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Glorious Indian Food
They say the only way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. And the same goes for women as well. There are many other clichés around life’s necessities – food and eating being one of the priorities, or safer to say ‘the only priority’.
Indian cuisine offers the best of regional cuisines native to India. This varies tremendously on the basis of spices, herbs, vegetable available on the Indian soil.
Indian food, with its mixture of intoxicating aromas, and significant doses of ingredients such as cardamom, turmeric and others can overwhelm many who sit to eat it for the very first time.
Fun Fact: Indian cuisine is largely influenced by religion and cultural traditions.
Given its rich flavors and wide variety of taste, we understand how tempting Indian food is. It is popular in all the major countries. To serve the millions’ taste buds, we have witnessed the expansion of Indian restaurants in foreign locations as well. The world of today has embraced Indian cuisine in a big way.
It’s absolutely wrong to assume that Indians are not keen on soups. In fact the starters encompass a variety of soups amongst which Tomato Shorba and Lentil soup are the favorites.
The starters also consist mainly of Mixed Vegetable Pakoda, Black Pepper Fish, Onion Bhaji and of course the delightful Samosas. This very section contains of recipes which have been passed through generations. These are usually prepared using different methods of cooking – frying, boiling, baking.
The non-vegetarian side of Indian cuisine comprises of juicy and tender delicacies with eggs, chicken, beef, lamb and sea food. Amongst the many, Butter Chicken Mild, Chicken Tikka Masala, Lamb Bhuna, Masala Lamb Chops, Lamb Karahi, Beef Vindaloo, Saag Beef, Beef Korma, Fish Masala, Prawn Jhal Frezi, Prawn Curry are mouth savoring.
Food lovers are also fond of Indian bread like roti, naan and paratha. Indian roti is round, flat and cooked on a tava. The naan is made from plain flour with a small amount of yeast and is soft and fluffy. Indian food is incomplete without Kasmiri Naan, Aloo Naan, Paneer Naan, Butter Naan or just plain Naan.
Indian cuisine doesn’t ignore vegetarians and offers a lot more of varieties than any other country will ever do. Malai Kofta, Palak Paneer, Aloo Gobhi, Dal Makhani, Chana Masala are a few examples. Vegetables curries are served hot ‘n’ spicy and are exotic looking.
Adding to the list are Indian desserts. It could be the scorching heat in a summer afternoon or the bone chilling evening of a winter, Indian desserts are difficult to resist. A meal is only complete with desserts -Gulab Jamun, Mango Kulfi, Gajar Halwa….just to name a few.
This might surprise you but Indian food also includes alcoholic beverages. Beer, Wine, Chardonnay, Cocktails are very popular and are served before the meal.
If you haven’t tried Indian food yet, we suggest you get into the groove, look for an authentic Indian restaurant in your city/town and tell us how great it was in the comment section below.
The glory of Indian cuisine!