Indian cuisine has a wide variety and specialities in delicacies. It is not too difficult to explore various dishes and regional specialities while travelling across India. But, a traveller must gather some knowledge or take some workshops to know more about the delicacies.

28 states and 7 union territories can be explored for astonishing dishes. Here we are going to discuss Indian Cuisine Across the Country and Regional Specialties!

Types of Indian Cuisines:

  1. Northern Cuisine:

The states like Punjab, Kashmir, Delhi, Rajasthan, and UP represents a vast culture and taste of Northern Cuisine. You get a chance to try a unique variety in hot summers and cold winters, having many seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Some of the famous dishes are:

  • Kashmiri curry with mild flavours and sweetness. Rogan Josh adds a unique flavour to the delicacy.
  • Awadhi curries are famous from Uttar Pradesh with the extensive flavour of saffron and other lentils.
  • Pure ghee, meat, and green vegetables like saag and Sarson are famous delicacies of Punjab. Here, you can enjoy many more masala dishes and sweet dishes like “Gajar Halwa” in winters and “Kada Prashad” in Gurdwaras.
  • Rajasthani Curries cooked with yoghurt sauce and paneer as the main flavour. Pakodas and curries are also available with different flavours and taste.
  • Delhi has a combination of all northern Indian flavours. So, one can try a mixture of Rajasthani, Punjabi, Awadhi, and all cuisine at various places in Delhi.


  1. Southern Cuisine:

You can try southern cuisine in Karnataka, Hyderabad, and Tamil Nadu. You can experience a humid and hot climate which serves as a chance for tourist to taste unique flavours of Indian Cuisine.

Some of the famous dishes are:

  • Andhra cuisine has curries, spices and abundant in chilli flavours. Gongura leaf is a special ingredient found in many dishes of southern cuisine.
  • Large vegetarian dishes are a part of Karnataka cuisine and regal Nizami foods of Hyderabad, rich in nutrition and taste.
  • Malabari cooking is famous in Kerala, where coconut is used extensively in dishes. The prominent flavour of coconut oil, coconut water, and coconut milk is used in dishes. It adds nutritional value to the dishes, which is good as per the climatic changes.
  • Chettinad cuisine is majorly cooked in Tamil Nadu. It has sharp spices and “Kari” prepared from tomatoes and onion.


A variety of southern dishes are lamb korma, masala beans, potatoes with tamarind sauce, sambar, and many more.

  1. Eastern Cuisine:

Bengal, Orissa, Bihar and Assam are surrounded by water (rivers, and seas) from all the side. Mustard is extensively used in eastern cuisine with fenugreek seeds.

Some of the famous dishes are:

  • Highly rich spices and heavy calories are used in Bihar. One can try lentils and chickpeas extensively.
  • The flavours are available in orissian and Bengali cuisine with subtle flavour and fewer spices.
  • Assam curries are cooked with special herbs and exotic flavours. It has tenga curry with fish and lentils with sour and lemon.
  • Chicken jalfrezi, coconut cooked chicken, prawn korma, and Tarka dhal could be tasted.


  1. Western Cuisine:

Gujrat, Maharashtra, Goa, and Konkan has fertile plains with diversely tasty flavours. Fishes and seafood with high flavoured proteins and nutrition.

Some of the famous dishes are:

  • Sugar and salt are more preferred more in Gujarati cuisine with a sweet flavour. Potato curries, eggplant curry, and more.
  • Goan curries are famous in western cuisine with cinnamon, cumin, and cloves. One can also make Indian Pork Curries.
  • Fiery seafood and cachumber are on the platter in Maharashtrian cuisine. People love to enjoy raita.
  • Spicy omelettes are prepared, and it is a speciality of the state. One can also try fish cake and Bombay potatoes.


In this way, Indian cuisines has 4 different cuisines like western, easter, northern, and southern. Apart from these, hundreds of local cuisines are available, and one try different flavours and taste at every 1 kilometre.

Workshops Available at Keukenvuur for Indian Cuisine:

There are different types of workshops available with Keukenvuur. You can learn extensive techniques of cooking at KEUKENvuur. Some of the advantages of taking workshops are:

  • The dishes are designed in such a way that everyone can get started with them.
  • After cooking the dishes you can eat them together
  • Also fun as a team outing, team building
  • After cooking, you will get the recipes.
  • The workshop is supervised by a professional chef.
  1. We are taking care of all preventive measures as per covid guidelines.

