Cuisines of India

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About This Capsule

Indian cuisine dates back to many thousand years. While Ved mentions various foods, their usage, and their importance, Bhagavad Gita describes certain dietary practices. These are just a few of many such examples. India was also the one to introduce vegetarianism to the world!

In the food culture of India, people give a lot of importance to food rituals and elaborate preparations. Indians express their love, devotion and brotherhood through the food they offer and serve. This course shall take the viewers on a delicious journey of knowing the history and the philosophy behind the varied cuisines of India.


Who is eligible?
Any person wishing to know more about Indian knowledge and culture is eligible for the course.

How long will it need?
It will take approx. 2 hours to complete the course.

What will I get?
Viewers are rewarded with a course completion certificate authorised by ICCR and SPPU.

How much will I have to pay?
All the program topics are free of charge for viewing.

What will I learn?

  • History and evolution of Indian cuisine from ancient to modern times with various influences.
  • Varied styles of Indian cuisines, prominent dishes, key ingredients, and food habits in different parts of India.
  • The diversity of Indian cuisine and how food is a philosophy for Indians.

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