Indian cuisine, without a doubt, has made its way to people’s hearts everywhere in the world. Indian dishes are flavorsome and can give you a taste of 4 different flavors, sour, sweet, spicy, and tangy all at once. Every region in India has its own unique cuisine native to that locale. The amalgamation of a wide net of spices, pulses, seasonings and cereals is what makes Indian cuisine diverse and interesting.
We have listed below one of the most popular Indian dishes that have won heart of Canadians in Vancouver
1. Butter chicken
Butter chicken has to top the list when we are talking about delicious Indian food. This sizzling poultry dish tastes great with naan. It is a creamy red gravy, which is exceptionally flavorsome despite being mildly spiced. The origin of the dish is traced back to Punjab. Different restaurants and households in India have their own unique take on it. It is, without a doubt, one of the most loved Indian dishes. And if you are a citizen of Vancouver, you can assuredly find this dish in Vancouver’s best restaurants that serve Indian food.
Chaat is one of the most popular kinds of Indian street foods. Foodies of the subcontinent love Chaat to the point where hygiene takes a back seat for a while (in a good way). It is typically found in stalls and food carts in India. One can never imagine India without street food, which also includes gol gappa (panipuri), Tikki, pav bhaji, vada pav, etc..the list can go on and on.
Samosa is made from all-purpose flour locally known as maida stuffed with a savoury filling of mashed potatoes, onion and peas or even lentils in some cases. It is generally made in a triangular shape, but it can vary depending on the region and the culture. The entire pastry is deep-fried in vegetable oil to golden brown color. Another lip-smacking Indian street snack had to be on the list.
Keema is ground meat, also known as mince or minced meat. It is finely chopped meat by a meat grinder. It is a traditional meat delicacy that is famous all across the subcontinent. It is believed that the word ”Keema” has been taken from the Turkish word ”Kyma”, which means minced meat. Marinated minced meat is cooked in layers of ghee and aromatic spices. It was a popular breakfast staple in the Awadhi cuisine during medieval India. It is generally served hot with naan.
Dosa is a south Indian dish; it is basically a fermented crepe made of rice and lentil batter. The southern part of India produces rice in plenty, which makes dosa a native dish to the part of the region. Dosa comes with a variety of filling, which mainly includes potatoes and onion and can even serve plain. It goes best with sambhar, a vegetable stew with tamarind and coconut chutney.
Biryani is a mixed rice dish, which consists of different ingredients, including meat or egg. Biryani has its origin among the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent, which then became popular all over Lucknow, Hyderabad and Telangana. The chicken or meat brings in the core richness. The meat used in the dish, along with steamed rice and flavorsome spices is enough to love the dish. What makes it even more special is the way it is cooked naturally in dum.
7. Daal Makhni
Daal Makhni is a dish every Indian house is familiar with. The most loved dish even by the kids. It is usually served with naan, tandoori roti or even rice in some cases. This appetizing dish has been originated in Punjab and is a favorite among people from Northern India. Because of its succulent flavor, it has traveled down to the south as well. The ingredients used in the dish are whole black lentils and kidney beans. It is high in calories and quite too fulfilling to miss out.
8. Tandoori meats and bread
Tandoor is a clay/charcoal oven, also known as tannour, used extensively in India for cooking and baking. It is used for cooking an array of meats, vegetables and bread. The charcoal fire burns in the tandoor itself, which exposes the food to live fire, giving an excellent charred and smoky flavor. Tandoori dishes are very famous in the northern region of the subcontinent. Although there are not many meat eaters in India but those who do eat meat do it just right.
India has a range of variety of dishes to brag about. Several Indian dishes have made its way to even Non-Indian’s heart. You can, beyond the shadow of doubt, find all the authentic dishes on our menu. Only at Sula.