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Delicious Indian Dishes You should Try in Montreal

At Mont Everest Masala, we uncover the secrets of ancient Indian cuisine and present them for your enjoyment. Mont Everest Masala delivers the same flavors found in ancient Indian cuisine in earthen pots where the fresh scent of the soil and the exotic aroma of various herbs and spices combine to form an excellent dining experience. At Mont Everest Masala, we serve delicious specialties, which are a perfect blend of traditional and contemporary cuisine, creating a unique dining experience to delight epicureans. With a vision and mission to maintain the highest level of authentic culinary excellence and hospitality, Mont Everest Masala is a delicious getaway to Indian delicacies.

1)Vindaloo - Vindaloo or vindaloo is an Indian curry dish, which is originally from Goa, based on the Portuguese dish carne de vinha d'alhos. Looking at it you might feel like it is the same curry available anywhere in Indian Restaurant but the flavor & the preparation is something which makes it different from all other curries. It is known globally in its British Indian form as a staple of curry house and Indian restaurant menus, and is often regarded as a fiery, spicy dish. It goes very well with Rice & also with Naans.

2)Palak Paneer - Palak paneer is probably one of the most well known Indian curry. It is on every Indian restaurant menu and at least one non-Indian tell me how much they love the spinach and cheese curry and want a recipe. I think palak paneer is also a great “starter” curry for those who want to learn how to make Indian food. It only requires few spices and the only unique item in it is kasuri methi. Kasuri methi is dried fenugreek leaves that you can get on Amazon or at your local Indian grocery store. So try making it at home or you can try it out at Mont Everest Masala. Again goes well rice & Naans.

3)Biryani - Chicken Biryani is a luxurious delight known worldwide and loved by all. Beautiful mélange of chicken layered with long grain basmati rice and then slow cooked (dum) to perfection. Just the smell of fresh cooked biryani will appetite you to try in once. It comes in many different types like Chicken, Mutton(Lamb), Beef & even Veg option is also available which might not taste something like non-veg biryani but still can give something to vegetarians. You do not need to take Naan coz it is a rice dish.

4)Masala Dosa - Masala Dosa is South Indian style crepe stuffed with spicy potato filling. the dosa is made from rice, lentils, methi, and the stuffing with potato, onion, tomato & curry leaves, served with chutneys and sambar. Masala dosas are best when eaten hot as the masalas would make the dosa soggy if its sits for long. Even thought there are varieties of dosas from different regions in India, like the Rava dosa, Utappam, Adai, Appam Pesarattu, masala dosa still tops the list for me followed by rava masala dosa but a simple masala dosa can just make you feel wow.

5)Tandoori Chicken - Tandoori chicken or tandoori murgh is one of the most popular dishes in Indian cuisine, its name derived from the Persian word tannur, meaning fire. The dish consists of chicken meat that is marinated in yogurt, seasoned with tandoori masala, nutmeg, and cumin, then placed on skewers.

It is a unique dish because of the way it is prepared - traditionally, it is cooked at high temperatures in cylindrical clay ovens called tandoor, resulting in succulent meat with a smokey flavor. One popular theory suggests that it was invented by a man named Kundan Lal Gujral in his restaurant Moti Mahal (Palace of Pearls). You can enjoy it anytime & it goes better with Naan & some salad.

6)Chicken Tikka Masala - Chicken tikka masala is a dish of yogurt-marinated and broiled chicken in a creamy, spice-infused tomato sauce. It’s surprisingly easy to make, and it is a great intro to Indian food for kids, as it’s not too spicy. The sauce is seasoned with garam masala, a fragrant Indian spice blend typically made from peppercorns, mace, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and nutmeg. Chicken tikka masala goes with all types of chapati's , Indian breads and zeera rice or just plain basmati rice.

7)Goan Fish Curry - This Goan Fish Curry recipe is marginally more involved than most of the basic homestyle and online recipes you’ll see which typically have thin sauces and lack real depth of flavor in the sauce. This version specifically aims to achieve the same character and layers of flavor like you get at good Indian restaurants. Here at Mont Everest Masala you will not get Goan Fish curry but you can try normal fish curry which is also very tasty & flavorful. This dish does not go well with Naan but goes perfect with rice.

8)Dal Makhani - This is a great dish for parties because it is so rich and creamy. This is a perfect dish to make your kids eat dal, since this one don’t taste like the usual dal recipe. Dal makhani means dals cooked in butter. But I used less butter and added some oil in this. If you want it to be very rich you could cook this entirely in butter. Goes very well Rice & naan.

9)Keema - Keema is a stew that is usually prepared as a curry with ingredients such as minced lamb or goat meat, green peas, potatoes, ginger, chili, onions, ghee, garlic, and garam masala spices. The name of the dish means minced meat in Urdu. Although keema is most popular in north India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Unlike 'traditional' curries, it isn't made with chunks of meat but instead consists of strongly spiced minced meats. There is nothing which will make you more happier than a bowl of keema & rice or Naan.

Since Indian food is know for flavors & varieties so there are many other dishes which I didn't include here but that doesn't not make them less worthy. Visit us at Mont Everest Masala to explore authentic Indian cuisines. You can let us know your spice levels & allergy if you have any to make sure that you have a great time at Mont Everest Masala.

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