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Indian cuisine has been influenced by a 5000 year history of various groups and cultures to the diversity of flavours and regional cuisines in modern - day India
In Vedic times, a normal diet consisted of fruit, vegetables, grain, dairy products, honey, poultry and other sorts of meat. Over time some segments of population embraced vegetarianism.
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Like India Indian cuisine is varied, diverse and distinct. In India recipes are handed down from mother to daughter, from generation to generation. Indian cuisine uses an extensive variety of herbs, spices and ingredients.
The staples of Indian cuisine are pearl millet, rice, whole wheat flour, and a variety of pulses, of which the most central are red lentils, Bengal gram, pigeon pea or yellow gram, black gram, and green gram.
People in India consider a healthy breakfast important.
Hot food is served on banana leaves.
Indian cuisine is also known for widespread practice of vegetarianism in Indian society.
The spice trade between India and Europe is often cited as the main catalyst for Europe`s Age of Discovery.