|Indian food is characterized by the use of hot spices in the culinary preparations all over the country. This is not an absolute truth since Indians make the finest in sweets and deserts besides hot curry. Nevertheless Indian food is unique thanks to the pot pourri of cultures that integrated together since centuries.
Indian recipes are mind boggling. Each
recipe can be cooked in its own style using local ingredients
and flavors. The same simple recipe can be cooked
in thousands of manner depending upon the regions.
The major emphasis in Indian Cooking is
on vegetables, lentils and local spices. The emphasis is
no less on non vegetarian delicacies but a vast majority
of Indians are vegetarians. Vegetarian
food is universal in India. Amongst non vegetarian
food Tandoori and Mughlai
recipes dominate and in coastal regions
Malayali food from Kerala
and Goan foods are gastronomic delights.