Scientists have figured out what makes Indian food so delicious

  • metta

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    Mar 04, 2015 8:12 AM GMT
    Scientists have figured out what makes Indian food so delicious

    "It does something radical with flavors, something very different from what we tend to do in the United States and the rest of Western culture. And it does it at the molecular level."


    "Chefs in the West like to make dishes with ingredients that have overlapping flavors. But not all cuisines adhere to the same rule. Many Asian cuisines have been shown to belie the trend by favoring dishes with ingredients that don't overlap in flavor. And Indian food, in particular, is one of the most powerful counterexamples."


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/03/03/a-scientific-explanation-of-what-makes-indian-food-so-delicious/
  • Amira

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    Mar 04, 2015 1:47 PM GMT
    I do find Indian food delicious myself. Interesting read, cheers!
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    Mar 11, 2015 3:00 PM GMT
    Love the food, love Indian supermarkets. I started cooking Indian cuisine in my late 20s/early 30s. I even had a clay pot to stick in the oven for tandoori, though it was never as good as my local restaurants. I always felt I couldn't get the oven hot enough. Back in my meat eating days tandoori chicken was as important as pizza.

    The only thing I don't like about Indian food is the vegies tend to get overcooked. They do a lot of stewing so you get those great flavors but the textures aren't always the best. Vegies are best still with a crunch as in the SE Asian-style in a quick hot stir fry as long as not too oily.