Which city trip on the weekend, your tongue will decide.

Every 40 kilometers, you will hear a new language in India. And, most probably the tongue will encounter a new taste. Thankfully, for the latter, you don’t need to travel kilometers. All kinds of foods are at your service in the country’s capital. Which city trip on the weekend, your tongue will decide.

Let’s begin the journey with Rajasthan. The regional delicacies are usually dry and vegetarian. But, that doesn’t deprive them of the intriguing flavors. The spice content is quite high in comparison to other Indian cuisines. Kicha ki sabzi, Kikoda ki sabzi, Makki ki raab, Matar ki sabzi, and Moranga ki sabzi are few such delectable curries. But, seems the natives are not enough of sweets as well. Try dal-bati, churma and ghevar and you will know it all.

Then, turn your car left to explore the much-talked-about food of Punjab and Haryana. The milk and milk products are as important as spices. And, of course, you will find all possible experiments with Paneer. Be it shahi paneer, paneer pasanda, paneer tikka, paneer peshawari, paneer hara bhara and we are sure you want to know more. Also, how can we not mention the rich and buttery Dal Makhani served with delectably hard and hot Tandoori Rotis! Not to mention, the chicken and mutton recipes cooked with a range of spices and herbs in pure desi ghee.

One of the key reasons to travel is to taste the unknown, unexplored and mesmerizing flavors. And, the neighboring states are not too far either. So, make a trip this weekend. What do you say? But, if food is the main pushing factor, then the flavors of Punjab are well served at Chowki. Order to revisit delicious Punjab!


North Indian cuisine or South Indian? Read and decide

Indian cuisine is too vast to be described a whole. The country has two Indias. One is North and the other is South. And, hence there are two cuisines – both are equally intriguing and delicious.

North Indian cuisine or South Indian? Read and decide

The usage of oil
North Indians mainly rely on ghee or mustard oil for cooking. Parts like Punjab and Haryana also enjoy the home-made butter. The South, however, is popular for its frank usage of coconut oil.

Staple diet
North Indian climate is largely suitable for the cultivation of wheat and South Indian for rice. Therefore, the wheat bread served with cooked vegetables or non-veg predominates diet in The North. But that doesn’t imply that Northies do not eat rice. The boiled rice and chapatis made with rice flour characterize the South.

Gravy and spices
Since, the Northern states of India are a lot influenced by the Mughlai cuisine, the gravy of cooked vegetables is comparatively thicker and richer. On the other hand, the south Indians cook a much liquid gravy with more use of spices. It’s also because they mainly eat rice. And, rice can retain any liquidy gravy, unlike the chapatis.

Nonveg and veg
Being a coastal region, South India makes an extensive use of fish in its food. But a large population there is vegetarian. In the North, the number of non-vegetarians surpasses vegetarians. Chicken and mutton are the two favorites of the former in this part.

So what do you prefer – the food that contains coconut oil, thin spicy gravy, rice flour bread, fish or the one that includes mustard oil, thick rich gravy, wheat flour chapatis, mutton chicken? We would be pleased to know your choice. Comment and share 🙂