Aromatic spices are the basis of Indian cuisine.
The use of spices such as curry powder, turmeric, chilli,
coriander, cumin, fennel, fenugreek, celery, black pepper,
ginger, cardamom, garlic, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, tamarind
give Indian food its distinct taste.
Milk products like ghee (clarified butter) and dahi (Yoghurt),
buttermilk, sour cream, cottage cheese, a variety of dals
(lentils) and regional vegetables are other common ingredients
in Indian cooking.
Breads are made with wheat, rice and ground legumes depending
on the part of the country.