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Indian Food

The diversity of culture across different states of India is reflected in preparations of food and dishes. India gives you wider variety of dishes for vegetarians as well as non- vegetarians. Foreigners have normally misconception that Indian food is mainly of curries and it is spicy. In fact, you can explore enormous variety of delicious food across different regions. Regionalspecialty dishes and restaurants are provided in each state section.

Also, other than Indian restaurants, there are others restaurants especially in metros, offer Chinese, Thai foods. Outlets of Multinational food plaza like McDonalds, Domino's, Pizza Hut etc. are available mainly in cities. However, if you are in India, you should try Indian food which will surely delight you.

Apart from food, you will have good variety of fruits throughout the year. Among them is world famous Mango which is available from March-June.

There are normally two type of restaurants one is pure vegetarian another is vegetarian as well as non vegetarian. In pure vegetarian restaurant you will not find even egg or like that. The attendant will help you to choose your menu. Also you can ask him to make less spicy or no spicy. Eating street food might create healthy issues so if it is famous dhaba/point or you have no option then only go for it.

Some of the commonly words found in the menu are given below for reference.

Hindi Word

Meaning

Hindi Word

Meaning

Khana

Food

Sabji

Vegetable

Namak

Salt

Alu

Potato

Ghee

Clarified butter used for cooking.

Paneer

Unfermented cheese

Tikha

Spicy

Mutter

Peas

Dal

Indian Vegetarian Curry

Briyani

Rice served with Spicy Curry

Sambar

Vegetable Curry

Murg

Chicken

Idli

Steamed Rice Cake

Pani

Water

Dosa

Wrapped Rice Pencake

Chai

Tea

Roti/Chapatti

Indian bread of wholemeal flour

Lassi

Yoghurt drink

Paratha

Unleavened Roti

Kheer

Sweet dish made of rice or wheat with sugar and milk.

You can check recipes, books of some of the well known chefs of India below.

Sanjeev Kapoor (www.sanjeevkapoor.com)

Tarla Dalal (www.tarladalal.com)

Anjuman Anand (www.anjumanand.co.uk)

Hari nayak (www.harinayak.com)

Vikas Khanna (www.vkhanna.com)

Am very sure your journey would be memorable with Indian dishes.

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