India is home to a diverse and flavorful cuisine. Each region has its own flavor and personality, with each dish having a richness that is characteristic of all Indian food. For example, the common cooked vegetable dish in many regions across India comprises various vegetables cooked together- such as potatoes, cauliflower, peas, string beans, carrots- and served over simple rice or parboiled plain white or brown lentils. This mixture adds variety to dishes which makes them more interesting for people who are not familiar with Indian cuisine.
If it’s Indian, it’s spicy
Indian food is also known to be spicy- a term that can be used in different ways. A splash of hot chili sauce, or adding a pinch of spice to give the flavor and aroma a unique touch can be referred to as spicy. But some Indian food varies from region to region in terms of spiciness of dishes. For example, the food from Tamil Nadu (which is located on the southernmost tip of India) has quite a few non-spicy dishes and lentils are commonly used as part of their daily diet.
Another important factor that sets Indian cuisine apart from other types of food is its use of seasoning and spices. A variety of spices are used in the making of Indian dishes. Most of these spices have been used for centuries and have medicinal qualities, as well. Spices such as cinnamon, mustard seeds, ground black pepper, cardamom and more are used to make food tasty. And if you’re someone who would like to eat something spicy with a tangy taste- yet want to avoid the hot chili peppers- try tamarind, which is a nice combination!
Indian cuisine is also known for using dairy products in its food. Milk, butter and other creamy items are added to make it more appetizing. Some Indian recipes also make use of yogurt and even clarified butter, which is a byproduct of using milk.
Indian cuisine has diversity in flavors
There are over 550 million Indians, and as a result there’s a huge diversity in the country’s cuisine. India is also “the fastest-growing food market in the world – it’s expected to surpass Japan as the third-largest consumer market by 2030”.
The cuisine varies throughout India, from spicy dishes from northern regions to milder dishes from southern regions. Ingredients vary throughout India, depending on what’s available. You can find vegetarian or meat dishes at restaurants all over Indian cities.
Indian food comes in a variety of styles. While it’s common to find a platter of vegetables stir-fried and served over rice in most regions across India, different regional cuisines have their own style. For example, the use of spices and seasonings is quite different from region to region; some are very spicy- others are not at all! A variety of dishes can be found in each traditional cuisine. South Indian cuisine is known for its rich flavor and the use of spices such as mustard seeds, ginger, coriander and more.
Indian diet is your healthy buddy!
Cardiovascular disease isn’t the only problem that can be prevented with the Indian diet. This diet has also been shown to fight certain forms of cancer by increasing levels of beta-carotene and lowering levels of estrogen, both of which have been linked to developing breast cancer. By eating a lot of legumes, grains, and vegetables, you will also lower your risk for bladder cancer, as these foods contain high amounts of vitamin C.
For people who suffer from depression, eating a diet high in tryptophan can help to increase their mood and fight depression. Tryptophan is an amino acid that is found in plant-based foods. Pair tryptophan-containing plants with vitamin B12 to help fight this condition even more.
The Indian diet has also been proven to be good for your brain, as studies have shown that it helps prevent cognitive decline and memory loss. This diet is rich in folate which is important for our bodies because it converts into methionine and SAMe, both of which help boost memory and brain function. Other vitamins such as vitamin B12, vitamin C, and vitamin E were also found to be helpful for brain health.
Desi Hype stands heads and shoulders above other Indian restaurants when it comes to the cleanliness, quality, service, and unique flavors of our dishes. The culinary flair of our chefs, our creativity, and the fascinating hospitality of our staff are what make Desi Hype a prominent and delightful Indian restaurant in Harrow, where you can experience a wonderfully diverse exotic Indian cuisine.