South Indian Cuisine vs North Indian Cuisine: Which one is your favourite? COMMENT NOW

South and North Indian cuisines are the two most predominant cuisines of Indian that include different Indian states with their unique preparations. They are all distinct for their taste and aroma of the foods. So, which one do you love the most? Let us know in the comment section below.
South Indian Cuisine vs North Indian Cuisine: Which one is your favourite? COMMENT NOWSouth Indian Cuisine vs North Indian Cuisine: Which one is your favourite? COMMENT NOW

India is predominantly known and popular for its vast range of foods of different regions. They all exhibit their own delicacy and taste and are equally popular all around the country. Indian cuisine has highly been influenced by foreign cuisines and many recipes have been evolved with the new style on the Indian taste. Predominantly, there two types of cuisines and those are South Indian cuisine and North Indian cuisine.

 

They are different from each other and their cooking styles are also distinct. Which one do you like the most? Is it South Indian or North Indian? So, today we are going to discuss this. Read on to know more about it and give your comment below.

 

South Indian Cuisine or North Indian Cuisine- Which one is the best?

 

South Indian Cuisine

South Indian cuisine mainly includes the cuisines of five southern states of India and they are Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and the union territories of Lakshadweep, Pondicherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. This cuisine is consisted of both non-vegetarian and vegetarian dishes.

 

The similarities of these states in their dishes ate the usage of rice, lentils, spices, dried red chillies and fresh green chillies, coconut, native fruits and veggies like tamarind, garlic, ginger, snake gourd, plantain etc.

 

Kerala is popular for Malabar cooking which has tasty seafood dishes. Hyderabad is all about rich and flavourful Nizami food. Hyderabadi foods have a lot of nuts, dried fruits and exotic spices like saffron. Andhra Pradesh and Telangana cuisines are the spiciest ones on India and they use tamarind with chillies to give the foods a tangy and hot taste. Most of the dishes of these two cuisines are vegetable and lentil-based. Traditional foods of Karnataka are popular for its use of jaggery and palm sugar with a minimum amount of chilli powder to make it less spicy. Tamil Nadu uses rice as their staple food and they have both vegetarian and non-vegetarian foods in the cuisine.

 

Some of the most popular South Indian dishes are chicken chettinad, Masala dosa, Andhra style chicken curry, Meen Murringakka Curry, Paal Payasam, Hyderabadi Biryani, Gonguru mansam, Mysore pak, Pongal, Sambar, Pulihora, Upma, Appam, Idli and others.

 

 

North Indian Cuisine

North Indian cuisine includes all the Northern Indian states and they are Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand. And the cuisines that constitute together to form the North Indian cuisine are Awadhi cuisine of Lucknow; Himachali cuisine of Himachal Pradesh; Kashmiri cuisine of Jammu and Kashmir; Mughlai cuisine; Kumauni cuisine of Uttarakhand; Punjabi cuisine; Rajasthani cuisine; cuisine of Uttar Pradesh etc. They all have a strong Central Asian influence in their preparations and cooking styles.

 

Among all these, the most prominent one is Awadhi cuisine that is native to the Awadh region of Lucknow. This region was highly influenced by Mughal cooking techniques and has some similarities with the preparations of Central Asia, Kashmir, Punjab and Hyderabad. The region of Awadh is also known for preparing delicious Nawabi foods.

 

Mughlai cuisine was actually developed by Mughal Emperor and it is the combination of Indian, Central Asian and Iranian cuisine styles. It was highly influenced by Turo-Persian cuisine of Central Asia from where the Mughal Emperors actually hailed from. Mughlai cuisine features a distinct aroma and flavour of the ground and whole spices.

 

Awadhi Biryani and Kebabs are the most popular dishes of this cuisine. Some others are butter chicken, Fish Amritsari, Lacha paratha, palak paneer, mutter paneer, Rajma dal, chole bhature, Dal bati, dal makhaani, Rogan josh, kheer, Nihari gosht, Dahi Bhalla, Rajasthani laal maas, Malai kulfi, naan, baigan bharta, Kashmiri dum aloo, Tandoori chicken, Sarso da saag, kadhi, rabri, ghewar and many more.

