Tracing India’s Food Journey – Part I
It’s a truism that India is the most diverse country in the world – ethnically, linguistically, culturally, and gastronomically. A debate about what constitutes India’s national dish – khichdi once proposed – may never be answered. Still, if we look into history, we find that while there may not be a national dish, there are commonalities of techniques, ingredients, and dishes that go back thousands of years. The main ones are the predominance of lentils and the extensive use of spices, especially turmeric, ginger, and black pepper. [READ MORE AT LIVE HISTORY INDIA…]
Indian cuisine is as diverse as India itself. In this 12-day journey, sample the foods of four areas of India, Delhi, Jaipur, Hyderabad and Mumbai, learning from residents and Times-selected experts how these dishes evolved and the cultural significance surrounding them. Along the way, visit local bazaars, food and spice markets and popular attractions.