I would say there is no food in the world tastier than the Indian food. I would not be surprised if any Indian living outside India says that they miss Indian food more than their family. We have 29 states, 9 union territories and all the states have their own staple, signature dish and desserts that are to die for.
So, what is it that makes Indian food so different and special?
There is no sincerer love than the love of food
-George Bernard Shaw
The culinary diversity of India is pure gold. 9 union territories, 29 states, 100’s of spices, 1000’s of dishes. Each region has a huge variety of dishes, ranging from traditional to modern era. From rice to roti, sambar to butter chicken everything is finger licking good. Indian families bond over food, you see unity in diversity.
UNIQUE METHOD OF COOKING:
There are a handful of methods that Indians adopt to produce dishes with authentic taste. Methods such as ‘bhuno’, ‘dum’, ‘baghar’, ‘balcho’, ‘talna’, ‘dhunaar’, ‘tadka’ and many more. They say “it’s all in the way you cook it” and it completely makes sense.
LARGE COMBINATION OF SPICES:
There are a lot of spices that go into a dish to give it a distinct flavour. It’s the spices that form the foundation of a dish, one extra spice or less and the results can be completely different. Some of the essential spices used in Indian cooking are Cardamom, Clove, Cassia bark, Black pepper, Cumin, Coriander, Nutmeg and mace, Mustard seeds, Fenugreek, Turmeric, Saffron. India is a country rich in spices and that is where it all came from.
Sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, and astringent are six flavours that are witnessed in Indian cuisine. Indian food is tasty, colourful, aromatic, flavourful and absolute bliss. A proper indian meal will have all the flavours in it.
You must have often heard your mother say “eat it, don’t you dare throw it”. yeah, it’s true that spices have health benefits, they work as antibiotics and make your immunity system stronger. Turmeric, black pepper, cumin, curry leaves and many more ingredients.
Lastly, Indians make food not just with ingredients and spices but also with a lot of love and emotions. They say ” A food that is emotionless is also tasteless”, there is a dish for every occasion and an emotion associated with it.
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