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The Indian subcontinent is huge with an area size of 1.3 million sq.
mile. In 2010, the population is estimate to be more than 1.2
billion people. With this massive land area and population it is to
be expected that the cuisine and chicken recipes here will also be
as diverse as the population. The subcontinent of India had over 30
regions or territories and it is estimated to have more than two
thousands ethnic groups with the Indo-Aryan forming the majority.
Each regions have it's own different taste and identity reflecting
the varied demographics of the country. However, Indian recipes can
be categorize into 5 different style based on the regions i.e.
northern (e.g. Kashmir, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jodhpur),
southern (e.g. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu),
eastern( e.g. West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Orissa),
western(e.g. Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa) and north-eastern(e.g.
Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur).
Indian cuisines have evolves from a civilization that spans for over
5000-year-old timeline. During this long period, the culture and
food recipes has changed following the changed in geographical
boundaries and interactions with outsiders. As such, Indian Cooking
has evolved significantly over time due to the many influences
brought into the country by the various rulers and travelers. This
makes the original chicken recipes becoming tastier with the
assimilation of the myriad influences.
Indian society having their roots in Hinduism are largely a
vegetarian society since ancient time. However, luckily for us,
chicken lover, in 2010, it is estimated that only a third of India's
population are vegetarian. So do not worry that Indians lack of
chicken recipes as I sure you have heard about famous Indian chicken
recipes such as Tandoori Chicken, Masala Chicken, Briayani Chicken
and many more.
Of all the unique spices, herbs and ingredients used in Indian
cooking, perhaps Garam Masala stands out as Indian original. Garam
Masala is a blend of various herbs and the composition vary from
regions to regions with each region claiming that theirs is the
best. Garam Masala have a sweet and pungent smells but not hot or
spicy. Some common ingredients used are peppercorns, cloves cumin,
cinnamon, cardamom, star anise etc. The staples of Indian also vary
from region to region depending on the land climate and crop. In the
south and east region, rice and millet is the staple there but in
the drier northern region wheat is the main dish. Various pulses
such as red lentil, pea, gram and dhal are also eaten as the main
Indian food are famous for it's laborious and time consuming
preparation. The number of ingredients used in a recipe can be
massive with numerous mix of herbs, spices and seasonings. This is
because the Indian women believed in showing their affection and
love through their cooking and food. Recipes and cooking techniques
are inherited from generation to generation, often passing down from
grandmother to mother to daughter. But don't let this frighten you
from trying to cook Indian dish at home. I have specially chosen
recipes which are easy to prepare but delicious for you to try and
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