Cook A Dish Analysis

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For project 2 I have been asked to cook a dish based on either my culture or a culture of our choice. The global context for this unit is the Personal and cultural expression and it states that I will discover and express ideas, culture, and beliefs.

From my understanding, a person’s identity is lost by the lack of diversity. Taken into the reasoning of our lives each day, people like to stay within their comfort zones and only eat food that they are familiar with or to their liking. The advancement of foods has become different, as time has gone by and we don’t know the classic style that the dish should taste like. Most people’s knowledge of their culture's food has been lost due to the conspicuous style of foods they’ve seen.

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Various traditional cooking methods. While asking questions to my family members, I will also ask them how they cooked back in their time.
N/A I will have to know how they cooked back in their time and managed to get the right taste because of our advancement in resources.
Existing products. I will go to my local supermarket and buy some products to analyze their taste, texture, smell and appearance.
N/A I need to analyze different products for this project to see what I should be doing for criteria C.
Pictures of Indian food for the write up.
N/A I will need to research pictures of Indian foods to include in my write up. I will need to include examples of Indian food in my write up to show what I’m writing about #5


Indian cuisine includes a huge variety of regional and traditional cuisines native to India. It’s also heavily influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. There’s been Middle Eastern and Central Asian influence on North Indian cuisine from the years of Mughal rule. Indian cuisine has been and is still growing, as a result of the nation's cultural relations with other societies.

Traditional Indian
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The early diet in India consisted of legumes, vegetables, fruits, grains, dairy products, honey and sometimes non-vegetarian foods such as fish, eggs and, chicken. Over time a segment of the population embraces vegetarianism during the Sramana movement while a fair climate permitted a variety of fruits, vegetables, and grains to be grown throughout the year.

Cuisine differs across India’s diverse regions a an result of variation in local culture or geographical location. For example:


The cuisine of Punjab is mainly known for its diverse range of dishes. Restaurant-style Punjabi cooking uses large amounts of Ghee, Butter and Cream, while home cooked equivalents center around Whole wheat, Rice, and other ingredients flavored with masala. Regional differences exist in Punjab for instance the people of Amritsar favor stuffed Paratha’s and dairy products. Amber Panjabi of Amritsar created the well known Lentil and Bean Sprout curry, which swept the nation with its zesty flavor and texture. Certain dishes are exclusive to Punjab, such as Makee di roti and Sarson da saag. The main masala in a Punjabi dish consists of Onion, Garlic, and Ginger. Punjabi food is high in calories to support rural workers. This is based on the Punjabi

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