Classic elements of Indian cuisine
As we said, Indian cuisine is incredibly diverse. So diverse, that each of the 28 regions in India have their own, individual ingredients, spices and cooking methods. For example, in the north you’ll find less spicy dishes featuring an abundance of green chilli, saffron, yoghurt and a heavy use of ghee (clarified butter), whereas in the south, things tend to be far more spicy with a wide use of tamarind, black pepper, mustard, coconut and seafood. There is also plentiful use of rice, garam masala spice blends and naan breads as well. While Indian cuisine found in India actually varies quite a lot to that found in the UK, you’ll find many traditional and authentic dishes on offer in Cardiff’s Indian restaurants. Dal is hugely popular, as is biryani, aloo gobi, dosa and uttapam as well. And of course, as you would expect, Cardiff’s Indian restaurants serve up some of the country’s best chicken tikka masala – it wouldn’t be Indian in the UK without this classic curry, that’s for sure.