Indian Food Information Essay

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Climate: The climate of India varies as it is a very large country. India’s climate has 3 distinct climates, these are hot and dry, hot and wet which falls under monsoon and cool and dry. It is snowy in the north, hot and dry in the middle of the country while being hot and humid in the south of India.
The crops that you can find in India varies to the region that you are in. India is the 2nd largest producer of rice in the world. The rice is grown in West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. These are mostly grown at the top of India as it is a very wet place which is suitable for rice paddies. Wheat is also produced in India as it is produced where it is not too hot or too cold.
Staple Foods: India is a vast country and has different staple foods to do with the climate and the distance they are from the sea. In the north of India their meals would generally consist of milk, wheat, barley, vegetables, mutton (Lamb) and chicken. In Bengal and the southwest their meals would consist of fish and rice. In the south their meal would consist of rice coconuts, lentils, vegetables and fruit.

Spices and Herbs: Indian spices and herbs include a variety of spices grown across the subcontinent. With different climates in different parts of India, India produces a variety.
Spices and herbs include:
Chilli Powder/Cayenne pepper
Curry Leaves
Cinnamon
Black Pepper
Ginger
Mint
Basil
Festivals and Customs:
Onam: is a traditional 10 day harvest that marks the homecoming of the mythical King Mahabali. This festival is rich in culture and heritage. People decorate the ground in front of their houses with flowers arranged in amazing patterns to welcome the king. The festival is also celebrated with new clothes, feasts served on banana leaves, dancing, sports, games and snake boats racing.
Diwali: is a 5 day festival that starts off the Hindu New Year. This festivals often known as the “Festivals of lights” for all the fireworks, small clay lamps and candles that are lit during the celebration. The lights are meant to represent the victory of good over evil and brightness over darkness.

Customs:
• Always arrive punctual to a place but sometimes the Indians are not…