10 things you should learn from the Indian Cuisine
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 gallery 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-conscious 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 and sides take one to eternity. Multifarious salad and protein-rich chapatis are enough to fill your tummy to the brim!
4. Amla or Indian Gooseberry
Not to forget, Amla needs special attention as it has magic-like features. Easily available all year round, amla is regarded as an excellent hair and skin tonic. Used in a number of dishes like curry and pickles, it’s best when consumed raw. It can be found in almost every Indian kitchen, adding distinction to them all.
5. Freshness Unrated!
Whatever you say, but Indian food consists of the most dazzling array of fresh vegetables and fruits cooked in a multitude of ways that help retain their freshness as well as nutrients. A lot of cooking processes tend to rid vegetables of their health benefits, but not Indian cooking. Thus, you get a lot better meal than the dull packaged food out there.
6. High Nutritional value
One specialty of Indian cuisine is its property to retain nutrients. First, they choose suitable ingredients to cook. Moreover, the way the food is cooked and served holds the good parts of the meal enact. This way, you don’t have to put much effort to your fitness. It comes along with the diet.
7. All Healthy tangs
As you would have thought, the spices are not just to bestow the delectation, but they are beneficial too. Indian scullery owns an assortment which treats many of the digestive problems without sacrificing the taste.
8. Culture: Eating time is cooking time
Appetite can make one do anything. One such thing is cooking. Really! Indian cuisine holds the prestige of cooking party. This adds both taste and value. Indian kitchens are open 24*7. After all, packaging can never be as good as ‘live-cooking’. This is related to the well-known Indian spirit which in a long run, proves to be very productive.
In this way, we get a whole potpourri in an Indian kitchen which fulfills all our desires and needs without compromising with our tongues.
I hope you’d surely have been actuated with this magical box of Indian cuisine.
So, now is the time to get into action! Find your Gastronomy and get started with the whole new journey of cooking and that too with Indian ‘tadka’, of course!