@coolwinds certain level of washing, boilin/steaming style of cooking helps remove the pesticides. So compared to other types of cooking, Indian cooking is definitely better. Overcooking is a completely different thing. Indian cooking does not require Overcooking. When one is living in a polluted environment, eventually they get used to the environment. This is also kind of getting immune. Definitely there is a difference between a farmers market vegetable and a super market vegetable. Farmers market does not necessarily mean organic produce. But yes, the vegetables in farmers market are definitely better. Nobody is presenting any misinformation here. All of us are stating our opinions. What I say need not be accepted.