No two people have the same cooking style and that’s the most amusing part of being a chef. Even when you follow a recipe, the outcome might be slightly different from what it was intended to be. That’s why cooking is an art! Naturally when you are cooking a dish, your cooking instincts and flavours kick in, which sets your dish apart from the rest. Even though cooking is one of the most basic life skills you need to survive on a day to day basis, many of us don’t even know how to do it. There is always this one person in your family or friends group who is crazy about cooking and can dish out some of the most delicious food items that you’ve ever eaten. If you are that person, then Hamstech has an all new cookery course exclusively designed to fit your cooking needs!
Hamstech cooking course has included different cuisines and cooking techniques as a part of this program. This cookery course will help you to grow into a professional chef through their cooking strategies, techniques, recipes and everything related to cooking. While you are making that decision, we have some of the most loved Indian dishes to discuss. You might have already tried these at your home or at your favourite restaurant. But in case you haven’t, we want to make sure that you don’t miss out on this deliciousness. Everybody might have their own versions of these classic dishes, so feel free to find a recipe that suits your taste buds! Let’s dig in.
Table of Contents
Butter chicken is one of the most loved dishes from north Indian cuisine. This buttery and luxurious dish is often served with naan (bread) and has green mint chutney, pickled onions as the side accompaniments. You can even have your butter chicken with a side of Jeera rice, if you are a rice lover. You’ll find this dish at almost every restaurant that serves Indian cuisine. Now if we come to the dish, butter chicken is a main course dish that has spices marinated chicken that’s been cooked to its succulent best and then tossed into a rich, creamy gravy of onions and tomatoes with a lot of Indian spices. It’s tangy, slightly sweet and tastes the best when served hot. To make it zingy you can squeeze in a slice of lemon on top once you finish cooking the dish. There are many variations available for this one. Smoked butter chicken is the most tried and loved variation of this dish. This is a celebratory dish in both home cooking and restaurants. To know how to cook this, all you need to do is go online, you’ll find a variety of recipes that have been tried and tested by people all over the world.
Dosa is a south Indian staple breakfast that has reached the streets of New York through Indian restaurants and people. This yummy breakfast item is a part of all restaurant breakfast menus across India. The most important part of this dish is the batter! This batter needs to be prepared and kept beforehand as it needs to ferment to give out crispy, toasty dosas. The batter is a mix of rice and pulses, that’s soaked overnight and then ground into a fine batter. It’s then left to ferment overnight and will last you up to a week, if refrigerated. Now, making a dosa also requires some skill, don’t worry with practice you’ll get there. This is served with a variety of chutneys ranging from coconut, mint to tomato and tamarind. Sambar and potato curry are the other two accompaniments for Dosa. Now, Dosa has evolved and has a lot of different versions to it.
Samosa is an Indian snack item that’s pretty famous across the globe. Basically these are triangular pockets made out of dough and filled in with a spicy mashed potato curry. This is often served with a mint and chili chutney and a sweet tamarind chutney. You’ll also find fried green chili accompanying these samosas from time to time. These are the perfect snack items and go really well with Chai. They are spicy, tasty and are deep fried in hot oil and served hot. Samosas are crispy on the outside and soft, spicy on the inside. A couple of samosas, a cup of hot tea on a rainy day can be called the perfect snack!
Who doesn’t know about biryani! This is probably one of the most popular Indian dishes in the world. Biryani(1) is a part of the Mughlai cuisine and involves a tedious cooking process. There are a lot of ingredients that go into the making of this luxurious and delicious dish. Biryani is rice, slow cooked in Indian spice mix, meat and vegetable gravy over long hours. This slow cooking process helps in absorbing the spices and flavour into the rice, meat and vegetables. This dish is pretty filling and is devoured with a cool cucumber, mint and curd gravy and some pickled onions on the side. There are different types of biryani that’s native to different regions in India. Each of these versions are unique and delicious in their own way and will have you wanting for more. The next time you are travelling to a different city, make sure to try out their biryani version!
Pani puri is a North Indian Snack, which is a common street food in India. Pani means ‘water’ and puri means ‘crispy, fried round bread’. Pani Puri as a dish has some elements, those are flavoured mint and chili water, tamarind sauce, boiled chickpea and potato filling and onions. There are different versions of pani puri that have various types of flavoured water, filling and sauces to eat with. The puri is filled with mashed chickpeas and potato, topped with tamarind chutney and onions then dipped in zingy mint water and popped into the mouth! The whole experience of eating pani puri is just amazing. These can be made at home but are also easily available at your nearby street food center. You could try to make a version of yours!
You could learn recipes for these dishes and many more from cuisines all over the world with the Hamstech cooking course!