hello everyone! I am in India and today we will talk about Indian food Not about all of it, it’s impossible about main Indian food now we will move through time and space and try all sorts of different Indian food in different regions because in each region it is different. let’s go! India is a huge country, almost as big as the entire Europe, by population even almost twice bigger therefore the cuisine from state to state is different as the cuisine of neighboring countries in Europe Delhi and Mumbai are cities in which all kinds of food are collected, as well as all kinds of people from all over the country Indian food can be divided into Northern and southern it’s that simple Or vegetarian and non-vegetarian and it’s more difficult India is the world’s largest vegetarian country 38% of the population here do not eat meat, and many have never even tasted it or they say they haven’t as my Hindu friend said “I have tried meat and even beef, but I will not tell my parents about it, otherwise they will kill me” Yes, in Hinduism the cow is a sacred animal, they walk the streets like our dogs and in some Hindu States beef is even illegal an interesting situation turns out in Hyderabad, the capital of Telangana state the city itself is historically Muslim and is known for its biryani and here we come to the first Indian dish this is a rice similar to pilaf with a lot of spices it can be with egg, chicken, lamb, fish and, of course, because the dish is Muslim-with beef beef is illegal in Telangana therefore, on the menu can be found “Biryani with mutton” and handwritten “actually with beef” biryani with meat costs an average of 100 rupees for a full portion where the Muslims there meat can be found, where Christians there meat and for some reason fish for example, in Goa, where everyone loves to spend winter the traditional local cuisine is dominated by fish typical Goan food: mostly locals eat rice with fish this is rice, this is fish curry, and this is fried fish first you go to an Indian restaurant, you read the menu and you’re like, “What??” “Aloo Gobhi”, “Palak paneer” what it all means and zillion names like this in fact, everything is simple: you need to learn how the components are called for example, “Aloo” means potatoes, “Gobhi” is cauliflower “Palak” is spinach, paneer is a cheese for example, “Aloo Gobhi” is a dish of these two components potatoes and cauliflower as I love Aloo Gobhi – potatoes, cauliflower Aloo Palak-potatoes, spinach; Mattar is peas, paneer is cheese, it means peas with cheese the most convenient way to eat in India without much bother is Thali complex meal, lunch or dinner in the North it is served in an iron dish like thi or like this, with iron plates actually, this thing is thali On the South on a banana leaf and is called “meals” ie food, foods or how is it in plural? dishes, meals, a set of food… here is the appropriate expression “a set of food” it is usually eaten with your hands and what I like the most, in many places they refill it until you are full why? why don’t we have places like this? in some places buckets of additives are right on the table and you can self service if it’s a thali with chicken, meat, egg, then chicken, meat, eggs that won’t refill They will add only the main components we’ll talk about those components in a minute, but for now let’s talk about prices they can vary greatly from region to region but on average, in India, vegetarian thali costs RS 70-80 the cheapest I ate is this one at the station New Delhi for 35 rupees Don’t be afraid of “food at the station” – in India, the situation is opposite almost every major station in the country on the 1st and sometimes on the last platform there is railway canteen their kitchen is clean and open, you can see what they do there, it’s always cheap and the food is fresh They almost never refill there though, although these buckets are from the station in Visakhapatnam and thali for 55 rupees now let’s talk about components: rice – it’s easy, nothing to discuss about Next one the Foundation of Indian cuisine in all regions, which allows Indians to survive without meat his Majesty dal! it’s kind of porridge, or soup, or gravy a hearty, nutritious dish of lentils, peas or other legumes Sabji-vegetable stew of any, absolutely any combination of vegetables Curd – fermented milk product something like kefir or sour cream perfect to refresh a blazing mouth after a spicy meal let’s talk about dairy products Everything is clear with thali, there may be hundreds of components including sweets but about the main I have already told milk in India is tasty, varied and inexpensive at the same railway stations there are dairy stalls with a wide variety of products glass of hot milk 10 rupees it’s very tasty Lassi is like a yogurt with this cheese-sugar mass plus raisins and pieces of some nuts, some jam very tasty, costs 30 rupees by the way in India there is no usual dividing into vegetarians and vegans dairy products are considered vegetarian and eggs are not considered usually in Indian restaurants there are jugs of water I do not recommend drinking this water, drink only bottled over time perhaps your body will get used to it and everything will be fine I, for example, now already can drink this water but when I arrived, after this water I haven’t been off the toilet for a very long time see what else I like about Indian railway stations you can fill a bottle of water for just 5 rupees let’s try to understand what is the main difference between the South and the North in terms of food of course in the North there are more dairy products, in the South the food is more spicy, sometimes to tears the South abounds in a variety of bread like things in the southernmost state of India Tamil Nadu I sometimes could not find rice in the evening because it’s a meal for lunch, but Breakfast and dinner are usually the same idli, parota, roti, uttappam and of course dosa, the main dish of South India dosa is like a pancake, plain dosa is without anything what is paneer dosa, onion dosa or palak dosa you can already guess by yourself but dosa with potatoes is not aloo dosa, it’s masala dosa because there’s a lot of spice I guess masala means a combination of Indian spices and can be found in many dishes for example masala tea is a tea with spices but back to the Breakfast-dinner South Indian stuff idli-steamed rice cakes uttappam – rice pancakes, can be with something inside, visually a bit like pizza from the school cafeteria Parota – cake made of wheat chapati, aka roti, is a thinner toasted tortilla made of flour they are all served with unlimited sauces chutney, sambar – hot sauce soup and so on masala dosa costs about 40 rupees, the rest of the products for 10-20 rupees apiece the most popular Indian snack is samosa pie with potatoes, vegetables and of course a bunch of spices fried in boiling oil Costs 10 rupees samosa is usually being eating with a tea, and tea is being drinking always and you can find it on every corner the price is standard – 10 rupees, the taste is also standard everywhere black sweet tea with milk and spices, usually with cardamom Momo – dumplings of Tibetan origin, steamed come with vegetables, paneer, meat, the average price of 40 rupees per portion there have been protests in India recently calling for this dish to be banned activists call momo a silent killer or a killer from China They say it harms more, than drugs No comments here Do you know what is not going to be banned? Bhang Lassi in the Hindu Holy city of Varanasi, this drink is sold freely it is not allowed, but it is not forbidden Bhang Lassi costs just 50 rupees and this is a drug, a real one bhang is a thing made of cannabis, it is added to a milk drink and you are flattened I tried this thing for the experiment, then communicated with my camera for one hour, and was high the whole day I won’t repeat this kinds of experiments anymore I don’t remember how to walk now, I do not remember they know, they walked A dog has passed by This one is the most tasty thing, I show you already something similar in Srinagar It costs 30 rupees only it is inside an empty pellet, it is the most delicious component it’s like our belyash, only without filling You take it like this about Indian food you can talk endlessly and write several doctoral dissertations I went through only the main points if this video was useful and interesting to you, do not forget to like and write a comment and I thank all my patrons for their support in making this video how incredibly delicious it is they refilled again, added for the third time, very tasty very very damn tasty see how it looks, just saliva flowing