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Indian Cuisine

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Indian Cuisine

  1. 1. Indian Cuisine
  2. 2. What influences cuisine? <ul><li>Climate </li></ul><ul><li>Ingredients available </li></ul><ul><li>Wealth </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>Livestock </li></ul><ul><li>Religious / Cultural customs </li></ul>
  3. 3. Rajasthan – Thar Desert <ul><li>Extremely hot and dry area </li></ul><ul><li>Food had to be curried to preserve it </li></ul><ul><li>High use of dairy products – water is scarce </li></ul><ul><li>Few vegetable ingredients </li></ul>
  4. 4. Goa <ul><li>Formerly a Portuguese colony </li></ul><ul><li>Most famous for the Vindaloo </li></ul><ul><li>This is actually a Portuguese meal called vinho de alho </li></ul><ul><li>Goan food also has lots of coconut milk and seafood </li></ul>
  5. 5. Mumbai/ Marathi cuisine <ul><li>Lots of vegetables </li></ul><ul><li>Rich in spices </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of peanuts and cashew nuts </li></ul><ul><li>Fertile farming region so the food is far more elaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of contact with Europe so a real fusion of food. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Kashmir / Punjab - North <ul><li>These are the types of Indian food most commonly cooked in UK restaurants </li></ul><ul><li>Flat breads such as Naan </li></ul><ul><li>Tandoori cooking – the tandoor is a large, circular oven </li></ul><ul><li>Samosas and pakoras </li></ul><ul><li>Korma, Pasanda, Rogan Josh </li></ul>
  7. 7. Southern coast <ul><li>Very spicy food </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of coconuts used </li></ul><ul><li>Seafood – Indian Ocean is plentiful </li></ul><ul><li>Traditionally Banana leaves are used as plates </li></ul>
  8. 8. Eastern India / Kolkatta <ul><li>Very little meat – animals are scarce, farmers farmed crops not livestock. </li></ul><ul><li>Food is dominated by fish and rice. </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of mangoes grown here. </li></ul>
  9. 9. British influences <ul><li>During colonial times Indian food was toned down to make it more acceptable to the British. </li></ul><ul><li>Migration to the UK from India saw the growth of Indian food in the UK </li></ul><ul><li>Chicken Tikka is often described as our most popular food </li></ul><ul><li>The Balti is beieved to have been developed in Birmingham following the migration from the Mirpur region of Pakistan. The balti is the metal dish that the curry is cooked and served in. </li></ul><ul><li>The hottest dish – the phall – is believed to have been created for the British colonists </li></ul>

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