India is a country having huge diversity in terms of culture. We reside in probably the most diverse country in the world for every state seems like a different country altogether. This is because before there was a huge chunk of land called India, there were a number of princely states which just formed a cluster in the southern part of Asia which later got a border and got to be called India. Be it dance, languages, music, dresses or food, there is a whole lot of variety available in this country called India. One trend that has become extremely popular the world over is that of Indian vegetarian food.
Although vegetarianism and following a vegan lifestyle have become trends now, it has been happening in India since a long time. We believe in the non killing of animals and are a peaceful lot which could explain why we never invaded any country or attacked one although we were invaded and attacked by many. Foreigners who visit our country are gob smacked by the sheer amount and variety of tasty cuisines. But when they do taste our tasty Indian vegetarian food, they are bowled over by the magical blend of the spices which melt in the mouth. It is a treat to our palate and is an experience that cannot be missed.
With the advent of globalization, the country saw a lot of international cuisines coming in. Numerous eateries of international origin started to set shop here and believe it or not, but many non meat eating people actually started becoming hard core non vegetarian eaters owing to the tempting tasty food that they were no able to eat of international origin. However in recent times we have seen a spurt of Indian food restaurants in our local malls.
You have countless such eateries, most of which serve the dishes in the thali or the buffet format. The beauty of the cuisines of our country lies in the exotic spices and recipes used to make them. A good Hindustani dish takes a lot of time to prepare for you cannot get the same scrumptious taste if you were to just saute them or put them all in a microwave to cook. Suffice to say, the trend of going to Indian food restaurants is back and how.
Many people the nation over know how precious dishes are made by a maternal figure such as a mother or grandmother. The notion of ‘Maa ke haath ka khaana’ has certainly not been overrated in our country because the mothers would put in their whole days in the kitchen when there were no modern tools such as ovens, chimneys, gas stoves and microwaves to aid them. Hence housewife became a full time job. However today we don’t get those flavors easily unless we go to a good eatery as mothers have obviously resorted to quicker food making options since they do not have time or energy to waste in making authentic Indian vegetarian food.