This is why a majority of restaurants dedicate a section of their menu to Continental food. And this is not just the case in India.
it is the Indian adaptation of continental cooking techniques and seasonings with a unique tadka. It’s aimed at pleasing our desi palate, with a larger offering of vegetarian dishes of course. continental food is the most popular foreign cuisine in India surpassing Italian or Thai.
Coconut is one of the most important ingredients and is used in various forms: dry, desiccated or as is. Some of the cooking is also done in coconut oil. The South of India is known as 'the land of spices' and for all the right reasons. Cinnamon, cardamom, cumin, nutmeg, chilli, mustard, curry leaves - the list goes on.
continental food is notably dry due to geographical location, and lack of water resources. Hence pulses (gram flour) dominate continental food and sweetmeats