North Indian Food vs South Indian Food
05 Nov

Differences between North Indian and South Indian Food

India is a country known for its diversity in culture and traditions. The same diversity is followed in preparing cuisine too that are made by people belonging to the Northern and the Southern parts of the country. People have different tastes in different parts of the country. India has a lot of variety in terms of cooking and different parts of India, such as North, South, East and West. All use different methods and ingredients in order to cook. Let us have a look through the difference between North Indian and South Indian food.

The staple food of people in North India is roti, chapati or paratha which is made of wheat. Other commonly used food includes Naan, Kulcha, Roti, and others. Parathas are available in different varieties which include Aloo paratha, Onion paratha, Whole Wheat paratha and list goes on. These days to make our life easier, we have frozen parathas which are equally good and tasty as homemade parathas most importantly the consistency and convenience. Kawan paratha in Mumbai offers a wide variety delicious frozen parathas online and makes life simple by delivering to your doorstep. Kawan Paratha India is a pan-India company carrying their variants of paratha in all modern trade and several general trade stores around India. They have a strong presence in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai. Now you can find Kawan frozen paratha at LULU Mall in Kochi, Kerala. Keep in mind KAWAN is a Global brand and these parathas fits into a Vegetarian person’s lifestyle. Now you can purchase KAWAN Paratha online on their website Their delivery team while will bring these parathas to your doorstep in a frozen bucket, keeping these parathas in the best-conditioned quality following international standards. Online delivery is only for Mumbai and Delhi.

On the other hand South Indian cooking has extensive usage of rice.  It is consumed during the day and night as well by many households. Roti’s are consumed by people but not on a daily basis. Usage of curry leaves, coconut and its oil is high in South Indian cooking.

Dairy products that include paneer, yoghurt, ghee, and milk are used more in North Indian cooking when compared to the South Indian cooking. Milk and milk products are consumed in abundance down South but they are not included as much in the cooking.

Breakfasts in South India comprises of wide varieties such as dosa, idli, aapam and many more which are mostly byproducts of rice. On the North side, Parathas is the most common item for breakfast. Samosa, kachori, and chaat items dominate the snack segment. Types of parathas include Onion paratha, Aloo paratha, Paneer paratha and many more. Now we find people storing their refrigerators with Kawan Frozen paratha because it can be ready in 3 Minutes from the time you take it out of the freezer to your plate.

Ingredients such as fenugreek leaves is used more in the North Indian cuisine and there is an extensive usage of fenugreek seeds in the South Indian cuisine.  Garam masala is the most predominantly used spice mixture in North Indian curries and chilli powder is widely  used to prepare South Indian curries.

North Indian food is creamier and heavier and South Indian food is spicier and has more water content.  While the sour ingredient used in the North Indian cuisine is Amchoor, and tamarind is used in the south Indian cuisine.

The North and South Indian cuisine each offers varieties of  delicious foods and sweets, while some people prefer one over the other. Even with the culture differences, Few of the southern foods are popular in the north and northern foods have developed a liking in the south. One of the things we have noticed tourists who visit South from the Northern part of India find difficult to eat the same staple diet on a constant basis making their diet and stay uncomfortable even though the beauty of southern places like Kerala is breathtaking.



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