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.
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.
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
The Famous 'thali'
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
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.