We have seen through an interesting article in the Washington Post this week, entitled – “Scientists have understood what makes Indian food so delicious” which speaks of the Indian subcontinent which is home to over 1 billion people who have a rich culinary tradition that relies heavily on the use of spices and strong flavors.
Western dishes often use less ingredients than Indian dishes. In many cases, the ingredients used in a dish share the same aromatic compounds. As a result, many Indian dishes make it feel like there’s a party going on in the mouth. Although this can create a sensory overload for some people.
There are several advantages to incorporate Indian cuisine into your kitchen:
1 – Indian food is really good. Even if you do not like spicy food, in many cases it is possible to request the less spicy versions of a dish in a restaurant.
2 – Indian cuisine is generally healthy. There is a great emphasis on plant ingredients, which make it a paradise for vegans and vegetarians. For example, have a lentil instead of a veggie burger. The use of spices drastically reduces the need for salt in fact many of the spices have health benefits.
3 – Ingredients for Indian food are cheap. A pound of lentils costs a fraction of the price of a pound of red meat.
While preparing Indian dishes at home may seem daunting at first, but once you get the hand of it, it’s pretty quick. Most curries can be made in advance for a week before and leave in the fridge.