India is a country of diversities. From south to north and east to west, we will be able to experience vast amounts of diverseness. The people, places, climate, culture and even cuisines are different in each part of the country. If you take a trip from Kerala to the Himalayas by road, you will be able to truly experience this. Each state will have a different experience in store for you in terms of everything.
In this blog let’s look at the diversities in Indian cuisine!
Like said before India has a mixed cuisine. It consists of several regional and traditional cuisines. We can find every taste in the book of Indian cuisines. The regional foods are mostly influenced by the availability of food crops, herbs and other ingredients.
Many say that Indian cuisine is widely influenced by religion, particularly Hinduism and Islam. Apart from these, each state has a wide list of regional dishes.The South in Indian dishes is famous for its vibrant colours, mind filling aroma and indulging taste. If you are a foodie who has taken a bite from any of the South Indian dishes you will come for more!Kerala is home to one of the best dishes in India. Nothing matches the authentic taste of the Kerala sadhya. Sadhya consists of rice with several other dishes and desserts. The preparations are served warm and in a banana leaf.
Most of the Kerala dishes are prepared using coconut oil and are spicy. Coconut is an inevitable part of Kerala cuisine, coconut oil, grated coconut and coconut milk is used in most of the dishes.
North Indian dishes makes more use of meat and dairy products. In comparison with the South Indian dishes, these are less spicy and contains moderate amounts of fresh herbs and dry fruits.The cuisine is home to many vegetarian dishes also, including the famous palak paneer, paneer butter masala, dal makhani, dum aloo, chana masala and many more. The wheat-based chappathi/ paratha is the most common dish on the north Indian menu.
West Indian cuisine is considered to be the most diverse among the others. Culturally the states in the western region mostly have vegetarian cuisines. The states that come under this region include – Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Goa.
The staple food of this region is corn, lentils and gram flour. The most commonly used cooking oil in these regions is the sunflower, peanut and canola oil. The popular West Indian dishes included – Vada pav, Daal-Baati choorma, Laal Maas, Bhelpuri, vindaloo and more.
The East Indian states include West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland and Assam. Momos, Rasmalai and Rasgula are just some of the many dishes popular there. Rice is the staple food of the east. Fishes and vegetables are a substantial part of eastern cuisine.
India is also home to many varieties of regional cuisines. Each state has a different set of dishes to be explored. The kitchen is the one place in every household that each member of the family looks forward to and experiments on finding new tastes take place. In every Indian home food is prepared with love and the family dines together. Food is one of those things that unites us. Food fills our tummy and also our minds. Nolta products are designed stylishly and gives you perfect comfort. So prepare dishes of love together with Nolta.