ENJOY HEALTHY AND DELICIOUS INDIAN CURRIES - JUST HEAT AND EAT !
A curry simply means any vegetable or bean dish with many spices used to flavor it.
The curry has a warmth and rich mouthfeel that is truly soul-satisfying. If you haven't tasted one, you are in for a treat....... try
Dr Bindra's readymade curries available in attractive tin packs. Making curry from scratch is not everyone's cup of tea so next best option is hygienically prepared and easy to cook Dr Bindra Curries!
India made ready to eat curries are now widely available all over the world.
Making Indian curries is an art and can not be mastered by just reading a cookbook.
It is simple to use Dr Bindra's packed Indian Curries, just chop the
ingredients and balance flavors.
Ethnic Indian food is more popular for its wide variety of vegetarian dishes. Dal is a must almost all over the country. Fish, mutton and chicken are popular non-vegetarian dishes of which too there is a considerable variety. Another integral part of an Indian meal is the wide variety of pickles.
In the north, much meat is eaten and the emphasis is more on spices and less on curry heat. In the north more grains and breads are eaten and less rice. In the South, more rice is eaten and the curries tend to be hotter. Another peculiarity of Southern vegetarian food is that it has to be eaten by hand and not by fork and spoons !
Popular spices include saffron, an expensive flavoring produced from flowers. Turmeric also has a coloring property and acts as a preservative. Chillies are ground, dried or added whole to give that hot taste to curries. They come in red and green varieties but the green ones are the hottest. Ginger is supposed to be good for digestion. Coriander is added to many masalas so as to cool the body. Cardamom is used in many sweet dishes and in meat preparations. Other popular spices are nutmeg, cinnamon, poppy seeds, caraway seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek, mace, garlic and cloves.
Curries can be made of vegetables, fish, meat, chicken, lamb, and pork. These curries are accompanied by rice in the South and Rotis in the north.
Tandoori food is northern specialty and refers to the clay oven in which the food is cooked after first being marinated in a mixture of yogurts and spices. Tandoori chicken is a special favorite in many places.
This food is not very hot and usually tastes terrific. Biryani is a Mughal dish. Chicken Biryani is mostly the best favored. Here the meat is mixed with deliciously flavored, orange colored rice, which is spiced with nuts and dry-fruits. A Pulao is a simpler version of the biryani. These biryanis are not too hot like most of the curries.
Rogan Josh is a curried lamb popular in Kashmir.
Another famous Indian dish is the Kababs.
Indians are said to have a sweet tooth and an amazing collection of sweets are available to satisfy them. Kheer is a widely acceptable dessert in North India.
Desserts are mainly rice or milk puddings in sweet syrup or sweet pastries. Gulab Jamuns are small round balls made of flour, yogurt and ground almonds.