Melbourne has been witnessing a steady growth of the Indian diaspora over last few years. The Indian community that settled in Melbourne also brought with them the unique flavours from the sub-continent. Today, there are numerous Indian restaurants in Melbourne serving the authentic flavours to food lovers from across the city.
And since Australians have developed great passion and love for Indian restaurants and Indian cuisine, we have listed down some of the most popular (and must-try) Indian dishes:
1. Tandoori Chicken
India and Tandoori chicken has sort become synonymous in Australia. This quintessential Indian dish is the most ordered food in some of the best Indian restaurants in India. Tender and juicy chicken pieces are marinated with the traditional Indian spices and are cooked in a tandoor or clay urn. It tastes heavenly when served with the aromatic Pulao or roti.
“Too hot to handle”, Vindaloo has found a place for itself in the most of the Indian restaurant. This popular Goan (a state in India) curry dish has a lot of variances. Different kind of meat – pork, goat meat and chicken – are used in this dish. The meat is marinated with wine, garlic and other traditional spices. It is cooked in a mix of traditional spices. It is a must-try dish if you love to indulge in the fiery and spicy dish.
3. Chicken Biryani
Aromatic and well-seasoned, chicken biryani is one of the most favourite Indian dishes among the Australians. A regular dish in most Indian restaurant, this exotic dish perfectly balances chicken, Basmati rice(long grained aromatic rice) and spices that will leave a lingering taste.
4. Daal Makhani
A delight for vegetarians, Daal Makhani, is the most popular veggie-based curry. A staple on the Indian menu, it is high on taste and nutritional values. Whole black lentils and kidney beans are cooked together with tomato, ginger, garlic, Indian spices and a lot of cream.
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