Indian papadum

Indian papadum

Papadum is a crispy snack, popular in India and Indian restaurants as an appetizer with sauces, pickles and chutney. It can be made from different flours – lentils, chickpeas, rice, potato.

Indian flatbreads

Indian flatbreads

Flatbreads are the key component of the Indian cuisine. In the north of India they are usually made from wheat flour, in the south of India from lentils and rice. Examples of North Indian flatbreads are roti, chapati and naan.
Naan is made with yeast, roti does not have any yeast and is thinner than naan. Chapati is even thinner than roti.
Naan as served in the restaurants can be plain, butter, garlic, onion and other stuffed varieties.
Here on the picture, two pieces of plain naan.

Street food Delhi

Street food Delhi

Delhi is famous for its street food. The best places can be found in Old Delhi. The typical Delhi street food are snacks called chaat. Chaat started as a mix of potato pieces, fried bread, gram bean and spices, now many varieties are being offered. Very popular chaat – Aaloo Tikki Chat are potato patties with spices, chutney and yogurt.

Red Fort, Old Delhi, India

Red Fort, Old Delhi, India

Red Fort was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah-Jahan (1628-58) as his Royal Residence when he moved his capital from Agra to Delhi. This part of the city is now called Old Delhi.

The British built the new city, called New Delhi in the south of Old Delhi and established there the country capital in 1920s. New Delhi became the Republic of India capital when it regained its independence in 1947.

Delhi, India

Delhi, India

India is a country of over 1.2 billion people. The Indian food is world famous and known for being hot spicy. Indian restaurants can be found around the globe.

Indian cuisine is very rich in local, regional specialties but generally, one can differentiate between food and eating habits in the north of India and the south of India. South Indian food is spicier than the North Indian food. North Indian cuisine can be characterized by a wide use of diary products. South Indian cuisine uses more rice as the staple food.

Here on the picture the famous India Gate in New Delhi, the monument commemorating Indian soldiers who died fighting as part of the British Army in World War I.