Zero seaweed in Indian cooking?

#1 Jul 10th, 2016, 22:46
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Pretty amazing when one considers the size of India's sea coast.

http://www.scienceandculture-isna.or...kar_Pg.192.pdf

The academic article above is about *potential*, not current or past reality.

I have never seen the slightest evidence of sea vegetables being used in any regional cuisine. Has anyone?

As someone who loves seaweed since working in Japan, looks like I will be packing my own wakame -- it expands so much, is light and doesn't go bad. I would rather just buy dried seaweed in Kolkata, but I don't have high expectations that it will be easy to find.
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I suspect that even if someone wants to eat seaweed in India its probably not safe to do so due to pollution.
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Originally Posted by Peterjones View Post Pretty amazing when one considers the size of India's sea coast.
But is it so amazing when one considers the size of India and how distant much of it is from that coast?

I suppose sea-caught fish must be transported to the interior.
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Yes, fish caught at sea is transported to all over the places in refrigerated carriage.
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But not seaweed.

Well, I suppose that not everybody likes seaweed. England has no time for it in its traditional diet, and none passed my lips until I was twenty-something. I vaguely remember, from my childhood, that it was consumed in some parts of Ireland. Europe in general? Comments from Europeans would be enlightening. To me, it has always been a Japanese thing.

It is available in one of my local shops, but so is Japanese rice and a few other Japanese ingredients. It is a shop that caters to some of the expat population as well as the locals. so I guess that some of local Japanese shop there.


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