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Indian Food - Myth or Fact

Do you like Indian food? I do! Although must admit, had to acquire a taste for it. My first time trying a so-called authentic Indian dish was at one of those American mall-type food courts, where there are all kinds of restaurants for you to choose from. That probably wasn't the best place for me to get my first taste. Was taken aback by some of sort of flavor or spice that my palette was clearly not expecting. It threw me off!

Later on, when became so popular on television, started learning how to prepare Indian dishes. There was the one lady who referred to herself as a “ spice goddess ”. Because really it comes to cooking, Indians do know their spices. No argument. Her recipes always seemed so simple, easy to prepare, and she explained the herbs and spices she used for flavoring and showed you how to incorporate them into the recipes. Crush these seeds. Warm this spice in the pan. Sprinkle these herbs. Decided to try Indian food again and was very pleased with the tasting tests.

Below is a link to a blog post that eliminates common myths about Indian food. Didn't know there were myths but good to know they can be ignored. What were some of the myths?

Discover the Truth behind the Indian Food Myths

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Cooking Basics ~ Cooking Terms: Indian Tempering

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wolfgirl569 wrote on March 21, 2015, 3:19 PM

I have never tried indian food myself. Partly because I have heard that it is spicy. Good to know that is a myth

Porcospino wrote on March 21, 2015, 3:25 PM

I love Indian food. There are a couple of Indian restaurants in the city where I was born, and I love to visit those places.

MegL wrote on March 21, 2015, 3:39 PM

I love Indian food. Korma is very mild, and you can get any degree of spiciness after that right up to vindaloo.

cmoneyspinner wrote on March 21, 2015, 8:02 PM

wolfgirl569 , Porcospino , Megl - I love to eat! Ain't gonna tell you no lie! One of the best things ever for me is experiencing the flavors of the world! When I was growing up, did not have the opportunity. It was soul food or no food! But once I was grown and able to get out on my own … the world was my oyster!! Oh yeah!!

allen0187 wrote on March 22, 2015, 1:45 AM

Not really a fan of Indian food but I have tried it and I do like curry a lot plus chicken tandoori.

scheng1 wrote on March 22, 2015, 2:09 AM

The difficulty is in getting all the spices for cooking.

cmoneyspinner wrote on March 22, 2015, 2:41 PM

Curry is almost addictive. Curried chicken or fish are both tasty dishes.

cmoneyspinner wrote on March 22, 2015, 2:43 PM

Hmmmm? Maybe it's a problem in your country. Herbs and spices are very easy to get in America.