INDIAN SIDE DISHES FOR CURRY: WHAT IT ACTUALLY MEANS
The Indian curry is a hot favorite in any part of the world and is also among the most discussed dishes. People far away from the country and also the Indian sub-continent have often heard about the curry without even having seen it leave alone have any knowledge about it!
WHAT IS CURRY?
There can be an assortment of curries in veg and non-veg domains. The first thing that one has to understand is that the famous Indian “curry” is not a dish in itself. The thick, spicy and tangy gravy made with an assortment of spices that accompany the vegetables, chicken or meat is what Indians refer to as curry.
HOW IS THE CURRY EATEN?
In either case, the savory vegetarian or non-vegetarian curries are best enjoyed with:
Basmati Rice – Aromatic rice is boiled and served steaming hot with the curries that you wish to enjoy. The plain rice brings when mixed and had with the curry helps bring out the authentic taste of the herbs and spices used to prepare it.
Biryani – This is among the most popular of rice-based Indian dishes that is enjoyed as a main course with chicken or meat curry as side dishes. The biryani itself is spiced with an assortment of ingredients along with onion and chunks or meat or chicken. The dish can also be customized for vegetarians with potatoes substituting the non-veg ingredient. Its rich aroma and delectable taste become even more exotic with a chicken or meat curry along with it.
Parathas – This is a savory Indian bread where the dough is rolled either with other ingredients mixed in it or the plain dough flattened out as concentric circles and made in a tandoor. They are enjoyed hot with the curries veg or non-veg as per choice and taste. The savory curries are lapped up with the torn pieces of parathas and enjoyed as the bread further enhances the taste of the different spices used in it.
Naan – Yet another variant of Indian bread, they are leavened in the tandoor with accompaniments like garlic, mint or as a plain variant. They are baked in the oven and then topped with butter, or even stuffed with nuts or spices as per the demands of the recipe.
Roti – These are whole wheat bread where the dough is rolled out into flat rounds and baked in the clay oven. The thin bread brings out the taste of any curry at its best.
ACCOMPANIMETS WITH CURRY RICE OR BREAD
Curries that is enjoyed with rice or bread also taste good when you have the accompaniment of Raita or Salads. Raita is curd that is beaten with salt and a mix of onion or other ingredients as the name suggests. Salads mainly consist of a mix of cucumber, onion and tomatoes with a dash of lime and salt on top. These accompaniments help in the digestion of the spicy curries, meat and of course the heavy biryani and parathas.
Whichever way you wish to enjoy any vegetarian or non-vegetarian curry – with rice or bread, you can never forget its tangy and spicy taste and are sure to crave for more!
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