Out of all the dishes there are in the world, Indian Cuisine has one of the most interesting and striking flavors. According to Indian Food Theory, our food has six tastes that meet our palette: sweet, sour, bitter, salty, astringent and spicy. A proper Indian meal is the perfect balance of all 6 flavors, with one or two standing out. Interesting isn’t it?
Let’s take a look at the people’s favorite Indian dishes of all time!
Chicken Tikka Masala
Any Indian restaurant’s menu isn’t complete without this notable dish. The Chicken Tikka Masala is a grilled chicken dish that is marinated in chili, garlic, and ginger. It is perfectly paired with thick creamy gravy of spiced tomato. The whole dish ends up with an unforgettable smoky flavor that will have you wanting more after the first bite. It is said that the majority of the dish is made up of spices and condiments that you’ll use many times if you dive deep into Indian cuisine.
Naan (Leavened Indian Flatbread)
The flatbread is an unbeatable Indian favorite — it’s a staple in the Indian kitchen and goes with everything you make, including many popular dishes like tandoori chicken or all kinds of kebab dishes. It is traditionally cooked in a tandoor or earthen oven, but they work just as well in the oven in your own home. One ingredient that shouldn’t be forgotten when making Naan is the yogurt as this is often the secret ingredient in Indian dishes.
This is another all-time favorite dish, which was originally a Kashmiri dish. An authentic Rogan Josh is a fiery red dish containing lamb, flavored with a lot of spices. This dish gets its fiery red color from the use of Kashmiri chilies, red peppers, and tomatoes. The heat of the dish is toned down by the cream that is added later on. When making Rogan Josh, you should have your cardamom, cumin, turmeric, and garam masala spices on standby.
The Malai Kofta is a dish of vegetable balls in a thick sauce and is considered to be a vegetarian alternative for meatballs. Koftas are made with a mix of sweet potatoes, carrots, beans, [ease, and sweet corn. While it’s perfect with Naan or Jeera Rice, you might also need paneer. Paneer is a type of cheese that is similar to tofu in texture and a great addition to any vegetarian meal.
The Chaat is one of the most popular North Indian snack or an alternative to a meal. Also known as Papri Chaat, it’s a crowd favorite fast food which is deeply fried dough wafers that can be stored for weeks at a time. When making this great snack, you also have to exert extra effort in mixing up different flavored sauces including tangy, spicy, and sweet sauce.
Talking about Indian food is making me crave one of these dishes now, how about you? For all, you Indian cravings, drop by the latest restaurant in town: Bombay Hub Sports Bar & Grill! We are located at 212 Main St., Palmerston, ON! So, which of these 5 dishes will you order first?