Awadhi cuisine is also known as Lucknowi cuisine, it is a traditional cuisine from the Awadh region of Uttar Pradesh in northern India.
It is known for its rich, vital, flavourful dishes, slow-cooked, and delicate spices. However, in recent years, modern cuisine has started to influence Awadhi cuisine in several ways. One of the most significant influences of modern cuisine on Awadhi cuisine is the use of new cooking techniques.
Chefs are now experimenting with new methods of cooking, such as sous-vide and molecular gastronomy, to create new and innovative dishes.
While the Awadhi cuisine is based on ancienttechniques of cooking like cooking on wooden fire, grounding of spices in Imam Dasta & kharal or sil batta,brounce utensils and othertechnical and scientific sources which are being used to enhance the vitality and traditional flavours of Awadhi cuisine.
Modern cooking Adopting Awadhi Cooking Style
Chefs have now spotted the importance of Awadhi cooking style and spices so they are incorporatingAwadhi cooking style in their modernkitchens. They are also trying to add exotic ingredients from traditional Awadhi dishes to modern dishes, such as quinoa, salads, many types of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes are having awadhi touches.
Most spices and ingredients like cardamom, cinnamon, cumin, garlic, gingerare being used to add new flavours and textures to the modern dishes to give traditional touch withdishes andalso create new dishes for modern interpretations of classic dishes.
Finally, modern cuisine is also influencing the presentation of Awadhi dishes. Chefs are now paying more attention to the visual appeal of their dishes, using modern plating techniques and presentation styles. This has led to a more visually impressive and sophisticated Awadhi cuisine.
In conclusion, modern cuisine has had a significant influence on Awadhi cuisine, from new cooking techniques and ingredients to modern presentation styles. While traditional Awadhi cuisine remains at the core of this cuisine, the influence of modern cuisine has helped to create new and innovative dishes that are both delicious and visually impressive.
One may say now the Awadhi Cuisine is the centre of attraction among all Indian and International cuisine.
By Chef Dr. Izzat Husain