Flavour of India


India is not to everyone’s taste but I find it extraordinary in every possible way, good and bad.

I’m so fascinated with India. I think the first thing that really attracted me to the place was its unashamed use of colour in the traditional and everyday dress, the henna, the hair, the bangles…




The food as well. I love Indian Food, Indian Curry. The food was so delicious and tasty! So I photographed a lot of the food I had.

I do not want to get sick when I travel to India, particularly, I follow some golden rules: never drink the tap water in India, only eat hot food, only eat in restaurants, use hand disinfectant and always wash your hand before putting anything into your month.



I followed their custom – eating with your fingers can be tricky to start off with, but “how to eat with your hand – the traditional Indian eating style (when you are in India)?”

With a little help from my Indian friend, the lesson is:

  • Ensuring wash your hands well with plenty of soap before the meal
  • First, try pick up food with your last three fingers and thumb, ‘slide’ the food into your mouths using your thumb
  • Now, use your thumb and fingers tear a piece of the bread off, and then scoop the curry or the vegetables, with the bread and then eat
  • Never use your left hand to eat with. Use it only to pass something

I noticed that many Indian foods such as naan or roti are best eaten in this way, even eating rice.



Indian food is super delicious and very spicy!!! The rich mix of spices that made the food what it is.

Yogurt definitely helps to cleanse the spiciness.



I enjoyed every meal in India, also followed their tradition to eat with my hands for an authentic experience.

In India, eating with your hands is a tradition. Use only your right hand. Though cutlery is used everywhere, a lot of Indians prefer to eat Indian food with their hands.


Ghee Masala Dosa


Crispy deepfried bread shells of puri cooked potato and chickpeas, spanish onion, torn coriander leaves and plenty of lentil, accompanying pots of coconut chutney, yoghurt, tamarind sauce, pickles and masala soup.

The finger-licking goodness is addictive.


Onion rawa paneer dosa


An example of a common cold Indian drink is “lassi”, which is a yoghurt or buttermilk drink that is sweetened and most often served plain.


Traditional Lassi in a clay cup, made from buffalo milk with the curd on top from Lassiwala in Jaipur.


Posted on 05/02/2012, in 'Travel, Food, Indian and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Hi Karen, I’m glad you liked my country. Most travellers tend to react in the extreme. Guess that is the emotion India evokess. You may love it or hate it but you can never be balanced & neutral. I fully understand those who are completely repelled. Don’t blame them either for there is much for us to feel ashamed about. I see you’ve been eating in good places. Do visit us again

    • Hi Sudapoedia,
      True that India is a very different city! Its also what I like about…to see different culture, to meet the locals…I did eat on the street – street food too. Sure I’ll visit India again. It’s in my re-visit list!!

  2. oh my oh my oh my!!! I’ve been away too long and my mouth is drooling. will be back in October…finally! Loving your blog and look forward to exploring further. A special thanks for following my India Journal as well. I also have photos of an Indian wedding and love everything you wrote and the photos here are superb. THanks again for finding your way to me and for bringing me here as well. 🙂
    with love light and JOY

    • Hi Jane,
      Thank you so much for your nice words, glad you enjoyed the photos (+food).
      I love Indian food, the spice, the richness..yummmm.
      Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you have a wonderful trip in October.

      Likewise. ;))

      • I love the colors, the richness and variety but admit I have a little trouble with the spicy…so I cook my own at home with less chile peppers and enjoy the best of both worlds. Look forward to reading more of your stories as well. 🙂

  3. I’m on a diet – enough already of the photos of my favourite food (Indian).

    Travel inspires – taking travel photos inspires others!

    Keep it up…

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