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From masala tea to butter chicken: India’s favourite delicacies on a platter



Indian cuisine is rewriting international diet in more ways than one.

Masala tea

We Indians love our boiled-in-the-pan
masala chai. It is amazing to see that a creation such as
masala tea could be considered special and is treated with such reverence all over the globe. Indians are spoilt for choice as far from small cafes to speciality Indian restaurants. In fact, the
Chai Latte is a trend that started with inspiration from the
Masala Tea. In Bahrain, you will come across almost in every restaurant which is quite similar to
masala chai.

masala tea

Butter chicken

Curry first came to America via the British as a turmeric-coloured Anglo-Indian version made from a commercial curry mixture with heavy cream. Predictably, the Indian influence has added spicy curries and much more to the cuisine in countries like Canada, America and United Kingdom. Dublin in Ireland has over 20 curry houses in the city. In the Caribbean, India curry powders are quite popular that include mild or hot Madras curry,
Garam masala and a locally made type to suit Creole tastes. Needless to add, today Butter Chicken with garlic
naan is a hot favourite.

Butter chicken 1


Consumers are now aware about Indian cuisine and ingredients through travel, restaurants, stores, etc. As much as the
Biryani identity is a distinctive one today, pigeon holing the best
Biryani outside India is a devilishly difficult task to do. Interestingly,
Biryani Parcels are known to fly down to Dubai every day from Hyderabad.


Masala dosa

A feel of nostalgia comes over your senses as you stroll along the jam-packed street, stopping at stalls in little India all over South East Asia. Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore especially have quite a few banana leaf south Indian restaurants, along with Punjabi establishments, owing to large Indian population, proximity to India and the availability of Indian ingredients.
Masala dosa

Though Indian cuisine has been around for over 5,000 years, its ability to transform and adapt to new ingredients, tastes and cooking techniques makes it an ideal medium with which to tempt consumersf taste buds globally. Globally, everyone loves these savoury pastries filled with spicy potato and pea mash served with coriander chutney. Middle Eastern countries offer a similar version called Sambousek with different stuffing and in Bhutan for example you would come across Samosa with cheese filling.


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