Spice - The Indian Kitchen

History of Spices

The history of Indian Spices is almost as old as the "Human Civilization". Spices have been an essential part of human civilization. Ayurvenda believed that spices, with their medicinal qualities, could infuse health into the diet. For centuries, the social system of medicine was closely linked to the culinary culture of ancient India. Today the world of spices keeps reinventing itself and fueling the economices of the world.

Indian Cuisine

Indian cuisine reflects a 5000 years old history of various groups and cultures interacting with the subcontinent, leading to diversity of flavors and regional cuisines found in modern-day India. Later, trade with British and Portuguese influence added to the already diverse Indian cuisine. The cuisine of each geographical region includes a wide assortment of dishes and cooking techniques reflecting the varied demographics of the ethnically diverse Indian subcontinent.

During the Medieval Ages, several India dynasties became predominant. Travellers to India during this time introduces new cooking methods and products to the region, including Tea. India was later invaded by tribes from Central Asian cultures, which led to the emergence of Mughlai Cuisine. Hallmarks include seasonings such as Saffron.

The tastes of Indian cuisine vary from extremely mild to spicy, and are often associated with an Exotic Aroma and the taste of ground and whole spices. The Indian Cuisine consists of an elaborate selection of main course dishes with a variety of accompaniments. Today, the diverse Indian Cuisine is one of the most popular cuisine arund the globe; enjoyed not only among the Indians but also by the people of all races around the world.