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A Brief Guide to Authentic Indian Curry July 26, 2017

Midtown East, Manhattan
A Brief Guide to Authentic Indian Curry, Manhattan, New York

The aroma and flavors of freshly prepared curry are enough to make anyone fall in love with this quintessential Indian food. What makes this delicious offering even more appealing is the use of high-quality ingredients and specialized techniques by the chefs at your favorite Indian restaurants. 

How Classic Indian Curry Is Prepared 

Creating a Basic Gravy

CurryIndian cooking heavily relies on onions, ginger, and garlic as the three basic ingredients to build the sauce with. Most of their gravy-based dishes begin by caramelizing onions and adding a generous amount of minced ginger and garlic. Dishes prepared with chopped onion have a thinner, soup-like consistency. Some recipes also call for blending fried or raw onions into a paste to give the curry a thicker and creamier consistency.

Adding Whole & Ground Spices

Some home and restaurant chefs in India prefer creating a balanced mix of ground and whole spices to add further dimension to the flavors they create. Powdered garam masala, cayenne pepper, turmeric, and cumin are among the most commonly used ingredients in Indian fare.

Thickening the Curry

On top of adding onions, Indian chefs also incorporate other components to redefine the gravy’s consistency and flavor. Thickening ingredients like tomato and yogurt introduce slight tartness to dishes like butter chicken, malai kofta, and tikka masala. To offset the acidity and create richer texture, culinary professionals also add heavy cream or coconut milk toward the end of meal prep. Once the basic sauce is ready, the primary vegetarian or meat components are added. 


No other restaurant in New York City offers a more delightful selection of curry than Indigo Indian Bistro. Visit this top-rated Indian restaurant or take advantage of their delivery services to enjoy masterfully prepared seafood, chicken, and vegetable entrees. Earn a 15% discount every time you make an online reservation at their Midtown East and Upper West Side locations. For further information about their menu and services, call (212) 421-1919 or visit their website.

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