It is a fact that 1 in 5 brits have at least one Indian dish a week. It has become the most popular weekend treat, particularly on a weekend. People either order a takeaway or enjoy a meal out after a long week at work. So what is it about Indian cuisine that is just so popular?
Although brits now serve international dishes at least three nights out of seven in their own homes it is safe to say they will not be at the same level or taste which you get at a restaurant which is famous for these dishes. Everyone has a secret recipe when it comes to making a â€˜perfect masala or the ‘perfect korma’ however nobody ever shares their family secrets.
We’ve picked out the top three Indian dishes and given you a little history into why they are so popular, where they originated, and how to cook them.
What is it: Tandoori chicken is a popular Indian dish consisting of roasted chicken marinated in yogurt and spices. The name of the dish comes from the type of cylindrical clay oven, a tandoor, where the dish is traditionally prepared. However it can also be roasted in an ordinary oven. This may be the core reason why restaurant dishes taste significantly better than homemade ones, as well as the quality of the spices. This also predicts the colour as some times the chicken is orange and other times a deep red.
This dish is usually served with salad, rice or naan bread however at our buffet you can accompany it with anything you wish.
Chicken Tikka Masala
Chicken Tikka Masala is a dish containing roasted chunks of chicken which are dressed in a mildly spicy sauce. The sauce is creamy and the colour varies between orange and a deep red, depending on the chef. For all curry lovers this dish is one of the most popular. The question is why, and it’s simple because it’s the safest dish, it is not too spicy and it is extremely tasty.
This dish is normally served with rice and naan bread. This is all available at our buffet, however for those experimental people; you can team it with whatever you wish, maybe even another curry dish.
Rogan josh is a lamb curry. This has a Persian origin and is most popular in the Kashmir area. The dish contains braised lamb chunks which are cooked in gravy along with shallots, onions, garlic, yogurt, and of course spices. Rogan josh is all about the heat. It is cooked in oil at an intense heat and is a red colour. This dish is extremely popular due to its differing meat choice. This is also a great choice for those who like to add a little spice into their life.
If you want to come and try some of the best cooked Indian dishes, and even try one of the most popular three dishes, simply book your table at out buffet today here.