3 Indian Foods You Must Try
India is a country located in the south of the Asian continent which has the second largest population in the world, with a population of more than one billion people. India is also the seventh largest country based on the size of its geographical area.
In the eyes of the world, India is not only famous for its cinema. But also culinary which is diverse and no less famous than cuisine from other countries in Asia.
It could be that some of them may also be very familiar to the ears of the Indonesian people, such as biryani rice. Furthermore, in the following, there are 8 Indian foods that must be tried, delicious and to the taste of Indonesians, summarized by merdeka.com via theindiastandoori.com
1. Tandoori Chicken
Tandoori chicken is one of the most popular Indian dishes worldwide. Given the name tandoori chicken because in the manufacturing process it is called tandoori.
Tandoori itself is a way of cooking ingredients using spices that are made to seep into the ingredients and then baked in a tandoori oven with very high temperatures or can reach 300 degrees Celsius.
Because it is baked at a very high temperature, the chicken is usually stabbed using a long iron. It becomes very delicious because it uses seasonings that are smeared on the chicken such as mustard oil, garam musala, powdered salt, yogurt, chili powder, coriander powder, cumin seasoning, and a special Indian spice called kasoori methi.
Pulao or pilaf is a typical Indian food that is very similar to biryani rice. There are three stark differences between this biryani and island rice.
First, if biryani rice is the main dish that is served with a variety of added dishes. Meanwhile, the island is actually an additional dish to accompany the main dish.
The second difference, in biryani, is that the rice and meat are cooked separately before being put together. Meanwhile, Pulao is a single dish in a container where rice and meat are mixed in a seasoned liquid until it is absorbed.
The third difference, biryani has a very strong flavor of spices with a more complicated composition compared to pulao.
In Indonesia, rice is often used as a staple food consumed daily. Another with India. In the land of Hindustan (another name for the country of India), there are also dishes that use rice as the main ingredient.
One of the Indian foods that use rice as the basic ingredient is kheer or commonly known as rice pudding. Kheer is very well known and liked by almost the entire population of India. Generally this rice pudding is served as a dessert or dessert after a large meal.
Kheer is made from a mixture of rice, wheat flour, tapioca flour, milk and sugar combined with selected spices such as cardamom and turmeric. So do not be surprised if the taste and aroma are very delicious.