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Indian Cuisine

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    This page intends to introduce you to Indian cooking and the different eating habits of the people of northern and southern India. Indian cuisine is considered to be spicy by many. Most of the Indian dishes contain a delicate blend of spices in it. After a hard day's work there is nothing more inviting other than a great tasting dinner with the rest of the family. There are many festivals   around the year . Festivals reminds one of the speciality dish associated with that   particular festival. There are hundreds of speciality dishes throughout the country. There are many kinds of vegetables and fruits growing in India. Sometimes, we can find vegetables known only to a particular region of the country. Hence, we can find great tasting dishes made from those vegetables in that region alone. Indian Cuisine can be mainly classified into north and south indian cuisine.

North Indian Cuisine

Wheat can be considered as staple in a north indian meal. Usually a north indian meal

consists of Roti or Paratha (Indian Bread) and a sabji (Gravy made with vegetables).

But, on special occasions or when there is company a four course meal can be served.

First Course : Appetisers and drinks.

Second Course : Salads, Any indian bread and sabji.

Third Course : Any spiced rice ( Pilaf or pulav).

Fourth Course : Dessert or sweets(Or Lassi).

South Indian Cuisine

Rice can be considered as staple in a south indian meal. Usually a south indian meal

consists of rice and sambar(Curry). But, on special occasions or when there is company

a four course meal can be served.

First Course : Appetisers and drinks (or Paaisa).

Second course : Any mixed rice and palya( vegetables cooked with spices).

Third Course : Plain rice, sambar and Yogurt with Pickles.

Fourth Course : Sweets and Paan.

This page just about begins to tell you about Indian cuisine. There are many more kinds of cuisines under Indian cuisine. So, let's just hope you've understood the basics of Indian cuisine. There's lot more to it than you know so if you are interested you gotta try it out !

 

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