When we talk about traditional Indian cuisine we are talking about spicy, flavorful and aromatic delicacies. Whether it is Kashmiri Rogan Josh, a gorgeous plate of butter chicken or the delicious chicken tikka- Indian food is a haven for the gourmets and gastronomes worldwide. Known to beautifully reflect the regional and cultural diversity of the country India food is a huge hit among the food connoisseurs in Toronto. Have a look at some of the most mouth-watering delicacies boasted by the best Indian restaurants in Toronto:
Chicken Tikka Masala: Chunks of chicken dipped in a spicy curry is how you can describe this exotic Indian delicacy. Surprisingly, this is one of the most popular dinner options in Toronto. The savory chicken tikka wins out among most other traditional dishes when it comes to flavor, aroma and deliciousness. The thick gravy is a perfect blend of some tangy tomatoes, chopped onions, whole chilies and the tantalizing aroma is due to the ginger and garlic.
Chicken Seekh Kebab: Chicken lovers all over the world love to relish the lip smacking juicy chicken seekh kebab served with salad, fries, naan or pita bread. The smoky chicken mince kebab comes with a crispy crust and a tender centre. Grilled over a barbeque or baked in a tandoor, this delicacy is a perfect blend of different herbs and spices including ginger, garlic, coriander powder, red chili powder, garam masala, fried onion, coriander etc.
Rogan Josh: Succulent pieces of mutton and a perfect blend of aromatic spices and herbs- a classic Rogan Josh is a hearty lamb stew that is prepared in thin gravy. Team it up with steamy boiled rice the next time you plan to go out for a typical Indian dinner. Food lovers all over the world can easily swear by mutton.
Butter Chicken: There are few things in the world that are as refreshing to the taste buds as boneless chicken simmered in butter and rich creamy tomato sauce. Preferred for its mild flavor and deliciously rich gravy, butter chicken is one of the most popular dishes in the best Indian restaurants in Toronto. Served with tawa naan, vegetable pulao or chapattis, this traditional Indian delicacy is certainly going to make you crave for more.
Biryani: Indian biryani, or rice flavored with spices and chunks of meat or chicken, is a traditional Indian delicacy that is ideally served with raita. Biryani is cooked in dum style that makes it truly “Indian” in taste.
Heritage House and Mary’s Playhouse tours plus free history book
The Irving Heritage House, located at 303 South O’Connor, will be open on the first Sunday, from 3pm to 5pm for the first Sunday tour. Admission is free and docent led tours are offered at 3pm and 4pm. Built in 1912, this Recorded Texas Historic Landmark provides a glimpse of one of Irving’s early families and their home. All guests will receive a complimentary copy of the history book by Norma Stanton Irving Texas: From Rails to Wings.
In the garden area behind the Heritage House, the recently reconstructed Mary’s Playhouse will also be open for visitors during the same hours. Originally built as a chicken coop, the building was adapted as a playhouse for the young Schulze daughter Mary. Toys, books and other treasures from Mary and her brother Charles are displayed.
For more information, visit www.irvingheritage.com or call 972-252-3838. Group tours of the Heritage House and Mary’s Playhouse are available by special appointment.