Probably the most well-known fact about Indian food is the use of the many spices and condiments such as chilli pepper, black mustard seeds, cardamom, cumin, turmeric, ginger and garlic. But the Indian cuisine is much more than the sum of its ingredients, being appreciated in many parts of the world and Dubai makes no exception.
There are numerous options in Dubai if you want to experience an Indian culinary adventure and taste the most popular and authentic Indian food. The amazing Indian restaurants here will probably make you forget that you are in Dubai and will carry you and your taste buds into the land of spices.
Ashiana has to be one of the most popular Indian restaurants in Dubai. The guests are welcomed by a warm and intimate atmosphere and the sound of traditional Indian music playing in the background. The food served here is a mix of modern and traditional and if you can’t make up your mind on what to order, try the gosht boti kebab. It’s a delicious starter made of grilled mutton pieces previously marinated with papaya paste, ginger-garlic paste, green chilli paste, red chilli powder, salt and garam masala powder.
Indego by Vineet combines a luxurious dining experience with exquisite Indian cuisine. Chef Vineet Bhatia creates the most amazing dishes with a perfect mix of quality ingredients and a certain twist. The hammour tikka is something you must try here. The hammour cubes, marinated with ginger-garlic paste, lemon juice, yoghurt, chilli powder, turmeric powder, carom seeds and salt and then cooked in a hot tandoor taste absolutely divine.
Aangan is another place where Indian food is at its best. It’s a restaurant that can do no wrong; whatever you choose to eat is sure to be delicious and there’s a lot to choose from. But do try zafrani murgh malai tikka. The bite-size pieces of chicken, marinated with yoghurt, cheese, ginger, garlic and chilli are grilled then sprinkled with garam masala powder and chaat masala.
Gazebo is the place to go if you are crazy about Indian flavours. The curries are the stars of the restaurant and a safe bet if you want to try something special. The achari gosht is among the best ones. It is a dish made of lamb pieces cooked in mustard oil with Achari spices (onion seeds, fennel seeds, ginger and garlic paste, chilli powder, turmeric powder) and chillies that will melt in your mouth.
Mint Leaf of London might not sound Indian, but it offers some amazing Indian cuisine in a contemporary approach and a splendid view of the Burj Khalifa. Among the many appealing Indian foods on the menu, you’ll find fisherman’s prawns and zafrani malai chicken tikka made of chicken cooked with saffron, cardamom and cashew, a combination that every food lover will appreciate.
The list of exotic foods and superb restaurants could go on forever because Dubai is a place of hedonism and Indian cuisine fits right into the picture.