Lovers of Indian cuisine know that curry isn’t the be-all, end-all for this flavorful collection of dishes and delicacies. Even though curry is often a way for new diners to acclimate their taste buds to the vibrant, bold, and fiery spiciness of Indian food, there is more to it than that. Let’s explore it now whether you want to go to Mumbai before the end of the year, or you wish to copy it in your home kitchen!
First off, we begin by looking at the pakora. The pakoras are fried balls or any shape; it’s up to you! They are meant to be appetizers filled with potatoes, spinach, onions, and other veggies. If you’re planning on having a tapas night, then you can enjoy some with a mango lassi or other beverages that are widely popular across the southeast and eastern regions of Asia.
Samosas resemble empanadas. It can be jam-packed with meat, vegetables, or a mix of both! You could cook some up as an appetizer for a dinner party or other special occasion, or have some to munch on while you sit down to watch a movie on the couch with friends or family.
From appetizers, we move onto Indian entrees. One of the hallmarks of Indian food is the heavy use of yogurt and many different spices to impart many exotic flavorings. This chicken is cooked in a clay oven called a tandoor. These massive pieces of chicken can be laid on a plate with rice, curry, and the previously mentioned pakoras and samosas. Don’t forget the naan bread!
When you’re traveling through India and are searching for a tasty snack, then papri chaat is what you should try. Flour crackers called papdis are used as the base for potatoes, yogurt, and chickpeas!
While there are other dishes you should try, for now, our journey ends with a closer look at saag paneer. In India, cottage cheese is called paneer. It is mixed with spinach to create something unique, even if you notice a similar creation in Greek food or other types of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines. Enjoy some with rice or paratha and come back for seconds when you’re ready!
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