India is known for being diverse in so many ways, the place is known for different cultures, tradition, and lifestyles that define the country. Besides its weather, vegetation, and wildlife, Indian food is known to be unique in a lot of ways. The food is diverse enough that it is starting to have a large following worldwide. Each region is known for a particular dish or cuisine that people are proud of. Indians love to talk about their food and share stories over a hot cup of tea.
Indian foods are a combination of the following flavors: sweet, sour, salty, pungent and bitter. In the old days, people had the belief that whatever you eat will be the cause of your ailments and the source of your good health as well. Food is also known to be part of science as much as their culture and traditions.
Do not forget to explore India’s’ food just like what you watch on those travel shows. It’s a cardinal rule for every traveler to experience the food that is being served to the locals. Take time to visit night markets and food hubs so you would have the opportunity to taste their bestselling street foods. Trying to taste Indian dishes where it helps in experiencing and immersing in their culture. If you’ve tried eating at other Indian restaurants well more or less, they serve the same kind of food, but the difference is usually the authenticity and the freshness of the ingredients. North Indian food dishes are one of the most popular choices when it comes to Indian food.
It is known that one-third of the population is meat lovers, the other one third are vegetarians, and the remaining one third are known to be omnivores. So if you happen to be a picky eater, there are a lot of options that would match your preference. The tip here is to keep an open mind and allow yourself to enjoy all the new things that come your way because that’s one of the reasons why you traveled in the first place.
Each region in the country is known for at least one or two of their famous recipes cooked with their unique spices. If you haven’t tried North Indian food dishes, then this is the best time for you to do so. Famous Indian dishes such as chicken rice biryani, the rumali roti which is their flat white bread cooked in a brick oven is best paired with hummus or spiced gravy, and the chicken tikka masala is some popular recommended foods. You should also try famous Indian desserts such as fried banana with rice flour balls otherwise known as Unniyappam, coconut cakes and vermicelli milk pudding and more.
After enjoying your gastronomical experience, you can go around their flea markets to buy souvenirs. Some stores sell traditional Indian paintings for a very good bargain. India is also known to sell and export spices such as curry, pepper, turmeric and more. You can visit South Kerala since they are known to be the best producers of spices in the country.