Indian food is largely known by its delicious but spicy taste which, for foreigners is little scary to go with. In fact, for those who’re trying this very first time, it’s no less than a culinary adventure. No matter how hot or spicy it is but its hot, spicy and immense range of varieties is something you can’t resist. That’s why people from all across the globe, who visit India, happily take this challenge but sometime fail poorly.
For all those crazy folks, here we have some important tips to begin this delightful journey. Tips for all those people who are trying Indian cuisine first time
If you are going to an Indian restaurant, the very first challenge you come across is ‘what to order’ since each state in India offers unique specialty of food and different customs and traditions of its preparation methods. There count to be diverse range of spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits which lead to an authentic India meal.
Let’s take the tour of some Interesting Indian Foods…
Start with Samosa First
Samosa is popular throughout south Asia. It’s a kind of pocket food just like, pierogie, bao, Cornish, pastries etc. This pastry can either be fried or baked, but notably, it is made in a triangular shape. There is a crispy, fried/baked peeling shell of flour which from inside, is filled with boiled spicy potatoes along with variety of other vegetables. It can be eaten any time, as per your mood.
If you are a true meat lover, you will literally love it. This is particularly a delightful option for those who love chicken wings or barbeque. To achieve a mouth-watering taste, it’s marinated overnight in spices and yogurt, then, in a ‘Tandoor’, baked in conventional clay made India oven at more than 500F. The yogurt works well to make meat tender and high level of heat of oven amazingly seals all the spices and juices in the chicken. It’s a perfect culinary option for a newbie.
Chole or Channa Masala
This is something rather pleasant and savory for a vegetarian. The chick peas, plain, tangy curry is known as Channa Masala. When you are in Indian restaurant, this is something you must try. Its flavorsome taste will remind you the spicy baked beans of your grandmother. It can be eaten with rice or naan (Indian bread).
Butter Chicken (Murgh Makhani)
For chicken lovers, it’s another feast to look on. Butter chicken or Murgh Makhani is rather bland and mild in spice, stumpy on the heat scale but very rich in terms of flavor. If you haven’t tried this yet, believe me, you have missed a very important thing of your life.
Now when you have had all these tangy and spicy stuffs, you need something to digest it or to beat the heat. Forget cold-drinks or other cooling agents, because Indian culinary has something very interesting and amazing for you. ‘Raita’ is a cool refreshing accompaniment to all these main dishes. This is also a good option for those who have low tolerance heat.
Other options include:
- Chicken Korma
- Basmati Rice
- Gol Gappe
- Dahi Puri
Have A Good Time!