Culinary experts have realized that garam masala is surely the hallmark of numerous authentic Indian dishes. It has a truly intense and versatile flavour that is loved by most of the people who have got the opportunity to taste it. Come to the famous Indian restaurant in St. Kilda East to relish authentic Indian delicacies laced with garam masala.

You would find garam masala in Indian recipes of curries, sabzis, lentils, soups, chicken dishes, mutton delicacies etc. Though garam masala is predominantly used in Indian cuisine, its use is certainly not restricted to Indian cuisine. Here are some delicious dishes that are taken to a whole new level thanks to the quintessential Indian spice mix called the garam masala.

Tandoori Chicken: Tandoori Chicken would perhaps be the most frequently ordered dish in the best Indian restaurant in St. Kilda EastChunks of chicken are marinated in hung yogurt to which a generous amount of garam masala, ginger and garlic paste, and pepper powder are added along with some other authentic Indian spices. The marinated chicken pieces are then char grilled until tender and juicy in a hot tandoor or a clay oven. Sometimes, food colour is added to the chicken marinade to prepare a distinctive red coloured Tandoori Chicken.

Rogan Josh: Rogan Josh consists of succulent mutton/lamb pieces in exotic Kashmiri gravy. This is a Kashmiri specialty and boasts of a truly unique taste. The gravy is actually based on a brown onion paste made from fried shallots, ginger & garlic paste, yogurt, and some authentic Indian spices. However, the icing on the cake is the garam masala that is added to this delicious lamb /mutton dish to enhance its aromatic appeal. Enjoy Rogan josh at the most reputed Indian restaurant based in St. Kilda.

Pulao: Pulao is an absolutely delectable rice preparation that is incomplete without green peas or cubes of carrot and florets of cauliflower. This delicious rice dish is spiced up with the authentic Indian garam masala mix. In this recipe, the grains of rice must necessarily be separate from one another There should be just enough stock to allow it cook properly without the rice getting mushy. Meat Yakhni Pulao is delicious. Rice is cooked in a stock that has been made from meat, ginger, garlic, onion, bay leaf, peppercorns, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, etc.  The garam masala powder along with ghee or clarified butter makes the dish truly aromatic.

Chicken/Lamb Biryani

Biryani is a delicious long-grained Basmati Rice preparation that is flavoured with garam masala and other exotic spices including saffron. Rice is placed in layers with a layer of lamb or chicken in between in a hundi or pot with a sealed lid and then it is allowed to cook in a slow flame so that all the spices are perfectly infused into the amazing rice delicacy. Some condiments and spices used in Biryani include ghee or clarified butter, ginger & garlic paste, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, bay leaf, pepper, mace, nutmeg, and of course, saffron. Garam masala adds a whole new dimension to this amazing rice dish. Try Biryani and other such Indian delicacies at a reputed Indian restaurant in St. Kilda East and enjoy the exotic aroma of the garam masala