Tastes of North India

Indian food can seem inviting or a daunting options given its various spices and curry concoctions! We’re here to break it down for you. And if you have a spice tolerance, it sure is going to be a much easier experience on the senses and the belly!

If you have decided to resettle to India, Indian food has well-deserved reputation for being hot and keep that thought in mind while relocating. To enjoy the local food, start slowly. Don’t try everything at once you relocate to your Indian city.

The cuisines in India vary from region to region. The food served by restaurants around the world tends to be North Indian, also known as Mughlai (the courts of the Mughal emperors) or Punjabi (the people who popularized it). Tandoori chicken, chicken tikka masala and butter chicken being favorites. Indian breads (known as roti), including chapatti (unleavened bread), paranthas (stuffed chapatti), naans (cooked in a clay tandoori oven), puris (deep-fried and puffed up), and some other varieties. A typical meal consists of one or more gravy dishes along with rotis, to be eaten by breaking off a piece of roti, dipping it in the gravy and eating them together. Other popular North Indian food cuisines are Rajasthani and Himalayan.

Served on the side usually you will find a beaten yogurt (raita) and either a fresh coriander chutney or vegetable pickles (achar) – an acquired taste for most expats – try mixing it with your food and not eating it plain.

North India also boasts of a variety of snacks like samosa (vegetables encased in thin triangular pastry) and kachori (pulses encased in a round pastry).  Desserts like jalebi (deep-fried pretzel with sugar syrup- shaped like a spiral), rasmalai (balls of curds soaked in condensed milk), halwa (a lentil paste) are a great way to finish off that meal and cool down the senses.

So go out there and give it a shot. You may just convert to this cuisine.

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