What You Need to Cook Indian Food

Indian cuisine is considered as one of the most exotic and flavorful cuisines in the world. If you are into something interesting to tantalize your taste buds, then Indian cuisine is a must-try. Its flavours are so beguiling, variety are so wide and the infusion of spices are so aromatic. No wonder why people from all corners of the globe, whether you are brought up in a Western or Eastern culture, are so into Indian food.

These days, instead of making their own Indian food recipes at home, people would rather eat out or order them from restaurants. Why? More often than not, people usually think that in order to produce a well-cooked Indian cooking recipes, one must have all the special herbs and spices from India and one must know how to mix them perfectly. Aside from that, many people think that in order to bring out the real Indian flavor and aroma of the food, it would take them so many hours and a lot of tough work to prepare for the ingredients.

But the truth of the matter is, Indian cooking is as easy as you cooking your favourite Italian recipes. You do not have to be an expert in the kitchen or hardcore Indian cuisine enthusiast. We all know spices are the souls of Indian cuisine. If you get the spices right, you are as good as successfully creating a delicious Indian meal. The many ingredients as well as the herbs and spices that you will need to produce a great Indian dish are actually within your reach. Thanks to the growing popularity of Indian cuisine, many exotic ground or whole spices and a wide selections of curry mixes can be readily purchased from many local food stores and supermarkets, and even conveniently through online.  Gone are the days where you need to peel, chop and grind your ginger or garlic and to wash your knife, chopping board and grinder afterwards. Garlic, ginger, onions and a wide range of other spice mixes that are preservative free and as pure as having just prepared them are not hard to find. Therefore, the authenticity of the taste of the Indian food you are trying to prepare is not compromised.

Make sure that you have these basic ingredients that are common in Indian food in your pantry. One of the main basic ingredients is the red onion. Aside from that, you must also include the three important G’s. They are the Ginger, the Garlic, and the Green chillies. Other  equally important spices in Indian cuisine that you must not ignore include cumin, fenugreek, black mustard seed, chilli pepper and turmeric. To add more zest and spiciness to your dishes, add more fresh red chilli as well as chilli powder as desired. Often, garam masala or Indian spice mix is used. This ubiquitous mix is a combination of various spices such as cumin seeds, black pepper, coriander seeds, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom . These are the basic ingredients that allow you to jump start your way of making Indian dishes from your very own kitchen.

Cooking Indian food is not that hard as long as you have the right herbs and spices, which are easily available in the market or can be planted in your backyard.