Cultural Video and Food Demo

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Published on December 10, 2017

Author: JosetteG


Indian Culture: Indian Culture By: Josette gentile Nutr 301 Location & History: Location & History -Located on the continent of Asia -7 th largest nation in the world -Shares land borders with 6 countries -Bordered by 3 different bodies of water -Gained independence from the UK in 1947 -Major Languages: Hindi, English Religion: Religion According to a 2001 census, the major religions include: Hindus: 80.5% of population Muslims: 13.4% of population Also, Christians , Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, and others Religion impacts dietary practices: Hindus: Mostly vegetarian; avoids eggs Muslims: Avoids pork and pork products Sikh: Abstinence from beef, alcohol, & halal meet Jains: Avoids any food that may have caused injury to any life Traditional Family Structure: Traditional Family Structure Husband is the head of household Women are housewives and not expected to work outside of the home Parents choose what career their child pursues Dating is not common; marriages are arranged by parents Children are expected to show great respect for their elders Older women are look at as experts in family matters Traditional Food Habits: Ingredients & Common Foods: Traditional Food Habits: Ingredients & Common Foods Traditional ingredients in most common Indian foods: Tumeric Ginger Red chili powder Cumin seeds Common Indian Foods: Lentils Rice or Roti Leafy vegetables Common beverage: Lassi (sweet yogurt drink) Traditional Health Practices: Therapeutic Uses of Food: Traditional Health Practices: Therapeutic Uses of Food Ayurveda examines the human body as a product of food 3000 years old (one of the oldest systems of medicine in the world) Large emphasis on digestion Using food as medicine Barley water for fevers Vomiting is treated with milk Diarrhea is treated with buttermilk, coconut water, and pomegranate flowers Ginger tea or garlic soup for colds Highly spiced diet to stimulate the liver Tumeric helps everything!! Meal Composition & Cycles: Meal Composition & Cycles Two meals and several snacks are common Main meal of day: Dinner One rice dish Curried vegetables, legume, or meat Baked or fried roti Fruit or vegetable pickle Yogurt rayta or pachadi Role of Food in Society & Special Occasions: Role of Food in Society & Special Occasions Food plays an important role in Indian celebrations Certain foods items have special meanings Bananas & rice = fertility Ghee = purity Dusshera : 10 day holiday Divali : Festival of lights Contemporary Food Habits in the U.S.: Contemporary Food Habits in the U.S. Limited research on food habits of Indians in the U.S. Many American processed foods are now available in India 2 phases of acculturation Some vegetarians become carnivores Vegetarianism may lose social and cultural significance in the US Men change their food habits quicker than women Meal habits become un-regular due to fast-paced American lifestyle Palak Paneer Recipe: Palak Paneer Recipe S pinach gravy and fresh cottage cheese Helps with digestion High in protein Traditionally served with naan, roti, or rice Slide11: Boil about 3 cups of water Add 4 cups of spinach Let boil for 5 minutes Remove from heat & drain spinach Add spinach to blender to create a paste-like texture Slide12: Heat oil in pan Add cardamom, clove, cinnamon, and cumin seeds to hot oil Stir Slide13: Add chopped onions and chopped garlic to pan Sauté for 3 minutes Slide14: Add garlic ginger paste, turmeric powder, and salt. Stir well Slide15: Add chopped tomatoes Add red chili powder, cumin powder, and coriander powder Stir well Let cook until mushy (approx. 2 minutes) Slide16: Slowly pour spinach puree to the pan. Let simmer on low heat for 4 minutes. Slide17: Add paneer cubes to spinach puree. Let simmer for 2 minutes. Slide18: Serve warm in a bowl and enjoy! References: References http:// http:// https:// / pubmed /18296352

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