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Chicken Curry

The ultimate guide to Indian curries

Indian curries vary in cooking styles and ingredients from the north to the south. However, these cheeky curries are a great way to enjoy a spicy meal while keeping warm during the cold, short days. Here are some different types of Indian curries that you should try. Bhuna This curry contains tomato and tamarind with…
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An introduction to Korma

Korma is an increasingly popular dish, whether people choose chicken, lamb, shrimp or fish as their selected variation. The main ingredient is braised with yogurt, cream, water or stock as well as spices. The thick sauce includes dried coconut and is topped with raisins and cashew nuts. But where did korma originate? India of course…
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Is garam masala used in every Indian dish?

Indian cuisine is known for using a blend of natural herbs and spices that make each dish savory and flavorful. However, the most common spice used in 90% of Indian dishes is garam masala, which is a combination of different spices. Some of these spices include cardamom, cinnamon, cumin, coriander, and cloves. All these spices,…
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Tandoori Wings

What is so special about tandoori chicken?

Tandoori chicken is one of the most common dishes in Indian cuisine. It’s special because it uses chicken that is marinated in yogurt for at least an hour or overnight. Tandoori chicken is savory and flavorful due to the use of yogurt that makes it extremely tasty. Additionally, yogurt has a lot of health benefits…
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A wide selection of Indian Dishes at Serene Cuisine of India, Denver

The Magic of Mukhwas

Did you ever notice a little bowl of colorful seeds near the entrance of an Indian Restaurant? What you’re looking at is called mukhwas, and it’s a traditional and ancient digestive aid. Typically made out of seeds, and sometimes nuts, mukhwas — which roughly translates to “mouth” (mukh) “smell” (vas) — not only helps you…
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Naan, Saag, Rice and Curry

The health benefits of Basmati rice

Basmati rice is a healthier option to regular white rice. It is highly nutritious because it is packed with micronutrients and macronutrients as well as copper, calcium, zinc, magnesium, potassium and vitamins B1, B6, E, and K. Another health benefit of basmati rice is its diabetic friendly because it has a low glycemic index. It…
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Authentic Indian Spices used at Serene Cuisine of India

Spicy Indian dishes to try

If you love spicy food and the extreme heat that comes with it, you will automatically fall in love with Indian food. This is because Indian dishes are known for using chili peppers in many recipes, from their curries to their desserts. Additionally, eating spicy food is known to reduce your chances of contracting cancer…
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Popular Indian mutton curries

The most popular red meat in Indian cuisine is mutton (often goat meat) that is cooked slowly over a long period. This is because the meat is usually tough and requires more cooking time to tenderize it. Therefore, cooking mutton requires some skill and practice to achieve moist, tender, and flavorful meat that people can…
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Shrimp Curry

Indian restaurant bhuna curry

Bhuna curry is a thick, medium hot, well-spiced dish that is common in Indian cuisine. Bhuna is more of a way of cooking than the meal itself, which is paired with the meat of your choices, such as chicken, lamb, or fish. It involves gently frying a mix of spices in plenty of oil to…
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Tandoori Mahi and Garlic Naan

Indian flatbreads

When it comes to enjoying Indian food, no meal would be complete without a serving of flatbread on the side. There are several different types to choose from and each offers a distinct flavor and texture. Here’s a quick explanation of the different varieties: Naan: Made with refined white flour for a smooth yet chewy…
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Health benefits of vindaloo

Vindaloo is a spicy curry dish native to India. It is traditionally made with meat such as pork, chicken, or lamb marinated with vinegar for increased tenderness. Vindaloo curry can be quite spicy, so it helps to eat it with cooling raita, a creamy cucumber, and a yogurt-based dip. However, despite its fiery nature, vindaloo…
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Tandoori Mahi and Garlic Naan

A Taste of India: Northern vs. Southern Food

If you’ve gone to an Indian restaurant, you are likely familiar with popular dishes like a tikka masala or tandoori chicken. But what you may not know is that the food in northern India differs vastly from the cuisine in southern India. Northern Indian food frequently incorporates dairy (ghee, milk and a soft cheese called…
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