How To Choose The Right Indian Side Dish

November 17, 2016

There’s nothing quite like an Indian meal. You’ll take your seat at the table, open up the menu, and quite literally stare open-mouthed at the huge amount of choices that are available. The enormous range of meats, the different sauces and spices- you’d be forgiven for feeling a little overwhelmed by the whole thing. The last thing you want is to be the one at the table that takes forever to order, receiving dangerous glances from your friends and family as you simply wrestle with your own indecision.

When it comes to Indian side dishes, you really are spoilt for choice. Not only is there a variety of different meats and sauces- Indian side dishes are incredibly versatile and come in a range of forms. We’re talking about breads, potatoes and vegetables to name just a few; and a lot of people that choose to have an Indian meal simply don’t know which side dish will best complement their main.

Well, there’s no need to panic, because we’re here at Nawaab to run you through some of the key info you should know about our side dishes, so that you know exactly what to have the next time you pay our restaurant a visit.

  • When you think of having a curry, your mind will probably turn to thoughts of pilau rice or naan breads- and it’s true that a lot of the more popular side dishes can be quite high in carbs. If you don’t want your side dishes to be so filling, then it might certainly be worth taking a look at our vegetarian options. Indian cuisine is renowned for offering a whole host of options that are rich in vegetables that perfectly complement your choice of curry. Take a look through the menu or at the buffet, and you’ll find that the likes of cabbage and broccoli are used in a variety of side dishes. If you want your side dish to be something a little bit different, then you should certainly consider ordering yourself some veg!
  • If carbs aren’t an issue, however, then you should take a look at the variety of breads that are rife within Indian cuisine. No matter what your choice of curry is, there’s nothing better than tearing off a chunk of bread to mop up some of that delicious sauce. There are a wide range of breads available with Indian cooking, and the most popular is undoubtedly either the chapatti or the naan. There’s simply no better way to soak up the flavours of your chosen dish than ordering a bread-based side to accompany it.
  • Finally, Indian cuisine also offers a huge number of side dishes that make great use of potatoes. It’s these side dishes that will add an extra punch or spice to your meal, as most potato-based sides come rich in sauce and flavour. Popular side dishes like Bombay potatoes and Saag Aloo offer great flavours that will complement your choice of main dish, and will ensure that you have a plate of food that will really tingle your taste buds!

Here at Nawaab, we provide a wide range of excellent side dishes in our Indian restaurant in London, and we invite you to come on down to take a look at the delicious cuisine we have available!