The food of Mexico is close to Indian cuisine as it uses spices and flavours that are loved by Indians which is why Mexican food is also popular in India.
Think Taco Bell the chain that serves Mexican food in India and you will understand why Mexican food is so popular.
The earliest roots of Mexican food lie in Mesoamerican cuisine. Its ingredients and methods begin with the first agricultural communities such as the Olmec and Maya who domesticated maize, created the standard process of maize nixtamalization, and established their food ways.
Various cooking styles and recipes were also introduced from Spain both throughout the colonial period and by Spanish immigrants who continued to arrive following independence. Spanish influence in Mexican cuisine is also noticeable in its sweets such as alfajores, alfeniques, borrachitos and churros.
Here are some recipes for you to try:
- Mexican Avocado Soup courtesy Pawan Kumar, Executive Chef, Angsana Oasis Spa & Resort
- Lamb Saffron Pupusa courtesy Arnab Haldar, Executive Chef, Gold Rush Brews
- Zucchini and Cheese Quesadilla courtesy V H Suresh, Corporate Executive Chef, Platform 65
- Arroz Verde (Mexican Green Rice) courtesy Reetu Uday Kugaji, Culinary Expert & Chef Consultant
- Veggie Burrito Bowl courtesy Roshni R Sood, Executive Chef and Menu Curator, Marbella’s & Poach
Read the full story that first appeared in Deccan Chronicle dated March 13, 2023 here: