Indian Cuisine

Indian dish

  Indian cuisine is distinguished by its complex and fresh spices and herbs. For the Indian culture, food is the most important part of the day, and they rather accompany their dishes with rice, roti, dal, chutneys, pickles, and curds.

  But, Indian cuisine can be categorized into four categories: North Indian, South Indian, East Indian, and West Indian cuisines.

  North Indian Cuisine:

  • The North Indian Cuisine is basically made with wheat, ghee, thick, creamy dals, vegetables seasoned with yogurt, spinach, mustard greens, some pickles, fresh tomatoes, mint, cilantro chutneys and yogurt raitas.

  • Besides, their desserts are made of milk, panner, lentil and wheat flour and dried nuts; but hot and sweet cardamom milk before going to bed is very typical. Their most known dishes are Tandoori, Kashmiri, Punjabi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Awadh style, Lucknow, etc.

  West Indian Cuisine:

  • In the other hand, West Indian Cuisine is one of the most diverse styles from India, such as its spicy and vegetarian dishes with some delicious meat dishes like Laal Maas or its slight sweet touch but vegetarian at the same time.

  • However, in the coastal areas there are the curries with fresh coconuts, fish and seafood, red chillies and vinegar. Among their more popular dishes are Mutter Paneer, Biryani, Pulaos, Daal Makhani, Dahi Gosht, Butter Chicken, Chicken Tikka, Fish Amritsari, Samosas, Chaat, Motichoor laddoo, etc.

  East Indian Cuisine:

  • The East Indian Cuisine is based on their steam and fry methods of cooking. For vegetarian people from the coast they rather eat fish, but the most used is pork.

  • This side of India is also known by its desserts, being the sweetest of whole India. Some of their popular dishes are Momos, Thukpa, Tomato Achaar, Machcher Jhol, Jhaal-Muri, Sandesh, Rasgolla, etc.

  South Indian Cuisine:

  • Conversely, the South Indian Cuisine is characterized by its hot and spicy tastes in their food, and for the typical use of rice for most of their dishes, which is combined with either the soups Sambaar or Rasam, dry and curried vegetables, meat dishes, coconut-based chutneys, poppadums, etc.

  • Furthermore, in the coastal zones people rather the exotic food using most seafood. And southern Indian people love the filter coffee. Among their most relevant dishes, they are Idlis, Dosas, Vadas, Sambaar, Uttapams, Rasam, Payasam, etc.
 Recipes of India at
 North Indian Recipes
 West Indian Recipes
 East Indian Recipes
 South Indian Recipes