Food Obsession: Indian Cuisine

India is known for its extensive range of curries, complex spices and exciting dishes. Curries associated with the country are known for their long list of ingredients.

With a seemingly never-ending list, spices such as ginger, cumin, garam masala, tamarind and chili are often top of the bill in any mouth-watering dish.

One of the most common myths is that all Indian food has to be spicy.

It doesn’t.

Plenty of people native to India dislike chili and don’t include it in cooking at all.

Mild food is available in abundance, and is often the better choice as you can really get a taste of the other spices at work.

So, start planning that foodie trip to India because we’ve outlined some of the best curries and dishes that India has to offer by region.

 

Mumbai

Mumbai is best known for its incredible street food offering.

Although street food is big pretty much everywhere in India, Mumbai in particular is known for its offering as people from all classes eat at vendors round the clock.

It’s generally thought that the street food is better than most restaurants in the city.

A popular dish here is pani puri: a crispy ball of fried wheat filled with tamarind and date purée, chickpeas, potato, onion, chilli, coriander, mint and kala namak water.

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.Andhra Pradesh

Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh is the home of biryani.

So, how could we not mention it in this list?

Layers of slow-baked vegetables, meat, nuts, rice and spices make up this cheap and cheerful dish.

It’s available in abundance at the pavement cafes in the Muslim bazaars of the old town.

Or for a slightly more high-end option, go to the antique marbled terraces of the Taj Falaknuma Palace.

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Kolkata

When the residents of Kolkata are at home, the popular choice is Bengali food.

However, although you can easily find all the ingredients in the city markets, it is much harder to find Bengali cuisine in restaurants.

When out and about, residents to the city eat a wide range of dishes.

Key ingredients in the area include mustard oil, fish and panch phoron – a five-spice blend of nigella, mustard, cumin, fennel and fenugreek seeds.

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Kerala

As the home of pepper, turmeric and cardamom, Kerala, with its historic spice ports on the Arabian Sea, has been attracting Jewish, Arab, Oriental and European traders from afar for thousands of years.

They in turn have introduced new spices such as chili, cumin, ginger and coriander to create a cosmopolitan and diverse cuisine.

Seafood is huge in Kerala and so a popular dish in this region is fiery red chilli prawns peralan: a fragrant molee of fish poached in coconut milk with curry leaves.

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Gujarat

Despite having an extensive coastline providing a plethora of seafood options, Gujarat is primarily a vegetarian state due to the influence of Jain vegetarianism.

A popular food option in the region is Gujarati thali, an assortment of dishes arranged as a platter for lunch or dinner.

The arrangement usually includes rotli, dal or kadhi, rice, and sabzi (a vegetable dish, which may be either spicy or sweet).

Many Gujarati dishes are distinctively sweet, salty, and spicy simultaneously.

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