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Little India Celebrates 20 Years of Business
Little India Celebrates 20 Years of Business
Little India of Denver is turning 20 this year! For two decades, we've been an integral part of the Denver community. Here's a little about how far we've come, where we are now, and where we plan on going, as well as a very special thank you to those of you who have made it all possible. Our History The Baidwan family first opened Little India's doors two decades ago, in 1998. The decorative art and modern atmosphere were accompanied by fine Indian cuisine and a friendly staff that has made Little India the place to go for a true Indian dining experience. Since its inception, foodies and Indian cuisine lovers alike have been singing Little India's praises. It didn't take long for critics to take notice; only a few years later, Westword voted Little India of Denver as not only the best Indian food in the city but also the best lunch buffet, and has done so for the past 16 years! Today Little India has always prioritized authenticity and quality. All of our chefs started their career... Read more
5 Reasons Why Indian Food is Good for your Health
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Have you ever thought that eating healthy was too hard, or that healthy food is too bland? Believe it or not, Indian food is a great way to eat healthy while still making your diet interesting, flavorful, and varied. Here is a quick introduction to Indian food and its benefits to a healthy diet. No Processed Food Whether you eat at an Indian restaurant, such as Little India of Denver, or make Indian food at home, you're eating food prepared from fresh ingredients: vegetables, potatoes, meat, and spices. Food that's not prepared from fresh ingredients is known to be unhealthy due to excess processing, trans fats, and other issues. Many Vegetable-Based Dishes Eating more vegetables is better for your health because of the vitamins, minerals, and fiber you get from them. Luckily, the healthiest Indian dishes are frequently vegetable-based or even vegetarian, and many can be included in a vegetarian or vegan diet. Saag (spinach), aloo (potato), and gobi (cauliflower) dishes are example... Read more
Featured Dish of the Season: Bombay Alu
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If you are a newcomer to Indian food and want to try something that is an easy introduction to the cuisine, Bombay Alu is an easy choice. "Alu," sometimes spelled "aloo," means potato, and Bombay -- an old city in India that is now known as Mumbai -- may have been where the dish originated. This vegetarian staple is one of the healthiest Indian dishes and is loved by those that have tried it. Bombay Alu You'll find a lot of potato dishes in Indian cuisine, set apart mainly by how the potatoes are prepared and spiced. Bombay Alu is spiced with a blend of spices, usually tumeric, cumin, mustard seeds, and can include garam masala, curry, garlic, chili powder, ginger, and/or coriander. Bombay Alu is known as a "dry" dish, which means that it's not covered in sauce. The potatoes are boiled, then stir-fried in oil and spices. Main or Side Dish? Is Bombay Alu a main or side dish? Traditionally, this potato dish was a side dish, but as vegetarian and vegan diets have become more popular,... Read more
Featured Dish of the Season: Gobi Masala
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Summer is in full swing. Are you looking for a light but flavorful dish to add to your repertoire this summer? You'll love Little India's Gobi Masala, one of the healthiest Indian dishes we offer, while also being one of the most flavorful vegetable dishes on our menu. What is Gobi Masala? Gobi means cauliflower and masala refers to a blend of spices, so on its most basic level, Gobi Masala is just cauliflower cooked in spices. However, those who love Indian food will tell you that it's much more than that! Gobi Masala, which is also sometimes referred to as cauliflower curry, is made by sauteing oil, onions, tomatoes, spices, and a dash of cream to make a rich, flavorful sauce, and then adding cauliflower and cooking until the vegetable is tender. The word "Masala" refers to the blend of spices, which can include ginger, garlic, cumin, turmeric, and cayenne. This flavorful dish is also often made with potatoes, "Alu," or a variety of vegetables, as you'll find at Little India of Den... Read more
Common Misconceptions About Indian Food
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You've probably heard that the Indian food we enjoy in America isn't precisely like what it is in India. Americanization does impact foreign cuisines, that is true, but we wouldn't be known for the best Indian food in Denver if we didn't make an effort to remain as authentic as possible. That being said, there are a few common misconceptions about Indian food, so let's take a moment to set the record straight. All Indian Food Is Spicy The notion that all of its dishes are spicy is one of the most prevailing myths about Indian cuisine. While it's true that Indian food is made with a lot of spices, the result is a variety of delicious, layered, and complex flavor profiles, but not necessarily always the heat that most Americans think when they think "spicy." Of course, some of the most well-known dishes of India are spicy, but many are not, and if you're eating at an Indian restaurant, you can always ask for a dish to be prepared mild. Indian Food Is Unhealthy Indian food has a reput... Read more
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