by Akhil G
Incredible India With Incomparable Diversity in North Indian Recipes and That From The Southern Part
Incredible India is a land of diversified regions and people. The moment you change your location you will find a new community with a new cuisine and with a new eating habit. It is really difficult to say which person will prefer which diet. We follow four directions east, west, north and south. It is really amazing to note here that each location is famous for its own recipes. The tastes vary from region to region because taste is directly proportional to the taste of the people. For example, people residing in northern region like more spicy food where as South Indian rely on tangy ones. Every region has a minute difference but yes it is noticeable. The taste also depends upon the temperature and the climatic condition of a particular region. As per the climatic conditions the recipes keeps on changing with the availability of vegetables as well as the spices those are common.
In case of south Indian recipes the major chunk lies with Sambhar. The recipes consist of Idli, Dosa, Vada and Sambhar. The south recipes also focus on Rice. These recipes also use a lot of red chilies. The advantage of the south recipes is that it is light and delicious, but yes it’s a pure traditional recipe especially made to satisfy the taste of people residing in southern parts. There are many food items under south Indian recipes that are common like Sambhar. Even south Indian people eat rice with Sambhar.
If we take the case of north Indian recipes they are totally opposite .The taste buds are different and a lot of spicy food is preferred under the cuisines. In north recipes oil, chillies, green chillies, tomatos all are used and one of the most important ingredient is the onion. This Onion changes the taste of the north Indian cuisine and also adds spice to it. Since northern India is more diverse so this north Indian cuisine contains varieties of dishes which are liked by majority of population. This is the most widely accepted cuisine and is appreciated by all the food lovers, even across globe. The north Indian recipes majorly cover the north side of India and its nearby areas.
One of the other cuisines is the Andhra recipes, basically focusing on people residing in the Andhra region. These recipes are the spiciest of all foods with its unique taste, appeal and texture. In Andhra recipes there is tremendous use of chilli powder, oil and the famous tamarind. Andhra cuisines give you numerous amounts of varieties and are majorly based on lentil and vegetables. Hyderabad its neighboring region has its own unique characteristics and Hyderabadi biryani is relished by all.
All recipes, whether south India recipes, north India recipes or Andhra recipes, are having importance all across the globe as well as specially appraised in their own region. But one very important fact is that none can be isolated from use of varieties of herbs and spices which a common thing among Indian recipes. Somewhere down the line one cuisine is dependent or connected with the other. Even diversification can be better dealt if we appreciate the tastes of different areas.