Indian food, just like the country's culture, is vivacious and comprises different foods and flavours from all the different states. While the taste and ingredients may vary from region to region, one thing that unites all to form Indian cuisine is the high spice and flavour quotient. And this vibrant characteristic of Indian food has put its cuisine on the global map. The proof is all those videos online of people in foreign countries trying out desi foods and also liking them.
Recently, a little Australian girl ate an Indian platter of kadhai chicken with rice and mango kulfi for dessert. We even saw a Vietnamese food blogger trying the south Indian staple combo of idli, vada and sambhar paired with chutneys. She found it "buttery and delicious". And the latest one to hop on the bandwagon is an elderly Japanese woman who went for a north Indian spread.
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The Japanese women tried Indian food for the first time and chose palak paneer and vegetable curry paired with paratha. The food was prepared and served by Nisha Zaveri, who runs a vegetarian catering company in Japan's Kobe. She posted the video on her Instagram handle 'Stepin Kitchen' and captioned the post, "The reaction of a Japanese grandma trying Palak Paneer and Mixed Vegetable Curry for the first time!".
When the woman takes a bite of the food, her instant reaction is, "Hmmm, yummy! What is this made out of?" Nisha Zaveri replies, "This is palak paneer. It is made from spinach and cottage cheese. Then the woman responds, "Hmm yum! Seems healthy."
Palak Paneer is commonly made in Indian households, especially in north India. If you have never had it, you must try it out. Here's an easy recipe of palak paneer that you can make at home.
Try it out and let us know how you liked it. And, if you have seen more such videos of people abroad trying Indian food, do share with us.
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