Indian food touches your soul before it touches your tastebuds…
Indian cuisine is one of the best-known gastronomies worldwide. A mouth-watering, delicious and appetising cuisine that delights our stomachs and our eyes. A festive full of colours and flavours that make this cuisine among the best, and one of the most requested cuisines.
Indian food consistes of a wide variety and diversity of culture and ethnic groups, since India is a very big nation. Spices, herbs, local vegetables and fruits make Indian food very popular.
Indian food is also heavily influenced by religions, in particular, Hinduism and also cultures and traditions. Indian cuisine is also influenced by Islam, the use of the lamb and the halal tradition is a good example.
Among the main ingredients in Indian food, we can find ingredients such as Rice, Lentils, Turmeric, Cumins, Coriander Seeds and Dry Mango Powder.
Here are some of the most popular Indian dishes:
- Samosas: Samosas are a fried or baked pastry with a tasty filling. It could be spiced veggies, cheese, ham and cheese or meat and veggies. The most famous shapes of the samosas are the triangular or cone shapes. Indian samosas are served with chutney or garlic sauce, however, you can use any cause you like or you have at home.
- Biryani: Is a mixed rice dish originally from the Muslim part of the country, being the rice and any kind of meat that could either be lamb, chicken or beef, the main ingredients. A mix of spices like Saffron, Cardamon, the Rose Water and Coconut are some of the few ones used in the several main types of Biryani depending on the region.
- Tandoori Chicken: Tandoori is prepared by roasting chicken marinated in yoghurt and spices in a Tandoor, a cylindrical clay oven. It can only be made with chicken. This dish is very popular in many other countries and it’s found on all Indian restaurants menus cards.
- Butter Panner: This dish is one of the most popular Indian dishes. It is a creamy red gravy which is mildly hot, yet extremely rich in flavours. It is original for the region of Punjab. Every restaurant and household in India has their own unique way of preparing the Butter Chicken and Butter Paneer.
When you think about Indian food you always think about how spicy your dish might be...
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