A Windsor, Ontario, restaurant has put together a feast of new menu options for you to enjoy while celebrating Diwali, the Festival of Lights
India Paradise, located on Ottawa Street, has put together a special menu for the week-long celebrations with 9 new menu items. We put ourselves to the test and tried them all out just for you. Work is hard…
The special menu is currently available for the rest of this week. Here’s a look at the 9 dishes on the special Diwali menu at India Paradise:
The perfect mouthful of deliciousness. Mini puri shells are topped with onion, boiled potato, chick peas, mint chutney, curd and tamarind chutney. It’s so light and makes a great shareable appetizer.
Don’t know what vada are? They’re fried fritters, usually made from vegetables are potatoes. India Paradise offers up theirs doused with curd and their really really ridiculously good mint chutney.
HARIYALI CHICKEN TIKKA
No, this chicken didn’t go all Hulk. Hariyali is a green curry popular in northern India made with coriander, mint and green chillies. The chicken on the menu is grilled with cilantro, mint paste and added with fried onions and bell peppers. It’s a fantastic dish that pops with colour visuals.
HARIYALI PANEER TIKKA
Dont’ eat meat but want to try the flavours of Hariyali? Order the Paneer! Paneer is an Indian cheese That’s fresh, creamy, and normally unsalted. With this Hariyali dish, it’s grilled with cilantro, mint paste and added with fried onions and bell peppers.
Who doesn’t love a little spice with their food? These Tandoori Prawns are marinated with yogurt, spices and cooked on skewers in tandoor.
In India, the term “Lababdar” means “a strong desire of something and complete surrender to it”. It’s meaning for this dish is to signify a complete surrender of your taste buds to it. That’s some pretty confident stuff. The chicken is covered in the chef’s secret creamy butter tomato sauce before being cooked in a Tandoor.
When it was explained to me that the Achari Chicken was cooked with pickling spices, I wasn’t sure what to expect. It was bold, blissful and definitely in-your-face. A good dish for those who enjoy some heat, ingredients like cinnamon and the chef’s secret Achari Masala make this a unique menu item that’s worth trying.
Natural sweetness. Keer is a rice pudding minced with ghee, a form of clarified butter created by skimming the milk solids out of melted butter.
If you’re feasting, you might as well enjoy a drink that was made for the occasion. This Masala soda is Sprite mixed with chaat masala, lemon, pepper and black salt.