North Indian recipes refer to the recipes from the north Indian states of
Punjab, Utter Pradesh, Kashmir etc. It also
refers to the mughlai and avadhi cuisine. North Indian cuisine is
popular the world over. Many north Indian dishes
are served in the restaurants outside India too.
Though there are many non vegetarian recipes in north Indian cuisine, there is a variety of popular vegetarian recipes too from all these north Indian states.
North Indians generally consume more wheat based products such as rotis, parathas etc. Most of them like these flat breads to be served for every meal. They do not like to eat rice the way south Indians do. The rice is consumed either plain, with dals or it is cooked with vegetables such as in pulav or biryani.
As the weather conditions are different in the south and north Indian states, the produce there is varied. North Indian states experience more cold weather compared to the hot south Indian states. So traditionally the food habits and food preferences are different.
Now with lots of people shifting places due to their jobs, availability of ingredients through supermarkets people are willing to experiment with different kinds of cuisines. Now, some of the recipes given below are made in southern part of India too.
North Indian curries are made by using mainly tomatoes and onions to make gravy. The amount of oil or ghee is
also more. Mostly desi ghee (pure ghee) is used.
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