India… a YUMMY melting pot!
Very little is known about the food and eating habits of the earliest Indian civilization, Indus Valley Civilization, because the ancient language has not been deciphered yet. Documented history clearly shows how Indian cuisine has been influenced over centuries.
Staple ingredients of Indian cuisine like potato, tomato and chilli don’t have Indian origin. They were brought to India by the Portuguese. Fruits and honey were traditionally used as sweeteners in Indian food. Sugar was introduced only in the 16th century.
Mughals got along the Mughali cuisine. Meat was introduced and transformed into delicate kormas and fragrant biryanis. Britishers introduced cabbages and runner and broad beans into Indian cooking.
The French introduced a fusion of eastern and western ingredients and spices into the local style of cooking. The Syrian Jews, also known as the Cochin Jews, brought with them their Middle Eastern style of cooking.
India has long been described as ‘a melting pot of diversity’. From the traders to the Afghans, Mongolians, Mughals, Britishers, Portuguese…all came to India and left behind a small part of themselves. This has created the India of today!
Come experience the brewing pot of cultural flavors, Taj Tandoori offers authentic Indian food served with humble Indian hospitality!