#1- Indian Food is Difficult to Prepare
Many people believe cooking Indian food is extremely difficult to make. This is not true. The base of most North Indian food is a masala, similar to a softiro, made with onions, ginger, garlic, tomatoes, spices and aromatics. Different flavors and dishes are created by simply using different combinations of spices and aromatics.
Indian Recipes found on this blog are specifically designed to be easy to make. Spices and instructions are listed out. These spices can easily be bought in most ethnic grocery stores or online. Many recipes will link spices directly to Amazon to purchase.
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#2- Indian Food is Spicy
Indian food can be spicy, just like Italian food or Latin food. It simply depends on how much green chilies or cayenne pepper you decide to put into the food. Make Indian food without any green chilies or cayenne and it is still flavorful and delicious. Green Chilies and Cayenne are always optional in Indian Recipes!
#3- Cooking Indian Cuisine Will Make My House Smell
Indian food does use many fragrant spices, but if you keep a window open and light a candle the smell will dissipate as it does when you cook fish or a lot of garlic.
Extra sensitive to smells, try storing your spices in a clear spice box or plastic container. This will contain fragrance and smells.
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#4- Indian Cuisine is Unhealthy
Many Indian restaurants use heavy creams and even flour to thicken their gravies. However Indian home cooking is light, nutritious and delicious.
Indian cuisine includes many vegan, gluten-free, and plant-based protein dishes. Made with immunity-boosting ingredients such as turmeric, ginger, and garlic. I guarantee there are delicious Indian dishes that adhere to various dietary programs.
Check out Lentil Recipes for some vegan, gluten-free, and plant-based protein dishes!
#5- Indian Food is Only Curry
Curry is not an Indian dish. On the contrary, curry is a generic word that translates to “gravy”. There are many different spice combinations that create wholly different dishes. If you think all Indian food tastes the same, it might be because you order the same few dishes every time you order Indian food. There is no hate on Chicken Tikka Masala or Butter Chicken! However, there are other delicious dishes such as — which provide a great authentic flavor and understanding of home-cooked Indian food.