South Indian cuisine: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

South Indian cuisine includes variety from five South Indian states: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.Cuisines of these states are similar in many ways, but are different at the same time. The similarities among them include the presence of rice and lentils as a staple food, chilies, coconut, and native fruits and vegetables. The main difference is the spiciness of the food, as well as some cereals.

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Ahmedabad, a capital of Kite festival.

Every year on 14th of January, there is a very unusual holiday in India. Ahmedabad, a city in the western state of Gujarat, becomes the venue of one of the most colorful and cheerful fests not only of India, but of the whole world, International Kite festival.

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How to say "thank you" in Hindi.

11th of January is International Thank You day, therefore Talk of the Town decided to give few "thank you" words in Hindi to know.

In India there are several ways to thank:

Formal "thank you" - "dhanyavaad" (धन्यवाद्) and "abhari hun" (आभारी हुँ).The first is the most common way to express gratitude and highlight your appreciation. It can also be used during business negotiations and with elder people. It sounds like "thun-yuh-vod"."Abhari hun" can be translated as "I am grateful", but it sounds like "oob-ha-dee hoon" (as R is close to D in its sound).

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Indian food: "Jal Frezi" and Chinese way of cooking.

"Jal Frezi" is a curry dish where the main ingredient (meat, fish, paneer or vegetables) is stir-fried. Such cooking technique appeared in British India and introduced to the region by Chinese cuisine.

Stir-fry is a cooking method similar with saute: the ingredients are sliced and fried on a strong fire with a small amount of oil, constantly being stirred. This helps to preserve the products fresh, aromatic and useful.

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Indian food: "Tandoori Chicken" from Penjub.

"Tandoori Chicken" or chicken marinated in a mixture of dahi (yogurt) with tandoori masala and then roasted.According to archeologists the earliest evidence for "Tandoori Chicken" was found in Harappan civilization and dates back to 3000 BCE, when first tandoors appeared.

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