Cuisines of India
Edible India is a matter of taste. Indian food habits have been peppered and altered by religion, trade, occupation and invasion over a period of 5000 years, leading to the diversity of flavors and regional cuisines found in modern-day India. According to Ayurveda, an ancient treatise on health, philosophy and food are inseparable; it sets out principles for food classification for a holistic living and list the medicinal properties of various spices. So great was the importance of spices for seasoning, as preservatives and as medicines that the search for their source pushed the Europeans into the Age of Exploration in the 15th century. Through the ages, saw travelers who visited India bringing with them new cooking methods and products like tea, spices, exotic fruits and vegetables. Adapting with the existing cuisines of India which became more varied and vibrant, it gave the Indian cooks a creative ingenuity to use them as skillfully as an artist uses the colours of his palette.
Go India Journeys puts together the finest ingredients of multitudinous India exploring its fascinating heritage of gastronomy. Our Edible India journeys feature many exciting culinary experiences with experts from each region bringing to life unique flavours, tastes, textures and aromas that define India. Not only do clients dine and imbibe extremely well, but they also learn about all aspects of food creation and cooking, including visits to interesting markets, private homes and, of course, fine restaurants. The diversity of cuisines of India on this tour is equaled by the contrasting landscapes and cultures as it encompasses- the exuberance of the Punjab, the streetscapes of the capital New Delhi, the royal elegance of Jaipur, the Nawabi opulence of Lucknow, east to Colonial Calcutta, on to a city of decadence, Hyderabad, south to Chennai and Chettinad to Cochin and the relaxed pace of the Malabar, Goa with its Arabian and Portuguese influences and fusion Mumbai. It is truly a blend of the finest.
It is just not about eating and touring but learning about the culinary history of the suggested gastronomical destinations with the people of each region showcasing their food and customs.
Delhi - Delhi Cuisine: Visit the spice market and the street foods in the bustling Old Delhi area. Spend an evening with a family with a cooking demonstration. Be introduced to the wonders of Ayurveda and the philosophy of food. Enjoy a fine dining experience of North-Western Cuisine.
Hoshiarpur - Punjab Cuisine: Enjoy rural hospitality of warm and gracious Punjabi landlords and Punjab cuisine of India. Get introduced to the art of tandoori cooking and the gift of Punjab to the world “Butter chicken”.
Jaipur - Rajasthan Cuisine: Learn Rajasthani home cooking juxtaposed besides a royal meal.
Lucknow - Uttar Pradesh Cuisine: Rumored to use a hundred spices in every preparation, this cuisine defines the opulence of the nawabs of Lucknow. Learn the secrets of the Awadhi “Dastarkhwan”.
Hyderabad - Andhra Pradesh Cuisine: Learn to make “biryani” and the art of "Dum" cooking!
Chennai - South Indian Cuisine: The traditional way of eating a meal involves being seated on the floor, having the food served on a banana leaf. Sample and learn how to cook Chettinad style.
Cochin - Kerala Cuisine: Kerala cuisine has a variety of pickles and chutneys, and crunchy pappadums, banana chips, jackfruit chips, enjoy these delicacies and learn about the Kerala cuisine.
Mumbai - Maharashtra Cuisine: sample street food with a visit to an authentic Mumbai beach stand and take home an experience of a lifetime.