With the holidays right around the corner, it is time to start planning a holiday meal, if you have not already. Our team of chefs at your local Nashua Restaurant, India Palace, is here to help! Here, we’re looking at a few of our favorite traditional Indian dishes that are sure to please any crowd.
Sanna is a type of rice cake that is typically served in the coastal regions of India. This unique dish requires some very specific ingredients such as fresh coconut and Goan toddy. Many people like to eat Sanna alone as well as with a variety of different curries or stir-fries.
Mughlai chicken is known for the richness of the flavors inside the dish, making it perfect for special occasions such as the holidays. In addition, it can be seen as very easy to make. This dish was created in the Mughal dynasty, hence the name, and uses clarified butter. The chicken is fried along with garlic, ginger, and other spices and then is cooked in a ground-up almond sauce for additional flavor.
Malai Kofta is a perfect addition to any holiday menu, especially if you have vegetarians who are invited to join you in the holiday celebrations. While this dish may take some time to make, we promise it is worth all of the time and effort. Malai Kofta consists of mashed potatoes and a mixture of different vegetables, cheese, and heavy cream.
Chicken Tikka Masala
This is one of the better known dishes in India. Chicken Tikka Masala is a combination of chicken in a thick, smokey flavored sauce. While there are many different variations of the dish, you will see that many of the recipes consist of a yogurt marinade and gravy.
Like the Mughlai Chicken, Mughlai Briyani also originates in Mughlai. Ranging from mild to spicy, there is something for everyone to enjoy, no matter what your spice tolerance may be. In addition, there are many different ways to make the dish, so be sure to find the one that is right for your guests so that they will enjoy it!
Authentic Indian Cuisine for the Holidays
Don’t feel like cooking for the holidays? That is fine too! At India Palace, we serve in-house foods, and we even have a catering menu so that you can bring the festivities and fun to your home. India Palace is your local Nashua restaurant for the best, most authentic Indian cuisine in the region. Serving the community for the last 17 years, our family is here to help make your holidays a success!
Contact us at (603) 891-1140 or through our site to learn more about what we have to offer!