Why are people so cruel ?
Replies: 54 - Last Post: Apr 27, 2012 1:54 PM Last Post By: Donkeystone
Apr 13, 2012 5:55 PM
45Anywayyyy, back to the topic at hand - aabain, not all Indian food is highly spiced without the flavor of the meats/veggies. I've had tandoori dishes in which one can taste the flavor of the meat and my favorite dish - beef saag maintains the flavor of both the spinach or mustard greens and the beef.
Apr 15, 2012 10:05 AM
46aabain, not all Indian food is highly spiced
I agree entirely, sashac - I have often thought that, whilst Indian food may be highly spiced and/or hot, people often miss the fact that it is often very subtle.
Of course, people in/from India know this - indeed, they taught me this a few decades ago. Also, the term 'Indian food' is, in a way, ridiculous: there is so much variation, it would be like calling, say, Spanish food 'European' and assuming that, say, French food was like that of Spain.
Apr 15, 2012 5:46 PM
47Also, the term 'Indian food' is, in a way, ridiculous
I disagree-there is clearly an identifiable style of cooking in the sub-continent as there is an identifiable style of cooking in Europe. And the sub-continent is the Indian sub-continent so despite political boundaries it is right to talk about Indian food.
Apr 17, 2012 5:37 AM
Apr 18, 2012 2:40 AM
Especially, if you consider that curries are part of Britain's national cuisine.
I hear that chicken tikka masala is a dish that has been invented in Glasgow. A couple of other UK cities claim that title too.
Apr 18, 2012 3:09 AM
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Apr 18, 2012 6:11 AM
Apr 26, 2012 5:53 PM
53Tony0001, exactly! I made the same comment in post #12... "Saying you don't like Indian food is like saying "I don't like European food"' Actually, Eurasia is a continent so how about saying "I don't like Eurasian food"?
Bandraboy, is there really AN "identifiable style of cooking" in Europe? (emphasis on the singular here)
Also, regarding "curry" - from Wikipedia: "Curry powder, and the contemporary English use of the word curry are Western inventions and do not reflect any specific Indian food..." and "Curry is a generic term primarily employed in Western culture to denote a wide variety of dishes originating in Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Thai or other Southeast Asian cuisines."
Apr 27, 2012 1:54 PM
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