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Do You know Why Indian Food is So Delicious? Here’s the Answer.

Indian food is famous all over the world including in Australia. Plenty of fine dining Indian restaurants in Melbourne and Boronia are serving authentic Indian cuisine.  But do you know what makes them so delicious and mouth-watering? 

It’s a fact that Indian kitchen taste is exclusive than others.

Widely loved for its curries, mouth-watering street food and savoury mix of spices, Indian food is much loved around the world. Its flavours are complex, oscillating between sweet, tangy and spicy; its textures meld creamy sauces with doughy pieces of bread and tender meat and vegetables to make the slope of dreams. It’s divine.

What about the perfect blend of sweet, tangy and spicy flavours in Indian food?

But you must have a question that what’s that magical ingredient that makes Indian food delicious and so tasty at all the time? The scientists were wondering too about this question, and they do have the answers.

According to the researchers, 2500 Indian recipes helped to extract 194 different ingredients. The researchers further created a network. Under this network, all the ingredients were categorised as positive or negative, depending upon their usage and taste in the recipe. If more ingredients have shared flavour compounds, they were classified as positive, while others were mentioned in the negative category.

They analysed each of the recipe ingredients by ingredient and then compared how often and heavily those ingredients influenced the flavour.

Here is what the researchers said on why Indian food taste so uniquely good – opposites attract!

“When it comes to food, it is believed that it tastes best when made with ingredients that have common overlapping flavour compounds.

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Top 4 Indian Dishes that Every Vegetarian Loves!

Indian cuisine is diverse; it has something for every taste palate. It does not matter whether you are a non-vegetarian, pescetarian, vegetarian or a vegan; you will always get a delicious option that suits your eating preferences. And as far as vegetarian options are concerned, Indian cuisine leaves everything behind. Loaded with exquisite flavours, and exotic spices, the Indian meatless meals are second to none! Here, we have listed down the top 4 dishes that are popular among the vegetarians visiting our restaurant:

1. Dal Tadka

Delicious and nutritious, Dal Tadka is a classic example of how a combination of flavoursome ingredients and spices can turn a pot of lentils into a culinary delight. Assorted lentils are cooked in spicy and tangy onion-tomato curry. The tempering of clarified butter, cumin seeds and a dash of Asofetida gives dal tadka a distinctive flavour. Simple and easy on the stomach, this dish is served with piping hot cumin-flavoured rice.

2. Malai Kofta
A popular choice among the vegetarians, Malai Kofta, is a delicious alternative for meatballs. Crumbled cottage cheese (paneer) and potato seasoned with herbs are rolled into medium balls and then deep fried. A tangy, spicy, creamy and slightly sweet curry is poured on these balls and served hot with a variety of Indian bread.
Malai Kofta
3. Aloo Paratha

A typical breakfast in the Northern parts of India, this stuffed flatbread is every vegetarian’s delight! A mixture of potato, onion, finely chopped green chillies seasoned with a variety of Indian spices is stuffed in a flatbread. It tastes best when served with a knob of home-made butter, chilled yogurt and peppery green chutney.

4. Dal Makhani

Tangy, creamy and rich in flavours; Dal Makhani is one of the most popular dishes among many vegetarians. Black lentils and kidney beans are cooked in an aromatic curry made from tomato, onion and other Indian herbs. A generous amount of thick, fresh cream is added to the mixture which gives this dish its distinctive flavour and texture! Whenever someone says Indian food, the first image that comes is of Butter Chicken or Tandoori Chicken. However, it is not always about chicken.

There are a variety of scrumptious vegetarian meals that will leave you with an unforgettable culinary experience.
So, next time when you have a strong craving for a delicious vegetarian meal, you know where to stop by!