The rich mystic land of diversity crowned by the majestic Himalayas in the north and kissed by the Indian Ocean in the south, the Arabian Sea on the west, and the Bay of Bengal in the east are filled with rich culture, values, and incredible food.
Every food is an invention created by mankind since time unknown with the sheer amount of effort to make it healthy, fit the geographic conditions and thus make it enjoyable by the people. The diverse flora and fauna varying across this huge so-called sub-continent have led to people coming up with a unique blend of flavors with the native grains, cereals, vegetables, fruits, and spices.
The food culture that is common all around the nation and in fact the world is the use of rice. Hence, it earns the credibility of being the global staple food with India being the second-largest producer of rice in the world.
The beauty of Rice is its versatility and can be transformed into savory and sweet.
Its unique flavor blends and complements almost every food imaginable. Elaborating on the different cuisines across the country a combination of vegetables, meat, lentils, fruits, and spices adds flavor, texture, and nutritional benefits leading to varieties of rice dishes. Now let’s explore the famous rice recipes from different states that one has to definitely try!
Starting with Tamil Nadu, the land of temples the very first thing that comes to mind is the name of a festival that’s the name of food too. It’s the Pongal! There exist two versions of this recipe – the chakarai Pongal, which is sweet, and Venn Pongal, which is savory and both made with clarified butter.
Not just this, the Tamil cuisine as well offers the most popular breakfast menu – Idli and dosa accompanied with flavorful varieties of chutney and sambar. Moving on to the cuisine of the neighboring state Kerala, Puttu is the most famous recipe which is unmissable. Puttu is basically layers of ground rice and coconut steamed together and served with jaggery/sugar or another savory accompanies like kadala kari or some non-vegetarian curry.
Looking into Karnataka, we have the very yummy Bisi bele bath which is a spicy, hot rice, lentil dish with multiple veggies. Karnataka cuisine’s most famous authentic food Neer Dosa and akki roti is also another form of rice that is so much enjoyed by the natives.
Moving to the north of India, we have dal chawal and Rajma chawal where boiled rice is served with properly tempered lentils/Rajma making it a very comforting food. Apart from these, every region has unique biryani variants to name a few- the most famous super spicy Hyderabadi biryani, the popular Ambur, Dindukal biryani, the milder but tastier Kolkata biryani, the famous Yakhni pulao and so much more.
For the making of all these super tasty recipes what is important is the luminary, rice of superior quality and flavor. Choose AMK rice that can make everything nice!!