Foods that Start with C

You must know that there are a lot of exotic dishes in the world that we are all missing. But it’s time to fix it. Here is a list of all the delicious foods that start with C. The good thing is, you can easily make them at home as I’ve mentioned the brief information about them in a very systematic manner. If you are a foodie or a chef, our blogs are specifically for you. You can also check the lists of fruits that start with C and vegetables that start with C.

Read the article till the end to know about all the foods that start with C.

1. Cezerye

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A delicious confection made from carrots, nuts, and sugar, sprinkled with coconut, this Turkish sweet is not only healthy but also an aphrodisiac. Cezerye is originally from Mersin, a region in southern Turkey, so people living abroad often don’t have access to all of these delicious treats. But if you are brave enough, then you can make a real Turkish delicacy, pamper family and friends with this delightful carrot delight.

2. Chich Taouk

Chich taouk

The classic chich tauk is made from meat and chicken in a special doner oven, which provides a golden crisp crust. This Lebanese dish is popular in many countries around the world. Chicken breasts soaked in chich tauk marinade can be cooked at home in a regular oven. There are many variations of the chich tauk marinade, which is based on a sour milk product and herbs and spices, of course, garlic and tomato paste.

3. Chicken Souvlaki

Chicken souvlaki

Chicken souvlaki is a recipe for chicken skewers and is easy to replicate in your home.

The meat is cut into small pieces, kept in a marinade of olive oil, lemon juice, and aromatic herbs, and then strung on wooden skewers, the so-called Souvla. Skewers are fried on the grill or charcoal, less often in the oven, served in portions on skewers, or wrapped in a loaf of pita bread.

4. Crullers


A cruller is a fried confectionery that is shaped to draw a circle while twisting donut dough. Cruller is also referred to as twister and often covered with powdered sugar mixed with cinnamon or icing.

5. Cha Siu Bao

cha siu bao

Cha Siu Bao is a pork shoulder, marinated in a special marinade and then grilled (at home; and in industrial conditions, it is cooked in special ovens) and translated as fried on a fork. A famous Cantonese dish is appreciated in China and Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Hawaii, and other world countries.

6. Chow Mein

chow mein

They are the noodles that are fried along with veggies, soya sauce, and vinegar. They are sold worldwide, and some people like them extra spicey, and some do not prefer spice in them. Moreover, they make a perfect snack and are easier to make at home.

7. Chahan


Chahan is a dish of Japanese and Chinese cuisines. Chahan is a hot appetizer, although I personally liked the cold one as well. The dish is so hearty and complete that it can be independent and served as a second one at lunch or as the main one for dinner. According to the recipe, soy sauce and ketchup are added during cooking, but I liked how these seasonings are served separately, and then each member of the feast puts them on their plate.

8. Cochinito de Piloncillo


Cochinito de Piloncillo is a sweet bread famous in the bakeries of Mexico and the US. They are piggy-shaped cookies so that you can identify them on the first look.

9. Chimichanga


Spicy Mexican roll in a traditional tortilla with chicken, tender cheese, fresh vegetables, branded sauce, and hot jalapeno peppers.

10. Carnitas


Carnitas is a popular Mexican dish usually used either as a main dish or as a filling for tacos and tortillas. It takes a long time to prepare, but the time spent is worth it. It can be cooked using broth, beer, or plain water.

11. Chapati


According to historians, chapatis were brought to the north of India by immigrants from Babur. These days, thin bread cakes have become the most popular dish in Indian families. They bake them daily, so the Indian chapatis are always fresh. This thin wheat bread is made from a special flour called ‘atta’ in Indian. It has a darker color due to the coarseness of the grain. Particles of wheat hulls in chapatis flour give Indian flatbreads a unique taste and texture.

12. Croissant


I wonder if there are people who have not tried French pastries, the well-known puff pastry croissants. Dessert is a great breakfast, especially with tea or coffee. A crispy crust and excellent fillings distinguish the dessert. Many people think that croissants are very difficult to prepare (I confess that I felt so). However, the eyes are afraid, but the hands do.

13. Crepe


These are the regular pancakes but thinner. They could be sweet or savory, depending on your mood.

14. Chorizo


Chorizo ​​is a raw smoked sausage especially popular in Latin America, Portugal, and Spain. Outwardly, this delicacy resembles an ordinary sausage with a dense texture. Depending on the variety, the chorizo ​​sausage can be white, dark red, or even black.  

Traditionally, it is eaten sliced, sandwiches and snacks are made, and grilled. Chorizo ​​also adds interesting spicy notes to soups, pasta with vegetables, and meat stews.

15. Chlodnik


Chlodnik is prepared in different ways in different regions of Poland. They can add or subtract some of the recipe’s ingredients (mainly for meat or shrimp). The main components are beets, cucumbers, and reddish. People also add a boiled egg to the dish at the end.

16. Cassoulet


This wonderful stew of meat and white beans has been cooked for centuries in the south of France. Its name comes from the deep earthen pot of cassoulet, in which the stew is delicious because the new stew is added to the leftover sauce from the old one. Pork and pork sausages are mainly used in cassoulet, but mutton and poultry are often added, especially duck, goose, and goose fat. Not a dietary dish, but what a flavor!

