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India. General Information. Location: South Asia Population: 1,205,073,612 Language: 14 official languages (depending on province) -Hindi -English. Cultural Influences. Predominantly Islamic Middle-East Eastern Asia England. Religion. Religion. NO BEEF! Many Vegetarians

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general information
General Information
  • Location: South Asia
  • Population: 1,205,073,612
  • Language: 14 official languages (depending on province)
  • -Hindi
  • -English
cultural influences
Cultural Influences
  • Predominantly Islamic Middle-East
  • Eastern Asia
  • England
religion1
Religion
  • NO BEEF!
  • Many Vegetarians
  • Other common Dietary restrictions
  • Eggs
  • Onion
  • Garlic
common crops
Common Crops
  • Rice
  • Wheat
  • Corn (maize)
  • Coarse grains (gorghum and millets)
  • Pulses( beans dried peas and lentils)
grains
Grains
  • Grains = 75% of total crop

33% Rice

Rice is the staple food for eastern and southern parts of the country

29% Coarse Grains

Sorghum and millet are mainly grown in dry areas.

other crops
Other Crops
  • Largest producer of ginger and okra
  • Ranks second in production of potatoes, onions, cauliflower, brunjal, and cabbages.
  • Ranks first in bananas, papayas, mangoes, lemons, and limes
spices
Spices
  • Curry Powder
  • Black Pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Curry Leaf
  • Fenugreek
  • Saffron
curry powder
Curry Powder
  • Found in South India
  • Developed During British Rule
  • Mixture of Turmeric, coriander, cumin, fenugreek, mustard seed, chili powder, and black pepper
  • Culinary Uses- Rice and Bread
black pepper
Black Pepper
  • Found in South and East Asia
  • Found in Berries (dried peppercorns from dried unripe berries)

Used in ground or whole form

  • Culinary Uses- Main ingredient in garam masala and in curry powder
  • Used as flavoring on fish, vegetables, marinades, chutneys, and pickles
cinnamon
Cinnamon
  • South West India
  • Found on a small tropical evergreen tree
    • Found on the bark
      • Rolled into “quills” (sticks)
      • Powdered form
  • Culinary Uses- garam masala, used in curries and rice dishes
    • Examples: Biryani, Parsee fried rice
      • Used on deserts and coffees
curry leaf
Curry Leaf
  • Native to India
  • Found on Pinnate leaves
    • Curry-like aroma
    • Must be used fresh
  • Culinary Uses- flavors curries, lentils, vegetables, fish, meat, rice and pickles
fenugreek
Fenugreek
  • Not Native to India but largest producer
    • Widely naturalized
  • Yellow/pale brown seed from a bean pod
  • Culinary Uses- found in curry powder and other 5 spice blends
    • Flavors South and East India curries, fish lentils, meats, vegetables, breads ect.
saffron
Saffron
  • Cultivated in the Tropics
  • Purple flower known as Crocus Sativus
    • Unique aroma (no substitute)
  • Most expensive labor intensive
  • Culinary uses- Color and Flavor dishes (golden yellow)
    • Used in Indian sweets, meats, fish, rice, and stews
    • Special Dishes- Biryani, Pulaos
sources
Sources
  • http://www.cuisinecuisine.com/IndianSpices.htm#Spices%20A%20to%20Z
  • http://www.herbsociety.org/events/documents/FinalhandoutKapadiaIndianSpices-1.pdf
  • https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/in.html