If you are a food lover and want to taste the most exotic flavors in the world, you must be looking for a good desi Indian restaurant in Paris. You can easily find one by doing a quick search on Google Maps. But if you are a beginner and do not know much about Indian dishes, a brief knowledge of some traditional dishes will help you.
Indian recipes are so complex and varied that it is often difficult for non-natives to understand them. There are more than 36 cuisines in India. They are so complex, requiring many different spices and a lot of preparation and cooking time, that Indian food is not something we can easily whip up ourselves. To that end, we will discuss some basic Indian foods that you must try.
Brought from Persia to India, a Biryani contains all major spices and herbs, a rice dish containing chicken. Rice and meat or vegetables are prepared separately, then combined and slowly baked to create this aromatic « dry dish » (there is no creamy sauce).
Basmati rice is usually used and the meat (goat, chicken or mutton) is usually first marinated in yogurt. Spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom add delicate flavor.
You can’t go wrong ordering biryani!
Known as Murgh Makhani by the natives, Butter Chicken is a chicken curry containing a good amount of butter ( Desi Makhan ). Typically a mild curry, it combines onions, butter and cream in a creamy, velvety tomato sauce with chunks of chicken. If you want something slightly spicy and light, this is one of the best Indian dishes. Butter chicken is an especially good choice if it’s your first time eating Indian food.
Butter chicken is our favorite curry; you never get tired of it!
Mutter Paneer (Pea Cheese)
This one is for the vegans among us! Mutter Paneer is a North Indian curry containing Paneer (homemade cheese cubes like cottage cheese). It also contains peas cooked in a tomato and onion based sauce.
Savor its delicious taste and enjoy it with a fluffy Naan or Chapati!
When it comes to famous Indian cuisine, tandoori chicken tops the list. The chicken is prepared by marinating it in yogurt and spices like turmeric, cardamom, coriander, fresh ginger, garlic, red chilli and lime juice. Then it is roasted in a tandoor clay oven.
It’s juicy and so delicious – and it’s a great side dish for the main course.
Also, the most famous Indian appetizer and an important savory. Samosas are well known for their crispy coatings and satisfying stuffing. Samosas are classified according to their stuffing. They can be Alu Samosas – potato stuffing, Bhaji Samosas – vegetarian stuffing and Chicken Samosas containing chicken or any other meat.
Naan is a fluffy sourdough flatbread served with almost any curry dish. Traditionally, it is prepared in a clay oven (Tandoor). It is perfect for sipping your favorite curry and enjoying the delicious Indian flavors. It is served hot and fresh right out of the oven. Naans can be plain, made with garlic or nigella seeds.
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