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A chutney prepared with brinjal, by heating big size brinjals in coal fire is common in both south and north India.
In other countries, they concentrate more on processed food or easy to cook foods which are not really very healthy. And yes, this might be the reason for the obesity also. For breakfast, they prefer ready to eat cereals and ready made juices. Nutritional value or health quotient in their food is very less. When we take our Indian food, it is filled with nutrients.
K Mohan @ Moga
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
But in foreign countries. most of the two life partners will be going out for earning and nobody will have time to prepare food in the house. So they eat out and they eat ready-made food available outside. They may go for mainly bakery products. Here they don't search for taste. They concentrate on eating something so that they will not have hunger.
But slowly in our country also we are getting the culture of getting outside food for eating. Both wife and husband will go for their jobs in cities and they will eat in their canteens or they may purchase the packed food. But they prefer making something in the house for dinner at night.
We call the best feast as 'Nalabadam'. No doubt, Indians are the best cook. Indians have varieties of food items.
No life without Sun
The social trend in India has been such that women are known only for cooking and for carrying out the work of men, so women keep themselves busy in the kitchen most of the time and made various food items. But currently, the situation is different where the wives are also working, especially in the metros cities, so the western methods of cooking are being adopted in such families, which is increasing the dependence on preservative food which is prepared in a short time.
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