From fragrant curries to tandoori-grilled meats, traditional food of India is widely appreciated through out the world for its fabulous use of herbs and spices. Spices are unquestionably the corner stone of Indian cooking and are widely cultivated according to region. For example, cardamom, cloves and peppers are harvested mainly in the south, while chilies and turmeric come mainly from Rajasthan, Kashmir and Gujarat. About 70% of all the world’s spices come from India. According to Indian food theory, there are six different tastes: sweet, sour, salty, spicy, bitter, and astringent. A proper Indian meal attempts to balance each of these flavors, with one or two of them standing out, but no one dish containing all six. The period of British colonial rule left its mark on Indian food. The blending of eastern spices into western food that began during that time has endured to this day. Well loved Indian curry is a culmination of this influence. Curry is a catch-all term used originally by the Raj to refer to any sauced dish of spicy meat, fish or vegetables. The word curry itself is believed to be an adaption of the Tamil word kari, meaning "sauce". The British also introduced tea or chai to India and it is the favorite drink of most Indians today. Much of Indian food is traditionally eaten using your fingers or bread used as a utensil. There is a wide array of breads served with meals with naan, a leavened, oven-baked flatbread being most well known. This makes eating Indian food not only delicious but also fun as well. So choose one of Hangover Samui’s great restaurants serving authentic Indian food right here in Koh Samui. Our friendly staff will deliver your Indian food hot and fresh right to your door. Enjoy the taste of India on your table tonight.