An Introduction to Indian Cuisine: Food for Thought

The history of food is often as rich, interesting, and flavorful as the dish itself, and tandoori is no exception. Though the creation of tandoori is credited to Kundan Lala Gujral in the early 20th century, historians have found the first evidence of meat preparation similar to modern-day tandoori chicken in the ruins of Harappa. Talk about a blast from the past!

Behind Closed Tandooris | While Indian cuisine dates back nearly 5,000 years, there are certain hallmark spices of Indian dishes that we still see today. These include spicy turmeric, sweet coriander, earthy cumin, spicy-sweet mustard seeds, savory curry leaves, sour-sweet tamarind, delicious cinnamon (a spice native to India), cardamom, and spicy red chili powder. No matter the dish, Indian cuisine strives to be spicy, rich, flavorful, and diverse.

Cooking Sure is Hunky Tandoori | If you think that some of those spices look familiar, then your hunch is correct. Our tandoori spice blend features five of the top ten most utilized spices in Indian cuisine, including coriander, cumin, cinnamon, and cardamom to create a spice blend that instantly elevates your mealtime. No matter what you’re cooking up, your senses will be transported to the sweet, spicy, and tangy kitchens of India each time you reach for your tandoori spice blend.

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