India is the birthplace of lots of special herbs and spices, which is why Indian food has such amazing tastes. In Indian cooking, there are two main types: one from the Northern Part of India and another from the Southern part.
The Southern Part of India has five states: Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana. Together, they create what we call South Indian Cuisine. In these states, you can find both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Some common foods you’ll see all around South India include boiled rice, snacks, and dosa.
The main herbs for making curry are dried red chili, fresh green chili, cinnamon, ginger, and garlic. They also use coconut milk while cooking. The food they make has a slightly sweet taste. Along with boiled rice, they serve snacks like papad.
North Indian Cuisine is really big and diverse. It even includes Punjabi food. The dishes you find in places like New Delhi in India and Lahore in Pakistan taste very similar. The way they cook, the herbs, and the spices they use are also quite alike.
To make curry masala, they start by heating oil in a pan. After that, they add cumin seeds and onions, frying them until they turn golden brown. Then, they mix in a paste made from green chili, ginger, garlic, and tomato. They keep stirring this mixture until the oil separates from the curry.
When the oil has separated, the curry is ready. They can use this curry to cook various things, like vegetables or chicken. They usually serve roti alongside the cooked food.
Indian food is well-known for its street food. Some popular items include samosa chat, chana chat, pani puri, cholay kulchay, and dahi bharey. And who could forget about Biryani when talking about Indian cuisine? Hyderabad is the city famous for its biryani. Biryani is basically rice layered with curry masala and many herbs, including tamarind, which gives it a spicy and sour taste.
The herbs and spices used in Indian cooking come with many health benefits. So, we can confidently say that Indian cuisine offers healthy food.