Indian Cuisine - World Famous Recipes

Many other European countries as well Americans and Canadians are being drawn to Indian food. The Samosa a widespread Indian snack is so popular today in western countries that many people may not even realize that a Samosa is an Indian food snack. Most restaurants in foreign countries have adapted to the milder variety of Indian food that westerners can enjoy and are in fact offering various levels of spices that suit every palate. Tourists traveling in India also will find that most restaurants will prepare food with the tolerable amount of spices their customers desire.

Indian cuisine - Using the right ingredients

Indian cooking is quite easy to prepare provided you plan a little and have the right

ingredients. Most ingredients for Indian dishes are now available worldwide.

Spices used in Indian cooking

So what are the spices used in Indian cooking? Let me list a few here that you must have before starting to prepare most Indian dishes.

1. Turmeric 2. Cloves 3. Brown Cardamom 4. Red Chili powder 5. Coriander 6. Curry leaves

Tips on buying spices -  Avoid Adulterated Spices!

When buying spices do be warned that some unscrupulous vendors and even some larger suppliers and wholesalers are suspected of adulterating spices to frequently increase their profits. For instance it is well known that red chilies powder can be mixed with red color powder and sold as pure crushed red chilies. Don't buy spices based solely on looks. Another common spice that is adulterated is black pepper. As pure black pepper is quite expensive, suppliers will sometimes add other things to fool customers who think they are buying real crushed black pepper. One of the common things that I have head are added to black pepper are crushed papaya seeds. These seeds are black and even look like black pepper. Buy spices from reputable stores and if possible crush them yourself at home with a grinder. Even a coffee grinder sometimes comes in handy. 
	7.	Fenugreek 	8.	Black pepper 	9.	Cloves 	10.	Cinnamon sticks 	11.	Green Cardamom 	12.	Garlic powder     	13.	Mango Powder 	14.	Cumin Seeds 	15.	Basil 	16.	Tamarind 	17.	Salt 	18.	Mustard Seeds   	19.	Paprika 	20.	Saffron 	21.	Mint 	22.	Parsley indian spices
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Indian Cuisine - World Famous Recipes Many other European countries as well Americans and Canadians are being drawn to Indian food. The Samosa a widespread Indian snack is so popular today in western countries that many people may not even realize that a Samosa is an Indian food snack. Most restaurants in foreign countries have adapted to the milder variety of Indian food that westerners can enjoy and are in fact offering various levels of spices that suit every palate. Tourists traveling in India also will find that most restaurants will prepare food with the tolerable amount of spices their customers desire.

Indian cuisine - Using the right ingredients

Indian cooking is quite easy to prepare provided you

plan a little and have the right ingredients. Most

ingredients for Indian dishes are now available

worldwide.

Spices used in Indian cooking

So what are the spices used in Indian cooking? Let me

list a few here that you must have before starting to

prepare most Indian dishes.

1. Turmeric 2. Cloves 3. Brown Cardamom 4. Red Chili powder 5. Coriander 6. Curry leaves 7. Fenugreek 8. Black pepper 9. Cloves 10. Cinnamon sticks 11. Green Cardamom

Tips on buying spices -  Avoid Adulterated

Spices!

When buying spices do be warned that some unscrupulous vendors and even some larger suppliers and wholesalers are suspected of adulterating spices to frequently increase their profits. For instance it is well known that red chilies powder can be mixed with red color powder and sold as pure crushed red chilies. Don't buy spices based solely on looks. Another common spice that is adulterated is black pepper. As pure black pepper is quite expensive, suppliers will sometimes add other things to fool customers who think they are buying real crushed black pepper. One of the common things that I have head are added to black pepper are crushed papaya seeds. These seeds are black and even look like black pepper. Buy spices from reputable stores and if possible crush them yourself at home with a grinder. Even a coffee grinder sometimes comes in handy. 
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