What Makes Indian Food globally Famous?

by Annamma Philipose

What Makes Indian Food globally Famous?

Indian cuisine is very popular throughout the world as it is easy to prepare, consumes less time, tasty and nutritious. There are innumerable array of Indian cuisine recipes which are high in carbohydrates, have good quantity of a variety of vegetables and fruits and provide for the complete protein requirements of the body.

Vegetarian menus offer an alkaline balance. With the tradition of “Athithi Devo Bhava” or “The guest is truly your god”, the Indians have the great nature of hospitality. They believe that they are honored if they share their meals with guests.

Indians use varied set of spices and hence the food is well seasoned and aromatic. Use of spices for color and healthful properties became an integral part of Indian food. Dishes are skillfully prepared based on the idea about the properties of spices and the way of blending them. Indians prepare their own garam masala just prior to cooking. Clarified butter or ghee is used for frying and seasoning giving food extremely good taste. Small additions of herbal chutneys and pickles complement Indian meals.

Indian cuisine has the balance of varied tastes like sweet, pungent, hot and sour all at the same time. It is not only influenced by religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Jainism, but also by Arabs, Chinese, Persians, Mongolians, Turks, Britishers and Portuguese.

India is a vast country with diversified people, language, climate, cultures and religion and so even Indian cuisine is diverse. Besides, Indian cuisine is based on India’s ancient science system of Ayurveda providing health, diet and nutrition. Hence, Indian cuisine is globally popular.

 

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