India Culinary Tour – Visit the land of Spices

Food habits are greatly influenced by the geographical location of the dwelling state of individuals. As you move from one part of India to another, you will notice that the types of spices and herbs that are used for cooking vary greatly.

India Culinary Tour – Visit the land of Spices


Basically, Indian food will have 6 tastes. They are astringent, sweet, bitter, salty, spicy, and sour. The spices and herbs that are used for preparing food in India may serve as any one or more than one of the following. These spices and herbs may be used for imparting color, help in digestion, have medicinal value, or simply add flavor.

Culinary tours and travel packages can help you to explore food habits, types of cuisine, and above all preparation styles of people living here.

Preferences of vegetarians and non vegetarian food differ widely anywhere in India. In North India the well known dishes are makki ki roti, sarson ka saag, rajma, sweet lassi, rice, malai kofta, mixed vegetable curry, and the like. As far as non vegetarian food is concerned, the common dishes are lamb curry, chicken preparation, mutton recipes, and biryani. There are various other dishes too.

Dessert comprises traditional Indian sweet meat made from different fruits and vegetables. For instance, one of the famous dessert dishes is gajar ka halwa made from carrot.

If you are traveling to cities like Jaipur, Agra, and Delhi, you can opt for the Golden Triangle culinary tours. You get a chance to enjoy and taste dishes from all the 3 places.

In places like Gujarat and Rajasthan, which are dry, variety of cereals and grams are used as fresh vegetables are not available easily. In Andhra Pradesh, food is really hot and a lot of spices are used.

There are different styles of food preparation you will come across when you set off for the India travel culinary tours. Food may be prepared in Goan, Parsi, Rajasthani, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali, and Gujarati style.

When you travel down south, the common dishes you will come across include dosas, steamed rice, sambhar, vadas, lemon rice, and vegetable curry. In most of the cases, coconut and curry leaves dominate the dishes.

Craving for road side food is hard to suppress. Some of the popular road side foods you can enjoy include panipuri, aloo chaat, raj kachori, puri, pao bhakji, and pakoras.

When you set off for India culinary tours, you will also be acquainted with the various culinary methods followed in India. The prominent ones are basting, baking, pressure cooking, grilling, frying, dum cooking, and curry or gravy thickening.

If you want to know more about the types of cuisine in India and the food habits of people living here visit

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