India – the perfect culinary tourism destination
Rockstar guests enjoying the home-dining experience of traditional Indian daal-chawal, our very own ‘ Wonder diet’ with our special pickles and papad. Amazing experience of authentic Indian food with our Indian culture of having food sitting on the floor and using hands for eating instead of spoons.
These traditions made their way into our cuisines and decided how we regard food – sacred and pure. In Indian culture a prayer of thanks comes first and then you reach out for food with your hand.
It is an ancient Indian tradition of sitting on the floor while eating food… Generally sitting with crossed-legs acts as a ‘Yoga’ best posture known as sukhasana or padmasana. Thus sitting on floor during having food has a lot of health benefits.
Eating with Your Hands practice has its roots in Ayurveda. Eating is supposed to be a sensory experience and eating with your hands induces emotion and passion. According to Vedic wisdom, the hands are the most precious organs of human life. One of the Ayurvedic books say, every finger is an extension of the five elements. From the thumb comes space, with the forefinger is air, the middle finger is fire, the ring finer is water and the little finger signifies earth.
Eating with your fingers rouses these five elements and aids in bringing forth digestive juices in the stomach. The nerve endings on your fingertips are recognized to stimulate digestion. Feeling your food is a way of signaling the stomach that you are about to eat. You become more mindful of the taste, textures and aromas.
The Indian dinning etiquette is made on traditions. And behind almost every tradition are centuries of conquests, religious beliefs and social customs.
Eating Indian food is an elaborate ritual and certain customs create our cultural identity. We are proud of our Indian culture and traditions in every way.