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Souring Agents Used in Indian Cuisine

By Conchita de Souza

Souring Agents Used in Indian Cuisine
We all know that Indian cooking is synonymous with spice. Something that you may not know is that tartness/sourness is also a key flavour in many Indian dishes because it cuts down the pungency in spicy dishes but also serves to compliment the spices.  Whether you add your souring agent early on in preparing the dish to add complexity or towards the end to bring that element of freshness, there is no doubting that the sour sensation is one that whets the appetite and is cleverly used as a “creative tool” in many cuisines.*

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