I just returned from a wonderrrrrrrful trip to India where I ate so much delicious food! I won't bother mentioning meals I felt were so-so, but only the memorable bites (either amazing or not good)!
Trishna. A must go if you love fish! The rawas masala fish was probably the best fish I've ever eaten in my entire life. Beautifully marinated and grilled. The prawns koliwada were also out of this world! Tiny prawns marinated, battered, and deep fried. SO delicious! I tried some other dishes that were typical Hyderabadi, but sadly I didn't enjoy them very much. Stick with those two and you cannot go wrong!
Chic n' Fish in North Goa on Calangute beach. It's a small restaurant along the main road that looks like nothing. We decided to sit there and have lunch because that's where all the locals were eating. Boy was that the right decision! Everything we ate was spot on! One of the highlights of my meals in India. This place appears touristy, but the flavors were absolutely not. Full of flavor and spice.
Haldirams for snacks and sweets. I really loved some of their ladoos, barfis, and the like. Especially the carrot halwa with a creamy topping. It tasted almost like an Indian carrot cake. :)
Saravana Bhavan for the best paper masala dosa and vada sambar I could imagine.
Karim's- well talked about here on chowhound. The mutton in almond sauce was tasty, yet VERY greasy. I much preferred the marinated and grilled mutton.
The famous jalebi wala in Chandni Chowk. There was a huge crowd surrounding this stall waiting for the delicious pastries to be out of the fryer and dunked in the sugary syrup! What a treat! I had one fresh and piping hot. Do try this.
The paratha wali is also famous and just a short walk from the jalebi wala, but I don't understand why. I thought they were the worst parathas I've ever eaten and the accompanying dishes were also terrible.
the food stalls at the Dilli Haat Bazaar were excellent. I tried some of the dishes at the Rajasthani booth and liked them all. Their chai that came in tiny earthenware bowls was especially delicious.
The Brother's Dhaba was excellent. I ordered the palak paneer, makki ki rotti, naan, and other great things here. A must try if you are in this area of India.