A Proud Indian

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Being born in a country where they use chilli for almost all dishes, one could easily guessed my stand for Ring of Fire! It has always been misunderstood adding chilli makes the food spicy. It is not the case in Indian foods. Chilli is not the only spice the food has. It is just one of all the spices list we add into it! Mustard, cumin, fenugreek, cloves, cardamom,  cinnamon, bay leaves, coriander,turmeric, tamarind, salt, some lentils, red dried chilli, green fresh chilli, are just the main spices included in the food. The list goes on and on depending on the dishes.

There has been always a reason, why these spices been involved in food for these many years. It’s all linked to the geographical location of the country. Our smart ancestors, analyzed the climatic conditions of the country, and added spices to the cooking, so it makes people to sweat. And sweat will reduce the feel of heat. In-turn need to consume lot of water, to not be dehydrated. Its all the history, that made as Indians, eat spicy food.

And again, spicy food – just doesn’t mean hot food! And I’m happy to be consuming Ring of Fire food. Food is one of the main thing, almost all Indians living in foreign soil will miss! I need a separate blog title to write about Indian foods.

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