(Last Updated on : 29/10/2013)
Indian cuisine is ancient and has a 2500-3000 years old history. However, the recipes of the country have changed over the years. Indian State Recipes become unique by the use of many different herbs and spices. India presents a wide selection of different recipes. Different states of the country have its own cooking styles and tastes. Consequently, North Indian Recipes offer wide assortment of food including both vegetarian and non vegetarian. Food occupies a vital position of Indian culture. These recipes are structured according to the religious beliefs and foreign invasions.
According to the North Indian Recipes, a couple of main courses are served. They are usually doled out along with different pickles, chutneys and of course different types of Indian bread, "roti". In addition to that recipes of north India take in various dessert preparations. Punjab, for instance, provide a huge assemble of vegetarian and non vegetarian recipes. Punjabi cuisines occupy a prominent position for its healthy, protein enriched food quality. The Punjab recipe is of cooking food in slow fire in order to retain the rich flavour. Punjabi breakfast consists of layered paranthas including breads, stuffed with spiced, mashed potatoes or grated, spiced radish eaten with dahi and tasty mango pickle for pep and pungency. Creamy milk is offered so as to complete the Punjab Cuisine.
Among the North Indian Recipes, Punjabi cooking is exquisite and preparation such as Sarson-Ka-Sag - buttered mustard greens, flavoured with aniseed and asafoetida eaten with Makki-Ki-Roti the crisp, fresh corn bread. Punjabi cookery is the universal favourite item which is spicily stewed chick peas. They are dipped in green chillies and onions, and Bhaturas fully, leavened deep fried breads, and Dahi Baras lentil dumplings in creamy yoghurt. Baigan-ka-bharta is made by the egg plant smoked on fire and then cooked with hot spices and tomatoes. Punjab is well-known for the in-house pickles of assorted with small size cut vegetables. The long green chilli marinated in oil and garlic pickles are the delicious preparations.
The delicious Karhi is another example of elite North Indian Recipes. The combination of protein rich pulses cooked with onions, tomatoes and red-eyed beans, rice and traditional breads, yoghurt whipped with chick pea flour and chick pea dumplings contribute a lot of the recipe of the northern region. The food of Kashmir, on the other hand can be plain or spicy. The recipe of the region includes spices like cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and saffron. Kashmir recipes originate on the people's love for food. Different varieties including Mutton, chicken or fish are of prime importance in a Kashmiri meal.
North Indian Recipes also depend on the local variety. In areas with a pastoral tradition, milk and its products are used in cooking. Himachal Pradesh is one such state in northern India that concentrates on mostly vegetarian dish. They use tubers like potatoes and turnips as well as Green vegetables. The common Himachali cuisine includes rice, lentil broth, dish of vegetables and bread. Pure vegetarian dishes are also well admired among the recipes of the northern India. The vegetarian dish includes dum-aloo - roasted potatoes in curd-based gravy, and chaman- fried paneer (cottage cheese), in a thick sauce. Sweets also complete the north Indian recipes.