West India Cuisine. Konkani, Goan, Maharashtrian, and Parsi cuisines make West India Cuisine. While in the coastal areas of this region fish is generously used, in the interiors poultry and meat are used by the non-vegetarians. And, Groundnut Oil is mainly used to prepare the various food items in this region. North East India Cuisine. The cuisine of this area shows strong Chinese and Burmese influence. Rice is the staple diet of the people and beef is consumed by the non-vegetarians rather generously. This is a distinct feature of the North East India Cuisine, and it much adds to the appeal of the lip-smacking Indian cuisines making it even more appetizing in the eyes of the food lovers all over the world. The cuisine of India is very vast & it is basically characterized by its sophisticated & subtle use of spices & herbs grown across India.It is also considered to be one of the old diverse cuisines of the world. The Flavors of Indian food are appreciated all over the world. Indian cuisine varies from region to region depending on the diverse Indian subcontinent. Indian cuisine also evolved due to cultural interaction with neighboring countries like Persia, Greece and Mongolia.
Chana is often cooked whole for breakfast and is processed into flour (besan). Most Indian curries are fried in vegetable oil. Vegetable oil too, is of different varieties. In North India, groundnut oil is traditionally been most popular for frying, while in Eastern India, Mustard oil is more commonly used. In South India, coconut oil is common. In recent decades, sunflower oil and soybean oil have gained popularity all over India. Hydrogenated vegetable oil, known as Vanaspati ghee, is also a popular cooking medium. Spices form the most important part of the flavor of the Indian cuisine. The most important spices in Indian cuisine are chilli pepper, black mustard seed (rai), cumin (jeera), turmeric, fenugreek, ginger, coriander and asafoetida (hing). Garam masala is a very important spice and is a powder of five or more dried spices, commonly comprised of cardamom, cinnamon and clove. Some commonly used leaves are tejpata (malabathrum), bay leaf, coriander leaf, and mint leaf which adds to the zing of any tasty recipe. The common use of curry leaves is typical of South Indian cuisine. Cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, saffron, and rose petal essences are some exclusive and costly spices usually used in sweet dishes.
A variety of lentils, vegetables, and roti (wheat based bread) constitute the staple food of most of North India. The preparation of these varieties can vary from place to place. Some of the most popular Northern Indian dishes include: Buknu, Gujiya, chaat, daal ki kachauri, jalebi, imarti, several types of pickles (known as achar), murabba, sharbat, pana, aam papad, and Poha. Another famous snack famous throughout India and belonging to North Indian cuisine is the 'samosa'. These days it is common to get it in other parts of India as well. The most common filling of samosa is a boiled, fried, and mashed potato, although a variety of fillings make it a most delicious and a hot favourite all over India. There are several popular sweets (mithai) like gulab jamun, peda, khurchan, petha, rewdi, gajak, milk cake, balusahi, bal mithai, singori, kulfi, falooda, khaja, ras malai, gulqand, and several varieties of laddu, barfi and halwa.
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