Indian food and cuisine
Indian food and cuisine not only form an integral part of Indian culture but are also one of the key factors of India’s popularity worldwide. The style of cooking varies from region to region, though unanimously, Indian food has a major reputation for its extensive use of spices and herbs. Just like dances, religious practices, language and clothes, you will also find a wide variety of food throughout the country. Almost every region is known for a signature dish or ingredient, however, throughout the country consists mostly of rice, wheat and pulses.
While vegetarian food is an integral part of Gujrati South Indian and Rajasthani cuisines, non-vegetarian dishes form a central part of Mughlai, Bengali, North Indian and Punjabi cuisine. It is also interesting to note that certain cuisines like that of Kashmir have also been influenced by foreign cooking styles from Central Asia, Persia and Afghanistan.
- There exist thousands of traditions in India, and quite a few of them would leave outsiders rather curious. But the crux of Indian society and culture has always been to be well mannered, polite, respect others, and progress together.
- Try this soup
- Garlic Milk
- Loki/ Zucchini Fritatta
- Mint Drink
Dr Rachna Kumar. BAMS (India), MA (London)
Dr Rachna Kumar is an Ayurvedic physician graduated in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from India and has continued to develop her skills by attending regular courses in the UK, USA, New Zealand and India. She has practised Ayurveda for 20 years in New Zealand and England.
She now offers specialist health and beauty services using Ayurvedic principles at Ayuspa A centre for Ayurveda, Beauty & well being in Hamilton.