What is the STAPLE OR MAIN FOOD of people of your country ??

@uditpanda (1023)
India
December 28, 2008 12:19am CST
HEllo everybody I live in India. MY country has a lot of diversity in culture & custom of people all through the country. In northern india people mainly take CHAPATI, a bread sort of thing made up of powered wheat along with other delicacy.In eastern India people take rice & dal as their staple food. In western India idli,rice,sambar,charu etc constitute the main food. What is the food that people of your country mostly take as their staple diet ? I am curious to know .....
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@nini89 (670)
• India
31 Dec 08
Hi Uditpanda! I am an Indian But south Indian. which state you come from, presently where are you now. I am in Mumbai. Normally south Indian have rice andfish curry mostly or rice and sambhar,morning any item like idly,dosa,appametc for the breakfast. Afternoon have rice with dambhar or fish curry. But as we are in Mumbai we used to prepare chappati in the morning and carry same for the tiffin for office. Happy posting and have a nice day and Happy new year.
@uditpanda (1023)
• India
31 Dec 08
i have always like south indian food.they taste great.happy mylotting
@nini89 (670)
• India
31 Dec 08
Oh great you love having south Indian food.Thank you Happy New Year.
@uditpanda (1023)
• India
31 Dec 08
happy new year wishes for u too..
• India
28 Dec 08
hmm riiiiiice happy lotting and have a nice day!
@uditpanda (1023)
• India
28 Dec 08
cheers...thanx for replying
@aweins (4203)
• India
28 Dec 08
hi uditpanda, my dear friend, i m also an Indian and our staple food is rice. i love rice a lot can have in all my meals. i love kidney beans with nice spicy gravy, served with basmati rice. i also love stuffed potato paranthas served with mango pickel, curd made by my mom , ofcourse. i love food by my mom, without any choice. i dont like paneer too much but sometimes i have it. i also love mushrooms, like mushroom masala, stuffed mushrooms . i love to have curd served with my meals.in every day food i love plain rice and dal with curd and salad.. i love the food of our country because their isa huge variety of food cooked and served plus the spices which are used are excellent. the aroma while cooking itself makes you hungry. i think there is no comparission of the food of our country with any other,don't you think so?
@uditpanda (1023)
• India
28 Dec 08
of course i agree with u..the indian food has such a diversity... U have mentioned all my favourite dishes...i love everything made up of mushroom..thanx for the reply.happy mylotting.
@katemeow (848)
• Singapore
28 Dec 08
I am currently residing in Singapore and the staple food here is either rice or noodles Back home, in the Philippines our staple food is just rice with any viand. I have tried chapati and i think it is very good btw, is it the same as a Prata? The Indians here eat that with almost anything.
@uditpanda (1023)
• India
28 Dec 08
thanx for replying...prata is a little thicker & more oily than chapati.it also tastes better..
@gtdonna (1740)
3 Jan 09
Our staple food is rice and stewed vegetables . This is cooked almost daily and the stews varies as well as the meat used in the stews
@ratyz5 (7831)
• Philippines
2 Jan 09
I am here in the Philippines and our staple food would be rice. Even if the viands are just a few on my plate, as long as I have plenty of rice, I'm good with that. I eat plenty of rice whenever I can since I know I'd be burning them later on with whatever it is that I might be doing later on in the day. (^_^ )
@vicky30 (4779)
• India
1 Jan 09
I'm too from India.The staple food of my people is rice.In our place people eat a lot of rice.We eat more idlis,vadas and dosas with chutney and sambaar.Here the favorite sweet is milk halwa.It is just milk overcooked.
@Crocket (315)
• Canada
1 Jan 09
Most of the people in my country eat out a lot. Hamburgers and fries are really big and so is Chinese. There's a fish and chip place down the street and everyone seems to really like them. Any type of fast food is what we all like here. Crocket.
• Philippines
31 Dec 08
Here in the Philippines,rice is the staple food.I'm trying to consider high carbohyrate foods are rice here is getting expensive but for a Filipino,a meal is not complete without rice.
• India
31 Dec 08
yes, India has such diversity, its really difficult to pinpoint one staple food of our country. Being a Bengali from the east, rice is definitely my staple. Though we also take puris and chapattis when we feel like. Fish is also our main side dish and a Bengali just cant live without fish curry. BTW I do get tired of so much rice all the time and do wish that hamburgers and pizza like in the USA or fish n chips like in UK could be our staple.
@sasm2008 (37)
• Pakistan
30 Dec 08
I am from Pakistan and Chapatti as described by uditpanda is our main food, eaten with varietis of currys
@sasm2008 (37)
• Pakistan
30 Dec 08
I am from Pakistan and Chapatti as described by uditpanda is our main food, eaten with varietis of currys
@sasm2008 (37)
• Pakistan
30 Dec 08
I am from Pakistan and Chapatti as described by uditpanda is our main food, eaten with varietis of currys
@sasm2008 (37)
• Pakistan
30 Dec 08
I am from Pakistan and Chapatti as described by uditpanda is our main food, eaten with varietis of currys
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
30 Dec 08
I live in Australia and I guess the takeaway type foods someone from the US has mentioned are quite popular here as well. We have the typical Aussie meat pie and Vegemite, a yeast extract spread very popular especially amongst children.
@bellis716 (4807)
• United States
30 Dec 08
That is a hard question to answer. The US is a very diverse country. I can only answer for the two places where I have lived for an extended length of time. I grew up in central Oklahoma. It seemed to me that our basic food was the potato. We ate fried potatoes for breakfast, mashed potatoes for dinner and potato soup for supper. Of course, we ate other vegetables such as beans, corn, onions and tomatoes, as well as some meat, but there were always potatoes. I now live in the southern part Texas, the state to the south of Oklahoma where I was born. The people who are native to this area migrated here from Mexico, or are native Americans, commonly called Indians. Their food is pretty much the same, a flat bread called tortillas usually made of ground corn, beans, rice, onions, various peppers and other spices. Since few Americans grow their own food any more, my answer may no longer be true. It was many years ago when I was a child in Oklahoma. The descendants of the natives of Texas do tend to prefer the food of their childhood that I described, though.
@taface412 (3177)
• United States
29 Dec 08
I would say meat and potatoes. Here is the US we like our food. It's basic and it goes a long way.
@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
29 Dec 08
I live in the US. I do not know what the main staple food is in my country, but I know what it is in my house. That is pasta. We eat pasta this or pasta that on a frequently basis. We had a soup yesterday with a lot of the leftovers from our Christmas holiday food. My wife then took some pasta we had and added that into the soup and it really enhanced the flavor of the soup. We had a vegetable lasagna a few days ago as well.
@eshwarik (180)
• United States
29 Dec 08
I am also from India and I am from Karnataka and like rice, poori, chapathi, fried rice, I am from south India so our staple food is rice. Idli, rice, sambar, charu is south Indian food like Chennai, Andhra, Kerala, and Bangalore all these states are south India not western India. Our food is delicious and healthy.
@xtian04 (282)
• Philippines
29 Dec 08
in my place it's rice, chicken, fish & pork & some vegetables :P