If there are varieties in things, we find choice to choose what we like. There are always some similar and different varieties we can find in things so, same principal apply in foods also. There are different types of foods, which you can eat around the world that all have their specialties. As like them, in Indian dishes there are different varieties too. As India is a diverse country as its food too.

Even though Indian dishes cannot be classified, yet it can be into 5 different categories and their subcategories.

North Indian cuisineNorth India Dishes: People are in North India, fond of eating both Veg and Non-veg dishes. A North Indian cuisine is famous for its thick and tasty gravies. Here, dishes are served with milk, yoghurt, saffron, cottage cheese, ghee and nuts. People like, spices more in vegetables and chapatti with ghee. Besides, the sweets are important too. There are famous sweets from every regions.

South Indian cuisineSouth Indian Dishes: North Indian cannot live without chapattis and South Indian without rice. The South Indian dishes are based on rice. Mostly dishes are made of rice or you can say every dish has the involvement of rice. Favorite dishes, as we all know, are Dosas, Vadas, Idlis, Uttapams served with Sambhar dal, Rasam and with dry and curried vegetables. There are others too.

As in North India, a Lassi is consumed usually after meal. Coconut water is the common beverage in South India. The South Indian foods are rich with flavors, seasoning, colors, fragrance, nutritional balance, visual appearence and most importantly with taste.

East Indian foodEast Indian Dishes: Here, also the dishes are rice based. So much rice is grown with vegetables and fruits. The East Indian food is said to be influenced by Chinese and Mongolian cuisine. The food, which people like is very simple. The culinary style, include steaming and frying. On the other hand fish is the non-vegetarians’ favorite choice and pork too. People love sweets too with all their open heart. It is said that some of the most popular sweets come from the East India.

West Indian cuisineWest Indian Dishes: West Indian foods comprises with wide variety of choice including fish, shellfish, Bombay duck and also pickles and chutneys. Coconut and peanuts are also one of the important ingredients. Popular dishes are, Chicken Xacuti, Thepla, , Fish Curry Laal Maas, Ghewar, Pork Vindaloo.

On the other hand in Gujarat, it is all vegetarian food in spite of having extensive coast line. A typical Gujarati Thali consists of Dal, Roti, Khadi and Rice including sweets. In one word it can be said that Gujarati dishes are sweet, spicy and salty. Some dishes include, Surti Locho Recipe, Bajra Lauki Thepla Recipe, Sweet Corn Dhokla recipe.