INTRODUCTION AND HISTORY:
Indian food and spices have been popular all over the world since ancient times. The Romans imported spices from India as early as 77 C.E. The Arab traders imported spices from India before the beginning of the Common Era. By the middle ages, Indian cuisine and spices became extremely popular all over the world. All major kingdoms in Asia and Europe had active spice trade with India in the middle age. Many battles were also fought at that time especially between the European powers England, France, Portugal, Dutch and Spain to gain access to the spice route to India. Indian spices and condiments were one of the major reasons why the British visited India before colonizing it. Even Christopher Columbus was searching for a sea route to India (to resume the European spice trade with India after the fall of Constantinople) when he accidentally discovered America in 1492.
REASONS FOR POPULARITY OF INDIAN CUISINE:
Indian recipes have been traditionally known for…