3 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Indian Food

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If you didn't grow up in a town that had an Indian restaurant, you probably don't know that much about Indian food. Here are a few things you probably didn't know about Indian food, but that you might like to know before you dine at your first Indian restaurant.

#1 Not All Indian Dishes Are Spicy

Many individuals wrongly assume that all Indian dishes are spicy and hot. However, this is not true. Most Indian dishes are not spicy hot; however, most Indian dishes do incorporate a wide variety of spices in them. Indian dishes are really flavorful as a general rule of thumb.

However, if you don't like a lot of flavors, there are also Indian dishes that only incorporate one or two spices and are more simple, flavor wise. Indian dishes vary greatly, and you can find one for just about everyone in your group when you dine at an Indian restaurant.

#2 Indian Food Is Healthy

Many individuals wrongly assume that Indian food is unhealthy. Although there are Indian dishes that are high in fat, not all Indian dishes are high in fat. Most Indian dishes contain vegetables as well as fruit. Most Indian dinners also provide you with your needed grains and sometimes even dairy.

Don't write off Indian food because you think it is unhealthy; there are plenty of Indian dishes you can eat while maintaining a healthy diet. Additionally, many Indian dishes use ingredients such as ginger, garlic, and turmeric; all ingredients that many health benefits. 

#3 Curry Is Actually A Collection Of Spices

Among the most popular types of Indian food are curry dishes. However, curry is not a single item. Curry is actually a collection of different spices; the composition of curry varies around the world.

Although there are a few basic spices that are in most curries, curries can be very specialized, which means curry dishes can vary a lot from one restaurant to another. If you order a curry dish, make sure that you read the menu carefully and ask the server about the taste profile of the curries that they serve at their restaurant.

If you have never been out for Indian food before, you are in for a treat. Indian food incorporates a wide variety of different spices and some really unique dishes. Be sure to ask for recommendations from your server and let them know what type of food and flavors you enjoy; this will help your server point  you in the direction of the perfect dish on their menu for you. Contact a local restaurant for further assistance.

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