Description of country
India is the seventh largest country in the world. India is a unique land of belief, love, colourful people, fairs and festivals, diversity of religions and various cultures that are considered to be the world's oldest and richest. Indian consists of one billion plus people which is one sixth of the worlds population, that practice and hold different sets of cultures. There are 22 languages spoken in India and Hindi is the most commonly spoken. The people of India are described to be very simple people, open hearted and softly spoken. Culture and religion greatly influence Indian foods and the traditional food of India is widely admired for its amazing use of spices at the heart of every Indian dish.
Description of the foods they regularly eat
Indian food is distinct from the rest of the world. Not only the taste but also the cooking methods. It mirrors a perfect blend of various cultures and religion that deeply influence the foods eaten by Indians. Foods of India are better known for its fabulous use of spices, which are the heart of almost every Indian dish. Every single spice brings some or nutritional values as well as medicinal properties. India is well known for its diverse multi cuisine. Types of staple food commonly eaten in India are wheat, basmati rice and pulses with chana (Bengal Gram), the most important one. Main dishes typically create gravies to serve over rice with flatbread or wafers, which they dip into the sauce. One popular meal is Punjabi dish,dal mahkni,is a butter-based lentil gravy dish served over rice. A variety of unleavened breads served with many Indian dishes, compliment and add additional texture and flavor to the main foods of India such as, roti, naan, phulka and puppadams.
The most common drink in india
Another large significant celebration in India is Holi. This festival is celebrated by men, women and children dancing together and rubbing gull (powered color) over one another. An alcoholic drink, Bhang, made from rosewater and dried fruits is associated with Holi. Families present a food to visitors called Kanji-ke-bare which consist of thin lentils patties special to Holi, served with unleavened bread and followed by a desert sweet dumplings and dried fruits, better known as gujjias.
Shoes must always be removed when entering a place of worship in India, and revealing clothes are not allowed. It is important for travellers to keep shoulders and the lower part of your body covered when visiting religious sites.
Indians hold a strong belief that giving gifts softens the transformation of the next life. It is not the value of the gift, rather the sincerity in which it is given.