Nancy Dutta India 1k Questions 2k Answers 18 Best Answers 4k Points View Profile3 Nancy Dutta Asked: May 6, 20202020-05-06T16:54:19+05:30 2020-05-06T16:54:19+05:30In: CookingWhat is Indian food?3 What is Indian food?indian food ShareFacebook2 AnswersVotedOldestRecentmanish1008 Bahadurgarh, India 1k Questions 1k Answers 0 Best Answers 4k Points View Profile manish1008 Added an answer on May 7, 2020 at 7:11 am Staple foods of Indian cuisine include pearl millet (bājra), rice, whole-wheat flour (aṭṭa), and a variety of lentils, such as masoor (most often red lentils), tuer (pigeon peas), urad (black gram), and moong (mung beans).0Reply Share ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsAppSanjeev Bhilai , India 4 Questions 1k Answers 0 Best Answers 1k Points View Profile Sanjeev Added an answer on May 6, 2020 at 4:59 pm Indian cuisine consists of a wide variety of regional and traditional cuisines native to the Indian subcontinent. Given the range of diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic groups, and occupations, these cuisines vary substantially from each other and use locally available spices, herbs, vegetables, and fruits. Indian food is also heavily influenced by religion, in particular Hinduism, cultural choices and traditions. The cuisine is also influenced by centuries of Islamic rule, particularly the Mughal rule. Samosas and pilafs can be regarded as examples.Historical events such as foreign invasions, trade relations, and colonialism have played a role in introducing certain foods to this country. The Columbian discovery of the New World brought a number of new vegetables and fruit to India. A number of these such as the potato, tomatoes, chillies, peanuts, and Guava have become staples in many regions of India. Indian cuisine has shaped the history of international relations; the spice trade between India and Europe was the primary catalyst for Europe’s Age of Discovery. Spices were bought from India and traded around Europe and Asia. Indian cuisine has influenced other cuisines across the world, especially those from Europe (especially Britain), the Middle East, Southern African, East Africa, Southeast Asia, North America, Mauritius, Fiji, Oceania, and the0Reply Share ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsAppLeave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Featured image Select file Browse Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.