Indian Cuisine - Comparisons with the foreign cuisines
Comparisons with the foreign cuisines
While foreign food looks delicious to the eye, it pales in comparison to Indian food when it comes to the eye. And, the spices make all the difference. In India, where food is still cooked by the heart rather than the head, the spices rule the roost, and may we add, the dishes too.
The best thing about a true blue Indian course is that it comprises not of a stand-alone dish, but rather a sea of dishes, right from starters to rice or bread, dry vegetables and curries, yoghurt, salad, pickles etc.
Despite the tropical/ hot climatic conditions there is no such thing as either a salad meal or a cold meal in the Indian food culture. The main course always has to be steaming and piping hot. Sandwiches are for teatime or as a snack, never as a meal for a grown-up or even a kid above say 8-9.
Indian foods are very regional in nature –Almost every state and union territory has its own distinct flavour. There is a marked distinction in the preparation, even though the basic ingredients in some cases might remain the same. For example take fish, cooked in Konkani style it might taste completely different from the fish cooked in Bengali style.
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