Indian food is a wonderful blend of various regional delicacies and when it is about Indian food it is not something which is always hot and spicy. The enticing and addicting cuisines of India with its wonderful mix of aromatic spices, herbs and vegetables win over the hearts of all. The Indian cuisines with its fascinating diversity have so much to offer that you may find it impossible to experience them all. The overwhelming Indian menu with fantastic dishes can give you an experience worth cherishing for long.
One of the best examples of Indian cooking delights is Biryani which epitomises the best of aromatic spices. Most of the Indians have craze for this wonderful delicacy and there are plenty of restaurants in India that solely run on a variety of biryanis. This is a rice based food which is made of ingredients like basmati rice, exclusive spices, eggs, fish, meat or vegetables. Biryani has its origin in Iran which was brought to India and later on it got spread over to Arabia, South Asia and various South Asian communities in the West. This royal dish was high cherished by the Nawabs and Nizams in the bygone days. Instead of being a spicy and wonderfully aromatic dish, it is not very hot.
While eating out in the restaurants in India you can get options like Bhurji which means 'scrambled'. Such dishes are usually dry, quite hot and eaten with Rotis, Parathas, Chapatis or Naan. It is a good idea to opt for Raita as an accompaniment.
The Achaari preparations in the Indian food menu indicate the dry dishes cooked with an assortment of spices like coriander, cumin, chillies, fennel, turmeric and mustard which are used to make pickles. Achari dishes go well with “Dal” or other gravy items.
The Shahi dishes are those which are rich in spices, ghee and cream. These royal delicacies are quite heavy and to get your taste buds tickled with true Indian culinary delights a Shahi preparation will be excellent.
Eating out in an Indian restaurant is an experience in itself and can be worth cherishing.
Sandeep Arora is a senior chef who has been working as the Chief Chef in the top hotels of India for twelve years now. He has written many articles on restaurant in mumbai. In this article he is providing us with some valuable information on Indian menu.