On our website you can find a complete overview of all cooking workshops. If you find it difficult to make a choice, use our  choice help. Or request a free quote. We take all preventive measures according to the  Covid  guidelines.


Some Delicious Recipes of Indian Cuisine are:

  1. Tandoori chicken:

Tandoori chicken is a succulently juicy dish by roasting marinated chicken along with spices in a tandoor. It has a spicy taste and Smokey flavour. Smokey flavour is optional. Hence, one can eliminate it if you don’t have charcoal. Also, tandoori chicken is marinated for 24 hours or 48 hours to make it more moist and tender.


  1. Firstly take chicken and marinate it well in hung curd and spices; make sure that the marinade is thick. After mixing it well, cover it and refrigerate it for a minimum of 6 hours.
  2. Preheat your oven for a minimum period of 15 to 20 minutes at the highest. Put your marinated chicken and grill it for 15 minutes. Add some spices on both sides of the chicken and again grill it for 6 to 10 minutes.
  3. Heat a pan and spread 2 tbsp oil over it. After 5 minutes, place the chicken on the pan on medium heat. Flip them well for the first 10 minutes, then cover the pan for 5 to 7 minutes. After that, your tandoori chicken is ready to be served.
  1. Chicken jalfrazi:

Chicken jalfrazi is a mouth-watering dish; it is a spicy dish with dense gravy. It is among the most popular non-veg dish around the globe. Chicken is a speciality in Indian Cuisine and prepared in different style by different people. So, here is an easy recipe for our readers.


  1. Take chicken breast and marinate it well and leave it for a while. To prepare the sauce to take all ingredients and cook them into a pan until they turn brownish. Add water and scream it for 20 minutes; meanwhile, put plum tomatoes.
  2. Heat another pan and roast the spices with tomatoes for 10 minutes. Now mix the sauce and tomato solutions and stir and simmer them for 20 minutes.
  3. Fry the marinated chicken and put the spices, and recommend vegetables over it. Add the sauce prepared into the marinated chicken. After 10 to 15 minutes, your chicken jalfrezi is ready to serve.
  1. Spinach with golden potatoes:

Spinach with golden potatoes is among the most delicious potato dish ever. This dish is prepared in 30 minutes with simple ingredients and taste very creamy.


  1. Take some potatoes and cut them to medium size, add the recommended spices and mix it well. Add the potatoes into the oven for 22 to 23 minutes. Chop 2 cups of spinach and mix it with spices.
  2. Heat a large frying pan, add onion and garlic after 3 to r minutes, add spinach, then after 90 seconds, add yoghurt and spices.
  3. Put the roasted potatoes into the pan with yoghurt and spinach mixture and mix them well. After potatoes being coted properly with the mixture, your dish is ready to serve.


  1. Sambar:

Sambar is a vegetable curry based on lentils; it is believed to be a very healthy and protein-packed dish. It is among the most popular vegetarian dish. Sambar has delicious flavours, and it is available in different styles all over India. Here are the basic steps to prepare sambhar most efficiently.


  1. Take toor dal and moong dal in a ratio of 2:1. And cook until tender. After that, mash the dal and leave it for a while.
  2. Heat a large pot and saute onion; after 1 minute, adds cut veggies into it, and saute. After 2 minutes, add spices and water to it. Put tamarind into it and leave it for soaking. Cook the veggies until they turn soft.
  3. Add the cooked mashed dal to the pot for making sambar. When it brings to a boil, add some chopped coriander leaves. Prepare saute curry leaves with spices and add them into sambar. Your sambar is now ready to serve.


Learn Indian cooking during a cooking workshop at cooking studio KEUKENvuur

Do you want to get started with Indian cuisine yourself? Follow a cooking class at cooking studio KEUKENvuur. We provide an Indian cooking workshop for you and your friends or as a company outing. Together with the chef  you will cook different Indian dishes and then  dine together.  At  cooking studio  KEUKENvuur  you  can also follow African,  European, Far  East,North America and Themed  cooking workshops.Want  to know more? Request a free quote.

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