When we talk of food, which is one of the five basic needs we often have Indian cuisine emerge as one of the most globally searched cuisines by chefs all across the globe. The beauty of Indian cuisine is very much like the diversity of the land, just like the land of India has adopted the Parsis, the Christians, the Portuguese in Goa, and the Muslims that invaded the country. The food in general is a reflection of the people of the place. 

When we talk about Indian cuisine there are a lot of facts and stories that have descended down the generations but also there is also a lot of misinformation that has been passed down the generations that have been interpreted by people across nations countries and communities. Here in this article below an Indian restaurant in Penrith has taken the initiative to bust down a few commonly heard myths about Indian cuisine that is deeply ingrained in the minds of people across the globe. 


Myths about the Indian Cuisine 

  1. Indian Cuisine takes a lot of time to prepare – Well this one is not always true because Indian Cuisine can be prepared in 10-15 minutes as well the average time is taken to sauté a bunch of fresh green veggies yes but it is totally dependent on the kind of dish that the person is wishing to have. For example, if the person wishes to fry the vegetables with just salt and a few minimum choices, then he/ she can do so but if the person wishes to add a dash of gravy to the dish then he/she can do the same as well. For example, if a person wishes to have Vegetable fry can do so without the base of any thickening agents like onion tomato, and cashews, but if he/she wishes to add a base can also do so both ways the food shall be good. 
  2. Indian food is very spicy – Well this is not entirely true there are some parts or regions of the Indian soil which is predominant in the growth of spices like black pepper, red chilies, and cumin seeds, but there are also regions that prefer to make the food rich rather than making it spicy. A very popular Indian Restaurant in Harris Park offers dishes that are native to both the Awadhi Cuisine has the mildness of cashews almonds and kewra water and also south Indian dishes that have the sharp approach of red chilies and tamarind. Thus it is not all spicy. 
  3. Indian food is all vegetarian – Again this rumor is not entirely true, as per the Advaita school of Hinduism the Vaishnava school of thought which follows the principles laid down by the Hindu god Vishnu while those following the cult of the goddess and the destroyer god Shiva prefer to have non-vegetarian food with their meals. Non-veg food has always been a central part of the Indian soil because the ancient Aryans and the Dravidians that now dominate the country as north India and South India both have their ancestral traits as hunter-gatherers.