A country of great dimensions and in which living centuries of history, cultures and religion along with a good amount of different local dishes, also reflects in its gastronomy that interesting diversity. That is why today we delve into the typical dishes of Indian cuisine, where spices reign of undisputable manner.
The irresistible flavors of meals of this part of the globe owe much to the cayenne, cloves, ginger, saffron or cardamom. These and other condiments, combined in mixtures like curry or garam masala, give a special touch to preparations in which predominate beans, rice, vegetables, chicken and lamb.
The gastronomy is certainly a good way to get to know a place and its people. That is why we invite you to this imaginary tour by exploring the famous cites of India which is famous for its food to try best cuisine of India that you can find both in restaurants and in the many stalls that populate this vast nation. Do accompany us? It is certain that you won't regret it.
We start our tour with one of the typical dishes of Indian cuisine more known in the rest of the world. The samosas are a kind of fried with triangular format. The mass is very thin (type) and crunchy and is filled with a mixture well seasoned potatoes, onions, peas and other vegetables. You can also do with chicken or lamb.
- Aloo gobi
This popular dish is not more than a combination of potatoes (aloo) and cauliflower (Gobi). It is a kind of stew which has a yellow color thanks to the turmeric. The preparation can be supplemented with garlic, onions, tomato, ginger, coriander and cumin. The appearance is tentandor. Dare to try it out.
The basis of this dish is the basmati rice, accompanied by a mixture of spices. Among them: cloves, cardamom and coriander. Also used mint leaves and laurel. It is prepared in pan and includes other ingredients such as meat (chicken or lamb), vegetables and yogurt.
It is made with vegetables, especially with rice. With these ingredients makes a paste that is placed in molds and steaming. The idli, which have a similar texture to the pancakes, are consumed as breakfast or as a snack.
- Pollo tandoori
To make this delicious dish is roast chicken that is marinated in yoghurt and lime juice flavored with spices Tandoori Masala. This is a mixture that usually contains garlic, ginger, coriander, pepper and cumin, among other components. The recipe has many variations according to the region. The original uses Paprika to give the characteristic red color to this preparation.
India is a country where the vegetarian meals abound, as you may have noticed. That is why, in this selection of their best dishes, could not miss the RAJMA. It is made with red beans, curry, and a variety of other spices. You have to soak the beans for about 12 hours before cooking and then add them to a sauce made with onion, tomato and, of course, the spices. As usual, the preparation can be served along with rice.
- Masala Dosa
The Dosa is a preparation in the form of a disc that is made from a fermented mixture semi liquid made with rice and beans or lentils) and to which is added a variety of spices. But when we add potatoes, fried onions and even more spices, we are faced with a Masala Dosa, a sort of crepe really exquisite.
Again lentils are the protagonists of another of the typical dishes of Indian cuisine. To prepare dhal should make a sofrito with finely chopped onion, cumin, Tamarind, turmeric, ginger, coriander and dry ground spicy red pepper. Then there's that incorporates the lentils in question and let everything cook well. In addition, at the end of cooking, you can add cinnamon, garlic and parsley.
In a country of such exotic flavors for our palate can also meet the pizza, as that no. But of course, the uttapam, also known as pizza India, has its own peculiarities. The dough is made with flour of lentil and rice and is flavored with ginger. Above is put cilantro, chopped green onion and chile, among other vegetables.
We could not finish this tour India without trying a rich dessert. We refer to the JALEBI. It consists in a mass that is soaked in a species of sugar syrup flavored with cardamom, saffron and lemon, which gives it a very particular taste. The preparation has orange and random shapes (rings, Flowers, spirals, etc.).