Indian Food in Pittsburgh is an identity marker of family, kinship, lineage, religiosity, ethnicity, and increasingly, of secular group identification.

One would anticipate that food would play a large role in conversations about ethnicity in the recurrent identity crises which globalization seems to induce. But due to the gastronomic landscape's diversity and dispersion, Indian food has been essentially absent from scholarly discourse. On the internet, things are different. In reaction to the dynamics of globalisation with Indian food, cooking blogs that also offer commentary on food are proliferating online.

In modern world, "continental food" includes a variety of English breakfast foods like omelette and toast, bread, butter, jam, meat and potato "cutlets," as well as an eclectic mix of Western foods like pizza, pasta as well as tomato soup with croutons. It also includes bastardized French dishes like baked au gratin vegetables with cheese and cream sauces that are heavily spiced to suit Indian palates, as well as desserts like caramel custard, trifle, fruit and jelly. 

An intricate and poorly understood phenomenon is the Indian lunch. "Traditional" meals frequently consist of a major starch such rice, sorghum, and wheat; dry-roasted or shallow-fried vegetable or meat curries; cured & dried vegetable dishes with sauces; sometimes thick lentil soups with a variety of ingredients. Masalas, a dry or wet powder of finely powdered spices and herbs, plain yogurt, vegetable raita, salted pickles, fresh herbal & cooked chutneys, dried & fried wafers, salted papadums (fried lentil crisps), even occasionally dessert (referred to as "sweetmeats") are all examples of condiments. Across the subcontinent, Indian meals can vary greatly, and any of these elements could be included in an Indian dinner in a different combination of ways and with various foods.

Some of the most delicious and mouthwatering dishes served by Indian restaurants Pittsburgh