The term “Indian food” has become synonymous with the word “Indian.”
And while many have taken the label to mean “ethnic,” many Indian chefs and food writers also use it to describe the entire cuisine, with different versions of it.
“Indian” cuisine refers to a broad array of dishes, from the more familiar Indian classics like biryani, tandoori and rice pilaf to the more unusual creations like the pappadoms (rice balls), pani patties (pita bread), samosa, makhani and the like.
It also includes more obscure regional dishes like the naan (pudding) or the kalbi (biryani), but is largely limited to the subcontinent and to some regions of India, like Kashmir and Bihar.
Indian food writers are quick to say the word means everything from the cuisine to the people, but that it’s not always easy to pin down a definition.
And so here are 10 reasons why it might be more accurate to call the cuisine Indian.1.
It’s not just for Indian men2.
It is a subculture3.
It doesn’t have a single word for “sushi”4.
It includes Indian spices and spices from the Middle East5.
It may have a different name than “Indian cuisine”6.
It can be made vegetarian7.
It might have more than one ingredient8.
It was popularized by the United States after World War II9.
The word has been used in Hindi, the national language of India10.
It has been widely used by the culinary industry for yearsThe term “subculture” means something unique or unusual, which may or may not be accepted by everyone in a certain community.
But for many in India, it’s a term they take to mean something that exists outside of a certain culture.
So the word is a way of saying, “We are not part of the mainstream.”
“Indian food is about diversity and a broad spectrum of tastes, from simple to extraordinary, and we are not the only people who can enjoy it,” says Kunal Vyas, a food writer who writes for a number of publications, including NDTV and NDTV News.
“We have a rich history of food, and the word ‘Indian’ is a great way to celebrate that history.
It says, ‘We are Indian.'”
The term has also been used to describe Indian food from the time of the British colonial rule through the emergence of the modern Indian cuisine, as well as food that is popular with other countries.
Vyas says he has used the word in the past to describe his food and culture.
In his book “The Indian Restaurant,” he uses it to refer to Indian food that’s more mainstream than what he’s familiar with.
But, he adds, it can also refer to the cuisine of places like Myanmar, Bangladesh and other parts of India that aren’t necessarily seen as Indian.
He adds that, in the case of food from parts of Africa, he would say, “You can’t really call it Indian food if it’s from those parts.”
says he uses the term in the context of a wider sense of Indianness in the sub-continent.
He points to the words, “Hindu,” “Hindi,” “Jain” and “Kannada,” all of which refer to people from a particular region of India.
“It’s not a term that people use to identify people in the region, and it’s very inclusive.
But it’s also a very inclusive word,” Vy. said.
“And I think that’s what makes it so versatile.”
He also said that he would use the term to describe a variety of different cuisines, not just the food that he’s accustomed to eating.
“If you were to say, ‘Oh, Indian food,’ I would use it as a general term to include all the cuisine that’s out there.
It would also be a word that’s used by a lot of people in a way that is very different from what they would use to describe their food.”
says the word has become more widely accepted over the years, as the subculture has spread beyond the subcontinental region.
“I think it’s important to keep it alive,” he said.