The Most Popular Home Cooked Foods

When you want to change up your culinary experience, one of the best ways to do so is to go abroad. If you cannot make it abroad just now, though, why not bring a little bit of foreign culture into your kitchen?

Start by making one of the following dishes. These are commonly home-cooked meals in other parts of the world, and can lead to a minor cooking revolution right here in your kitchen!

Photo: Gaelle Marcel/Unsplash


Masala dosa in particular is a key dish in Indian cuisine. This is a crispy, battered dish that comes in the shape of a crepe. Within that, you are going to fill it with a mixture of spiced mashed potatoes. This is then dipped into a chutney – usually coconut, for reference – and with some kind of tomato and basil-based sauce mixture. Highly enjoyable, and filled with the kind of flavour that many Indian people adore as part of their breakfast routine.

Som Tam

If you want to go to another part of Asia, then enjoy some Thai cuisine in the form of Som Tam. This is a highly enjoyable dish that is regarded as one of the best salads you will find in Asia. Som Tam includes garlic, chillies, tamarind, lime juice, fish sauce, shrimp, tomatoes, peanuts, string beans, and even some papaya. It is rich in flavour and it is going to be the kind of salad that you love to eat up every last bit of due to its variable and rich flavours.

Photo: Kevin McCutcheon/Unsplash


Heading to America for a moment, let us visit next door and go to Canada to try out some poutine. Poutine is a hugely popular Canadian dish. This is a set of French fries which are covered in cheese curds, and then mixed in some kind of brown gravy. It sounds a bit revolting when written down, but once you make it and try it out you will see for yourself why so many Canadians enjoy poutine all-year round.


The Russian homecooked dish of blini is highly popular with many people. If you like sweet food then you will probably adore blini. This is a wafer-style pancake that is filled with any sweet ingredient of your choice. Some people will go for something like cherries and cream, while others use savory add-ons like salmon. It just depends on what you are in the mood for, really, but blini makes a highly enjoyable home-cooked meal.