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Delhi and North India

Delhi and North India
India's colourful, religious heritage has allowed for the nation to be constant in exploration and adventure. Although largely unified by spirituality and religion, India itself is distinctively diverse in culture across its regions. Similarly, the common culinary theme across India nationwide can be largely attributed to ancient heritage and religious beliefs, where vegetarianism is often embraced. Despite this, as a nation so diverse in ecology, regional cuisines are prominent throughout the nation, each offering something novel and disparate from the other.  If you are a hungry traveler then you are in for a treat. 

The North of India is home to two of India's worldwide travel destinations, Delhi and the Taj Mahal. Delhi is the capital of India and is buzzing in popularity. There is no doubt that you will never be short of adventure when in Delhi. Delhi itself is somewhat divided into old and new from the temples and ruins, the modern bazaars. For a more historical experience, be sure to check out the stunning temples of Akshardham Temple and Jama Masjid. Even if temples and ruins aren't your thing, the 3 hour trip South to the Taj Mahal is worth every second. This world heritage listed building is also listed as one of the seven modern wonders of the world. Covered in marble domes, its exquisite beauty is a once in a lifetime experience.
Regardless of your scene, a trip to Delhi isn't compete without the food. Delhi is home to butter chicken and samosas, however, has much more to offer. Here are our top five 'must-try' dishes of Delhi and Northern India:

• Chaat - This fried potato Indian snack can be served as a sweet or savoury treat. It is best found from the local street stalls accompanied with various yoghurts, dips and spices for an authentic Indian culinary experience.
• Tandoori Chicken - This Indian classic has become a worldwide phenomenon and is vastly popular is the Southern regions of Asia, the Middle East and Western cultures. As it names suggests, the dish is prepared by cooking chicken with an array of spices in a traditional oven, called a tandoor. 
• Phirni - If you have a sweet tooth, then this is the dish for you. This authentic Indian dessert is made from rice, saffron, milk and sugar. Phirni provides a creamy relief from all the spices in Indian cuisine and can be found at most Punjabi restaurants. 
• Traditional Tikka Kabab - North India has hit gold combining the two favourites of chicken tikka and kababs. This fusion of Middle Eastern, Bangladeshian and Indian flavours tickles the taste buds with its combination of chicken, spice, herbs, yoghurt and bread.
• Chole Bhature - This heavy Indian breakfast is comprised of spice chickpeas, fried bread and much like all India cuisine, an array of herbs and species. Although originated from Delhi, this breakfast is now largely popular among the North and West regions. 

Here at Asian Home Gourmet, we offer a taste of North India in the form of various spice pastes and marinades. Check out our products today and try your hand at North Indian cuisine. 

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