alive logo
foodfamilylifestylebeautysustainabilityhealthimmunity

Curry Culture

Recipes from India

Share

Curry Culture

Indian food is full of flavour and is suitable for both vegetarians and meat lovers. Try these recipes for chicken curry and jeera aloo and open your taste buds.

In the summer of 2003, I stepped off a plane in Toronto and prepared myself for the challenges of university life and living alone in a foreign land.

Duly warned by friends and family about the difficulties of finding a decent Indian meal in North America, I had resigned myself to the fact that I might have to survive on pizza and burgers.

To my surprise, my first meal in Canada was a typical North Indian thali, a traditional method of serving food on a large round steel tray with a selection of dishes, including rice, lentils, vegetables, rotis (traditional Indian flat bread), pickle, salad, and a sweet. Ah, all the spices I’ve come to love.

Recent studies have shown that some of the most common spices used in Indian cooking have abundant health benefits. Spices such as turmeric may help reduce joint pains in people with arthritis as well as help protect against heart disease and Alzheimer’s. India’s population is known to have one of the lowest rates of Alzheimer’s disease, perhaps because of the presence of turmeric in the daily diet.

Indian food is full of flavour and is suitable for both vegetarians and meat lovers. An Indian-inspired menu at any dinner party is almost always well received.

Recipes

Ad
Advertisement
Advertisement

READ THIS NEXT

In Good Shape

In Good Shape

Athleisure is in but non-eco-friendly is out

Alisha McDarris

Alisha McDarris

Easy Does It

Easy Does It

Yoga guru Tara Stiles’ new approach to wellness is grounded in the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda. Here’s how to apply its teachings to find balance in your life.

Rachel B. Levin

Rachel B. Levin