India is different from the rest of the world in so many ways. The culture and tradition that our country has, can’t be found anywhere else. The same is the case with food. Indian food is rich in spices, flavours, aroma, and health benefits. Each ingredient used in a particular dish has several health benefits as per the ongoing season.
Indian cuisine is not only different in taste but cooking methods as well. Food in India reflects the culmination of various cultures and ages. It is fascinating to see how Indian still prefer authentic Indian food over everything else when it comes to having a filling meal. ellementry, a brand born in India, understands emotion and is dedicated to making the culture stronger than ever with its traditional yet modern cookware.
Just like the culture, our food too is influenced by changing and developing civilization. Our food is full of spices that carry some or other nutritional and medicinal qualities.
Let’s explore the culinary map of the country:
Food in North India reflects a strong Asian influence. Rice is consumed the most as it is produced abundantly in that region. Saag, Daal, Curry is majorly prepared in the region’s household. When it comes to bread, chapattis and parathas are preferred the most. Punjab is famous for its crispy parathas served with butter and buttermilk. There are several forms of chapattis like rumali, tandoori, and naan. All 3 goes well with Mughali food which is one of the specialities of North India.
Western India is known for its tangy and spicy food. States in the west, especially Gujarat, are known as dessert states of India. They have some sort of sweet flavour in them. People here love pickles and a variety of daal a lot. The region is dry suffers from a lack of fresh vegetables. That is the reason why dishes are made majorly from daal and flour. Maharashtrian food is the combination of North and south while Goa has Portuguese influence in its cooking style.
Idli, dosa, sambhar, coconut chutney, Malabar fried prawns, rice puttu are some of the favourite dishes of south India. They are full of spices like tamarind, chillies.
In eastern India, the Bengali and Assamese styles of cooking are noticeable. The staple food of Bengalis is the yummy combination of rice and curry, followed by the favourite dessert Rashogollas, Sandesh, Cham-cham and more.
Maybe dishes are different, but ingredients and spices are the same all over the country. Tools used to mix, blend and crush the items are the same. Have a look at some of the traditional cooking tools that are only used in India.
Manjari Masala Box
Spices are the soul of Indian cuisine. Without them, all you will have is tasteless food. They add flavour and aroma to the recipe. Each Indian household always has at least six types of spices used regularly. A masala box is an ideal tool to keep all the daily-used masalas in one place. The handcrafted flower-shaped box with seven compartments will hold each spice at arm’s length. So there is no more need to panic while the oil is hot. The masala box will help you get all the required spices on time.
Sanchi brass roti tong
A tong, commonly known as Chimta, is one of the most used tools in the kitchen. It is more like a safety tool that saves your hand from burns while lifting, flipping and rotating rotis on a stove burner. The Sanchi brass tong is durable, and the colour gold gives it a vintage look.
Knurl terracotta curd setter with wooden lid-large
North Indians love to have fresh homemade curd all the time. It is enjoyed as raita and lassi. The curd setter by ellementry gives a perfect breeding ground for the good bacteria responsible for thick creamy curd. The product is alkaline, porous and natural. All three properties are necessary to have in the curd setting tool.
Arra brass fry pan with wooden handle
Perfect to make anything in Indian cuisine, the Arra brass fry pan will be a great addition to your traditional cookware collection. The brass makes it culturally rooted, while its overall design gives it a modern look.
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