Food in India differs from rest of the world, not just in taste of the dish but also in cooking methods. It imitates an absolute mix of different cultures and period. Just like Indian culture, cuisine in India has also been influenced by various people, which have supplied their share in its overall growth and the present structure.
Foods of India are better known for its sharp taste. Throughout India, be it North India or South India, spices are used liberally in food. But one must not remember that every solitary spice used in Indian dishes bear some or the other dietary as well as remedial properties.