Category : Indian Spices

Key Ingredients for Indian Dishes - Sula Indian Restaurant

Key Ingredients for the Best Indian Dish Flavours

Using the right ingredients is key to achieve the best flavours in authentic Indian cooking. These key ingredients include legumes, rice, spices, coconut, and tomatoes. Legumes At Sula, we incorporate legumes and beans into many of our dishes. Legumes act as a high source of protein in our vegan options. Chickpeas are a staple in Indian cuisine and are used in our Channa Masala, Missi Roti, and as a batter in the Fish Pakora. Rice Rice is another staple in […]

Indian Spices - Sula Indian Restaurant

8 Essential Spices in Indian Cuisine

The Indian diet makes use of many spices, flavours, and colours. It is generally low in fat and high in vegetables, fruit, and lean meat. Many of the spices used in Indian cooking contain health benefits ranging from high iron content, to helping treat and cure skin irritation, to minimizing high blood pressure. Turmeric Turmeric can be used fresh or dried and is in almost a dozen of Sula’s dishes such as the Mattar Paneer, Navrattan Korma, and many of […]

Vancouver Sula Indian Restaurant Cinnamon

Cinnamon is not just for buns…

Often when I think of cinnamon, I think about cinnamon buns, the ones with thick cream cheese icing.  It’s perhaps unfortunate that such a versatile spice is associated with a sweet, sticky and a relatively unhealthy healthy snack (although I must admit it’s one of my faves). In Indian cuisine, cinnamon is used everywhere. As it should be, the spice works well with salty and sweet.  At Sula Indian Restaurant, cinnamon is a staple in several different dishes; it’s also […]

Indian food blog Cumin

Cumin, the smoky spice Sula Indian Restaurant loves + Raita recipe

Read the next sentence then close your eyes for a moment. Imagine you’re seated in a cool, airy space, where soft music is mixed in with distant chatter, laughter and of course, candlelight.  Your meal is served, it might be chicken, lamb or perhaps it’s fish or beef. There might be tomatoes, or eggplant, maybe spinach mixed in with onions, oil and spices, the flavours are likely balanced, familiar but perhaps, this time, there’s something’s missing. The distinct earthy flavour […]

Vancouver Sula Indian Restaurant Star Anise

Kitchen spices at Sula: Star Anise + Vegetable Biryani Recipe

Spice How To: Star Anise – It’s pretty, and very useful. Common question, how do you use Star Anise? Do you break it apart? Grind it? Would you use just one, or several? Star Anise is visually attractive and mysterious. Grown on evergreen trees in Vietnam and southwest China, star anise is a fruit that’s picked before ripened then dried before use. Each point, or section, that makes up the 5 – 10 pointed star is called a pod. Each […]