17. Cannoli


A crispy tube covered with chocolate on the inside is filled with a light cream based on Ricotta cheese. The edges of the tube are decorated with candied orange fruits.

18. Caldeirada

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This fish stew, known as caldeirada de peixe, can be found in restaurants and homes throughout Portugal. The soup has a variety of fish and shellfish along with potatoes, tomatoes, and spices.

19. Caraway


Caraway ideally complements vegetable and meat dishes. Often it is added to bread in blanks. Due to its strong tart aroma, it will add unusual piquancy to many dishes. 

As a seasoning, caraway is added to vegetable dishes, soups, goulash. The seeds are used to flavor bread, cheeses, and pastries. Fresh leaves are used as spicy herbs in salads and soups.
Modern cooks add dried caraway seeds and sometimes leaves when salting and pickling vegetables.

20. Cassava


Cassava is a perennial evergreen shrub plant, an important food crop in the tropics. It is used in the form of a boiled or baked dish, it is added to soups, and liquid porridge is made. Cassava tubers are rich in starch. Protein-rich cassava leaves can also be eaten. In regions where this plant serves as the leading food of the local population, leaves and root tubers are highly desirable.

21. Catfish


As the name suggests, it is a fish. According to recipe maker Tom Perini, catfish is one of the few things recognized by breeders as an alternative to beef. The fish is eaten fried.

22. Cauliflower


Cauliflower is said to come from the wild cabbage that thrived in Asia. It belongs to the same category of vegetables as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage. It is found in various sizes, from 15 cm in diameter to 12 cm. It consists of many potent white buds due to their protection from the thick green leaves that prevent them from reaching the sunlight and forming chlorophyll. The vegetable that is eaten is the flower itself, which is consumed in various ways – pickled, raw, boiled, steamed, etc. Raw has the highest nutritional value.

23. Celery

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The small bunches of its leaves can deceive you since they look so much like parsley, especially when squeezed on the benches of the poppy. Celery is an ancient aromatic vegetable with many nutritional properties that a few leaves are enough to give the characteristic taste to bean soup, fish soups, and winter vegetable soups. Chopped, along with the carrot and onion, is the basis for the initial sautéing of many casseroles and the minced sauce for spaghetti, adding aroma and intensity to the final result.

24. Chamomile


Chamomile has long been used as an anti-inflammatory, hemostatic agent and in the treatment of various diseases. People add it in teas for good health.

25. Cheese


Cheese is an independent product and one of the most popular ingredients in various dishes. Due to its high protein content, cheese helps increase immunity, stabilize appetite, and serves as a building material for muscles, stimulating growth, development, and repair of cells. 

26. Cheesecake


Here is another one in the list of foods that start with C. Cheesecake is a classic American dish that has firmly entered the menu of cafes worldwide. It is pretty simple to prepare, and the result is a delicious and delicate dessert. There are different ways to make it at home, and you’ll be in love with the way it will melt in your tongue.

27. Cherry Pie

Cherry pie

Let’s tell the truth, American cuisine has little to boast about, but what is good at American hostesses is the pies !!! Every “desperate housewife” has in mind several traditional recipes that she never tires of embodying in her homemade pies, like this one, cherry! The formula is simply fantastic, not sugary, and very “summer.” So buy cherries and go ahead for deeds!

28. Chocolate


Chocolate is the most popular dessert in the world. There is a widespread belief that chocolate improves mood and it does. The body reacts to a sweet treat with increased hormones of happiness (serotonin) and endorphins (which relieve psychological stress and pain).

29. Chicken

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I don’t have to tell you about chicken now, do I? It is widely sold and bought and is made in a lot of different dishes. Also, it is mainly eaten alone, fried or roasted, or grilled. There are a lot of ways you can cook it. You have to use your imagination.

30. Chickpeas 


The beans are boiled and fried, served as a side dish for stews, cooked in soups and pilaf salads. Thanks to their high protein content, chickpeas are an essential element of vegetarian and Vedic cuisine.

31. Chives


They have been known in Europe as ornamental and medicinal plants since the 16th century. Chives are rich in carbohydrates, proteins, fats, trace elements, including those that rejuvenate the body and increase immunity.

32. Clams


Clams are just Edible mollusks. Oysters and scallops can be eaten raw right in their shells with a drop of lemon juice. There is even special cutlery for this.

Guide and grape snail are cooked in their shells. Octopus, cuttlefish, and squid are suitable for many dishes and even for canning. Their fillets can be used in salads. The contents of the ink glands of cuttlefish are also used as a “black risotto” sauce.

33. Cookies 


Homemade shortbread cookies are as crumbly and tasty as our mother used to bake in our childhood. What could be a better snack? Only these same cookies, supplemented with milk, tea, or a cup of coffee!

34. Coriander


Liqueurs are flavored with coriander seeds; in dried and chopped form, they are added to baked goods and confectionery products, soups, sausages, cheeses, meat and fish dishes, salads. The young green coriander leaves are irreplaceable in salads, it is added to soups, meat, and vegetable dishes, and it is never cooked. 

