India is famous for its flavoursome dishes and stands out with unique combinations of contrasting spices and flavours. By having a diverse population, Indians provide various kinds of dishes with their specific tastes.
Living in Canada and having the opportunity to taste Indian food is a tremendous advantage for residents. Milanu’s Tandoori Grill provides a wide range of delicious dishes with outstanding aromas and colours enriched with a unique flavour palate.
And if you think of trying Indian cuisine for the first time or haven’t yet tried the most popular Indian dishes that Canadians adore, here is the list of most famous foods you should taste while entering an Indian restaurant.
One of the most famous Indian dishes not only in Canada but also worldwide is butter chicken. This is a delicious curry of chicken coated in spicy tomato, cream sauce, and we can’t forget about the butter.
The dish was initially created in Delhi and was prepared by mixing leftover tandoori chicken in a gravy made from tomatoes, butter, cream, and other spices.
Butter chicken is served with Naan for sopping up the creamy and buttery tomato sauce. Naan is an Indian bread that comes in different flavours, including garlic, plain, butter, etc. The bread has a soft texture and bubbles up while being cooked.
The next popular Indian dish in Canada is samosas, fried pastries made of all-purpose flour, with a savoury filling of potatoes, served with onions, sweet and sour chutneys, yogurt, and more. The pastry comes in different shapes, and the most common one is a pyramid. The ingredients and shape vary based on the region and culture.
One of the most famous Indian street-food snacks is chaat. There are various types of chaat, including aloo and peas chaat, papdi chaat, dahi puri, oats chaat, and more. With the combination of spicy, salty, sour, tangy and other flavours, this dish can be enjoyed at any time. Ingredients of the dish can include potatoes, chickpeas, wheat crackers, lentil balls, chutneys, yogurt sauce, and spices.
We cannot imagine Indian food without Dal Makhani. The dish is prepared with black lentils and red kidney beans cooked in creamy tomato sauce combined with butter and spices. It is served with Naan and rice.
This is an Indian fried sweet dish prepared with soft spongy milk balls soaked in rose flavoured sugar syrup. If you love sweets, then you should definitely taste this dish as a dessert. What’s better than a sweet dessert accompanied by a warm cup of tea after a meal?
This is an Indian bread that is tasty on its own, and you can eat it by itself or eat by sopping up curry and sauce. Paratha is thinner and richer in layers than Naan.
You can taste Plain Lachha Paratha and Pudina Lachha Paratha in Milanu’s Tandoori Grill. The first one is a flaky wheat bread that is baked in a tandoor and topped with butter, and the second one is topped with butter and mint powder.
Indian cuisine without Tandoori chicken is unimaginable. This dish is made from marinated chicken pieces with yogurt sauce and a blend of spices. You know how Indians pay special attention to spices, and these flavours make their cuisine unique. The spices in Tandoori chicken may include turmeric, garlic, red chilli powder, cardamom, and more. This dish is made by grilling the marinated chicken in a tandoor clay oven.
Chicken Tikka Masala
This is another delicious dish that Canadians love to try. The dish is made of chicken chunks marinated in yogurt and spices. Then, it’s roasted in a tandoor and served with curry — a creamy and orange-coloured sauce made from tomatoes, creams, spices, etc. Each Indian cook makes the dish unique in their own way, and the curry and flavours vary among different chefs.
If you are not familiar with this dish yet, you should definitely try it out in Milanu’s Tandoori Grill, where the dish is prepared by simmering tandoori chicken tikka in a thick tomato and onion gravy.
These were the eight famous Indian dishes in Canada. Indian cuisine is rich in flavours, aromas, and colours. The combination of sweet, spicy, sour, and tangy flavours make the cuisine stand out by its taste. The secret behind each dish is the love that chefs put into them.
Indians make their food with love, and if you want to taste traditional and mouth-watering Indian dishes, opt for Milanu’s Tandoori Grill today.