History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines. The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions.
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.
Place yogurt in a bowl, add gram flour, a pinch of turmeric powder, salt, green chillies, 2 cups water and whisk it and keep it aside. Heat extra virgin olive oil in a deep non stick pan. Add garlic, ginger, cumin seeds, mustard seeds and saute till fragrant.
Add carrot, beans, cauliflower florets, curry leaves, green peas, onions and mix well.Add a pinch turmeric powder, salt, dried fenugreek leaves and sauté for 2 minutes. Add tomato and sauté for 1 minute.
Add yogurt mixture and mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add cottage cheese and coriander leaves and mix well. Let it come to a boil. Serve hot.
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