Is Indian food healthy
Indian Food: The 15 + 1 Best Dishes in the Whole Country!
Indian food is refined, aromatic and a poem for the senses. Indians do not eat boredom!
They are the masters of diversity, creations and spices. We have never seen so many different dishes per menu in restaurants. The Indians just love their food, and you can taste that also.
In this article we take you on a culinary journey through India and show you the largest and most tastiest classics of Indian cuisine. 🙂
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Indian food: welcome to India!
The scent of chilli is in the air, delicious Indian bread is baked on the clay ovens and the Indians philosophize while they are together Chai about what the tastiest Indian food is now.
Welcome to incredible India!🙂
India is a giant and just as big as the subcontinent is its selection of delicious dishes.
The variety of spice mixes, hot sauces and regional delicacies is enormous. There is no such thing as “one” Indian cuisine. By the way, purely plant-based food plays a very important role. Many Indians have an exclusively vegetarian diet and there are even a number of restaurants in which no meat is served at all.
The only taboo is the consumption of beef, because cows are sacred in India. They are given right of way in traffic, they are painted in bright colors for ceremonies and consumption is strictly forbidden.
We found it very difficult to write down the tastiest dishes in the country when there is so much delicious Indian food. Nevertheless, we have selected a few highlights for you that you simply cannot miss and that will open up a whole new culinary world for you.
For this alone it is worth traveling to India - or heading for the next Indian restaurant! 🙂
Since Indian food is very different and diverse from region to region, we divide the article into the following categories:
Insider tip: At the end of the article, we'll tell you a very special Indian dish that everyone must have tried once in their life! Be curious. 🙂
Delicious spices for connoisseurs: You will find mountains of curry powder on every Indian market!
Indian cuisine: 5 typical specialties across India
Let's start with the typical Indian food that you can find in almost every restaurant nationwide. You should not miss these 5 classics! 🙂
Thali: The classic of Indian cuisine | Top 1
The Indian thalis are known far beyond the country's borders and basically something like that Indian national dish. No restaurant in India or abroad can do without Thali. At lunchtime, when everyone flocks to the restaurants hungry, this meal is everywhere.
Depending on which region you are currently in, different things are served. There are always many small metal bowls filled with Dal (Lentil curry), Chutney (a kind of spicy sauce), meat dishes (optional) and a huge number of (also vegetarian) curry.
Every restaurant is of course enough in-house recipes. To get full there is either rice, naan or chapati with it. The Thalis bowls are often refilled over and over again - a dream!
Of course, there are also big differences between the north and the south in the Thali. We personally prefer the north Indian thali. Because here there are usually more curries to choose from, they are not quite as hot and the spices fully meet our taste.
But it's best to try both variants. 🙂
Typical Indian lunch: You can find thali in every Indian restaurant.
Aloo Gobi Masala: Potato and cauliflower curry | Top 2
Take two simple ingredients Potatoes and cauliflower, and conjure up one of the most delicious Indian vegetable recipes: Aloo Gobi Masala.
Fresh ginger, garlic, turmeric, grated coconut and something Garam Masala round off the vegetarian dish. The taste is amazing! By the way, it can be easily cooked at home.
Here we have found a delicious Aloo Gobi recipe for you. The refined blend of spices Garam Masala You can also make it yourself from cardamom, cumin, coriander and cloves! You can find out how to do this here. 🙂
Biryani: Spicy rice dish | Top 3
Even if it's the aromatic Biryani In the meantime, it has made it onto many menus throughout South Asia and Southeast Asia, the rice dish is originally a typical Indian meal. You could best think of it as one Vegetable rice garnished with meats describe.
You can usually choose from chicken, lamb or mutton.
Basmati rice gets that special icing on the cake because it is in Ghee (clarified butter) is fried and this creates delicious roasted aromas. Then it is boiled in water with several spices. Simply delicious! 🙂
Here is a short video with a recipe for a delicious Chicken Biryani:
Dal Curry & Dal Bhat: To get really full | Top 4
Dal means lentils and is an absolute staple food in India! It could also be called the country's second national dish, alongside the thalis. This is a aromatic lentil curry usually seasoned with delicious cumin.
It tastes really typical Indian and is as natural as rice or bread.
We haven't been to an Indian restaurant once without a Dal curry on the menu. And the number of different Dal variants is probably as large as India itself. 🙂
The dish has a special place hereDal Bhat a. Dal Bhat Literally translated means “lentils with rice” and is eaten by millions of people across South Asia every day. In addition to India, these include above all the countries of Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. In addition to rice, the lentil curry usually also has chapati or naan, as well as vegetables and so-called. Pickles (Pickled vegetables as a spicy side dish).
It is an integral part of every thali and is usually served as "All You Can Eat". 😀
Korma: yogurt curry | Top 5
Korma is a very thick yogurt-based curry. Therefore this food is mostly something milder than the savory Indian food.
If you don't like spicy food that much, this dish is a good choice. The ingredients are classic with meat, but India wouldn't be India if it weren't for a variety of vegetable kormas.
We personally love the variant with chickpeas, coconut and almonds. Another tasty variant is that Korma Navratan with panir, an Indian cream cheese that melts on your tongue!
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