Indian cuisine is a connoisseur’s dream, and it’s popular worldwide, spanning from Los Angeles to Madrid. It’s no wonder, then, that the continent down under shares the same enthusiasm; after all, we’re talking about Australia.
With Indians making up the second-largest community of migrants in Australia, there are a plethora of Indian eateries, although most do not serve authentic cuisine.
We have compiled a list of the 5 most popular Indian dishes Australians enjoy when visiting India. This list will assist you in navigating the country’s numerous food options and allow you to sample local specialties and stimulate your taste senses. Our sole cautionary note? If you’re hungry, you might not want to read this.
The Mysore Masala Dosa is one of the most popular dishes worldwide.
The name itself has one drooling as it is such a fascinating Indian pancake, combining rice, floor, and lentils and filled to bursting with a lovely blend of gently cooked potatoes with onions and other condiments.
The aroma of the sauce with the masala nestling inside leaves one satiated.
Did you know that Foreign Secretary Robin Cook named chicken tikka masala the “British national dish”? Well, yes, that happened in 2001. This dish is the crowning achievement of British cuisine, but it is a Punjabi specialty.
According to a tale, In the ’70s, a British man entered Sheesh Mahal, an Indian restaurant in Glasgow, and ordered chicken tikka.
He complained that it was too dry and needed to be spiced up a notch when it arrived.
That’s when the owner and the chef, then Ali Ahmed Aslam, tossed a tin of canned tomato broth, some yogurt and sprinkled a whole lot of masalas to appease this British man. Thus, the famous butter chicken was born in the restaurant, standing firm even today.
Paneer Butter Masala
Are you a vegetarian trying to go on the vegan route and not eat butter chicken? Worry not as we have its vegetarian cousin, the paneer butter masala, also known as butter panner like the butter chicken.
Crispy, cheese-covered paneer dipped in a creamy tomato sauce. The curry gets its buttery flavor from being cooked in butter. Every vegetarian curry lover’s wish comes true with this panner dish!
Delicacy, finger-licking good, and relish: this phrase sums up this one dish. However, it’s more than just a snack – it’s a way of life.
The word ethnic food refers to foods that appeal to all the senses – sweet, bitter, sour, and salty.
In a country with many regional culinary variations, chaat remains a common denominator; however, one’s region’s gol gappa is another’s panipuri.
We got to end it with a sweet, right? Even though Barfi is a name to describe the plethora of Indian sweets.
The most traditional is a basic fudge made using full-fat milk, sugar, and ghee.
If you’re planning a trip to India and want to try Indian food, these are just a handful of the many alternatives available.