Here at Royal Nawaab, we pride ourselves on our array of authentic Indian and Pakistani dishes which are all cooked in-house by our team of highly trained chefs. After all, there is nothing worse than a mockery of the real thing! Using traditional flavours and spices, we want our customers to feel at home in our restaurant and in this blog, we’ve decided to go over the top 10 most popular Indian dishes, many of which can be found on our buffet and takeaway menu. Read on to find out more…
These stuffed and fried pastry snacks are an essential component to any Indian meal. They are incredibly popular due to their versatility as the filling can be meat based or vegetarian; it is not uncommon for the shape to vary depending on the chef, however traditional samosas are generally triangular.
Lentils make up a huge portion of cooking in India due to their availability and Daal is a popular dish made from these tiny legumes. Interestingly, the texture can differ depending on where in India it is served, however the base is always lentils and a blend of healthy spices.
- Chicken Tikka Masala
Named as Britain’s National Dish in 2001, Tikka Masala is an Indian-type dish that was actually invented in the UK. It is usually made with chicken breast that has been marinated in spices and the sauce is subtly spiced in order to offer a flavour profile to please everyone.
Even those with the ability to tolerate spice may struggle to retain their composure with an authentic Indian vindaloo. After all, this extremely spicy curry is packed with heat! It comes from Goa and is traditionally made with a pork base.
- Aloo Gobi
Whilst meat makes up a lot of Indian cuisine, there also a variety of vegetarian dishes too. For example, Aloo Gobi is a popular dish made from spiced potatoes and cauliflower. It has a distinctive yellow colour thanks to the use of turmeric and is known to be a satisfying favourite for many.
Often thought to be the name of a curry, biryani is an Indian rice dish that is flavoured with spices like saffron, cardamom, cinnamon and green chillies. It is often served with meat, eggs and vegetables, and is considered a favourite in Indian culture.
As a popular street food in India, chaat is a dish that must be made using authentic flavours in the west. It is made using a wide range of ingredients like lentils, chickpeas, chutney, puffed rice, yogurt and much more which can all be mismatched to suit personal preference and are served with crispy dough chips.
- Onion Bhaji
When it comes to Indian snacks, the onion bhaji takes the crown! After all, these fried delicacies are simply irresistible. Using a variety of traditional spices like turmeric, ground cumin and garam masala, the chef coats chopped onions in a seasoned batter and fries them until golden brown in order to make the perfect starter or side.
- Butter Chicken
For those who aren’t a fan of spice, the creamy texture of Butter Chicken is the perfect alternative. It originated in New Delhi in the 1950’s in order to put left over chicken to good use and has been a western favourite ever since.
Traditional flatbread is known as Naan in Indian cuisine and this fluffy side gets its texture from the addition of eggs and yogurt in the dough. Although many will eat it plain in order to allow the flavours of a main dish to shine through, Naan can also be garnished with garlic, seed and herbs.
As the perfect location for weddings, birthdays and anniversaries, Royal Nawaab is known for its unrivalled sophistication and high-quality dining experience. After all, our dishes draw on influences from Indian and Pakistani cuisine in order to provide diners with flavours that they will recognise. This is incredibly importance to us because authentic dishes are popular in the Asian community. To find out more information, check out our online menu or get in contact with the best restaurant London has to offer and speak to a member of the Royal Nawaab team today!