From Samosas and Chicken Tikka to Curries in a Hurry, These Meals Are Portable and Delicious
Who doesn’t love Indian food? Many people in Ottawa absolutely adore the wide array of diverse cuisine from the various regions of India, from creamy curries to fresh-out-of-the-tandoor cooking. Unfortunately, not everyone has the time in their hectic and busy schedule to sit down at their favourite Indian restaurant and tuck into a hearty dish, taking their time to really enjoy it. If this sounds painfully familiar to you, don’t worry too much—many of these delicious and delectable dishes are more than portable. Whether it’s walking and snacking or taking it back to work or home with you, here are some of the best Indian foods to take to go:
Snacking on the Go
Whether it’s energy to fuel your Christmas shopping or to refuel you after an invigorating run, we all do it—walking and eating at the same time. Of course, this precludes us from using anything as complex as cutlery, so finger foods and wraps tend to be the favoured modes of eating on the go. A samosa is perfect for a mobile snack; a savoury crispy triangular pastry packed with spices, vegetables, and the option of chicken, it’s a perfect pocket of portable flavour. Onion bhaji and pakura make similarly delicious snacks, though if you’re a little on the hungrier side, a wrap is the way to go. Naan packed with beef kabab, lamb, or chicken tikka is a great way to have a filling meal while you go.
The Versatile Chicken Tikka
If you like a little spice and lot of flavour to your chicken, this is the best way to have it. Marinated in savoury spices and roasted in a tandoor until it’s tender and juicy, this style of preparing chicken is as versatile as it is delicious. If you don’t believe us, try it in a wrap, on a salad topping crisp romaine and fresh vegetables, or on a skewer fresh from the tandoor. Chicken tikka never disappoints!
Curry in a Hurry
You know what the great thing about curry is? It travels well and still tastes fresh when you arrive at your destination! This is because curries already naturally rely on being able to marinate for long periods of time to achieve maximum flavour—making them essentially the Indian equivalent to chilli. Whether it’s butter chicken, saag paneer, aloo gobi, rogan josh, or any of a number of delicious curries, a little bit of extra time marinating won’t hurt, and it’ll still be delicious as ever when you sit down and tuck in to a delicious meal of Indian food!