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By - Maria George

Introduction And History Of Indian Cuisine

Indian food and spices have been popular throughout the world since ancient times. The Romans imported spices from India as early as 77 C. Arab traders imported spices from India before the beginning of the Common Era.

In medieval times, Indian cuisine recipes and spices became very popular throughout the world. All major kingdoms in Asia and Europe have active spice trade with medieval India. Many battles also occurred at that time, especially between the European powers of England, France, Portugal, the Netherlands and Spain to get access to the spice route to India.

Indian spices and recipes are one of the main reasons why Britain visited India before colonizing them. Even Christopher Columbus was looking for a sea route to India (to continue the European spice trade with India after the fall of Constantinople) when he accidentally discovered America in 1492.

In modern times, Indian expatriates around the world have helped popularize Indian cuisine. Although Indian cuisine is popular in England and many other parts of Europe and the Middle East since the Middle Ages, but mainly because Indians who settled abroad they became very popular in North America and throughout the world. No wonder countries like the US, UK, Canada and Australia have several restaurants and hotels that only serve Indian food.