Friday, 6 June 2014

Explore the Best in South Indian Cuisines

An essential part of the Indian cuisine, south Indian food is very popular not just within the sate but in a number of places around the country. The food in this region uses a good and generous amount of spices and coconut, which are present in almost every dish that have their roots in this region. Further, most dishes are tempered with oil, mustard seeds, curry leaves, dried chilly and urad dal for extra flavor and taste. While the state of Tamil Nadu is famous for a number of dishes like idlis, dosas, sambar and vada among many others, the Malabar Coast in South India is well-know for its use of spices that attracted many foreign invaders in the past as well. Cardamon, black pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves are some of the prominent spices that are used in many South Indian dishes. Further, rice is the staple food of South India as compared to wheat which is consumed in a greater quality in western India.

Food in India is therefore completely unique and inspired from the culture and heritage of that particular place. As breakfast is considered as one of the most important meal, South Indian breakfast dishes are impressive both in terms of variety and taste. They are also very easy to prepare, tasty and extremely healthy as they provide all the necessary vitamins, nutrients and minerals. Some of the popular dishes in a South Indian breakfast menu includes idli, medu vada, various types of dosa, upma, appam, etc. These dishes have over time not just gained popularity within the states but are enjoyed in the same manner in other states of India as well as around the globe. Another prominent aspect of south Indian dishes is the authentic coconut chutney that serves as a perfect accompaniment to many  of the dishes. As coconut trees are found in abundance in almost all the states of South India, it is very popular and served with a number of dishes as well. Further,coconut chutney is an integral part of any meal that is served in India and if a meal does not contain it is considered incomplete.

Due to the immense popularity of South Indian cuisines, a number of restaurants catering to this particular cuisine have opened up around the country, especially in and around the capital. Gurgaon, situated in the National Capital Region (NCR) also has a number South Indian restaurant that cater to people of that region by providing them authentic South Indian food in a contemporary ambiance. This means that in case you want to enjoy authentic South Indian food in Gurgaon you are never far from some of the best options in the region.

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