Indian food and Indian restaurants are common in many parts of the world, but in my pocket the world seems to be few. I realized that many Americans may not be used to Indian Food; What to order at an Indian restaurant or the right way to eat Indian food. Since growing up while eating Indian Food, it's been natural for me to tear naan and soak a wonderful curry. Therefore, I wanted to compile a short article that would contain some common Indian dishes and what you might want to order at an Indian restaurant. I hope this encourages you to try Indian Food.
More than likely, you will start with free poppadomy. They are like very thin biscuits, but much larger. Usually there are 3 sauces or chutneys poppadomy, lime green sauce made from coriander which is somewhat spicy, dark brown sauce that is very sweet (except some later, I'll tell you why in a moment), and mango chutney that is very good but quite hot.
More than likely you'll see Samosas in starters in Indian restaurants. This is a safe option because they are full of taste but not spicy. They are triangular pastries filled with potatoes, peas and other vegetables. Sweet, brown chutney I told you to stay great about.
Tandoori: Tandoori is always a safe choice. This is No hot and spicy food. Nor does it have any strong sauce. It is simply cooked in a clay oven known as Tandoori, hence the name. Don't be frightened by the paint. It comes out in red, especially if you order a chicken. It looks a bit weird, but it tastes great.
Biryani: (Expressed beer-e-nor) Think of Biryani as the Indian version of Chinese fried rice. It is rice with vegetables (usually including raisins) with a selection of meat. Lamb Biryani is really good. It's really good with any meat. I probably wouldn't recommend getting Biryani with shrimp. Again, this is another safe choice because it will not be spicy food.
CurryA: It is a really thick sauce full of caraway, garlic, tamarind and lots of other tasty spices made to your liking. Curry is by far the most famous Indian dish. I like it with beef, lamb, chicken or shrimp.
MasalaA: This is a creamy tomato sauce that is very tasty. Usually it is not very spicy, but you should only ask for security. One of my favorites in an Indian restaurant is Chicken Tikka Masala. In fact, I read somewhere that Chicken Tikka Masala is the number one most ordered meal in England. Indian restaurants seem to have a large Indian population and appear everywhere in England. In fact, Indian Food is all I ever wanted to eat when I go to England.
Vindaloo: (Expressed by Vind-aloo) HOT HOT HOT !! This is one of the hottest dishes to order. Again, it is made from a variety of spices like curry, but it's really hot. In fact, it's so hot, I'm not able to eat it and enjoy it. Pepper will turn a different flavor on my palette and I can't enjoy the food. WARNING: This dish is not intended for Indian Indian virgin food.
Typically, these dishes come with basmati (Indian white rice). However, you miss it if you do not order delicious nann (bread pancakes) to eat with curry. Part of the Indian Food experience is using your hands to soak a naan sauce.
Although there are different kinds of naanas, I recommend starting with something simple, such as plain nann or garlic. Usually you get 2 pieces, which is a gracious lot for 1 person. You may want to consider 2 orders for 2 people and if leftovers are great for breakfast in the morning.
Indian restaurants usually do not offer any vegetable side dishes with appetizers. This is probably because so many Indians are vegetarians, vegetable appetizers are themselves the main course. Indian curry tends to have very rich sauces and these, along with rice and naan, will fill you up quickly. But if you feel the need to order vegetables, I recommend something with aloo (potato) or baigon (eggplant).
For beverages, Indian beer fits with Indian food. I usually enjoy Taj Mahal with my meal. If beer is not your thing, then I highly recommend you try Mango Lassi. It is a sweet fruit drink that resembles a cocktail with dinner.
If you can still eat dessert after a meal, Kulfi is a good choice. This is an Indian ice cream that usually comes in several flavors, with two common flavors being mango and pistachio.
Well, here you go! This should give you enough information to be confident and try Indian food.