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Reasons Behind The Popularity Of Indian Cuisine

Dec 1st 2019 at 10:30 PM

Regardless of the country you visit, you will spot an Indian restaurant somewhere. If not, then there has to be at least one eatery that serves one or more Indian delicacies. People are fond of Indian food waterloo. Such predominance of Indian cuisine over the world arises from culture. The Indian tradition leaves its mark on almost everything it touches. Apart from that, Indian cuisine is exceptionally versatile. There is much to adopt from it, and chefs from different parts of the world didn’t hesitate to do so. However, there are many other reasons why Indian cuisine is so popular everywhere. If you wish to know more, then continue reading.

The simplicity

Most Indian dishes, though not all, are surprisingly easy to prepare. Nevertheless, most people in foreign countries tend to believe that the Indian style of cooking is a difficult art to master. The truth is that if you try to prepare a few recipes at home, then you will realize what it is like. Don’t forget to check out a few cookery shows. You may also rely on cookbooks. Then again, if you attempt to make tandoori chicken in a microwave oven, it won’t taste as good as the real deal. For some dishes, you can visit an Indian restaurant for Cambridge fine dining. The masalas used in cooking Indian food aren’t just to enhance the taste of the dish. Most Indian spices have medicinal properties too.

The diversity

The Indian subcontinent is home to a diverse culture. You will find that Indian people belong to different religions, castes, social backgrounds, traditions, cultures, and regions. This diversity is visible in the dishes that originate from India. Everything influences the cuisine as a whole. The natives of the southern and eastern parts of India prefer to eat rice. It is a part of their staple diet. Similarly, people from northern India prefer eating wheat. The diversity in the dishes further influences the crops that grow in the subcontinent. As each region has something unique to offer, the diversity increases even further.

Relevance to festivals

Indian cuisine influences the festivals of India. Indians start the festivities in January with ‘Makar Sankranti.’ Sweets prepared from jaggery and Til or Bajra roti for pearl millet characterizes this festival. These food items are beneficial when it comes to maintaining body temperature during winter. ‘Makar Sankranti’ is just of the festivals that take place in India. The people from all parts of India have their unique occasions. Some of them are even popular in foreign countries. Everyone knows about the world-renowned ‘Durga Puja’ that takes place in West Bengal during the autumn season. This festival earned the title of being the largest autumn festival in the world. During this time, the natives of West Bengal lock their kitchens. They eat whatever they find on the streets, whether it is a street-side stall or a classy restaurant.

Practice of yoga and Ayurveda

Ayurveda is the Indian version of medical science that promotes natural treatments. The basics of Ayurveda include eating nutritious Indian food. Apart from Ayurveda, the fitness regime of yoga also originated from India. Indian cuisine influences both of them, and everyone in the world knows about yoga and Ayurveda today. Undoubtedly, the influence of Indian cuisine changed the world in many ways.

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