Indian cuisine is gaining popularity around the globe. Easy to prepare, tasty and it's mainstay grains, lentils and vegetable dishes is allowing Indian cuisine to gain popularity all over the world. Today, many people want a balance of both protein and carbohydrates. Indian cuisine offers the health promoting properties of various herbs, ginger and spices, as well as a well-balanced diet. Yogurt, an accompaniment to Indian meals, introduces good flora into the digestive system. Many of our menus are vegetarian, which tend to be more alkaline than non-vegetarian menus. Fresh fruit follows Indian meals, which also contributes to an alkaline balance.
Indian meals are easy to prepare, taking about 20 to 30 minutes to prepare at an averga. Many foods can be cooked in crockpots, pressure cooker or in pans. Beans/lentils can be soaked overnight. Whole wheat dough for chappatis and rotis can be made ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator for later use. Tortillas and pita breads may be substitued for Indian flat breads.
Note: Lentils and beans combined with rice or wheat form complete proteins that have all of the eight amino acids.