Why does Indian food have to be so spicy? Let us tell you why…
To begin with, not all Indian food is spicy and/or oily. There are many dishes that can be easily cooked without chilies and are exceptionally good. Many Indian dishes are steamed. This makes them very healthy.
To explain the need for spices, the average temperature in India is quite high. Adding spices to food has dual advantage. Firstly, you land up drinking a lot of water. This is very much needed in India to avoid dehydration. Spicy food causes sweating which in turn causes cooling. Secondly, adding spices to food reduces the chances of it getting spoilt. Spices are bacteria killers.
To enjoy Indian food to the fullest we have a few suggestions.
– Natural yogurt is your best friend when it come to spicy food. It will help you enjoy the spices and also help in digestion. Lassi or Raita are the best accompaniment to spicy food.
– Order food with coconut milk in it. Coconut milk helps sooth the spices.
– Shikanjee (Indian Lemonade) with mint is another way to boost and sooth the flovours of spicy food