In every corner of the world, Indian food has its fans. Distinct flavor with the blend of Indian herbs and spices tells the story behind the incorporation of each ingredient in the dish. Most Indian restaurant prepares food with the traditional method of Indian Cooking. For Instance; Nowadays even very traditional families have started cooking ‘Sarson-da-saag’ in a Pressure cooker but some restaurants are helping to keep the traditional culture alive.
- Indian Food is the most admired Cuisine
In foreign countries, many Indians have opened Indian Cuisine Restaurants and those too are touching the heights. Even many foreigners have given a western touch to the Indian food and perfectly accomplished many Indo-Western Items. The Crusades can be given the credit to take an initiative for Blending western food with Indian food. Queen Victoria was so much fond of Indian cuisine that she had hired an Indian chef who cooked fancy Indian dishes every day.
- Indian Food-Ethics
One of the very special things about Indian food is the way Indian food is presented. Indians are very particular about food ethics. There are very beautiful Indian ethics that have amazing stories behind them. Indians prefer to have food while sitting on the floor and eating with hands only. Indian people use neither forks nor spoons. At some places in India, food is served in a thali while in the south Indian States food is served on Banana Leaves.
Variety of Food for different religions and states
Ingredients used in the food vary from religion to religion depending upon the variety of food.
- Hinduism prefers a strict Vegetarian diet while Muslim culture allows the consumption of chicken, pork, and beef.
- Punjab is famous for ‘Sarson-da-Saag’ and ‘Makki-di-Roti’ while ‘Dal-Bati’ and ‘Churma’ is popular in Rajasthan.
- Spices – The specialty
Indian food is incomplete unless Indian Masala is added to the dishes, which varies from meal to meal. Very common spices used to cook vegetables in Indian style include Asafoetida (Hing), Cumin Seeds (Jeera), and Carom Seeds (Ajwain). These spices differ in the case of cooking Indian desserts.
- Is the preparation of Indian food complex?
When it comes to adding so many spices and choosing which vegetable to pair with which one might seem a complex task to many of us but once you know which meal you are going to cook and which ingredients are to be used in that specific dish, then the next part is of cooking with love and patience. Indian people are of the viewpoint that with the vibes you are cooking food, the same gets transferred to the person who is consuming the food.