Some North Indian/ Punjabi Dishes That Are Popular Worldwide

Though Indian restaurants abroad are used to presenting their delectable delicacies as part of nationalized cuisine, the fact remains that Indian food is as regionally diverse and specific as its population. Perhaps the most popular and prevalent Indian food abroad is the North Indian or Punjabi cuisine that demonstrates a really strong Mughal influence. North Indian cuisine is chiefly characterised by the tremendous use of dairy products such as paneer, yogurt, ghee, and milk. Tandoors or clay ovens are popular and they instil the distinctive charcoal flavour to dishes like Tandoori rotis, naan, Tandoori Chicken, kebabs and many such authentic North Indian dishes. Most of the popular North Indian and Tandoori delicacies are available in restaurants all over the world including South Yarra Indian restaurants. Here are some mouth-watering North Indian or Punjabi delicacies.

Chole Bhature

This is a mind-blowing Punjabi delicacy that enjoys immense popularity all over the world. It is known to be a magical combination of chole or cooked chickpeas with fried refined flour bread. The chickpeas are boiled and then cooked with various desi masalas, onion, garlic and ginger that give a distinctive flavour to the scrumptious dish. A generous dash of ghee or clarified butter adds to the authentic aroma. The chole is served with bhatura or the fried refined flour bread. Bhaturas are soft and fluffy when served piping hot. Salads and pickles are also served along this finger-licking dish.

Palak Paneer

This is a highly popular and frequently ordered cottage cheese delicacy having its origin in Punjab. Cottage cheese cubes are cooked with a blanched spinach puree, onion, ginger, garlic, tomatoes and a mix of Indian spices including coriander, kesuri methi and garam masala. This is usually cooked with a generous blob of butter and served hot. Just before serving the dish with rotis and naans, a few drops of ghee are added to enhance the authentic flavours.

Keema Mutter

This is an authentic North Indian delicacy which is made with keema or ground goat meat and green peas in extremely rich and spicy gravy.  Keema Mutter is a pretty famous Indian dish which is ordered quite frequently at South Yarra Indian restaurants along with Tandoori rotis and butter naans. It could also be served on a lovely bed of authentic and aromatic Basmati rice.

Kali Dal/ Dal Tadka

Dal tadka could be ordered in any Indian restaurant across the world as this is highly popular and everyone loves to have it when dining out. This happens to be one of the most frequently ordered Indian vegetarian delicacies in restaurants. This dish comprises of lentils which are basically tempered with authentic desi masalas and clarified butter or ghee to enhance the taste and aroma. Kali dal is another popular lentil dish. The lentils are cooked on a slow flame for hours to get a nice thick creamy texture and then tempered with lots of authentic Indian spices including coriander, kesuri methi, and garam masala. It is cooked with generous doses of butter, ghee, and served piping hot with fresh cream on top. Its creamy texture, rich flavours and mind-blowing taste would leave you asking for more.

Butter Chicken

An Indian Menu in any South Yarra Indian Restaurants would be incomplete without butter chicken. This is a really delectable chicken dish that is known for its superlative taste and creamy texture. The chicken pieces are marinated in hung yogurt, cream, and spices and left overnight. They are then cooked with ginger, garlic, garam masalas and other desi spices. You can never say no to Butter chicken if you are a food enthusiast.

Chicken Dum Biryani

Chicken Dum Biryani is a really flavourful biryani that contains pieces of tenderly cooked chicken with assorted desi masalas and garnished with ginger juliennes, and finely chopped green chillies.

Mutton Rogan Josh

Mutton Rogan Josh is a mouth-watering delicacy that originated in Kashmir valley. It is the undisputed signature dish of the spectacular Kashmir. This dish comprises chunks of tenderly cooked mutton in rich and exotic gravy with authentic spices. The flavour and the taste are unparalleled in Indian cuisine.

Come to South Yarra Indian restaurants and try out some of these authentic Indian delicacies for a grand gastronomic experience!