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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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Tikka Masala with rice and naan at Serene Cuisine of India, Denver

The origin of chicken tikka masala

Chicken tikka masala is a red creamy chicken Indian dish that is colorful, spicy, and regal. You can eat it any day and any time, and it comprises of chunks of boneless meat marinated in yogurt and spices. While it’s popularly known as an Indian dish, chicken tikka masala originates from the Mughal Empire in…
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Murgh Makhani or Butter Chicken

Staple foods in Indian cuisine

Indian cuisine consists of a wide range of traditional and regional dishes native to the Indian continent. While there are some differences in how Indian food is made in different regions, these dishes utilize the same ingredients, e.g., herbs, spices, fruits, and vegetables. Staples in the Indian diet also vary by region, but they usually…
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Naan, Saag, Rice and Curry

So what is Saag?

If you are looking for authentic Indian Cuisine in Denver, you should ensure that your dish has saag. Saag is a common dish in the Indian state of Odisha, where it is served with cooked rice that is either washed or fermented in water. Saag is one of the 56 dishes that are offered to…
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Chicken Biriyani at Serene Cuisine of India

Aromatic Biryani

Did you know that most Indian dishes are vegetarian? If you want a meal that can be both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, you should try biryani. Any reputable Indian restaurant serves a biryani, usually depending on the type of meat used. Biryani is a dish that traces its origin in India, among the Muslims in the…
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Fresh ingredients and flavors at Serene Cuisine of India

Impressive health benefits of Bhindi Masala

Impressive health benefits of bhindi masala Bhindi Masala is a simple food that originated from Northern India. This delicacy is not only rich in flavor but also delicious and healthy. The Bhindi Masala is mildly spicy, hot, and tasty. The bhindi, popularly known as ‘lady’s finger’ in Indian restaurants, is a non-leafy green vegetable that…
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Shrimp Curry

4 surprising facts about Indian curry

The Indian cuisine that many know and love today as curry actually has a long and rich history, but how much do you really know about it? In this blog post, we decided to share four surprising facts about Indian curry you might not know… 1. Did you know, curry originally came from the word…
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Serene Cuisine of India interior

A very brief history of Indian cuisine

The cuisine of India is as diverse as the people who live there, from mild and sweet to spicy and hot. The differences are fueled by each region and religion. Mongolian, Persian and Chinese cuisine are just some cultures that have influenced this 5000-year-old cuisine. Religious Influence Hindu and Muslim are the two primary religions…
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Seekh Kebab at Serene Cuisine of India in Denver

Health benefits of Indian food

Indian food has many health benefits not everyone is aware of. Any Indian Restaurant Denver is going to serve dishes that are more than just delicious. Many of them will contain a large number of vegetables. The way Indian dishes are cooked helps vegetables retain all of their nutritional value. And since they are generally…
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Serene Cuisine of India interior

The sweetly-secret history of Gulab Jamun

According to ancient folklore, the Mughal Emperor Sha Jahan’s personal chef created these deep-fried milk spheres dipped in treacly syrup. In a stroke of divine inspiration, this nameless royal cook mixed together thickened water buffalo milk along with dough balls made from whole wheat flour. These were then kneaded into small globes and fried until…
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Tandoori Chicken at Serene Cuisine of India

The History Of Indian Cuisine

Over 5,000 years of history, India has had a multitude of settlers with a variety of belief systems. Hindu and Muslim are the two dominant religions that have influenced Indian cooking and food habits. The Hindu culture is vegetarian. Islamic rule introduced gravies, biryani and non-vegetarian fare such as kebabs, resulting in Mughlai cuisine, as…
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Authentic Indian Spices used at Serene Cuisine of India

Indian Cooking Spices Part 2

In a previous post we shared information about some of the spices we use to authentically prepare our cuisine for our restaurant guests.  Here we share new insights to other spices used in our kitchen. Mustard seeds split open when heated in oil, releasing their peppery flavor. Black mustard seeds have a stronger flavor than…
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