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All About Indian regional food

Regional food of India or Indian food widely appreciated by everyone across the world, because kind of spices or herbs are using while preparing the indian food, make it different. every Region of india takes the credit for the origin of certain recipe or food . indias popular dish are originated by particular region which is now famous in all over the country like rajasthan for dal batti churma, punjab for makka ki roti sarso ka saag, bihar for litti chokha, kashmir for rogan josh. although wheat and rice are the staple food of India which is widely used in every regional food of India.

Regional food of India | Indian thali
A Perfect Indian thali
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Indian food is widely classified in North Indian and south Indian food.

North Indian cuisines are derived from northern India of Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, some famous dishes are Chole Bhature, butter chicken, carrot halwa, dal makhani, Matar paneer. All give you a major craving goal. A Lot of ghee and butter are used To prepare northern dishes also the food are too spicy. Important spices of here are turmeric, cinnamon, coriander, cardamom, red chilli, dry chilli, garam masala powder and cinnamon. while cooking people usually prefer mustard oil or vegetable oil. along with wheat, rice is the staple food which is used to make biryani or pulao.

Regional food of North India
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southern states (like Kerela, Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh) carry light and low calories food. These dishes are famous across the globe . some popular dishes are idli, uttapam, sambar, dosa, vada. Each state has its own flavour and uniqueness in the food of their region like vada sambar famous from Tamil Nadu, Idli from Karnataka, also Kerela breakfast dish includes appam, idiyappam, puttu..

Dosa | south indian food
south indian food ( dosa)

Regional food of northern states


The kashmir region presents a vast array of food items, zaeka-e-Kashmir, especially proper non-veg cuisines made of chicken, mutton and fish, some of which has come to be vastly popular across the nation. The Kashmiri cuisines notably non-vegetarian with of direction some high-quality vegetarian dishes on offer are normally influenced by the regular cuisines of the Kashmiri pundits and the mughlai cuisines. Of late factors of culinary styles of regions like Afghanistan, Persia and Central Asia are additionally sizeable in Kashmiri food. Generally, regional food of kashmir, most of which are marked with adequate use of turmeric and yoghurt are pretty rich in flavour and mild in taste. Spices like cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and fennel which are commonly considered hot are used widely in special Kashmiri cuisines, whilst garlic and onion are no longer used much.

The location that boasts of being the main producer as properly as an exporter of saffron, use this colouring and seasoning agent as an ingredient in many of its dishes specifically sweets and pulao (a rice preparation). The excellent aromatic flavour of a range of dishes of this region, specifically pro with saffron, has to turn out to be a critical part of Kashmiri food, some kind of a trademark, making it extra attractive among gastronomic enthusiasts. Dry fruits are additionally used significantly in one of a kind Kashmiri dishes, especially in preparing curries. The unique fragrant flavour of Kashmiri rice has garnered a whole lot reputation with the Kashmiri pulao topping the rice dishes giving stiff competition to the number another rice cuisine across the nation. Traditionally every Regional food of india is prepared with lots of ghee likewise, ghee is also used in cooking Kashmiri dishes, then again in the present day, many health-conscious Kashmiri families have switched to mustard oil.

Regional food of kashmir | Rogan josh
kashmiri rogan josh

Rajasthan have different cooking and eating habits. This happens because of different climate, culture and soil. Like in Rajasthan the temperature is very high also there is a scarcity of water so there are different cooking style and cooking habits. They prefer those dishes that could be retained for few days and consume without heating. like rajasthan other states also have different preferences in their cooking style this is the big reason that every Regional food of india is different popular rajasthani dish are bajre ki roti, khichdi, dal baati churma, gatte ki sabzi, rajasthani kadhi, bikaneri bhujia, gujiya which is usually prepare at holi festival. country famous sweets of rajasthan are rasgulle from bikaner,  Malpauas from Pushkar,  Mawa from Alwar and Mawa Kachori from Jodhpur are very famous among food lovers.

RAJASTHANI THALI | Regional food of Rajasthan

Punjabi Cuisine is one of the most wonderful and famous Indian cuisines and comes from the vicinity of Punjab located partly in India and Pakistan. It affords a good sized variety of delectable and unique vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes that are organized with various typical culinary styles, mainly the tandoori style. The exceptional and appetizing tandoor gadgets and a variety of different mouth-watering and finger licking dishes having rich, spicy and buttery flavour savoured with Punjabi Basmati rice of diverse types and extraordinary Punjabi bread like Tandoori Roti and Naan have now not only made the gastronomists crave for extra but has also garnered the delicacies a lot of repute outdoor the Punjab location taking it to locations around the globe like United Kingdom and Canada. A Lot of butter, ghee , cream are used in resturant to prepare punjabi dishes. Amritsari chole bhature, sarso ka saag with makke ki roti, rajma chawal, chole chawal, aloo paratha, gobhi paratha all are the famous dishes of punjab. The Punjabi tandoor which has come to be an essential part of making various Punjabi dish gadgets is a usual clay oven that is in many instances determined in the courtyards of Punjabi households. It’s definitely amazing after seeing the uniqueness and variety among the Regional food of india which makes Indian food world’s famous.

Regional food of punjab | veg punjabi thali
veg punjabi thali

Traditionally a Gujarati thali include of rotli, kadhi or dal, rice, and shaak/sabzi. Some of the dishes are stir-fried, whilst others are boiled. Gujarati meals are greater frequently served on a silver platter. Gujaratis use a mixture of exclusive spices and flavours to cook their meals and this is what makes their food without a doubt exotic. People in Gujarat devour one or the different kind of curry alongside with rice and roti in almost every meal. Gujarati dishes generally have a very subtle taste that makes it clearly wonderful from different Indian cuisines. Most of the Gujarati dishes are sweet, while others have a quite large awareness of sugar as compared to salt and spices. Sometimes, jaggery is used as an alternative to sugar. Gujarati cuisines differ in flavour and Some other factors with other regions. The cooking style of Gujarati meals is also pretty unique and because of such diversity in every Regional food of india gives us a major craving goal. While some dishes are stir-fried some are steam-cooked with the vegetables a longside with spices or dal being boiled and then vaghar (Chaunk) is delivered to it to enhance flavour of dish.


As we all know Uttar Pradesh is very big and the most populous state of the country. lucknow ( the capital of the state) gives you major craving goals. the place is known for its royalty . The Nawabs of Lucknow had been excellent connoisseurs when it came to having their food. every place in up is famous for some type of delicious food. In Kanpur thaggu k ladoo, kaju ladoo which is made by pure khoya is very famous. and nothing can beat Hyderabadi biryani this dish is particularly famous across all subcontinents.

There are not any frequent ordinary meals of UP. Because UP is divided into four regions. AWADH (Central UP), Bundelkhand (Southern UP), Poorvanchal( Eastern UP) & The North Western UP. the foremost typical food of all these 4 areas are poori-sabji, dahi-jalebi, litti chokha, chaat. And if we discuss about Awadhi culture then foremost food of here is Galoti Kababs, Kakori Kabab, Shammi Kabab, Dampukht Biriyani/Murgh. If we talk about sweets then Agra’s petha and Mathura/ vrindavan pedis famous across the country. so many states with their deliberate quantity of food increase the overall variety of Regional food of india.

Regional food of uttarpradesh | hyderabadi biryani
heydrabadi biryani

As for the conclusion of this article, the Indian food or the Regional food of India and the cuisines have no longer be a need to change because food, culture, different style gives the identity as well variety to Indian food. That’s the things which make different Indian food throughout the world.