One of the most ancient and complex cuisines of the world, the fare of India is also celebrated as one of the finest. It’s loved in Singapore for its wide range of flavours and styles, some of which are often blended to Malaysian tastes!
Great for casual eating and fine dining, sometimes healthy and low fat, sometimes rich and indulgent, the ingredient base for Indian cuisine is as diverse as that of the fascinating culture it comes from. Indian food is widely available in Singapore, so, whether visitor or inhabitant, take a look below for some inspiration for next time you fancy this wonderful cuisine.
What Indian food should you eat in Singapore?
People from India have been in Singapore for many years, in fact since the middle of the 19th century, when both places were Colonial, and a lot of mixing of the two cultures occurred. Over 150 years, they’ve become a wonderful part of Singaporean culture, and spices and methods of cooking have found their way into many restaurants.
From classical chicken recipes like Butter Chicken to simple vegetarian lunches with Naan Bread, Singapore offers ample opportunity to indulge. Everything from gourmet dinner recipes to snacks and versions of the humble Thali can be enjoyed. Traditional curries encompass spices, sauce and often meat. We love!
Although originally a colonial invention, curry has come to mean many things, but is a wide descriptions of a sauce for meat or vegetables, with spices and herbs, from not just India but Thailand, Malaysia and beyond.
Which Indian dishes are suitable for Vegetarians?
There’s many a curry recipe on a Singapore restaurant menu, which features more usual local ingredients such as coconut and chilli. As a starter, try Naan breads which often have interesting ingredients added like peppers and spices.
Recipes often change for Indian cooking is flexible and often experimental. The Chinese have also added in their own ideas with curry sauces and styles of Asian cooking blending with the Chinese classic cooking to make a well known fusion. Also, if you’re vegetarian, Indian food has to be one of the best, most developed Vegetarian cuisines, due to many of the population being Vegetarian Hindus.
Singapore has many vegetarian restaurants from the homely, healthy variety, to up market food which is elegant, and colourful. Informed with all the latest ingredients from all over the world like Quinoa and Teff grains, you’ll find some pretty innovative restaurants serving up original Indian vegetarian recipes.
How to order Indian cuisine for home delivery?
From home delivery to eating out at one of Singapore’s beautiful high rise restaurants, there’s lots of choice. So whether you fancy a Biryani made with Seafood, or Vegetable Tandoori with a Thali or delicately spiced Naan bread, Singapore is the place to be.
foodpanda is one of the best sites for choice and variety. So next time you’re inviting the family around, order in a feast of Chicken Jalfrezi, Tandoori King Prawns and sundries. Or perhaps a large selection of Vegetarian samosas, Bhaji’s, Palak Paneer, Lentil Dahl or Tarka Dahl curry if you’re all Vegetarian?
Great for parties when made in small versions, Samosas and Poppadum’s are a healthy way to entertain. Or, for a spectacular dinner, perhaps whole lobster cooked in the Tandoor oven, with dips and salad would be just right?