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What Can You Eat Today From The Indian Cuisine?

Elvis Elvis

The Indian cuisine consists of meals that are well balanced combinations of rice, breads, curries, dry dishes, with spices, vegetables, legumes. Hotter flavours are often balanced by cooler ones. Usually a meal consists of 4-5 dishes which can make these meals quite time consuming. The aroma of Indian cooking is enhanced by frying spices in a couple of tablespoons of fat (ghee or oil).

The standout spices are garam masala, asafoetida and mustard seeds. Garam masala is a mix of five or more spices – typically ground cumin, cardamon, cinnamon, black pepper and cloves. Asafoetida, which is distinctive when you smell the powder (usually best not to), is used in small amounts to give flavour, and is also used as a digestive,

What also makes Indian cuisine different is the variety of legumes (pulses) used in dishes called dhal (dal, daal, dahl). These pulses have the outer hulls removed and split and are used to make thick, spicy meals. Along with rice, dhal is a staple food in India.

What Can You Eat Today From The Indian Cuisine?

The most popular dhal include:

Toor dal – made from pigeon peas

Chana dal – made from chick peas

Mung dal – made from mung beans

Urad dal – made from black (or white lentils which are black lentils with the outer skin removed)

Masoor dal – made from red lentils