Indias cuisine is as regional and diverse as the land and its people.
RICE : India s staple crop and diet Indian Basmati rice is enjoyed all over the world.
WHEAT: The basic food in north India
TEA: India is the largest producer and exporter oftea in the world. Chai is the Indian word for tea. Indians drink a lot of tea!
SUGAR CANE: Is an important crop in North India
MANGO: The National Fruit of India Fresh mangos are eaten both raw and ripe. They are also used in cooking. pickles, relishes and desserts.
Traditional Indian food is eaten with your hands. It is served on… Banana leaves Thaliandkatoris …a steel plate with bowls that hold a variety of food. Many courses are eaten together, to mix ﬂavors.
What do most Indians eat everyday?RICE chaawal pulaoBREAD roti naan poori paratha
LENTILS daalVEGETABLES subzi
YOGURT dahi raitalassi
MEAT / FISH / CHICKEN Tandoor -clay oven ﬁred with wood or coalTandoori
Dessert mithaikheer kulﬁ
North Indian Snackssamosa pakora bhel poori South Indian Snacks dosa murku idli
At a roadside market inIndia a typical merchant isselling fresh fruit, vegetablesand grains from a simplecart.He stocks no preserved orpackaged foods, but providesonly fresh, wholesome farewhich he gets that same dayfrom farmers tending ﬁeldsnearby.
What did Raja see on his way to school? A Fresh Vegetable Bazaar Did You Know?…Most Indians are vegetarian.Do you remember why?Think of what Raja and Baviks’a families ate and why…
A Roadside café DhaabaWhere might you stop for asnack when you travel?What might you eat?What do you think Indian travelerseat? Do you remember seeing a Charpaai in the village where Bavika lives? What did they say A charpaai about the furniture in those serves as a bench Village homes?
Common Indian words used in English curry chutney chai
karhaai and karchhi tawaa angithi
Spices have played an important part in Indian cuisine for over three thousand years and are the reason why Indian food is enjoyed throughout the world.