The incredible food of India is as varied and colourful as the multitude of regions it possesses: indeed, one trip to India will not be enough to even begin to taste all incredible variety of dishes that has made its fame as a culinary tourist’s delight, such as fragrant rice, elaborate curries and sweet and exotic desserts.
The Western world now recognizes the sacred importance food plays in Indian culture, and luckily we have our pick of some of the best Indian restaurants in Ottawa!
After a long-day, how comforting is it to know that there are highly-trained chefs pursuing their passion for flavor for our enjoyment, taste and above all, relaxation in an incredible atmosphere? Whether we are in a hurry or want an exotic place to unwind for a few hours, a trip to our favourite Indian restaurant is the next best thing to being in India itself.
One of the advantages of dining out Indian-style, besides from the health benefits of its ingredients, is the fact that vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike will find tasty options in every section of the menu. Restaurants offering the best Indian food in Ottawa will always pride themselves in their wide selection of mouth-watering delicacies!
One of the most popular of curries, loved by vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike, is aloo gobi (also written as aloo gobhi), which is a curry made of cauliflower and potatoes. Aloo gobi is versatile in that it can be enjoyed as a side dish, or as a vegetarian main course (ideally accompanied with a delicious rice and salad).
While every Indian cook will have their own version of aloo gobi, its staple ingredients remain the same; indeed, this popular dish is known as a curry of choice by Indian food connoisseurs and novices alike.
If you are planning to order (or even make) this dish, you might be puzzled as to the wine with which you should pair it. It must be said that drinking wine with a meal is not considered to be a traditional Indian custom; however, since Indian food is now an internationally loved, many experts suggest that a light and fruity white wine would be considered an excellent pairing.
Of course, the best pairing with any curry dish is to end your meal with an incredible Indian dessert, such as gulab jamun, rice pudding or rasmalai to instantly please your tastebuds with delight!