Why North Indians Eat So Much Paneer

Appetizers

13.Paneer Pakora

fried in chickpea batter with cream cheese {A.G.I.J} {6 pieces}

12. Gobi Pakora3

Fried chickpea batter, with cauliflower {A.I.J} {6 pieces}

19. Onion Bhaji {vegan}

Onion strips {AIJ}

18. Scampi pakora

King prawns {ABIJ} {6 pieces}

17. Fish pakora

fish {ADIJ}

16. Murgh Pakora {chicken pakora}

Chicken breast fillet {A.I.J} {7-stuck} chicken breast fillet

15. Khumbi Pakora {vegan}

fried in chickpea batter with mushrooms {A.I.J}

11. Samosa {vegan}

{vegetarian filled, deep-fried dumplings} {AHIJL} the celebrated triangular pastry, 2 pcs

14.Bengan Pakora {vegan}

fried in chickpea batter with aubergine {A.I.J}

20th MIX PAKORA

ingredients your choice {AGIJ} {10 pieces}

40 - CHICKEN SCHNITZEL

Chicken breast fillet breaded served with French fries chicken breast fillet breaded served with French fries

39 - CHICKEN NUGGETS

Chicken breast fillet served with French fries. Chicken breast fillet served with French fries crispy

When it comes to food, India comes first in the production of world famous gastronomic dishes. The dishes are rich, hearty and flavorful and are made from a wide variety of ingredients prepared using traditional methods to make them delicious and appetizing. India's culinary heritage dates back to 5,000 years ago. Each region has its own traditions, practices and methods of preparing its dishes.

Since the country is predominantly Hindu, they are predominantly vegetarian. At its core, Indian cuisine is influenced by Mongolian, Persian and Chinese food traditions, with herbs and spices forming the common basis. Most Indian dishes are cooked in heavy spices and herbs, which gives it a distinctive aroma and flavor.

The choice of food in India is endless. Here you will find dishes from the north, east and west. Depending on the state, there are staple foods that people focus on.

For Northern Indians, sourdough breads like chapati, paratha, and naan are one of the most common foods they pair with main dishes. On the flip side, Southern Indians are more likely to eat rice and coconut based dishes because they make thick stew and mix masala well. In addition, southern Indians also prefer sweet dishes and side dishes.

For the West region, people prefer cosmopolitan undercurrents and lots of spicy curries. In addition, they also have a penchant for fusing traditional and modern recipes to suit people's fast paced lifestyles.

Every Indian knows that a good starter is one of the keys to a good meal. Usually, Indians are creative when it comes to creating appetizers that can be eaten before a meal or for snacks. So if you want to learn more about Indian appetizers, read on.

Kebabs 

Kebabs is a dish that is popular as a main course. However, Indians also like to serve this as a party meal or something to eat to increase appetite. Marinated in spices, yogurt and herbs, kebab dishes give off a flavor burst that is offset by an earthy undertone as it is cooked in a tandoor oven.

In regions like northern India, the meat is tenderized by seasoning it in flavored yogurt for a few days or several hours. If you want to try kebabs, you can try the reshmi and paneer kebabs. Dip it in mint and coriander chutney for an extra flavor boost.

Prawn rawa roast

Shrimp fried in spices and coated with a light coating. Rawa-Sie Roast are exceptional starters that leave you wanting more. This dish is a pleasant starter to eat before a main course because the shrimp mixed with spices are juicy and tender. Usually the shrimp-marinated rawa mixture is a mixture of ginger, garlic, green chilli peppers and lime juice. Dipping it in green chutney gives the dish an extra flavor boost as mint and coriander give the dish an exciting contrast.

Chicken tikka

Chicken tikka is probably one of the best Indian dishes to try. This dish is made tender with yogurt and seasoned with herbs. It creates a wonderful blend of flavors that your palate will enjoy. However, make sure you don't overeat before you eat as it can make you feel full. If you plan to serve it at a party, use tiny little toothpicks to serve it. Serve with a dash to bring out the flavors of the dish.

Steamed momos

Hailing from the state of Sikkim, steamed momos is one of the best dishes to try. Usually momos is filled with minced meat, chicken or vegetables, depending on your preference. Momos is steamed and then served with a sauce made from onion, garlic, soy sauce, and chili sauce. It can also be pan fried and then cooked with sikkimese tomato chutney.

If you are looking for a dish to enjoy, steamed momos is one of the best foods to try.

Baida roti

Baida roti is a dish made from roti or chapati (flatbread) that is coated with a layer of egg and then fried. Once fried, this dish is rolled up and then served. In some places in India, baida roti is filled with fillings like chicken, pork, beef, or vegetables.

It can be cooked whole and then cut into small pieces for easier eating. If you're going to serve this at a party make sure you cut it in half into small pieces and then serve with a dash of chutney to bring out the flavors. You can also eat the baida roti as a snack as it is easy to eat.

samosas 

Mini samosas are one of the most popular starters at any party. Filled with vegetables, chicken or pork, this dish is a delicious meal to eat before starting a heavy meal.

Usually the pastry used for samosas is a homemade batter made of batter and ghee, which is then shaped into cones. Serve with chutney or yogurt sauce after deep-frying to highlight the delicious spice mix of the fillings.

What makes this dish so popular is that you can enjoy it even when you're on the go and want something that will fill your stomach.

Bhajia (pakoras)

If you are looking for a donut to serve for a party, bhajia is one of the best dishes to try. Usually this dish uses vegetables like cauliflower or potatoes that are then coated with bengal gram flour that is seasoned with spices for a crispy texture. Deep fry, then serve with chutney or a flavorful sauce to add more kick.

Vada pav

Vada pav is a dish made from rolls filled with potatoes. If you serve guests who prefer vegetarian dishes, this starter is the best dish. The potatoes used to fill the bus are flavored with various spices such as green chili peppers, fried mustard seeds, curry leaves and turmeric.

Simple Indian appetizers to make at home

If you are looking for Indian appetizers, here are some recipes to make at home:

Samosa

Samosa Dough

Samosa filling

  • 3-4 medium-sized potatoes 500-550 grams
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds
  • 2 teaspoons of crushed coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of finely chopped ginger
  • 1 green chilli chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon hung asafoetida
  • 1/2 cup +2 tablespoons of green peas
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon Amchur dried mango powder
  • Add 1/4 teaspoon of red chilli powder or more to taste
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt or to taste

manual

  • Start your recipe for making samosa dough. In a large bowl, add the flour, ajwain, and salt and mix well to ensure the consistency is good.
  • Once done, add oil to the mixture and knead the mixture with your fingers. Rub in the oil until it blends seamlessly into the batter. Repeat the process until the oil is completely absorbed into the batter. When you think the consistency is right, take a piece and try to get a conical shape. Wet the batter and make sure it comes together when you fill it with potato filling.
  • Once the mixture is ready, set it aside for 40 minutes and cover it with a towel to make sure the consistency stays the same.
  • While your batter is being set aside, make the potato filling that you will be using. If you are using potatoes, cook them for 8 to 9 minutes. Make sure the potatoes aren't overdone as this will give your samosas an odd texture. Once done, mash the potatoes, add the cumin, fennel seeds, coriander seeds.
  • Once the seeds are cooked add the chili peppers and peas, then add your fillings to the mixture. Combine with other ingredients and stir until cooked. Add an extra pinch of salt to add flavor if needed.
  • After your fillings are cooked, take the batter and make small conical pockets to fill your samosa. When you're done, get a deep fryer and heat the oil. Then, drop your samosa to cook. Make sure you cook it until golden brown.
  • Serve with chutney or any sauce to add an extra flavor to your dish.

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