If you love lip-smacking spicy food with lots of masalas and flavour, then there is only one cuisine to satiate your taste buds!
It’s none other than your delectable north Indian cuisine! From fiery kebabs, spicy roasted tikkas, aromatic biryanis to rich and sumptuous daals oozing with the warm aroma of ghee! North Indian cuisine is one gastronomical experience that offers a complete package of stimulating the taste buds as well as the visual and olfactory senses. In fact, colour, taste and fragrance, these are the three quintessential elements of traditional north Indian cuisine.
Technically, north Indian food is an amalgamation of the flavours from the northern part of the Indian subcontinent stretching all the way from the Indo-Gangetic plains in the heartland of India up to present-day Iran. Broadly speaking, the flavours are dominated by Punjabi, Kashmiri, Afghan and Persian (Iranian) cuisine. But now, you can also include Rajasthani cuisine to this cauldron.
Following the division of Punjab and Uttar Pradesh into new states, now north Indian cuisine also includes the dishes from Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and the Garhwal and Kumaon regions of Uttarakhand.
The staple cereal here is wheat and a mix of other millets, which require less water for cultivation. The predominant rice dish is biryani or pulao, which is again rice cooked with meat. Traditionally, biryani and pulao are always non-vegetarian by nature, as is kebab. They are meat dishes. But nowadays, they come in vegetarian varieties, too! A food connoisseur will regard it as a sacrilege!
Bangkok has a large number of people from north India and the northern part of the subcontinent. As such, north Indian food in Bangkok is not a rarity.
There are many restaurants serving north Indian food in Bangkok, mostly around the main town square, the beaches and the places frequented by the Indian community in Bangkok!
Even better is that they serve authentic north Indian food as good as you would find anywhere in Amritsar, Ludhiana, Chandigarh, New Delhi, Srinagar or Lucknow. Yes, you will not miss the flavours of your home!
So, you can dig into your favourite Amritsari naan and kadhai paneer or a Lucknowi keema kaleji and paratha after a tough day of roaming around the streets and corners of Bangkok!
Talking of Amritsari food, do try to visit Amritsr in the Sukhumvit area of Bangkok – they are the only authentic Amritsari restaurant in Bangkok and serve a delectable mix of north Indian, Amritsari and even local cuisine. You must try some of their signature dishes if you want to get a taste of north Indian flavour.
Home is where the heart is – So goes the saying! And nothing besides the scent of food wafting through the air can give you that feeling of belongingness in that foreign land.
You are safe! The capital city of Thailand won’t disappoint you. There are several options of quality north Indian food in Bangkok.