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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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    Gandhi Indian Cuisine
    22746 Roscoe Blvd, West Hills, CA 91304
    Our restaurant offers the best authentic Indian cuisine. Our restaurant serves a variety of Tandoori dishes and curries with vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals. We have excellent service in a clean atmosphere.
    (818) 340-7110
    Spice Affair
    Spice-Affair Restaurant, 50 N La Cienega Blvd Beve, Los Angeles, CA 90211
    Spice Affair skilled professionals have years of experience in the food and beverage industry, our chefs are specialized in several Indian cuisines in the art of molecular gastronomy.
    (310) 400-6800
    Koyla Indian Restaurant
    8140 Haven Ave Ste 101, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
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    (909) 484-7570
    User Review: "Do not go here their food is soo old not fresh their kitchen is mad dirty we took a peek omg it was so gross do not go here..."
    Royal Indian Restaurant
    14511 Sylvan St, Van Nuys, CA 91411
    (818) 988-1813
    New Delhi Palace Cuisine of India
    950 E Colorado Blvd Ste 205, Pasadena, CA 91106
    (626) 405-0666
    Anarbagh Indian Restaurant
    17312 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91316
    (818) 907-7100
    Agra Tandoori Indian Restaurant
    19560 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana, CA 91356
    (818) 342-2290
    Indian Restaurant
    633 S San Gabriel Blvd Ste 105, San Gabriel, CA 91776
    (626) 287-0688
    Anarbagh Indian Restaurant
    22721 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
    (818) 224-3929
    Mahan Indian Restaurant
    110 W Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801
    (626) 458-6299
    Anarkali Indian Restaurant
    8165 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
    (323) 848-8626
    Anarkali Indian Restaurant
    7013 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
    (323) 934-1200
    Mana's India Restaurant
    2823 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007
    (323) 731-4333
    La Indiana Restaurant
    144 N 1st St, La Puente, CA 91744
    (626) 336-2466
    1405 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403
    (310) 393-1467

    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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