India's people and culture are vast and
varied. With Hindu, Jain, Buddhist, Sikh, Moslem, Zoroastrian,
and Jewish backgrounds, there are a variety of eating
prohibitions determining what is sacred. but there is one thing
all Indian food contains and that is spice.
Spices are a distinctive feature of the cooking of India and
Indonesia. In India, it is common for a curry mixture to contain
fragrant powdered spices such as cardamom, cinnamon, cloves,
cumin, nutmeg, and turmeric.
Curry is a English word that is a corruption of the word kari,
which names both a leaf used in cooking and a particular method
of cooking in the south of india.
The Indian meal is made up of a main course, a side dish, and a
central bread such as naan or basmati rice. the side dish can be
made of chutneys, highly seasoned vegetables and fresh fruits.
The main if made of meet mostly it would be lamb, goat or
seafood as most Indians cannot eat beef or sometimes pork.
Hindus are strictly Vegetarian and they have developed what is
perhaps the world's greatest vegetarian cuisine. They use
cereals, pulses (lentils, peas, and beans), and rice with great
imagination to produce a widely varied but generally meatless