Indian foods are different from the other foods not only in taste but also in cooking methods. Foods of India are better known for its spiciness. Throughout India, be in North India or South India, spices are generally used in food. Every single spice used in Indian dishes curry carry nutrients and medical properties. Indian food has also influenced cuisines across the world, especially to Southeast Asia. It is now one of the most popular cuisines around the world.
Spices make Indian food distinctive from other ethnic cuisine and widely appreciate for its fabulous use of herbs and spices. For example- oregano is main ingredients in Italian cuisine, chili powder in Mexican but nothing can makes your nose and your stomach rumble like Indian foods.
The spices are used to flavor the food, making each dish distinct and wonderfully aromatic. Each spice by itself imparts a very unique flavor, but when used together with other spices, the combination and permutation of different ones magically change the individual characteristics. Spices are also used for health benefits and medicinal purposes, to prevent diseases and also to preserve food. Spices are not only just ingredients but also creating charm, flavor and aroma in Indian food.
The most commonly used ingredients in India foods are – Saffron is one of the most delicate spices and used both as a coloring as well as a seasoning agent. Black Cardamom is widely used as a flavoring and widely used in cooking all the way from Indian variety of dishes such as Biryani and the soups.
The Cinnamon is used both as a condiment as well as a flavoring agent and is light-yellowish brown in color and used in Indian cooking for Biryanis and certain curries. Coriander is the herb with a fresh, sweet aroma and essential thing in almost every single Indian household. It is used as a flavoring in curries.
The coriander powder is used in Curries, Rasam (a soup made with tamarind juice as a base, with the addition of tomato, chili pepper, pepper, cumin and other spices as seasonings) and Sambar (a lentil-based vegetable stew or chowder based on a broth made with tamarind) . Coriander leaves are usually sprinkled as garnish on top of prepared dishes. Asafetida also known as ‘the devil’s dung’ is known for its pungent odorant used as a condiment and flavoring agent in cooking. It gives that special flavor to the Rasams and Sambars of Southern India.
A famous curry of Lamb Rogan Josh’s main ingredient is Cumin and Curry leave. They are widely used in Indian kitchens, mainly as a flavoring agent and as a condiment in certain dishes. Pepper is known as the ‘King of all spices’ and this is one of the spices that were responsible for making Indian spices famous. They are used to flavor a variety of dishes from soups to the main courses.
The most famous spices Indian foods and curries are Lamb Rogan Josh, Kerala Coconut Chicken Curry, Indian Chili Chicken, Red Kidney Bean Curry with Rice, Chicken Tikka Masala, Kerala Spiced Peas, Spiced Yellow Dal with Rice, Biryani, Sambar, Indian Scrambled Eggs, and etc.
Now Indian foods are available around in every places and people likely offer their food for their rich ingredients of spices and flavours. The aroma of sizzling spices, attractive food smell that instantly takes you to another world. If you would like to taste the Indian spices food, these following restaurants can bring you new the spices food world.
|The Marina Indian Restaurant
No.63, Taw Win Road, Dagon Township,Yangon.
|The Taj Indian Restaurant
No. B(9), Aungsan Stadium, North Stand, Upper Pansoetan Road, Mingalartaungnyut Township, Yangon.
No.7 (A), Pyay Road, Hlaing Township, Yangon.
No.297,Ground Floor, Mahabandola Road, Botahtaung Township Yangon.
|Titu’s Indian Banana Leaf Restaurant
No.235, Ground Floor, 32nd Street, Behind Sule-Shangrila Hotel, Yangon