 

I will always prefer North Indian foods. But which one do you love the most to have? Let us know in the comment section below.

 

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Anonymous 1 week ago

I also prefer northern Indian cuisine, it's more refine.

Anonymous 2 months ago

South Indian . ...love dosas

Anonymous 2 months ago

I don't think it is very wise to divide the nation on lines which are not even discrete but rather continous like the spectrum of sun. You start with Gujrat. You find predominantly vegetarian food with ingredients as old as 3000 yrs old. The sugar of parsi people add an array of non veg food with pre islamic iranian preparation techniques. The dhokla, khandwi, thepla are essentially Gujrati. Plus inside Gujrat too spices and interset vary with region of ktch of rann and the other greener central side. You go to Rajasthan you find the dominant use of goat milk in desert. You go UP you see the chaat , awadhi food, mughalai. The kashmir has its own aromatic series of preparation of non veg and veg.The simple punjabi food and how large it has afghani influence and the changes due dhaba culture due to partition. The north east restaurant in rise all parts of central India have to a different colour to offer it. Bengali and Odisha sweets. Food culture of maha is a beauty too.Also in south India sll things are not as uniform as presented but vary too. The spicy adhra food, Hyderabadi food, the french in easters ghats, the portugese on weastern ghats. If you start treking India you would see how the present image

Anonymous 2 months ago

Both are special in their own way!

Anonymous 2 months ago

My favourite is South Indian because it has delicious coconut flavour and more variety of dishes with mild ,medium and hot spices.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Why compare?!enjoy, relish, celebrate all the cuisines.. there is nothing called as north and south cuisines.. each state has its own uniqueness, each coty, each village.. why.. each house in india has its own uniqueness...

Anonymous 2 months ago

North Indiain

Anonymous 2 months ago

First of all let's not compare. Now that the question is raised then North Indian cuisine is not exactly North Indian. Its a mixture of pakistani, iranian, and afgan cuisine. When u go to a pakistani restaurant in West, u will mistook it for Punjabi. North Indian food is very rich

Anonymous 2 months ago

South Indian cuisine is way better and not just about idli, vada and dosa. Indian restaurants have traditionally served north indian cuisine outside of India and there is a degree of ignorance because of this. South Indian cuisine is vast, diverse and untapped with the States of Goa, Kerala and AP having an amazing range of dishes however the cuisine that gets marketed are vegetarian and comes from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka (idli, vada, dosa and lots of baths)

Anonymous 2 months ago

Both are Indian foods..I love both of them..coming to curries I like south dishes most

Anonymous 2 months ago

South Indian for sure..its both tasty and healthy..find the question a tad stupid though..any southie will vote for a south indian food, similarly north indians...

Anonymous 2 months ago

Its Indian food. And usually people from there own state will prefer their own food. Very bad question

Anonymous 2 months ago

I will choose NORTH INDIAN food without hesitation but why are you comparing NORTH nd SOUTHE.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Sorry to say that this is not a well researched publication. When you are talking about South Indian cuisine, where is the mention of the Chettinad cuisine? Also, many popular dishes like seeraga samba briyani, chettinad prawn masala, malabar parotta, madurai salna etc., have not been mentioned.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Do a detailed research before writing an article. Who told you that Andaman cuisine belongs to South. Andaman is mini India with North South and predominantly bengali cuisine

Anonymous 2 months ago

Why do you differentiate between North and South... Mr Pinky.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Preference would be based on one's background. Unfortunately Southie food (in Australia) is less common in restaurants due to ethnicity of the owners.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I think that's a good and a stupid question as well! Ppl from south would obviously love their food and vise versa..

Anonymous 2 months ago

South Indian food is healthy tasty and awrsome

Anonymous 2 months ago

North Indian cuisine is a definitive winner...the ingredients, the nutrition, the variety including Afghani, Pakistani and several other chained blended in the North Indian cuisine make it the natural choice!!!!

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