Learn About Indus Indian And Herbal Cuisine

indus indian and herbal cuisine

The cuisine is a broader term covering the blend of all styles and the taste that matches with everyone. Different parts of the world bake, cook and prefer different cuisine by using their skills and satisfying their hunger needs. All is the mix of herbs, spices and boiled veggies which is expected at every place but the person’s hands vary and so does the taste. You must be aware that in the early ages people preferred raw eatables which were only boiled. Nowadays, spices are in demand, and people hardly digest food without their favorite ones. This is adding variety and style to cuisine, which changes with time. That was the significant difference between the two. Some facts about Indian cuisine in the early ages have been discussed below.

Indian Cuisine

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Indian Cuisine is more common from the fusion cuisines and thus is named under it. It even means including a variety of cooking styles and adding growth prospects. The dishes vary from region to region as it depends on religion too, so Indian cuisine can even be termed a misnomer.

There has been no concrete record of the food habits of the Indus civilization. Still, with the coming of the Aryans around 1500 BC, some sources reveal distinct dietary behavior. At their ages, the food was quite simple, and they preferred boiled vegetables. The early Aryans were semi-agriculturist and semi-nomadic people.

But from simple, the food turned out to be complex as soon as they settled down in the fertile Gangetic plains.

Barley And Wheat

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Barley and wheat were the two crops that have been the chief produce of the field. Even these two were the principal articles of food. Apart from this, even cakes of various types were baked using grains, and they were offered to God. People there even preferred meat, so animal sacrifices were quite common to cook, boil and roast meat.

Non-Vegetarian Food 

The nonveg style became common at early ages. Before the early medieval times, vegetarianism was the mainstream food habit of the Aryan people. They preferred only grains, fruits, vegetables, and milk products. The production of these vegetables was easy as the climate was warm, and so it could cultivate a large number of herbs and spices. For more than two thousand years, this food habit continued with large sections of traditionally vegetarian Indian families, particularly in North India. During these times, Indian cuisine gained a lot more interaction with foreigners who came to the subcontinent as migrants, traders, and invaders and thus making it a unique blend of various cuisines.

But as of today, basically, tomato, chili, spices, and potato are the staple components brought by the Portuguese to India. Even refined sugar was introduced by the Portuguese, whereas earlier only fruits and honey were used as sweeteners.


That was something about the Indian cuisine that was common during the early stages. People preferred simple food, which was relatively healthy and easy to cook. This made them do various tasks easily, and they maintained a healthy lifestyle. Herbal and vegetarian lifestyles continued for a long time, but soon, animal sacrifices became a hobby where people went on with meat consumption.

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