If you have never had Indian food and have no idea what it tastes like, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to take you through the simple, yet exotic flavours of spicy, rich, flavourful and diverse Indian food.
At The Park Restaurant, we offer the most authentic Indian dishes which have evolved to perfection over centuries. Every dish is specially prepared with a variety of different spices and ingredients to create a distinct and individual, yet assorted flavours and aroma.
Flavours of Indian Food at The Park Restaurant
When visiting The Park Restaurant, you can expect to be intrigued by the complexity of spices and flavours’ profiles that exist within one’s dish. Our main focus is maintaining the traditional Indian flavours in all our dishes by using only the finest and the freshest ingredients.
It is difficult to describe the flavour of Indian food because it varies so much from dish to dish. Generally, Indian food has strong flavours and is usually spicy, sweet, smokey, and savoury. A few dishes may use spicy, tangy, sour, and sweet flavours together to make a beautiful, lip-smacking and complicated final product.
The first and most important aspect of Indian flavours at The Park restaurant is the use of fresh ingredients. Since most Indian dishes are gravy-based, the gravy is typically made from a mixture of fresh vegetables and spices that have been cooked down into a lovely sauce. A good example of this would be Palak Paneer – a spinach gravy dish with Paneer (tofu), a delicious green sauce made of mainly spinach, and mild spices.
If you’re tasting Indian cuisine for the first time, you might find that the flavour and tenderness of the meat dishes are quite impressive. This is mainly because, in Indian cuisine, meat is prepared by marinating it in yoghurt and spices overnight, and then cook/grill it over an open flame. An example of this would be the famous Chicken Tikka.
A single Indian dish may use around 15-20 different spices in specific amounts to attain a balance in flavour. It is important that the spices do not overpower the other ingredients.
Common Indian Spices Used at The Park Restaurant
Spices – the very secret to all the deliciousness that comes with Indian food! Coriander, cumin, turmeric, black mustard, chilli powder, garam masala, etc are some of the primary Indian spices that we use. In specific ratios, these spices along with some salt and a pinch of sugar can create some of the most heightened and delectable flavours known to man.
Cooking Methods at The Park Restaurant
Most of the flavours in Indian food comes from the methods used to prepare it. All the spices used at The Park Restaurant are often freshly ground and then toasted in oil or pure ghee, to bring out and enhance the full depth of their flavours. The meat is well marinated in yoghurt and spices to make them tender and rich in flavours.
The Rotis/ Indian Breads and kebabs are cooked in clay ovens called tandoors that use high heat to create a mix between barbecuing and baking. Some kebabs are grilled to perfection, making the flavours smokey and filled with spices.
The gravies are prepared by cooking spiced vegetables for a specific period of time to bring out their delicious flavours and creamy textures.
India is one of the world’s culinary powerhouses. The spicy, delicious creamy curries, grilled tandoori meat, yoghurt-based sauces, fragrant rice, and a range of Rotis/Parathas (Indian breads), Buttermilk and desserts have become an essential part of diets, all across the world.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our tour of Indian flavours and spices. It’s impossible for us to imagine a world without spices – because that’s a world without curry (dramatically speaking, that’s a world without emotions)! Feeling hungry yet? Time to dig into some comfort Indian food at The Park Restaurant – Tashkent and enjoy India’s diverse cuisine