Cooking Tourism in India
Indian culinary has always been a favorite worldwide.
Judicious and proportional use of spice, makes Indian food so tasty
that you will find it difficult to forget the delightful taste of an Indian
buffet party. Under the broad generic term of Indian cuisine, the
Indian foods actually include a variety of delicacies that can be
found in some particular parts of the country. Depending on the local
climatic and social conditions, the food habits largely differ
from region to region. A cooking tour throughout India will help
you to explore different gastronomic experiences across the country.
The two pillars of Indian cuisine are the use of varieties of spices
and extensive use of vegetables. The exact amount of spices is the
secret behind the required taste of a particular dish.
is amazing how climate and landscape affects eating habits of the
people. In North India, the climate is continental and the people
here are habituated to quite rich and heavy food. The food is extremely
spicy and the diet comprises of a lot of vegetables. In the arid
areas of Rajasthan and Gujarat, a great variety of pulses (dals)
and preserved pickles (achars) are used to substitute the lack of
fresh vegetables and fruits. In the coastal states of West Bengal
and Kerala lots of fishes are consumed. You can also taste a variety
of meat preparation.
In India, food is not merely a means of sustenance.
Culinary skills are respected as a form of art. The method of preparation
of many Indian dishes are so elaborate that it often takes an entire
day cutting vegetables, pounding spices on a stone or just sitting
patiently by the fire for hours on end. On the other hand, there
are simple dishes, which are ideal for daily consumption. Only on
landing in India, can a foreigner experience the true flavor of
Indian cuisine. It would definitely be an experience of lifetime
to explore this country of infinite diversity with your taste buds.