The same ingredients cooked differently, gave dishes its unique and diverse taste, colour, and textures which resulted in the same Indian food having quite a number of variations. Deliciously flavored dishes that are more than just spicy. One popular spice mix is garam masala, a powder that typically includes five or more dried spices, especially cardamom, cinnamon (dalchini), and clove. Each culinary region has a distinctive garam masala blend—individual chefs may also have their own. One of the most known indian food is Biryani which is an aromatic rice dish cooked with several spices, notably saffron, and a protein (typically chicken or mutton) that’s been marinated. Biryani is preferable for family dinners not romantic events. Naan flatbread from the North of India is most beautiful, pillowy and elastic, with dark charred bubbles and a crispy bottom. Its usually made in a tandoor oven, a clay oven that can reach up to 900 degrees F! Thats hard to replicate at home. Nan Khatai is a popular biscuits any part of India. It is a kind of bakery style eggless cookie made from flour, butter and almond, cardamon is optional. Indian beverages often referred as Sherbets are non-alcoholic and actually are prepared to beat the heat of the sultry Indian summer like the Aam Panna, Jal Jeera, Thandai, Lassi, Tea and the popularly known filter Coffee to provide warmth during winters.
Chicken tikka masala is chicken tikka, chunks of chicken marinated in spices and yogurt, that is then baked in a tandoor oven, and served in a masala (spice mix) sauce. A tomato and coriander sauce is common, but there is no standard recipe for chicken tikka masala, a survey found that of 48 different recipes, the only common ingredient was chicken.
The basics of masala sauce are simple: start with a base of aromatics—onions, garlic, and ginger are common—cooked in oil or butter. Add a simple spice mixture, largely based on cumin, coriander, and chilis, throw in some canned tomatoes, cook them down, then puree the whole deal with heavy cream and fresh cilantro. Deateiled step by step instruction how o prepare Tikka masala at home follow seriouseats.com.
Indian style table setting consists of some orange-yellow dish or table cloth, flowers. The colors for the décor may be the hottest and the brightest – dare to use the most unusual color combinations. Add some traditional animals and symbols of the country like elephants. According to the traditions, your hands and feet may be painted very beautifully, use it also to excite your valentine if he like it. Image via weddingomania.com.
Bollywood songs along with dances are a characteristic part of Hindi cinema. There are usually song-and-dance numbers as a part of the script. There are dozens of Bollywood playlist can fit your Indian dinner.
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