Interesting facts about Indian Food

  • 1. India is rightly called the Land of Spices. No country in the world produces as many varieties of spices as India.
  • 2. Greek, Roman and Arab traders have contributed a lot to the first foreign flavours in Indian cuisine. Who did you think brought the amazing saffron to India?

3. Staple ingredients of Indian cuisine like potato, tomato and chilli don't have Indian origin. They were brought to India by the Portuguese.

4. Not only this, the Portuguese also introduced us to refined sugar. Before that? Fruits and honey were used as sweeteners in Indian food.

5. Here comes a blow! Our very favourite Chicken Tikka Masala, a popular dish in India, is not Indian. It was invented in Glasgow, Scotland!

6. According to Indian Food Theory, our food has 6 different flavours: sweet, salty, bitter, sour, astringent and spicy. A proper Indian meal is a perfect balance of all 6 flavours, with one or two flavours standing out. So the next time you eat your meal, you know how to judge it.

7. Who doesn't like chutneys? Indian food is incomplete without this delicious side dish. But do you know the Britishers loved our chutneys as much as we do? In fact, they named one of the chutneys as 'Major Grey's'. It is still sold in India and is quite famous.

8. Mithais are an important part of Indian cuisine and celebrations. Payasam , one of the favourite sweet dishes of South India, is a must-serve at important ceremonies like weddings. According to South Indian tradition, a wedding is not over until Payasam is served.

9. Indian food is internationally popular, to the point even that it’s had some influence on its neighbors: Thailand, Pakistan and even China! It’s here as well, dont forget that we at Sa Re Ga Ma can make you taste real Indian food right here in Malta. So pick up your phone and call at 99032951 or 99492513 to book your table. We also do catering for special occasions


Created with images by makamuki0 - "saffron flower beauty" • cobblucas - "Chillis" • wuestenigel - "Wooden Spoon With White Sugar / Weißer Zucker" • >littleyiye< - "012" • Andrea_Nguyen - "avocado_mint_chutney" • debbietingzon - "•Gulab Jamun• Indian dessert made of milk-based balls soaked in sweet syrup"

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.