The first word that comes to one’s mind when they hear Indian Food is “Spicy.” Well, today, I would like to break that stereotype because there is so much to Indian Cuisine than just ‘spicy.’
Food is an essential requirement of our body; we all know it. But apart from making us healthy, it plays a prominent role in satisfying our physical, mental, and emotional needs, which are directly related to it. Thus, consuming food becomes a necessary thing. Different countries in this world are popular for their delicious cuisines, and those delicacies also play an integral part in their respective cultures.
Indians are known for their hardworking nature and their love for spicy Indian food. For years, there was a misconception among the western nations that Indian food means chilies and more chilies! However, Indian food represents a unique combination of different kinds of spices. Here are 5 reasons why Indian Cuisine is the best
A unique blend of spices that also gives a pleasing aroma:
Indian food usually comprises a unique blend of spices which makes it delicious. That’s why the foreigners who generally have their staple foods get easily wooed by the taste of Indian cuisines. Coriander, cardamom, cloves, curry powder, and black pepper are crucial spices commonly used in most Indian food.
Depicts the cultural beauty of India:
India as a country is full of diversity, whether in terms of languages, cultures, religions, or communities This diversity has ultimately resulted in variations in Indian cuisines, as some of these were brought by the various rulers who ruled the different parts of the country. For example, Nihari, a dish mainly prepared in Old Delhi, was made 400 years ago at the time of Sahajanabad’s formation. This dish is cooked for an entire night in a big silver utensil and is famous for providing sound sleep to people.
Street food is another source of having delicious Indian dishes:
Indian food, as mentioned above, is known for its variety. The diverse culture in India has ultimately created a signature dish for every state in India like “Makke Di Roti, Sarso Da Saag” of Punjab and “Kangri Dham” of Himachal Pradesh. Some foods find their origin in other parts of India and are popularly known as street foods. “Panipuri” for Mumbai, “Chhole Bhature” for Delhi are some of its significant examples.
The mythological relevance of Indian food:
Indian food is also known for its mythological importance. People in India, on different holy occasions, cook varied types of dishes. A common example is “Prasad” or “Langar” (a holy food). “Kangri Dham” is a holy shrine in Himachal Pradesh that caters delicious food to everyone! The rice is cooked and distributed to people as holy food in honor of Kangra Devi.
The Indian Food Theory:
As per the Indian food theory, our Indian food has 6 different flavors: sweet, salty, bitter, sour, astringent, and spicy. The food should have a fair balance of all these flavors. This is the secret reason behind the tasty Indian food.
I am proud of my country and its diverse cuisine; you should be too!
Originally posted 2016-02-14 19:50:02.