Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The Indian cuisine has been heavily influenced by all these civilizations throughout its history have colonized this country.
Its cuisine is influenced by Hindu and Muslim traditions, but the Portuguese, Persian and English have contributed at some point in history, in some aspects of your kitchen. The trends are mixed outside and cast themselves from every corner of India, and is what has led to this cuisine that we know today, with the cluster of flavors, textures and forms as diverse as its people and culture.
All dishes in Indian cuisine, or most, are seasoned with ground spices, whose combination for dressings called masala. One of the most used spice is the curry, which is actually a mixture of spices such as ginger, coriander, nutmeg, cardamom, poppy seed and even cloves and saffron. Know that often is called a curry dish, and even a festive menu.
In Indian cuisine use a lot of rice, like legumes like channa or toor (chickpeas), the urad and mung (black lentils and green lentils). The channa flour can be used as passed by a mill getting what is called dhuli moong and urad dhuli. The bread is often developed with a special type of whole wheat flour. To cook flat breads like roti and paratha use the "tawa" (grill), and the "tandoor" which is a cylindrical oven heated with charcoal, cooking breads like naan, kulcha and the khakhra. In the tandoor cooked also the famous tandoori chicken. Other known breads are the puri and bahtoora that are fried in oil.
A highlight ingredient is milk and its derivatives, such as ghee (clarified butter) or yogurt. Sometimes curry mixed with yogurt, or with sugar or a spice mixture masala used.
There is a predominance of vegetarian dishes as well as the use of fish and seafood especially in coastal areas, although there are, especially in northern India varieties of kebabs and many meat dishes due to the influence of Muslim customs . Is famous lamb curry or biryani, chicken or lamb dish with rice flavored with orange flavor, seasoned with sugar and rosewater.
The main spices used in Indian cuisine are chilli, black mustard, cumin, turmeric, fenugreek, ginger, coriander, asafoetida and sometimes saffron, which is cultivated in various places in Kashmir.
It is traditional in this kitchen using spice mixture garam masala
Are typical samosas, well known snacks in northern India. They are like wearing pasties inside mashed potatoes, meat or vegetables that can be taken anywhere and at any time of day and are widespread throughout the country. The dosa, crispy cake served alone or with potatoes, is another famous snack.
THALI - he is a mixture of lentils with rice that accompanies any dish. Its name is due to the container where it is served, I mean a tray with several bowls filled with different specialties. Thalis to basics with just rice and lentils are, and have more elaborate depending on where requested
Note that tea is a beverage to accompany the meal more. There is also a kind of lemonade Numbu called pani, the cream hailstorm called Lassi, coconut milk ingested directly from the fruit, and the Indian beer. The country is also famous gin and good quality. You can find all kinds of soft drinks and mineral water.
After meals bread making, a betel leaf stuffed with anise and cardamom. But undoubtedly the national drink is sweetened tea with milk, and most stalls you can find the famous masala chai, a spicy tea with milk and sugar much has been left to simmer for a while.
Note the importance of the desserts in Indian cuisine. One of his greatest delights is its variety of fresh fruits are one of the best desserts to try. They also have sweets made as rasgullas, lots of cheese flavored with rosewater, or as jalebi, lentils served with chips and candy. It is also famous ice cream Kulfi.