Evolution of Kitchens in India
Evolution of Kitchens in India
In India, kitchens have always been treated as the second temple of the house and home cooking has always been revered. Indian cuisine consists of a wide variety of regional and traditional cuisines native to the Indian subcontinent. Given the range of diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic groups, and occupations, these cuisines vary substantially from each other using locally available spices, herbs, vegetables, and fruits. Historical events such as foreign invasions, trade relations, and colonialism have played a pivotal role in introducing certain foods to this country. These previously alien vegetables and fruits have today become staples in various parts of the country.
The Indian cuisine reflects a 10,000-year history of various groups and cultures interacting with the Indian subcontinent, leading to diversity of flavours and regional cuisines found in modern-day India. The trade with British and Portuguese influence has further added to the already diverse Indian cuisine. And thus, Iconic cuisines have been curated in over the past centuries, from distinctive parts of the Indian subcontinent.
With food being a central part of the Indian culture and family being the cement that holds the culture together it’s not hard to see why kitchens are very crucial to the Indian families. Be it enjoying a chatty afternoon with your family in the kitchen or preparing scrumptious festive meal for the guests, the joy of the aroma of the amazing food being prepared is existential to an Indian.
With the advent of the Industrial revolution, gas stoves became a forerunner of kitchen appliances in India, based on the technological advancement of the era. With the passing years, these gas stoves amalgamated with cutting edge appliances which has gradually evolved to the modular kitchen of today.
Though, globalization has created a cultural cocktail in the city lifestyle, our Kitchens are still the centre stage of any interior design project. With this rapid urbanization kitchens have turned into a model of utility and convenience, cooking is no more a burden but an experience.
The technological inventions that is inculcated in the contemporary modular kitchens today, are primarily conceived around the placement of built-in refrigerators, convection ovens, microwaves and ventilators: playing an important role in making the kitchen more than just a service providing station but indulgent interest. The design improved further with application of the Kitchen triangle analogy that focused on keeping 3 things at 3 corners the refrigerator, the sink and the stove all within arm’s reach. Luxury kitchen appliances in India today have become a major aspect in easing the daily errands of the user, while creating a sleek appearance that renders it as a cognition space. These units have enabled to amplify the enclosed space and the efficiency of the service provided.
Further, the Indian kitchen is no longer a domain of feminine mystique. The increasing number of nuclear families, luxury housing projects, augmented lifestyle and constant innovation in appliances has changed etiquettes of household chores. All these social and technological changes have collectively altered the face of the kitchens in India. Thus, the design of every contemporary kitchen is pivoted to deliver a multifunctional and aesthetically appealing kitchen as per the consumers’ requisite. Though the kitchen has become a social element in the spatial design, every homeowner takes a keen interest in his or her kitchen’s design & layout. Interior designers go the extra mile to understand the client’s lifestyle character to give them a more personalised kitchen design.
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Thus, the Kitchen has become the centre stage for home interiors and renovation. They are seamlessly designed to interact with living room and dining areas. Today, our friends and guests cook with us, and our get-togethers imbibe the kitchen areas for those long pending chat sessions. This is also the very reason for the popularity of island kitchens designs, giving exception utility to the kitchen area.
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