Indian food is refined, aromatic and a poem for the senses. Boredom is not on the plate for the Indians! They are the masters of variety, creations and spices. Never before have we seen so many different dishes per menu in restaurants. The Indians simply love their food, and you can taste it.
Let’s start with the typical Indian food that you can find in almost every restaurant nationwide. You must not miss these 5 classics! You can find the res of our Top specialties throughout India in the next post. 🙂
1. Thali: The classic of Indian cuisine
The Indian Thalis are known far beyond the country’s borders and basically something like the Indian national dish . No restaurant in India or abroad can do without Thali. At lunchtime, when everyone is hungrily pouring into the restaurants, there is this meal everywhere.
Depending on which region you are 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 (even vegetarian) curry .
Of course, each restaurant offers its own recipes . To be full, there is then either rice, naan or chapati. Often, the bowls of the thalis are always refilled – a dream!
Of course there are big differences between the north and the south here at the Thali. We personally prefer the North Indian Thali. Because there are usually more curries to choose from, they are not quite as spicy and the spices meet our taste. But it is best you try both variants.
2. Aloo Gobi Masala: Potato Cauliflower Curry
Take two simple ingredients, potatoes and cauliflower , and create one of the most delicious Indian vegetable recipes: Aloo Gobi Masala . Fresh ginger, garlic, turmeric, grated coconut and some garam masala complete the vegetarian dish. The taste is amazing! By the way, it’s great to cook home at home.
Here we have found a delicious Aloo Gobi recipe for you. Incidentally, you can also make the refined spice mixture Garam Masala yourself from cardamom, cumin, coriander and cloves! How do you find out here.