The world, throughout history has eyed India for 2 very specific reasons. One is spirituality and the other spices.
The first involving yogic practices, makes a man calm and in control and the latter, through the delectable Indian recipes, makes him lose all control and run around in joy.
That is why India has always been a land of contradictions. Contradictions and differences harmoniously coexisting, is what defines the Indian culture and the wisdom that lies therein. In this article we shall look into that spicy half.
Here are 5 Indian recipes that one shouldn’t miss.
CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA
It’s a main course dish which has chunks of roasted chicken in a spicy curry sauce. This is one of the most popular dishes in the United Kingdom. Have you ever wanted to run around in a mustard field, like the actors in a Bollywood movie? Eating this is sure to give you an inspiration.
Image Source: Wikimedia
It is a spiced curry dish straight from the valleys of Kashmir. It is prepared with red meat, traditionally lamb or goat, cooked to perfection using a mixture of the most exquisite spices.
It is usually eaten with rice. This dish would take you to the green and clear valleys of Kashmir, far from the noise of the cities. The goats in the valley would look at you feasting on the succulent chunks of meat bathed in the spiced curry sauce.
Maybe it’s their brother you are gobbling up. It’s a wonder why the goats in Kashmir have not mutinied yet.
Image Source: Wikipedia
One of the most popular Indian dishes, the world over. It contains roasted chicken chunks with exotic herbs tossed in a thick and mildly spicy tomato sauce and topped off with a huge portion of butter.
It’s simple, you eat it, you die of euphoria. It also does contain enough butter to make you fat, though.
So, keep your taste buds in check. Its not advisable to overdose on butter chicken.
Image Source: Wikipedia
Now, this is a healthier option for you. It’s a vegetarian dish consisted of green spinach paste with paneer (Indian cheese) in it.
It’s healthy and is a gastronomical delight to state the least. Its what your grandma would make if she were Indian.
And what’s more, you won’t even have to face the scornful gaze of the goats this time around.
Navratan means nine gems and korma is essentially a thick sauce made of yogurt or cream. Nine gems here signify nine types of vegetables or nuts. This is a dish fit for royalty.
It is very rich in its texture and too good to eat. There’s a common saying. That every time a korma is made, the scent of it is enough to turn a Mughal king in his grave.
Navratan Korma is essentially a vegetarian dish but korma can be of lamb and goat meats too, so, you know, the goats….