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03 June

The Use Of Indian Spices In International Cuisine

The Use Of Indian Spices In International Cuisine

India is a culturally, ethnically, and religiously diverse nation. Naturally, its cuisines are diverse, and they have distinctive flavors that make them one of the more popular cuisines worldwide. These cuisines are enjoyed among Indians in diaspora and non-Indians in North America, Europe, Australia, and other parts of the world. However, the primary secret behind the popularity of Indian cuisine is the variety of spices and flavors used in their preparation. 

A plethora of flavors is used in Indian cuisine. These flavors are used in complex ways; usually, a single meal may contain a blend of spicy, tangy, sour, and sweet flavor profiles. These flavors are arrived at after a combination of different spices. The average Indian dish contains up to 20-30 different spices. Coriander, cumin, turmeric, black mustard, and cayenne pepper are the primary Indian spices that are behind these unique flavors. It is the combination of these spices (and more) in exact quantities that generate the delectable flavors that Indian cuisines are known for. Mixing these spices is an art in itself.

Indian cuisine owes its popularity to the spread of the British Empire. After settling in India, the colonialists were exposed to Indian cooking, and they took Indian cuisine with them as they moved around the world. Globalization of trade and communications has led to the proliferation of Indian restaurants around the globe, and this has further promoted Indian cuisine and its unique flavors. The global culinary space is currently experiencing "fusion cuisine." This is a trend where chefs are experimenting with spices, flavors, and ingredients from all over the world. For instance, cinnamon, bay leaves, and cumin seed are commonly used across the world. Cinnamon is universally used in tea, coffee, and confectionery, while bay leaves and cumin seeds are being used in Western and African cuisine. Turmeric and Coriander leaves and seeds, which used to be exclusive to India is now a staple ingredient in international cuisine. Indian spices are now used to marinate meat and poultry while Indian condiments are being used in Thai, Italian, Middle Eastern, and African cuisines.

Pickles as one of the best Indian Flavors

At present, Pickle is one of the best Indian flavors used in International cuisine. It is made with a combination of up to 8 different spices that contain anti-inflammatory, anti-flatulent, and anti-platelet properties. Specifically, Delicasia pickle is one of the best available in the Indian market; it is made with a mixture of healthy vegetables and spices. It strong flavour profile which goes with all types of cuisine also adds an extraordinary taste to every meal. In addition, these pickles have strong antioxidant properties that have been linked to the management of certain types of cancer. Delicasia pickle is good for the heart; it reduces the level of cholesterol and also helps the immune system and metabolism.


The Benefits Of Indian Flavors

Although Indian flavors are trendy because they are a blend of delectable taste and tons of health benefits, however, beyond the culinary benefits that Indian spices offer, there are also some health benefits attached to the use of Indian flavors in international cuisine. This is because most of the spices used to create the flavors in Indian cuisine have many naturally occurring chemical compounds with curative and health-promoting properties. 


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