South Indian food
The Malabar Coast in the South India is famous for its spices. Cardamom, pepper, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg are some of the notable spices, which are found in abundance in the South. The availability of coconut, fish and root tubers have influenced the cuisine of South India. Rice is the staple food for the people of South India instead of wheat, which is more popular in northern states.
North Indian food
Even though most Indian recipes have exotic spices and aroma, North Indian Food have its distinctive characteristics that separate it from South Indian Food.
North Indian food is usually served with thick and tasty gravy. Although there are still some chillies that are included in the recipes, it also uses dairy products including Paneer, milk, butter and Yogurt. Usually, North Indian Food is often served with nuts.