70% of all the world’s spices come from India

The Indian cuisine is divided into different categories, each one being popular in different states of the country. The most popular cuisines are Punjabi, South Indian, Bihari and Rajasthani. The Indian food is known for its spicy flavor and tempting aroma. A wide variety of vegetarian dishes are enjoyed in the country due to religious restrictions on eating meat. However, meaty delights are also savored, particularly chicken and fish. At the same time, Indians also share a passion for delicious traditional sweets. All in all, India is a perfect heaven for those who have an appetite for mouthwatering food. See some more known things about Indian food 

  • India is rightly called the Land of Spices. No country in the world produces as many varieties of spices as India.
  • Who doesn’t like chutneys? Indian food is incomplete without this delicious side dish. But do you know the Britishers loved our chutneys as much as we do? In fact, they named one of the chutneys as ‘Major Grey’s’. It is still sold in India and is quite famous.
  • Greek, Roman and Arab traders have contributed a lot to the first foreign flavours in Indian cuisine. Who did you think brought the amazing saffron to India?
  • Not only this, the Portuguese also introduced us to refined sugar. Before that? Fruits and honey were used as sweeteners in Indian food.
  • Here comes a blow! Our very favourite Chicken Tikka Masala, a popular dish in India, is not Indian. It was invented in Glasgow, Scotland!
  • The first Indian restaurant in the USA was opened in the mid 1960s. Today, there are around 80,000 Indian restaurants in America.
  • According to Indian Food Theory, our food has 6 different flavours: sweet, salty, bitter, sour, astringent and spicy.
  • Mithais are an important part of Indian cuisine and celebrations. Payasam, one of the favourite sweet dishes of South India, is a must-serve at important ceremonies like weddings. According to South Indian tradition, a wedding is not over until Payasam is served.
  • Very little is known about the food and eating habits of the earliest Indian civilization, Indus Valley Civilization, because the ancient language has not been deciphered yet.
  • Staple ingredients of Indian cuisine like potato, tomato and chilli don’t have Indian origin. They were brought to India by the Portuguese.
  • The crystallization and making of sugar from sugarcane juice began in India
  • Black Rice, also known as Magic Rice, Forbidden Rice and Purple Rice, is a popular food preparation in Manipur
  • Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the Kallazhagar temple (Azhagar Kovil), 21 kms from Madurai distributes a unique Prasadam to the devotees – Dosas
  • India has the world’s lowest meat consumption per person
  • Love eating samosas? Here’s a shocker for you – it’s not Indian
  • 70% of all the world’s spices come from India
  • India consumes 50% of the world’s whiskey
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