. I like dosa with mint coconut chutney, poori, palak poori, fish curry, chicken/beef (seekh?) kebabs, appam and curry...damn, I'm getting hungry.