South Asian cuisines are packed with flavor. Known for a variety of curries, South Asian recipes often call for strong herbs and spices (chilies, cloves, turmeric and cumin among them). Many foods also incorporate ginger, which is not only aromatic and flavorful, but is also known for its healing properties. Lamb, goat, fish and chicken are more prominent than beef because cows are sacred in Hinduism, although, milk products like ghee and yogurt and cheeses are common. See our recipe for making fresh paneer right in your own kitchen.