From ‘Gulab jamun’ to ‘Samosa’, from ‘dosas’ to ‘Aloo Tikki’, from ‘jalebi’ to ‘pakoras’, from ‘Roti’ to ‘karate ka saag’ and from many other Indian snacks to the never ending list— India is a hub of such a wide range of culinary art. It’s all about sound recipes, about quality cooking and that too at home!
So, let’s grasp some of the Indian manners of cooking that one must learn to achieve eminence.
- Side dishes? A lot!
Have a look at Indian Cuisine, and you’ll never be short on sides. Chutneys, rice, curry, raita are to name a few. Indian kitchens are full of side dishes to serve you the best fare of the day. While naan and ‘the play’ work best with bhaji, different recipes for well- nourished daal will whet your health-conscious appetite.
So, in an Indian cookroom, one thing you can be sure about is a ton of side dishes, and it’s probably the best part of it.
- Spices, seasonings, and spices!
Have you ever wondered that why is the Indian food so piquant? Psst….The dark secret is –SPICES.
Indian land yields wads of spices, and that makes their galley full of coriander, aniseed, basil seeds, black cinnamon, savior loves, tamarind and what not! These add the savory meal that you can’t keep yourself away. Not just the delicacy, Indian cantina can relieve many of your probs with the help of these spices only.
This is the feature that I love about Indian cuisine. A very diet-concious person can find his/her place on Indian table. Spicy, salty, sweet, raw or cooked, you can get all of it here. No other cuisine gives you the variety that the Indian one gives. Pulses merged with toothsome spices