The stereotype of Indian food includes spicy, aroma you can never get rid of. We are here to break it down!
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. There are different countries in this world, which 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 of spicy Indian food. For years, this was a misconception among the western nations that Indian food means chilies, lotsa chillies! But actually, Indian food represents a unique combination of different kinds of spices which makes it a delicious cuisine to have. We bring you five key reasons which present a better picture about why one should love Indian Food!
Unique blend of spices which also gives a pleasing aroma:
The Indian food usually comprises a unique blend of spices which makes it delicious enough to have it. That’s why the foreigners who generally have their staple foods get wooed by the taste of Indian cuisines. Coriander, cardamom, cloves, curry powder, black pepper, etc. are very crucial spices which are commonly seen in most of the Indian food.
Depicts the cultural beauty of India:
India as a country is full of diversity, whether in terms of languages, different cultures, religions, communities, etc. This diversity has ultimately resulted in various variations in Indian cuisines as some of these were brought by the various rulers who ruled the different parts of the country and that was the taste of these cuisines which made them an indispensable part of our Indian culture. For ex.: Nihari, a dish which is mainly prepared in Old Delhi was made 400 years ago at the time of Sahajanabad’s formation. This dish is cooked the whole night in a big silver utensil and is famous for its ability to provide sound sleep to people.
Street food a yet another source of having delicious Indian dishes:
The Indian food as mentioned above is known for its variety. Due to the diversity of the culture of India, which ultimately has created a signature dish for each and every state in India like “Makke Di Roti, Sarso Da Saag” of Punjab and “Kangri Dham” of Himachal Pradesh. Apart from these signature dishes, there are some foods which find their origin from the 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 ocassions cook varied types of dishes. A common example is of “Prasad” or “Langar” (a holy food). Like in Himachal Pradesh, “Kangri Dham” is a holy shrine in Himachal Pradesh which caters delicious food to everyone! The rice is cooked and distributed to people as a holy food in the honour of Kangra devi.
- The Indian Food Theory:
As per the Indian food theory, our Indian food has 6 different flavors which are sweet, salty, bitter, sour, astringent, spicy. The food should have a fair balance of all these flavors. This is the secret reason behind the tasty Indian food which provides it a USP on all other foods.