Indian vs Pakistani cuisine

By FAYE LEVY, YAKIR LEVY
October 23, 2014 12:51

In the US, if you see beef on the menu of an “Indian” restaurant, it’s most likely Pakistani or Bangladeshi.




Indian potatoes

Indian potatoes sautéed with red hot peppers.. (photo credit:YAKIR LEVY)

We recently attended a lively seminar at the Los Angeles Central Library on the differences and similarities between Indian and Pakistani cuisines, given by two cookbook authors who were born in these countries.

When asked to detail the biggest misconception about Indian and Pakistani cuisine, Prem Souri Kishore, who is from Bangalore in South India, said, “People think every Indian dish is a curry, and is hot and spicy.” Farhana Sahibzada of Lahore, Pakistan, commented that another common erroneous belief is that the cuisine is complicated.

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