India is a country in which every great religion Finds a home. If you are planning a trip to India or is just interested to know about the basic yet important information on India then You are at the right Place. I have tried to briefly explain about the language, culture and cuisine in India.
Capital: New Delhi
Currency: Indian rupee
Culture and customs: One of the world’s oldest culture. Hinduism and Buddhism are the third and fourth largest religions and India is the birthplace of these two religions.
Language spoken: English, Bengali, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Assamese, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Bodo
Cuisine: Indian food is different from the rest of the world not only in taste but also in cooking methods. In addition, Spices are generously used in food throughout the Country.
North Indian Food
In Kashmir, most dishes are aorund rice, Saag is another delicious item. On the other hand, there is high consumption of the Chapatis as staple food in the states like the Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. Besides Chapati, Tandoori, Rumaali, Naan etc is another closely related breads baked consumed.
West Indian food
Talking about the western side. In Rajasthan and Gujarat you will find an immense variety of dals and achars (pickles/preserves).
In Maharashtra, people follow cooking style of north and south both. Here rice and wheat both are equally loved by people. Some of the delicious preparations in the coastline of Mumbai include dishes like the Bombay Prawn and Pomfret.
East Indian food
The Combination of rice and fish is the staple food of Bengalis. Also, Popular sweets are ‘Roshogollas’, ‘Sandesh’, ‘Cham-Cham’ etc.
South Indian Food
This states has coastal regions and so make great use of spices, fishes and coconuts. In Andhra Pradesh you will observe the excessive use of chilies.
Kerala – shesthe lamb, Idlis, Dosas, stew and appams, fish molie, rice puttu and Malabar fried prawns. The sweetened coconut milk is another famous item of this region.