Andaman & Nicobar Islands is the melting pot of Indian Culture and is even reflected in the food & cuisine of the local inhabitants of these Islands. The food of these islands is an art form which has been passed down through various generations just by word of mouth, The cuisine of the Andamans is heavily influenced by the variety of cultures that came in touch with this region. In the Andamans, the influence of the Christians, Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims on the food is very evident and strong. The cuisine of Diglpur in the Andamans is divided into the broad headings of South Indian and North Indian. The Malabar Coast of South India is renowned for its use of spices. Pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg are a few notable spices that are abundantly found in the Southern area.