Tuesday, August 12, 2008

INDIAN COOKING 101- INTRO

Isn't that a cool blog title? thanks to chefectomy. He left me a comment on Foodbuzz, appreciating my blog and giving me this brilliant idea of writing about Indian food for all the no-Indian food lovers.
That was a real cool suggestion. I started to think as to how I should go about doing this in order to provide all the readers with helpful information, tips, suggestion and some easy recipes. I decided that I would do a series of blogs dedicated wholly to Indian cooking and to all its aspects.

And indeed there isn't a better time than now, as India completes sixty one years of independence on the 15Th of august.

Starting today, every once a week I would post a blog dedicated to this topic. I would love to hear comments, views, ideas from all my readers so that I am able to make this an informative post series.

INTRO
India is a very vibrant land, filled with diverse cultures, languages, regions and offcourse with diverse flavours. Each part of india showcases a different connection with its food.
For indians food is an important entity, that is beautifully interwoven into our religion, our society, our culture and our daily livelihood.
The cuisines of india vary from one region to the other depending on its ethnicity. Where on one hand people follow complete vegetarianism, on the other hand non-veg foods are an integral part of all family gatherings.
The use of different herbs and spices gives each cuisine of india a unique flavour and identity. From cookware to cooking techniques it differs region to region.

A LOOK AT THE PAST
Indian cuisine was greatly influenced by those who came to rule it. The kings, the Moguls and the British, each one bought something unique to the plate that stayed on to become a part of its unique flavours. Religious practises like Jainism and Buddhism gave way to vegetarianism.
Trading bought in a variety of spices, nuts and fruits. And as a result Indian cuisine nurtured itself to one of the most varied and diverse cuisines of the world.

Next week

regional foods of India

happy eating

6 comments:

notyet100 said...

this is nice,,..wil wait for ur next post,..:-)

Sangeeth said...

cool girls....good to spread more abt india

Uma said...

you're doing a great job Karuna! Nice intro to india. Best wishes for your pursuit.

FoodyGuru (Srimathi) said...

This is a great idea. Have fun blogging every week. Will stop by to read.

chefectomy said...

Hi Karuna,

You are off to a good start. I am looking forward to reading and learning more about Indian cooking through your blog.

--Marc

Superchef said...

heyy karuna,

thats a good one to start with...mayb u can also give an introduction to the kind of cooking we do. As in, the main kind of utensils we use, main spices, do we boil,fry, saute, grill our food etc...

hope this helps..