Traditional Indian Food

Traditional Indian Food

From all parts of India are increasing in popularity in general, however, North Indian food and South Indian food are particularly popular in western Countries such as the United States, Canada, the UK, and Australia.

Taj Indian Restaurant is known for its Authentic Traditional flavours. Although manipulated versions of Traditional Indian food have been observed in the recent years in terms of how it is presented and the method of it’s serving and creation, the tastes, aromas, textures, and colours have been preserved for generations to keep it authentic and honour its cultural origins.

Traditional Indian Food has always been the preferred cuisine of choice for those who crave a lavish dining experience that is filling yet satisfies the taste palette. For those who have a preference for spicy food, South Indian food is ideal due to the abundant incorporation of various spices and herbs in their curries accompanied with fragrant rice and pickles. For those that desire a heavy meal and are not allured towards spice, North Indian food is the preferred choice due to the incorporation of decadent buttery tastes and creamy textures that go well with flatbreads of the North Indian variety.

Most Traditional Indian Food joints serve both North and South Indian varieties, however, if specific varieties in one of these areas are required there are restaurants which only serve food from these specific regions of India in both fine dining and fast food sectors.

Traditional Indian Food is always catered keeping in mind the requirements of each food’s storage conditions and at what temperature it should be served at to preserve its flavours and aromas for the entire duration of the event. Furthermore, the dishes are carefully selected to the compliment each other’s tastes and to ensure they do not clash in terms of having two dishes that are too similar in taste or too spicy and having too many dry or wet dishes in one selection. This is absolutely crucial to ensure guests enjoy the food and come back for second or third serves.

It is because of its extravagance and booming popularity that Traditional Indian Food has transcended centuries of the dining experience globally and continues to be incorporated in many western fine dining and fast food joints today.

Punjabi Thali in Sydney

Punjabi Thali in Sydney is by far one of the most popular North Indian choices. A ‘thali’ translates to a sectioned plate or a platter designed to contain small amounts of several different curries usually from the same region, to provide the consumer with a multi-flavoured dining experience, or when the client cannot decide on one meal and prefers to sample from several different items. So a Punjabi Thali is a selection of popular dishes and beads served in the North Indian state of Punjab.

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Punjabi dining is mostly influenced by the agricultural lifestyle of Punjab is well noted for. Tandoori (grill style) cooking is what makes Punjabi food more unique from most other Indian varieties and has made its global mark in various parts of the world, and it is the combination of popular Punjabi curries and bread that contribute the perfect Punjabi Thali in Sydney.

A popular bread that’s often seen in a Punjabi Thali in Sydney is ‘Makke Ki Roti’. This is a dry textured flatbread that is made from cornmeal and is served alongside a spinach based curry called ‘Sarson Ka Saag’ that is also found in a Punjabi Thali in Sydney. Rice is not always served in a Punjabi Thali in Sydney, but if present, is paired with a rich butter filled lentil curry called ‘Daal makhani’ which literally translates to “Lentil buttery”.

Although most Punjabi curries are rich and cream based, some lentil curries do not contain butter or cream at all and can be requested to replace the default selection of curries if you are lactose intolerant or vegan. Similarly, Punjabi bread like ‘naan’ for instance can be replaced with ‘Makke Ki Roti’ if the client is gluten intolerant as traditional ‘Makke Ki Roti’ is entirely corn meal based.

Punjabi thalis are hence highly customisable and are also unique in their own way as are Thalis from other regions in India. For client’s that prefer not to indulge in a selection of curries that are spicy, a Punjabi Thali in Sydney is the ideal choice.

Are you craving Punjabi food? You will love our Punjabi Thali, come into any of our branches and find out for your self. Taj Indian Restaurant is famous for its authentic flavours and rich aromas.

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Jain Catering in Sydney

Jain Catering in Sydney

Taj Indian Restaurant is a 100% Vegetarian Restaurant. Jain Food requirements are taken very seriously amongst all Indian Catering services due to the strict religious restrictions that form the foundations of their dietary requirements. Jainism is an ancient Indian religion which forbids meat consumption and the consumption of fish and eggs based on the principle of non-violence (ahimsa).  Anti-violence practices form the fundamental core of the Jain belief system and which Jain Catering in Sydney must embody as it is extremely crucial to adhere to immaculate food safety and hygiene practices that emphasise using sterile materials to prepare food that has not been in direct contact with meat, fish or eggs.

Jain Vegetarianism also reinforces against the consumption of other root vegetables and anything that grows under the ground such as potatoes, onion, garlic, and mushroom as they are believed to grow in non-hygienic environments. Honey is not consumed because it’s collection process involves disturbance and possible harm to bees. Yoghurt and dairy are not consumed either (Lacto-vegetarianism) due to bacterial life forms that thrive in it. For this reason, some Jains don’t consume food that has been stored overnight and fermented foods as the microorganisms reproduce and increase in number as hours pass e.g. yeast. The strictest of Jains do not consume salt or unfiltered water either. So it becomes evident very early that Jain Catering in Sydney presents a highly comprehensive and challenging process.

The Jain diet is highly lentil and chickpea based and places a huge emphasis on rice, bread, and herbs such as Fenugreek, Green Cardamon, and Turmeric. Common Jain dishes include ‘Jain Dum Biryani’ which is a mixture of rice tossed in various aromatic herbs and spices that add colours and flavour due to a limited taste palette. Jain Cholar Pooriyan is also a popular choice served by Jain Catering in Sydney and consists of a rich semi-dry chickpea curry served with fried circular bread that turns gold and crisp when served fresh.

Although Jain Vegetarianism is on the stricter sectors of the vegetarian dining experience, Jain Catering in Sydney has evolved with the aid of technology and best hospitality practices to keep presenting new varieties to its clientele.

Indo Chinese Food in Sydney

Indo Chinese Food in Sydney

Indo Chinese Food in Sydney is a popular choice amongst the youth and has particularly influenced the style and variety of fast food popularised by the Indian youth on a global scale. Indo Chinese Food is what its name suggests- the perfect union of Indian and Chinese Ingredients and cooking styles to create a cultural fusion of both cuisines in each delicacy. Call it Chinese food adapted to Indian tastes, or the merger of Chinese ingredients like soy sauce and vinegar with garlic, ginger, and chiles as described by food and lifestyle blogger Annada Rathi.

Popular dishes such of as Indo Chinese Food in Sydney include ‘Chilli Honey Potato’ have turned the less exciting hot chips into an extravagantly salty and spicy dish that touches on both sweet and sour taste palettes in just the right amounts. This popular dish consists of short straw cut potato fries tossed in honey and chill sauce, often garnished with sesame seeds. It is for mouth-watering combinations like these that Chinese and Indian ingredients have been cleverly altered to cater to the spice palate South Asians demand Indo Chinese Food in Sydney.

Although Indo Chinese food originated in India and is more popular in South Asia than it is in the rest of Asia and the world, it first became popular in the United States, the UK and is now also becoming more established in Australia, particularly, in Sydney. Indo Chinese Food in Sydney is particularly a favourite amongst vegetarians because it disproves the stigma surrounding vegetarian food as a dull sector of dining that lacks variety and allure that it’s non-vegetarian counterparts present. However, due to the fusion of second culture’s cooking style and ingredients, the lack in variety has been compensated for immensely and continue’s to innovate the vegetarian dining experience for Indo Chinese Food in Sydney.

Looking for Indian Chinese food in Sydney? Visit us at Taj Indian Restaurant in Harris Park.