See also: List of Indian dishes
Cuisine differs across India's diverse regions as a result of variation in local culture, geographical location (proximity to sea, desert, or mountains) and economics. It also varies seasonally, depending on which fruits and vegetables are ripe. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Seafood plays a major role in the cuisine of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Since the indigenous Andamanese traditionally had very little contact with the outside world, raw fish and fruits have long been a staple diet for them. Immigration from other regions of India, however, has resulted in variations in the cuisine.
Pesarattu, a popular Andhra dish, served with kobbari pachadi (chutney made using coconut) Andhra Pradesh
Main articles: Telugu cuisine and Hyderabadi cuisine
Cuisine of Andhra Pradesh is a blend of Telugu cuisine along with Hyderabadi cuisine (also known as Nizami cuisine). The food is rich in spices, for which it is popular among south Indian cuisine. Rice is the staple food of Andhra people. Starch is consumed with a variety of curries and lentil soups orbroths. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian foods are both popular. Seafood is common in the coastal region of the state. Hyderabadi cuisine includes popular delicacies such as Biryani, Hyderabadi Haleem, Baghara baingan and kheema. Various pickles are part of local cuisine, popular among those areavakaya (a pickle made from raw mango) and gongura (a pickle made from red sorrel leaves). Yogurt is a common addition to meals, as a way of temperingspiciness. Breakfast items like dosa, vada are influenced by spices native to Andhra Pradesh. Arunachal Pradesh
Main article: Cuisine of Arunachal Pradesh
The staple food of Arunachal Pradesh is rice, along with fish, meat and leaf vegetables. Many varieties of rice are used. Lettuce is the most common vegetable, usually prepared by boiling with ginger, coriander and...