Gastronomy in India

For only few rupees, you can eat like kings. Indians eat three meals a day. The evening meal is rather late, around 22h, so that from 17h, a snack is needed to wait. All dishes are served at the same time. The dessert is to eat a few slices of fresh fruit.

Dishes

rice The starchy staple is rice that accompanies most meals especially in the south of India. Spices are also widely used as well as mixtures of sweet and savory seasoning.
In northern India, you will find all kinds of breads to accompany your meal.
Here are some samples: puri, a kind of fried donut or paratha, more layered and more importantly, the best known, naan, a cooked patty stuffed with cheese or not, it is a treat for the taste buds and a real cut-hunger.

Fruits and vegetables

Fruits and vegetables at every meal are present in all regions. The range depends on local climate but generally include potatoes, onions, carrots, beans, peas, eggplant or spinach and white radish. On the kitchen chutneys, pickled with sauce or sweet and sour pickles with chili. They can be served fried, mashed or stuffed. Indian cuisine is not without imagination.

For fruits, the variety is great thanks to the tropical Indian climat where can grow exotic species: mango, papaya, pineapple, passion fruit, etc..

indian curryThe basic dish is prepared with dhal lentils cooked in different ways according to the needs :  with beans or chickpeas.

Curries, are a recurring dishes in India but for a richer part of the population that can afford to buy meat.

The tandoori is a delight: the meat is marinated in yogurt and spices before being baked. Several sauces accompany this dish: mint, sweet and sour, etc..

Drinks

masala chai indiaChai is the main drink in Indian, a mixture of tea, milk and sugar. There are also local soft drinks as soda masala made of lime, spices, sugar and salt.

For cold drinks, try the lassi, a mixture of milk and fresh fruit mixed.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *