Food is the purest form of love for every individual. Food is the peanut on the jelly and the straw to the berry spellbindingly. Indian cuisine is well known for its spices that relieve our taste buds.The amazing spices that are used to have a profound history and being a foodie you should know them all! Here are some 10 unputdownable facts about Indian Cuisine that will really astonish the foodie inside you!
1# Greek, Roman, and Arab traders have contributed a lot to the first foreign flavors in Indian cuisine. Who did you think brought the amazing saffron to India?
Saffron is a spice as well as used a sweet dish in Indian cuisine. Saffron is used to making kheer, halwa, Kesar ki kulfi, etc and used as a spice mostly in Rajasthani dishes.
2# Staple ingredients like Tomato and Chilli were not originated in India but brought by Portuguese.
During the trading course, tomatoes and chili were introduced by Portuguese in India.
3# Refined sugars were introduced by Portuguese.
Refined sugars were brought by Portuguese before that honey and fruits were used as sweeteners in food.
4# The most Amazingly! The famous Butter Chicken was introduced in Scotland.
5# Daal chawal / Dal bhaat were introduced in Nepal not in India.
6# Coffee was not known to India before the 16th century.
Earlier only tea was in the Indian cuisine, coffee came with the Britishers.
7# Wikipedia has around 200 Indian deserts in its list.
Well, Indian cuisine is incomplete without desserts and Wikipedia holds around 200 in its list.
8# The first Indian restaurant was introduced in 1880’s.
The first Indian restaurant was established in London in 1880’s.
9# India’s chutneys are very famous, in fact, Britishers renamed our chutney into Major Grey’s.
10# “Pepper” is the king of the spices.
Pepper mixes with everything including salt so it is known as the king of the spices.
11# Naans are not from India
Naan bread is often associated with Indian cuisine but is not actually the child of India, it originated from Persia. It was eaten with the help of fork or spoon.
12# Chilli is the famous spice all over the world
The most famous and largest produced chili is ghost chili.
13# Rice is cooked in various forms
Rice is eaten may be plain, or it also cooked as biryani, Kashmiri pulao and much more.
History of Indian cuisine is prodigious. From every spice to the grain and rice. Indian cuisine gives out the most tempting dishes that not only fills our stomach but enraptures our soul too! These facts about Indian cuisines are so ravishing that one cannot just ignore them. Knowing the history of food you love is the proud feeling like you are a warrior and you already know the winning aspects, and it’s you holding the trophy! Well, enjoy Indian cuisine and let the foodie in you step out to enjoy the privileges. Munch the food in the Curry Club to see the best of Indian Cuisine. Hurry up, Book Your Table Now!