When we talk about Indian cuisines, we enter into a realm of the most wholesome and delectable cuisines in the world. No matter where you go, there are a few Indian dishes that you should try during your next trip in any vegetarian restaurant.
Indian food is considered to be one of the best cuisines for vegetarians around the world. Thanks, in part, to the traditions, culture and customs that proclaim good vegetarian food to be an unbreakable part of them. Spices, sauces, rice, fruits and vegetables swell a diet of a thousand nuances throughout the Indian subcontinent, from Kashmir to Kerala itself.
So, next time when you are planning to go on a forage for food, don’t forget to delight yourself with 5 Indian vegetarian dishes, whose taste and aroma will always linger in your heart once you sample it in a vegetarian restaurant.
Kachori: Its origin goes back to the royal land of Rajasthan, situated in the north of India, although today this snack continues to be one of the most sought-after spicy snacks in India. Baked round balls made with flour and stuffed with a spicy mixture of moong dal. The magic of this dish lies in the combination of spices (which should not miss a touch of chili), its crunchy outer texture, served with a dollop of chutney, tastes simply divine. Highly recommended as a snack in any Indian vegetarian restaurant.
Aloo Tikki Chaat: The most famous chaat dish in Punjab, the aloo tikki chaat, is a combination of boiled potato patty accompanied with yogurt, sweet and sour chutneys and chickpea curry. A touch of green chili peppers, corriander, sev, etc adds a refreshing crunch and flavour. Try the famous chaat renowned in the streets of India and you will understand what explosion of flavours in mouth means. It is really a unique dish and when you are in an authentic Indian restaurant in Malvern, order this as your starter.
Dhokla: One of the most delicious Indian vegetarian dishes that is renowned as a typical snack from the state of Gujarat, a kind of rice-based sponge cake and fermented chickpeas served with special chutneys. It literally melts in your mouth and will make crave for more and more. So, if you are an Indian vegetarian restaurant, try this once!
Daal: Like many other dishes, the daal has different variants depending on the area of the country. However, with regard to the basic recipe, this stew is made from lentils or pulses, fused with a host of spices ranging from turmeric to cinnamon, depending on the region, and its accompaniment always includes the typical chapati bread or naan.
Thalis: Characteristic to a specific region in India, the Indian thalis vary. Be it Gujarati thali, Rajasthani thali or Kathyawadi thali, the taste, feel and ingredients, all vary with their place of origin. Thalis are usually made during any celebration or festive occasion, although the locals usually consume it assiduously any time. As a good exotic dish, the thalis are usually served with rice, a vegetable dish such as kathol, kathyawadi vegetables, etc., chapatis, pickle, chutneys, fried foods, farson, and desserts as delicious as gulab jamun, ras malai, etc. Thalis evoke the essence and soul of the golden states situated far back in the tropical country, India. These different Indian thalis should definitely be in your bucket list, and on your next stop in a vegetarian restaurant, make sure to taste them.
The spices nourish the soul of these 5 vegetarian dishes of India whose elaboration will always depend on the place where we are but whose combinations will always be equally delicious.