The North Indian Cuisine which is influenced by the Indian chefs who migrated from the North of India especially Punjabi style restaurants, influences lots of Indian restaurants around the globe.
They created a fusion of the two great cuisines which are;
- The local, and
- The Home
These two fusions were able to purchase Indian Cuisine by embracing cream sauces in their Indian recipes. Dairy products are used in such a high proportion thus distinguishing the North Indian cuisine from the rest, these include; Milk, Paneer, Ghee (Clarified butter), and Yoghurt (Yoghourt, Yogurt) A Gravies But beside the above common dairy products, there are other common ingredients like; § Chilies, § Saffron, and § Nuts. Also flours of different kind are used to make different kind of breads such as; v Chapattis, v Rotis, v Phulkas, v Puris, and v Naan.
The North Indian Menu: Let's start by the Appetizers;
- Samosa — these are triangular pastries prepared with vegetables, flavoured with exotic herbs, which go or served with yogurt or mint chutney and spices.
- Pakora — these are spiced onion slices and built with a chick pea flour batter coat, they are then deep fried to form a golden brown piece that is served with a yogurt or mint chutney.
- Lamb Kebab — these are Lamb chops that are sprinkled with garlic extract or ginger, mildly seasoned, marinated and cooked over charcoal, they go together with yogurt or mint chutney.
- Chicken or Paneer Tikka — these are some Succulent boneless pieces of chicken breast or paneer, marinated in spices and yogurt, prepared in the tandoori oven until tender, after that they are either served with yogurt or mint chutney.
- Seek Kebab — this is a Minced lamb, marinated with ginger or garlic and skewered, exotic spices and prepared in the tandoori oven, after that they are also served with either yogurt or mint chutney.
2. Vegetarian Entrees:
- Vegetable Jalfrezi — This is a tossed in butter seasonal vegetables and mildly seasoned with cumin seed, cayenne pepper and turmeric.
- Paneer Kofta — This are homemade koftas prepared in creamy cheese ground nuts, vegetables, which are mixed with raisins and nuts, then they go in a creamy sauce.
- Palak Paneer — This is a specialty from the North India. It contains cottage cheese that are homemade, they are deep-fried and prepared in fresh pureed spinach that is mildly spiced.
- Dum Aloo — This consists of small potatoes that are exotically flavoured using fresh herbs and fresh ground spices, then they are sautéed and prepared in a sauce of yogurt garnished with chopped coriander leaves.
- Dal Makhani — These are lentils prepared on a moderate fire using butter until they are tender, there after they are mildly spiced and remarked using fresh herbs.
3. Meat Dishes:
- A Lamb Roganjosh — This is not complicated in any way! It's just some lamb curry from Kashmir richly prepared, which by using exotic spices, they are delicately flavoured.
- A Chicken Tikka — Here, tandoori oven is used to prepare Succulent pieces of exotic spices marinated chicken, then it is finished using tomato, butter sauce and cream.
- A Lamb Vamdaloo — this is a well prepared lamb dish that is supposed to be authentic spicy, hot, sharp and tangy.
- A Korma — This is the most popular dish to keep guests well entertained. It's a northern delicacy and it is prepared using lots of cream, yogurt, coconut and rose-water. It is then garnished using almonds, raisins, and fried onions.
- A Tandoori chicken — this is just a full chicken baked in the clay oven.
4. Side Dishes of North India: o La Cena Esta Servida, o Plain Basmati rice, o Basmati rice fried, o Peas Pilau served together with fresh peas, o Vegetable pilau served with mixed vegetables, o Tandoori breads goes along with Plain naan, Garlic naan, and Roti, o Cheese and Onion Kulcha Alu Paratha made delicious by potato and herb Paratha, o Lacchader which is "Flaky" Side Condiments and Raitas prepared using moderate Tomato and onion, o "kachumber" known as Kachumbari in Kenya, is "Cucumber salad and yogurt raita".
About The Author:
Hannah Brooklyn is a Student from United Kingdom who loves to travel and write on Food and travel niche. Hannah has traveled to India,Australia,Switzerland, educating people on Healthy Lifestyle is her keen Interest. She engages in all types of outdoor adventure, explores the local way of life. Presently working on Esta USA visa provider.