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Samosa Chaat Special at Serene Cuisine of India

A short history of the Indian samosa

Samosa is a popular Indian delicacy that wasn’t invented by the Indians. Its origin traces back to Central Asia, but the Indians were smart enough to adapt to its taste and create versions of their own. Samosa is said to have originated from Egypt before finding its way to Central Asia. In Central Asia, it…
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What to order when trying Indian food for the first time

Trying a new cuisine can be exciting and intimidating all at the same time. If you’ve decided to sample Indian cuisine, here are a few suggestions that are ideal for first-timers. A samosa is a flaky pastry stuffed with vegetables such as potatoes, onions, and peas. Normally fried and crispy, the samosa is something you…
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Popular Indian condiments

There are a number of delicious and colorful sauces that might accompany your food at an Indian restaurant. From sweet to spicy to savory, here are just a few condiments that you might encounter. Tamarind chutney: One of the most popular sides at Indian restaurants is this sweet and tangy sauce. Made from the fruit…
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Dal: A Vegan Delight

One of the most popular Indian dishes is a delicious Dal: a simple, healthy vegan stew or soup made from lentils, peas, or beans, plus a flavorful blend of spices. In India, the word “dal” or “dahl” can refer to any dried legume, but here the term is most commonly associated with the popular stew…
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Dum Biryani

The history behind biryani

India is known for its Mughlai cuisine, which was introduced by the Mughals in the 15th century. Pilau, kebabs, and biryani are some of the Indian recipes that the Mughals developed during this time, and they are very popular today. The word “biryani” comes from the word “birian,” which is Persian for fried before cooking.…
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What is paneer?

Paneer, taken from the Persian word ‘panir,’ is a different type of food than standard cheese. Many think it is interchangeable with cottage cheese; however, it is something quite unique. It has no emulsifiers nor milk fats like cottage and other cheeses. Paneer is created by curdling milk with a natural fruit or vegetable acid…
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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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