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3 Best North Indian Dishes You Need to Try
3 Best North Indian Dishes You Need to Try
Whether you're new to Indian dining or have had Indian food before, there are certain things you won't want to miss. North Indian cuisine is particularly well known and offers many dishes that have become favorites among both connoisseurs and newcomers to the cuisine. Luckily, if you're looking for a great intro into Indian food, Denver can hook you up! Here are a few of the best North Indian dishes we serve at our Indian restaurant in Denver. Butter Chicken One of the most popular and easiest introductions into the dishes of India is butter chicken. This delicious dish starts with tandoori chicken, which is marinated in yogurt and spices and then cooked in a tandoor, a traditional clay oven. The chicken is served in a decadent, buttery sauce. While the sauce is a curry, the spices are relatively mild, and the butter makes it very rich and flavorful, making it an easy introduction to Indian food, as well as a favorite among more experienced diners. Biryani Biryani is technically ju... Read more
Featured Dish of the Season: Chicken Curry
Featured Dish of the Season: Chicken Curry - Little India of Denver
Celebrate the warmer weather with a delicious curry dish at Little India of Denver!Our featured dish this season is our delightful chicken curry. Curry is a well known culinary delight, but unless you've had it at Little India, you haven't truly enjoyed a real chicken curry. What Is Chicken Curry? Curry is possibly the best known, not to mention one of the most popular, dishes of India. Curry is the name of a tomato-based sauce with a particular blend of spices, which can vary between regions and even between families, but typically consists of a mix of onions, peppers, garlic, ginger, turmeric, coriander, and cumin. This sauce can be used to prepare many different types of meat, but we're partial to our chicken curry, which is why it's the featured dish of the season. Because of the variation in different curry sauces, you may find that each Indian restaurant has a slightly different taste to their curry. Whether you're a connoisseur or a beginner when it comes to Indian food, yo... Read more
Popular Indian Vegan-Friendly Dishes
Popular Indian Vegan-Friendly Dishes - Little India of Denver
One of the reasons Indian food is so popular is because it has a lot of options for people who try to eat healthily, or follow vegetarian or vegan diets. If you're unfamiliar with Indian dining, ordering dishes that are in another language may make you nervous, so to help you order with confidence we've put together a handy guide with popular vegan dishes of India and what their names mean.   Vegetable Biryani If you like fried rice at Asian restaurants, you'll love Biryani, which is essentially India's version. Rice and vegetables are seasoned with a flavorful mix of spices, such as cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg, pepper, cloves, and even mint. Remember to ask them to fry the dish in oil, instead of ghee (butter).   Dal Dal is a thick stew or dish made with lentils and is typically vegetarian as long as you make sure it has not been prepared or served with ghee (butter). For instance, Little Indian of Denver serves two different dal dishes, a dal soup, and D... Read more
Featured Dish of the Season: Tandoori Chicken
Tandoori Chicken - Little India of Denver
Spice up the warmer weather this spring and summer with tandoori chicken. This versatile dish is both a traditional staple in Indian food as well as a favorite here at Little India of Denver, and we're looking forward to sharing it with you. Here are a few things to know about tandoori chicken, its history, and how to enjoy it. What is Tandoori Chicken? If the name sounds a bit familiar, it probably is: Tandoor is the name for the traditional oven that is also used to cook flatbread like naan. You can probably guess that tandoori chicken is cooked in the tandoor too, but first, it is marinated in yogurt and spices such as cayenne, garlic, ginger, and perhaps turmeric and paprika, depending on the desired spiciness. These spices turn the chicken a distinctive bright red color. The high heat of the tandoor crisps the chicken on the outside, while leaving it juicy and flavorful inside. Tandoori Chicken: A History Tandoori chicken dates back almost a hundred years, to the Mughal period... Read more
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
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