When it comes to Indian food, what do you think about? Do you only think about the curries? You’re wrong! When you travel to India, you will find that there is more than just Indian
When it comes to Indian food, what do you think about? Do you only think about the curries? You’re wrong! When you travel to India, you will find that there is more than just Indian curry. Here’s some delicious food that you should not miss during your trip to India.
1) Masala Dosa and Sambhar
Traditionally eaten for breakfast, the dosa is a kind of pancake from South India, made from flour and beans. It is called Masala Dosa when made with a blend of spices. Sambhar, a combination of curry, vegetables, and lentils are prepared to accompany the dosa. For locals, this dish is an excellent way to start the day.
2) The Naan
Naan is a specific type of flat, thick bread with a soft texture. It is made of wheat flour, yeast, eggs, milk, salt, and sugar and baked in a tandoor oven. Its typical teardrop shape is obtained by the way the dough falls during baking on the tandoor walls. There are also many varieties of naan, such as kulcha (flatbread stuffed with nuts and raisins, potatoes or onions) and garlic naan, topped with butter and crushed garlic. Traditionally, naan is served hot from the oven, lightly charred, spread with Indian ghee or butter, and is usually eaten as an accompaniment to various dishes. Naan can also be used to wrap a variety of meats, vegetables, and cheese. And it goes well with soups such as dhal.
3) Butter Chicken
Usually served with rice, butter chicken is, as its name suggests, chicken marinated in a butter and curry sauce with a creamy consistency. Very popular in Delhi, it can quickly become your favorite dinner served with Garlic Naan.
This is a typical Indian dish. This puree of “yellow lentils” is particularly spicy and tasty and very popular in India. Broth, fresh coriander, garlic, ginger, cinnamon, fennel, clove, turmeric, cumin, green cardamom pods, and coconut milk are used to prepare a dhal.
Kheer is a delicious Indian dessert, which will delight all palates. It is the rice pudding of India. This delicacy is made of rice, sweet milk, coconut, cashew nuts, pistachios, raisins, almonds, and other chopped nuts. It is also flavored with spices such as saffron and cardamom. Rice can be replaced by bulgur (a variant of wheat) or vermicelli. In any case, it is to be discovered when you are in restaurants in India.
Everyone attempts to make them on their own, but these little triangle snacks belong to the Indians! Made of thin wheat dough, the fillings traditionally consist of vegetables or meat with chili and spices. Samosas are usually dipped in a mint sauce or a sweet and sour sauce. Freshly prepared samosas are crisp and savory, with a strong spicy flavor.
7) Malai Kofta
Malai kofta (vegetable dumplings covered with a thick sauce) is a vegetarian alternative to meatballs. Koftas are made from a mixture of potatoes, carrots, beans, peas, and sweet corn. This mixture is cooked, then crushed before being tossed with spices and paneer, an Indian cheese with a texture similar to tofu. Malai kofta goes very well with naan or rice.
8) Tandoori Chicken
This famous chicken recipe requires some preparation time before it acquires its distinctive flavor. The latter comes from the masala tandoor, a mixture of spices including coriander seeds, ginger, and turmeric, to name a few. The spice and yogurt marinade should last between twelve and fourteen hours in the refrigerator. The Indian tradition says that it should be cooked in a clay oven in terms of cooking, but it is possible to do it on a grill or in the oven. It is then served with basmati rice.
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