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The skill of using Indian spices comes not only with knowing what spices to use but also how to use them. Spices enhance flavor and add that "zing" to the food, and it is these spices that make the Indian Cuisines so distinctive. The chefs at Haandi are masters of controlling the blend of these spices to prepare for you would be the most wonderful and authentic Indian Cuisine you've ever tasted!

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Different blends of spices can be said to have "heating" or "cooling" effects. Curry is a blend of spices cooked with tomatoes and onions, yogurt, or coconut milk. The lend varies according to the region and the cook. Curries are likely to include several spices like Cardamom, Pepper, Cloves, cinnamon, Cumin, Coriander, Turmeric, Red Chilli, Saffron, Tamarind, Ginger, Nutmeg, Fenugreek, and much more. Another term for a blend of spices is masala. The first garam masala was created in Northern India under Mughal Rule. It originally included cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, and black pepper. Over the years, cumin and coriander were added. This blend is now known as a Mughal masala. Spices are used with all types of main dishes, including meat, fish, poultry, and vegetables. In the south, curries are generally hotter and mainly vegetables (Bhujia, Dosa, Idli). Specialties include Pharsi Dhan Sak (lamb or chicken cooked with curried lentils) and the sweet-sour Vinaloo vinegar marinade. Northern cuisine focuses on meat dishes like Rogan Josh (curried lamb), Gushtaba (spicy meatballs in yogurt), kebabs, and Tandoori cooking (chicken, meat, or fish marinated in curd and spices and baked in a traditional clay Tandoor oven.)


Food patterns in India can easily be linked to a region's natural environment and religious practices, but foreign influence also played a large part. In the 16th century, Muslims from western Asia invaded northern India. Their effect on the culture is visible today in what was named Mughal Cuisines. This Middle East influence brought more meat dishes (kebabs, except pork), spices, nuts, and the idea of ending a meal with a dessert. Alternately, the prominently vegetarian Hindu diet of the South features more rice, lentils, and vegetables cooked with yogurts, pickles, and chilies. meals are common purees of chickpeas, mung beans, or kidney beans and accompany nearly every meal. North and South India also differ in their choice of grain, the staple of all Indian cuisine. Rice is the basis of Southern cuisine, while wheat is used in the North. Hindus serve puris, a wheat bread fried in oil or ghee. Muslims traditionally prepare chapattis, circles of wheat dough cooked on a flat griddle and served with hot curry, and naan, a leavened bread baked in a tandoor oven. Traditionally, food is eaten by hand, using bread to scoop main dishes.

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