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Terms to Help You Navigate the Menu at an Indian Restaurant

Going out to eat at an authentic Indian restaurant is a great way to get a taste of this wonderful culture. Traditional Indian food is full of spice and flavor, and boasts many dishes that appeal even to vegetarians. The menu, however, can be daunting if you're not familiar with a few terms. Here's a cheat sheet to help you navigate the menu on your next outing for Indian cuisine.

  • Masala - Part of Indian food's signature taste is from their use of masala. This is a generic term used to refer to a finely ground combination of spices and herbs that can be sweet or spicy.
  • Curry - Curry is commonly equated with Indian cuisine, and is a type of masala. Curry is yellow, aromatic, and typically cooked to create a creamy sauce for many Indian recipes.
  • Chai - Chai is another well-known Indian masala. It's a combination of sweet spices and herbs that are often used in hot tea.
  • Tandoori - This a third masala you're likely to see at the Indian restaurant. Full of cayenne pepper and chili powders, this masala is red in color. It's often used to create a chicken dish.
  • Paneer - This is a popular Indian cheese that's much different from traditional aged cheeses. Because it doesn't use a common coagulating agent, rennet, it can be used as an ingredient lacto-vegetarian dishes.
  • Samosa - This will typically be featured as an appetizer in an Indian restaurant. It's a puffed potato pastry that's also typically vegetarian.
  • Barfi - Barfi is a common Indian dessert cooked with two simple ingredients: condensed milk and sugar. There are also variations on the basic recipe including add-ins like fruit and nuts.
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    Restaurant Mehfill
    1001 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
    Our Indian restaurant services an open buffet that will delight our vegetarian customers. Our restaurant's menu includes well spiced vegetables, rice, and other authentic ingredients.
    (609) 344-3003
    Khybar Indian Fusion
    1400 Berlin Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
    Our Indian restaurant uses all natural ingredients and a delicious blend of herbs and spices to serve up authentic cuisine including chicken, paneer, samosa, lamb and mixed vegetables.
    (856) 354-2220
    Lovash Indian Restaurant & Bar
    236 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
    Lovash is the perfect place to enjoy Indian cuisine in Philly, with an impressive menu of vibrant Indian dishes served in a friendly and inviting atmosphere.
    (215) 515-0066
    6666 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
    (609) 677-8829
    Starbucks Coffee
    1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
    (609) 345-4045
    Shreeji Indian Restaurant
    224 E White Horse Pike, Absecon, NJ 08205
    (609) 404-7900
    Gagan Palace Indian Restaurant
    33 S White Horse Pike, Stratford, NJ 08084
    (856) 627-6200
    D & H West Indian Restaurant
    10 E 4th St, Wilmington, DE 19801
    (302) 655-5259
    India Palace Indian Restaurant
    101 N Maryland Ave, Wilmington, DE 19804
    (302) 655-8772
    Maharaja Indian Restaurant
    1450 Capitol Trl, Newark, DE 19711
    (302) 369-1202
    Himalaya Indian Restaurant
    2671 Kirkwood Hwy, Newark, DE 19711
    (302) 369-3993
    Lovash Indian Cuisine
    236 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
    (215) 925-3881
    Indian Restaurant South Street
    1634 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
    (215) 964-9451
    Minar Palace Indian Restaurant
    1304 Walnut St # Frnt, Philadelphia, PA 19107
    (215) 546-9443
    Cafe' Estelle
    444 N 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
    (215) 925-5080

    Indian cuisine has become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason. People in America - and all around the world - are coming to enjoy it more and more. Indian recipes are healthy and flavorful. Dishes are often full of spices and curry powder, but they are rarely overpowering. And the ingredients are usually fresh and authentic. So, if you've never tried an Indian dish before, you really ought to head over to your local Indian restaurant or store. You should be able to sample many different recipes and varieties of food at either of these purveyors of Indian cuisine. You should be able to sample curries, paneers, and samosas, for instance. You should also be able to sample several different types of rice. Most Indian restaurants and grocery stores sell a variety of cooked meats and vegetables. They often sell chicken, which is great in chicken tandoori. They also often sell cooked seafood and lamb. And they frequently cater to vegetarian and vegan customers, as well, by selling vegetable dishes. Indian cuisine can be traditional or modern in style. They can also be northern or southern in style. Many Indian dining establishments have begun to offer delivery options to their customers, making it easier than ever to sample Indian for the first time. So, if you're interesting in sampling a delicious Indian delicacy or two, you really ought to consider stopping by an Indian restaurant or grocery store in the near future. Odds are, you'll be glad you did. After all, there's a reason Indian food has become so popular in recent years!
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