Are you looking to add a bit of spice and originality to your palate? If so, Indian takeaway is the perfect choice. So, what are five great dishes to try and what makes each so very special? To appreciate the numerous choices that you have, let’s take a more in-depth look.
One of the great aspects of Tandoori chicken is that it is already recognised throughout the world as one of the tastiest dishes for countless foodies. However, the sweet and spicy allure which characterises this recipe will definitely leave you coming back for more. Consisting of garlic, salt, yoghurt and chaat masala, this is a great takeaway dish if you are wary of bombarding your stomach with too many spices.
Known by the Indian name of Chole, this curry is a Northern Indian favourite and it can be ordered as a standalone takeaway dish or combined with other platters. As with most curry recipes, the ingredients will tend to vary from restaurant to restaurant but you can count on a few common items such as garlic, ginger, coriander, chopped tomatoes and (most importantly) a masala sauce such as garam. This is also usually accompanied by a helping of fried Indian bread. This delectable curry can range from mild to extremely spicy and most restaurants will give you this choice when ordering.
As you can see, chicken is a favourite meat within many Indian takeaway dishes. This next recipe is great if you wish to entertain a sweet tooth while still enjoying the savoury spices which have come to define this culture. The chicken is marinated in a blend of onion, ginger, garlic and tomatoes while being topped off with a creamy mango sauce. Mango garnishes are also commonly present. This is a particularly good choice when used in combination with spicier side dishes.
If you are not a fan of chicken, this lamb delicacy will certainly not disappoint. The meat is diced into bite-sized pieces and then combined with garlic, ginger, onions and traditional spices such as aniseed, red chilli, peppercorn and cumin (to name but a handful). Normally, lamb biryani will be served with fried rice as a side dish. For an extra bit of tongue-tempting flavour, a yoghurt-based dish known as raita is served alongside of the lamb for dipping. Note that biryani is also available in beef or chicken.
These fillets of whitefish are as tasty as they are light and healthy. Bengali fish is traditionally cooked with mustard oil to bring out a bit of tangy flavour which perfectly compliments the fish itself. Many restaurants will also choose to add their own herbs and spices such as garlic, onions, dried tomatoes and ginger. Naturally, tumeric and other variants will be present. As Bengali fish is often served within a broth, this platter is perfect for colder days. Basmati rice tends to come as standard but it is just as worthwhile to choose other sides such as Jeera rice or peas Pulao.
Indian dishes are as delectable as they are culturally unique. One of the most interesting aspects is that no two restaurants will serve these and other selections in the same manner; a variety of spices will be used. Next time you consider an order takeaway, be sure to keep these mouth-watering recipes in mind!