April 26, 2023 3 min read

Food is an important part of Indian culture and being a land of festivals, it brings a new food item to the table for every occasion. India is called the ‘land of spices’ as no other country in the world produces as many varieties of spices. It is a very common misconception that Indian food is extremely spicy and hot, however, once you start eating different dishes, you realize that this cuisine is a perfect blend of sweet, salty, sour, astringent, and spicy foods. “Curry'' i the most known Indian dish, but many people fail to realize that curry has many different meanings here. A place with different cultures, different religions, different soil, and cooking methods offers a range of food options and the word “curry” can be so many different dishes, depending on the spices and ingredients thrown into the pot. For a native Indian living away from home, Indian food always hits home and for a foreigner, Indian cuisine offers a whole new world of taste and flavors. The Indian food delivery service of Sukhmani Foods offers the best tiffin services and Indian food delivery in the area with healthy and delicious homecooked meals, delivered straight to your doorstep.

Understanding Indian Food

Indian food preferences can be mainly broken down into two regions: North Indian Food and South Indian Food. The former include more vegetarian options where spices and vegetables reign the cuisine. It includes Indian bread like naanand rotiover rice, along with more creamy creations than fiery hot dishes. The latter includes more spicy curries, featuring a lot of seafood and coconut. South Indians prefer eating rice more than bread, combined with lentils. Our Indian home-cooked food delivery menu includes the most-loved and famous dishes of both regions.

Traditional recipes of Indian dishes have been handed down through the generations, which may explain why locals have got the use of spice down to an art form. It may seem overwhelming to others as every dish is made from scratch. On average, a traditional Indian dish has at least nine spices such as cumin, coriander, ginger, garam masala, turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom, red chili powder, and mustard seeds. Head on over to Sukhmani Foods for an Indian meal delivery service that serves traditional, lip-smacking dishes.


Different Dining Establishments

In India, there are primarily three different kinds of dining establishments, starting from neighborhood cafes to street vendors to big restaurants for tourists. Street food is a big part of the hearts of Indians as they offer a big variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes ranging from sweet to spicy to flavorful. Local cafes and affordable food trucks are visited the most and these locations are often called Dhaba, Udupi,or Bhojanalay, as per the region. They offer slow-cooked dishes that require different spices and lots of prep and cooking time like dals, Indian bread, vegetable curries, dosas, and biryanis. Middle-class patrons choose traditional eateries as they offer consistently excellent meals just as Sukhmani Foods’ Indian tiffin service takes you on a tour of flavors.

Must Try Indian Dishes

1. Butter Chicken

The most popular non-vegetarian, curry-based dish is butter chicken, which is loved all over North India and all over the world.

2. Lemon Rice

Taking a small detour to South India, lemon rice is an easy-to-make, everyday dish with a zesty flavor.

3. Chana Masala (Chickpea Curry)

Often referred to as chana or chole in Hindi, chickpea curry is a primary curry-based dish cooked in a sauce of garlic, ginger, and onions, eaten alongside bhature, a soft flaky Indian bread.

4. Samosa

Samosa is the first thing that comes to mind when talking about Indian cuisine and is the most popular North Indian street food.

5. Masala Dosa

This is a mainstream South Indian dish, typically eaten as a fast delicacy or any day meal.

6. Rogan Josh

With roots in Northern India and Persian cuisine, Rogan Josh is a meat-centric dish that translates to red lamb.

7. Biryani

It is a rice-based dish and has connections to the Mughal Empire, which was established towards the beginning of the 16th century. This classic dish has multiple layers of aromatic rice and meat (or vegetables).

8. Gulab Jamun

An Indian diet includes a necessary dessert to finish off the meal and Gulab Jamun is the king of post-dinner treats. It is based on two flavors – gulab (which means rose) and jamun (which refers to purple jamun berries, similar to blueberries).

Sukhmani Foods’ Indian tiffin service menu offers you a delicate and traditional Indian meal experience with mouth-watering, tandoori tastes!