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The Beginner’s Guide to Indian Food
The Beginner's Guide to Indian Food
Trying a new cuisine can always be a little scary, especially if you're completely unfamiliar with the terminology, the types of dishes, and the etiquette of the cuisine. Fortunately, as Americans, we enjoy a melting pot of different foods, and one gaining some ground lately is Indian food. The dishes of India are delicious, healthy, and offer a lot of options for vegetarians and vegans, making it a popular choice for many Americans. If you're ready to try Indian cuisine but are just a little worried by how unfamiliar it is to you, here is a quick beginner's guide to help you feel more comfortable the first time you visit an Indian restaurant. Serving Style The first thing to understand about Indian dining is that it's meant to be served family-style, like Chinese food. An Indian family sitting down to a meal together would have an assortment of dishes to choose from, including appetizers, main dishes, side dishes, and bread. Indian cuisine is also about the layering of flavors and s... Read more
The Differences Between North Indian and South Indian Cuisine
The Differences Between North Indian and South Indian Cuisine
India is a vast country with many differences in climate, culture, and crops throughout, and as a result, the cuisine that has developed in Northern India versus Southern India are very different from one another. While there are many more subtle differences than these, including discrepancies between Eastern Indian versus Western Indian dining and even many smaller locales, these are the main differences between the dishes of India. Grains: Northern India grows a lot of wheat, so bread such as naan and roti are common here, while rice and lentils dominate in Southern Indian food. Meat: In general, all of the chicken and lamb dishes you see in restaurants originate from Northern India. Southern India is closer to the sea and more tropical, with a lot more vegetable crops, so the cuisine there tends to be vegetarian with some seafood. Dairy: Both Northern Indians and Southern Indians eat a lot of yogurts, but how dairy is used in the cuisine differs dramatically. For instance,... Read more
Featured Dish of the Season: Lamb Chops
Lamb Chops
Are you looking for a new restaurant to try, or just in the mood for delicious Indian food? Come to Little India of Denver and try our featured dish of the season: lamb chops. Our lamb chops are a house favorite, and there's a good reason for that. We start by marinating the meat, brown it traditionally, and serve it with masala sauce and salad. If you want to taste the best Indian food in Denver, this is the dish you have to try. Lamb in Indian Food Whether you are new to Indian dining or you've spent a lot of time trying one Indian restaurant after another, you may have noticed that lamb is frequently found in Indian cuisine. Have you ever wondered why? Genuinely authentic dishes of India wouldn't have lamb in them, but goat instead. Goat is a commonly eaten meat in India but is not readily available in America, so Indian cuisine had to find a substitute. Beef wasn't an option, since cows are sacred in Indian culture, and cannot be eaten. Therefore the obvious choice, the one... Read more
How to Eat Healthy Indian Food in Denver
How to Eat Healthy Indian Food in Denver
If you, like many people, are working towards eating healthier, you may find it challenging to enjoy dining out while still staying true to your goal. It often seems that many restaurant menus are exclusively focused on fried and fatty foods, or that you are limited to a bland salad if you want something healthy. Thankfully, that doesn’t have to be the case. You can enjoy a dish that is both healthy and delicious – you just have to know where to go. International cuisine is an excellent place to start when you are looking to make healthier dining choices. In particular, the dishes of India offer rich flavor and good-for-you options. Denver has a wealth of Indian restaurants to choose from, with one of the highest-rated and most popular being Little India of Denver. With two locations that have been pleasing customers for quite some time, Little India is often touted as serving the best Indian food in Denver. With a menu like theirs, you can enjoy a delicious meal while still sti... Read more
Exciting New Years Resolutions for Foodies
With the arrival of 2018, many people have put together their list of New Year’s resolutions. Some may resolve to develop healthier habits, spend more time traveling, or keep in touch with friends and family. But if you are a foodie, your resolutions might look a little different. For anyone that loves food, a new year brings with it new opportunities to enjoy delicious dishes, and the city of Denver offers plenty of fun ways to experience food. Here are five resolutions that you might find on the list of any Denver foodie in the know: Give vegetarian cuisine a chance to make an impression by going exclusively veggie for a full week. Gone are the days when vegetarian food was limited to bland tofu and tasteless lettuce; in recent years, incredible chefs have taken meat-free dishes to exciting new heights of flavor. Some of the best restaurants in Denver have vegetarian options that can expand your palate  serving incredible vegetarian dumplings and an entire list of other veggi... Read more
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