I always wanted to visit India, and it always fascinated me. I wanted to see the Taj Mahal even before I went to school. But after booking my tickets, I started to research the Indian food topic. I was scared of getting food poisoning. Also, I had no idea what food to eat and where from. I really wanted to discover the real Indian cuisine. So the first dinner I had in India, was an
First of all, I have to say I am not a big fan of spices, but the Indian spices are famous. The Indian food recipes are spicy and famous worldwide, but to come to India and not see how there are made and how locals live their lives and cook their food would be a waste. I always recommend getting in touch with a local, to be your guide or just talk about his/her country. And in India, a lot of that talk will be about Indian food.
India is a very affordable country and learning about Indian food is a must. That’s why I started researching Indian food experiences and discovered
How does the home-cooked food experience in India work?
Once you decided to go for the home-cooked food experience in India, you just need to book the experience on the
As the first dinner in India was a home-cook dinner hosted by
As a general fact about Indian cuisine, I can say that it all has a purpose in the process of cooking. The Indian spices, the masala, the Indian food appetizers, the order of all of these. Everything serves a purpose.
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If you want the real food experience in India, look no further. This is the best option and you will love the Indian food menu the hosts provide. If you are vegetarian, be reassured that the Indian cuisine will delight you with vegetarian food and you will ask for a second plate.
The main ingredient in real Indian recipes is masala. What is masala?
Basically, masala means a mix. But when talking about Indian cuisine, masala is the famous mix of the most used Indian spices, but they are roasted and then grided into a fine powder. The spices most commonly found in masala are coriander, cumin, cardamom, black pepper, fennel, mustard seed, red chilli pepper, cloves and turmeric.
Indian families all have
Learning all about Indian cuisine from locals
I got to have a
How do I know all of this about Indian spices and masala? Thanks to our hosts: Moushumi in Delhi and Richa in Varanasi, who we found through
Again, talking to locals will enhance your experiences in India and set the bar high if you ever decide to visit an Indian restaurant outside India. I remember I did that some years ago, and the food was so spicy. There was no explanation on what spicy means and how to eat it. And while I was in India, I can say I truly enjoyed Indian food, the Indian spices in my food and the kind people who guided me through my meal choices. And for this, I have to thank my
I have to warn you, Indian families are the friendliest and most welcoming. They will go out of their way to welcome you and make you feel comfortable. So be prepared to ask a lot of questions and receive a lot of information about Indian cuisine and India in general.
Who is the Authenticook Indian food experience for?
The Authenticook food experience is for everyone who enjoys a real home-cooked meal experience, good food and loves meeting locals. If you want to cultivate your knowledge about Indian culture and Indian food, there is no better way than to cook and serve a meal together with a local. Families, couples and group of friends are all welcome.
You will find the answers to the questions as ” What is garam masala?” and “How to make masala chai?” from your Authenticook host.
Authenticook is for those who love human interaction and for those who want to learn about it. India is like no other country I’ve been to, and even if you are not a foodie, the food is a big part of the culture. Immerse in it, embrace and learn from it.