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Indian CuisineIndian cuisine is rich in flavour and aroma. Indians use a lot of spices to prepare their dishes. One can enjoy multiple of dishes and food varieties in India as the food habits of people here change from state to state. Indians use a lot of spices, green chillies in their food. The food habits of North Indians are remarkably different from South Indians. While South Indians are mostly vegetarians, north Indians are non-vegetarians. Perhaps this is because South India is too hot to consume meat throughout the year. As against this, North India has scorching summers, chilling winters and in between cool monsoons. Moreover, the influence of Muslims has affected dietry habits of North Indians.

Non-Vegetarian Food

A good and great variety of Indian dishes make up the range of non-vegetarian food in India. These juicy and tender delicacies are mainly cooked with mutton, eggs, chicken, fish etc. Some of the most liked and famous non-vegetarian dishes in India include Chicken Korma, Murgh Makhani, Murg Musallam, Chicken Tikka Masala, Chicken Afghani, Bengali Fish, Amritsari Fish, Fried Fish, Green Masala Fish, Macchi Ka Salan etc.

Vegetarian Food

No less varieties are available when it comes to serving non-vegetarian dishes in India. While in India, you have tempting range of vegetarian Indian recipes to choose from. The preparation methods differ from dish to dish and include baking, boiling, frying etc. Some popular non-vegetarian dishes in India are Navratan Korma, Shahi Paneer, Malai Kofta, Hara Chana Masala, Rajma Rasmisa, Sindhi Kadhi, Baigan Aloo, Aloo Palak etc.

Indian Desserts or Sweet Dish

An Indian meal is never complete without Indian sweet dishes or mithai. Gulab Jamun, Kulfi and Gajar Ka Halwa are the three most popular sweet dishes in India and are truly very tempting. A wide range comes in these sweet dishes. You can choose to have items like Badam Ka Halwa, Besan Laddoo, Coconut Burfi, Jalebi, Kesar Burfi, Kheer, Malpua, Rabri, Ras Malai etc.

The Famous 'thali'
Indian Cuisine
Eating from a 'thalli'(a metal plate or banana leaf) is quite common in most parts of India. A typical thali contains some rice in the centre, few breads of wheat, two vegetables and one dal. After this sweet dish is served and this is widespread practice prevalent in many households and restaurants.

Pickles or 'achaar'

The western states of Gujarat and Rajasthan consume a lot of achaar (pickles) due to paucity of fresh vegetables. Punjabis take a lot of lassie (buttermilk) and corn bread.

Seasonal Recipes or Holiday Recipes

Special dishes and food items are prepared on the occasion of festivals like Deewali, Christmas, Navratri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Ramzan, Id, Holi and Karwa Chauth among others. The preparing of these dishes are almost a part of the rites and rituals observed during these festivals. The dishes are specifically prepared and are very much liked by everyone.

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