Cooking Indian Food
There is no time like the present to begin cooking Indian food. Amazing flavour, radiant colours and delicious aromas. Many people think cooking Indian food is time consuming, difficult and well, where do you begin? Lots of spices, dishes, but it’s not as difficult to cook as you might think. Indian food is among the leading cuisines in the world. With every state, city and home having its own recipes for thousands of dishes, you can see how it becomes overwhelming!
Healthy and Diverse
Contrary to popular belief, when cooking Indian food it’s not just about the curry, chillies and oil, there is probably no other cuisine in the world that includes as many healthy and diverse vegetables and spices. However, Indian cuisine is not just for vegetarians. If the worldwide popularity of Butter Chicken
, Thai Green Curry
, Vindaloo and Fish Amritsari is anything to go by, Indian’s know a thing or two about pleasing the non-vegetarian palate.
An Art Form
In India, cooking is considered an art form and mothers usually begin teaching their daughters from an early age how to cook their native Indian food. Passing down family recipes through generations by show-and-tell. In most Indian homes, food is always being cooked, eaten and planned. Meals almost always include several dishes, desserts and a staple or two such as rice
.Over the course of history, invaders of the country have passed through India and left their stamp behind on its cuisine. Aryan, Persian, Arab, British and Portuguese to name just a few. The results are foods that are so delicious, they change traditional Indian cuisine and give it a twist.
Demystifying Indian Cuisine
With all its diversity, it’s ironic that when Indian food comes to mind, most people instantly think of ‘curry’. This is perhaps the greatest understatement in modern cuisine, as ‘curry’ does not even touch the surface of the amazing variety that is to be had in Indian food.
Glossary of Cooking Terms and Ingredients
With so many languages and each region having its own food specialties, the list of terms used can be quite exhaustive! They can also be confusing for a novice who’s just starting to learn how to cook Indian food. Most people struggle to differentiate an achaar from a biryani, or even chai from an idli.Over the coming months we will be updating glossaries, adding to information pages and so much more! So keep reading our blogs and staying up to date with IndianMart to not only learn how to cook Indian food with us, but to also learn the culinary history of Indian cuisine.