With over 1.75 billion people inhabiting this vast region larger in land area than the European Union and with more languages and dialects than most provinces on earth, South Asia is a buzzing corner of the world with a rich history and even richer food culture. Between India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, this region has a wealth of local delicacies and dishes on offer. One of the holiest regions globally, South Asia is home to eighty-odd religions that heavily influence daily rituals and food choices. For example, Hindus tend not to eat beef however make great use of dairy products such as yoghurt and cheese. Muslims in the Northern regions of India and Pakistan do not consume pork products, so dishes like goat curry and tandoori chicken are typical. There’s a lot more to South Asian food than humble curry.