Indian cuisine is best known for its use of aromatic spices and its affinity for complex flavors that are both comforting and exciting. Traditional Indian food combines a multitude of flavors like salty, sweet, spicy, and creamy, with generations of cooking styles to create rich dishes that are well-loved across the globe.
While there are many well-loved Indian dishes, there are several that are a staple in most Indian restaurants and homes.
Chicken Tikka Masala
Chicken Tikka Masala gained its popularity thanks to a complex combination of spices and cooking methods that make up a thick and rich dish. The smooth and creamy texture is a result of caramelized onion and turmeric-based sauce that blends spices like black pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, and turmeric.
Lamb Rogan Josh
Originating in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Lamb Rogan Josh is by far the most popular Indian dish around the world. The combination of turmeric and paprika gives the dish its deep reddish-brown color and the addition of red onions ads a spicy zest that is almost irresistible!
This Indian chicken leg and thigh classic is a treat for the senses. Marinated with lemon, ginger, garlic, and tandoori spices, the meat is tenderized in homemade yogurt and then char-grilled in the tandoori. This bone-in dish is an intense smoky classic that continues to rule the Indian food realm.
This nutrient-packed classic is a staple in every Indian home because it is high in both protein and fiber. Ultimately a mixed lentil curry, this dish is well-known for its unique use of a variety of lentils and boasts roughly 8-10 grams of fiber and 8-10 grams of protein. Dal Makhani is the perfect healthy option for vegetarians around the world!
This gloriously creamy dish brings together sweet, spicy, sour, and bitter flavors to create a recipe that is deeply rooted in history and tradition. A heavy Portuguese influence brings a Western European influence to the dish with shelled prawns and potatoes.
Incredible flavor profiles and aromatic experiences continuously bring people from around the globe back to these, and many other, Indian dishes. Sula Indian Restaurant in Vancouver is proud to serve these traditional Indian dishes in the purest and most authentic way possible. Make a reservation online today or contact us to learn more!