North Indian Restaurant Guide:
Samosa - Triangular pastries filled with vegetables, flavored with spices and exotic herbs, is usually served with mint/yogurt chutney
Bhajiya or Pakora - Slices of onion spiced & coated with chick pea flour batter, deep fried to a golden brown, served with mint/yogurt chutney
Lamb Kebab - Lamb chops sprinkled with ginger/garlic extract, mildly seasoned, marinated & cooked over charcoals, served with mint/yogurt chutney
Chicken or Paneer Tikka - Succulent boneless breast chicken pieces or paneer, marinated in yogurt & spices, cooked in the Tandoor oven until tender, served mint/yogurt chutney
Seek Kebab - Minced lamb, marinated with garlic/ginger and exotic spices, skewered & cooked in the Tandoori oven, served with mint/yogurt chutney
Vegetable jalfrezi - Seasonal vegetables tossed in butter and mildly seasoned with cumin seed, turmeric and cayenne pepper
Paneer Kofta - Koftas of homemade creamy cheese ground with vegetables, mixed with nuts and raisins, deep-fried, served in a creamy sauce.
Palak Paneer - Homemade cottage cheese, deep-fried and cooked in fresh pureed spinach, mildly spiced. A specialty from North India.
Dum Allu - Small potatoes, exotically flavored with fresh herbs and fresh ground spices, sautéed and cooked in yogurt sauce garnished with chopped coriander leaves
Dal Makhani - Lentils cooked on slow fire with butter until tender, mildly spiced and complimented with fresh herb.
Paneer Masala - Homemade cottage cheese simmered in butter gravy with yogurt, thickened cream, almonds, cashew nut powder and flavored with fenugreek leaves
Matar Paneer - Homemade cottage cheese cooked with green peas in medium spicy gravy with nuts
Lamb Roganjosh - A rich lamb curry from Kashmir delicately flavored with exotic spices
Chicken Tikka - Succulent pieces of chicken marinated in exotic spices, cooked in the Tandoori oven, finished with tomato, cream and butter sauce.
Lamb Vindaloo - An authentic spicy, hot, sharp & tangy, an irresistible preparation.
Korma - A Northern delicacy which is the most popular dish to entertain guests with. Cooked with lots of yogurt, cream, coconut, rose-water and garnished with raisins, almonds and fried onions.
Tandoori Chicken - Whole Chicken baked in day-oven Chicken cubes cooked in yogurt and tomatoes
~ Accompaniments ~
Plain Basmati rice
Peas Pilau - with fresh peas
Kashmiri Pilau - dried fruit and nuts
Vegetable pilau - with mixed vegetables
Cheese and Onion Kulcha
Alu Paratha - potato and herb
Paratha Lacchader - "Flaky"
Side Condiments and Raitas:
Tomato and onion 'kachumber' salad
Cucumber and yogurt 'raita'
Sweet mango 'Chutney'
Mango lime and chili pickles