35. Corn


The easiest way to use corn is boiled or roasted on the cob, which is eaten hot with oil or salt. Corn is used in many cuisines of the world in salads, first and second courses, in desserts. Corn kernels keep well dry and frozen. Corn flakes are made from crushed grains, and popcorn comprises fried grains of an impressive starchy variety.

36. Cornbread

Homemade Cornbread

It is another type of bread that’s made from cornmeal. You can bake it sweet or plain, depending on your mood. It is light and fluffy, which is what makes it a perfect snack.

37. Courgette


To get all the valuable substances, it is better to eat courgette fresh or lightly cooked. After all, vitamins are destroyed during heat treatment. For example, it is now fashionable to make spaghetti from courgette by cutting off thin slices with a vegetable peeler and serving as pasta with sauces and a variety of toppings: cooked mushrooms, salmon, vegetables.

38. Crabs


Crabmeat is appreciated all over the world as a delicacy. It has a high taste and dietary properties, is easy to prepare, and goes with various products. Crabmeat is well suited for salads, soups, sauces. 

39. Curry


Curry is the most common Indian spice mix. Curry has earned its popularity for its versatility, the ability to significantly improve the taste of various types of dishes, improve digestion and tone the body. Curry is the fastest way for Europeans to make an Indian-style dish, an excellent seasoning for rice and vegetables.

40. Custard


French cuisine has always been famous for its delicious desserts. Recipes from France are popular all over the world. Custard is a patissier, the most common cream. Custard is widely used in the preparation of cakes and pastries.

41. Cabbage

Cabbage vegetables are a valuable food product that is consumed throughout the year. They are used fresh, in cooking, in the canning industry, for fermentation and pickling.


42. Carrot

Carrots are used in many cuisines around the world. In Europe and Asia, it is an essential ingredient in salads, vegetable stews, broths, and soups. Carrot juice is the most popular vegetable juice. Its sweet taste allows it to be used in pure form and mixtures with other, not-so-tasty vegetable juices. All carrots are rich in fiber, sugars, protein, essential oils, and fats.


43. Cherimoya

Cherimoya pulp tastes like banana, strawberry, pineapple, papaya, and mango with milk at the same time. Some varieties have a light cinnamon aroma. Cherimoya is often called the ice cream tree because the pulp, especially when frozen, is very similar in consistency and taste to the fruity ice cream.


44. Chico

Chico is a real salvation for those with a sweet tooth because its rich taste at the same time resembles ice cream with caramel, toffee, and boiled condensed milk. Finding an exotic Asian fruit on European counters is tricky. At the same time, it is not only tasty but also rich in healthy substances.


45. Cashews


Cashew Nuts are eaten in free form or as an addition to various dishes. Cashews are most organically combined with first and second courses, as well as salads and pastries.

46. Coconut


Coconuts are also popular among foods that start with C. It has a surprisingly pleasant, unique taste and aroma, thanks to which it is successfully used in cooking. Coconut pulp is used, which is usually grated or dried and turned into flakes. However, the most common use of coconut is in desserts. It is put in baked goods, creams, mixed with cottage cheese and sweet cereals. 

44. Cranberry

Cranberries are native to North America. Cranberry is an evergreen shrub whose edible red fruits have a sour taste, usually exceeding their sweetness. They are collected for consumption and nutritional supplements, teas, medicines.


45. Cachupa


It is an African healthy complex dish based on vegetables, root vegetables, corn, and legumes with meat or fish products. Olive oil is always used.

46. Chakalaka


This dish is a famous South African cuisine. It is made up of tomatoes, onions, and beans. It is spicey and tasty.

47. Chakchouka


This dish with such an exciting name comes from Tunisia; it is simple, light, and well with breakfast or dinner. It is a vegetarian dish made up of tomatoes, chickpeas, garlic, pepper with a perch egg on the top.

48. Chermula


Chermula is a spicy sauce trendy in African cuisine. It is often served with meat and fish dishes and is also used as a salad dressing or seasoning for lentils and beans. In addition, chermula can be used as a marinade.

49. Chorba


Chorba is a very thick soup of the peoples of Moldova, Romania, Serbia, and Turkey. Chorba is very similar to the wide Uzbek dish Shurpa, only here we take beef on the bone. Not mutton. You will really like this soup, as it is very meaty and satisfying.

50. Couscous

Couscous Salad With Vegetables

This cereal is made in a certain way from durum wheat, millet, barley, or rice. Couscous comes from Morocco, where the dish of the same name is considered national. Couscous is a high-calorie cereal with fish, seafood, vegetables, meat, fruits (dried fruits), nuts, and spices.

51. Ceviche


Ceviche is a Latin American dish of raw fish marinated in citrus juice. The cuisine of each country in this region has given its flavor to ceviche. In Peru, it is served with slices of cold sweet potatoes or corn; in Ecuador, it is filled with popcorn, potato chips, nuts, and vast ears of corn; in Mexico, ceviche is placed on tostadas wheat cakes.


That’s all about the foods that start with C. I hope you’ve found it interesting and enjoyed it. You can check a lot of other lists on our website at your leisure. Also, if you wish to add something, you can do so in the comments section.

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