The White Doves
poem and snaps
Research and surveys
conclusion (click here)
Behind the scene
Traditionally people in India eat with their hands.In north India the Roti or naan (flat bread) is
used to scoop the gravy and vegetables and eat it without the gravy touching their fingers.But in South
India you have to let the food touch your hand as there is no bread. Banana leaves are used as
disposable plates.In India it is considered unhygienic and rude to eat with the left hand.Even a left
handed person is expected to eat with the right hand.But in urban areas people eat with spoons and
forks and use a plate.Roti is still eaten with hands.The reason for eating food with hands is
-■ that food tastes more when you eat it that way.The reason is unknown by scientists.But probably it is
something to do with the spoons made of metals ( perhaps, they take away the taste).If you eat with a
wooden spoon it too tastes better but not as much as with hands.
■ that if you eat with the spoon you do not know how hot the food is and you may burn your tongue.
When you eat with your fingers you can perceive whether it is cold enough to be able to eat it.
■ That, it maintains your hygiene to a great extent.Eating with your hands forces you to wash your
hands before doing so . And so your hands remain clean.A spoon or a fork may be dirty even after
Eating with hand also gives a informal touch to eating.say when we meet someone for formal
business we tend to restrict our natural behavior which is quite uncomfortable and if we eat
it's strictly with spoons. That's why when we eat with our hands we are much more
comfortable 'cause we are much more comfortable moving five fingers rather than controlling
a metal stick(spoon) with the same.
1.Share your food with whoever wants it
.2.It is expected that everyone starts eating only when the eldest among all has started.
3.Similarly, you should leave the table only when the eldest has finished and you should ask them
before doing so.
4.Everyone should wash their hands with soap and water.Using tissue is unhygienic.
5.Your back should be erect.
6.You shouldn't lean you elbows on the table.
7.You shouldn't take the plate to your mouth instead take your hand or spoon to the mouth.
8.You should take small amounts each time and it should not touch the palms.
9.Food shouldn't at all be wasted whatsoever as food is sacred.
10.Burping and slurping and spitting is very rude.
11.You shouldn't make noise by tapping the plate
12.Playing with food is frowned upon
(source - Wikipedia > indian dining etiquettes)
an easy indian snack dish for you....aloo tikki !!
* Potatoes - 1/2 kg
* Green Peas - 1/2 cup
* Cornflour - 50g
* Cooking Oil - For Frying
* Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
* Green Chillies (Chopped) - 2
* Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
* Lemon Juice - 1/2 tsp
* Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp (available in any Indian store.If you wish you can leave this out.)
* Black Pepper - 1/4 tsp
* Salt to taste
Wash, boil, peel and mash the potatoes. Similarly boil the peas.
After potatoes and boiled peas have cooled down a bit then mix all the ingredients except cooking oil. Mix properly, if needed mash
Make equal sized balls and flatten them to form a thick(1/2 inch) pancake size disc. Heat oil in a pan and once it is hot, fry these tikkis
until they turn crisp and golden brown.
Serve hot along with Coriander Chutney, pickle, tomato ketchup, butter and curd. You can sandwich it too for a quick snack or
Janani ninnu vina bg music
Create a free website