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Shiva Shakti

Shiva Shakti is a popular Indian restaurant in Phnom Penh, Cambodia with over two decades of rich legacy. It offers authentic Indian food and has served notable personalities like King Sihanouk and Angelina Jolie. The restaurant promises a unique experience with every visit. Customized catering services are also available on request. Call now to embark on a flavorful journey.

A flavorful journey through the culinary wonders of India is what all my fellow food enthusiasts are looking forward to. We’ll be exploring the top ten Indian meals for dinner in 2023. Indian cuisine is one of the most diverse cuisines in the world which offers unique and delectable dishes from all regions of India. So, let’s get our taste buds tingling and dive into the mouth watering meals that await us!

Your Top Ten Meals for Dinner!

1. Butter Chicken - A Creamy Delight

Butter chicken

We start our list with a classic favourite of people not just in India but all across the globe. Succulent pieces of chicken are simmered in a luscious tomato-based gravy with loads of butter, enriched with aromatic spices and a touch of cream. Your buttery and creamy Butter Chicken is ready. This dish is best enjoyed with freshly baked Naan or fragrant Basmati rice.

2. Hyderabadi Biryani - Spicy and Fragrant

Hyderabadi Biryani

From being one of the most googled dishes in 2020 to being one of the most staple dishes at any and every dinner table. No dinner is complete without Hyderabadi Biryani. Fragrant Basmati rice cooked with a medley of raw spices, tender meat and vegetables. Hyderabadi Biryani offers a spicier twist as it is cooked using raw spices such as nutmeg, mace, pepper, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaves, coriander, mint leaves, ginger, onions, tomatoes, green chillies and garlic cooked in a clay pot or Handi.. This dish will for sure transport you to the royal kitchens of Hyderabad.

3. Masala Dosa - South India Sensation

masala dosa

From the southern part of India comes the iconic Masala Dosa, a meal which is suited for anytime of the day. It’s a crisp golden pancake-like made from fermented rice and lentil batter, stuffed with a spiced potato filling. Served with Sambar and the classic Coconut chutney, this dish is a delightful combination of textures and flavours.

4. Dahi Kebab - A Summer Special

dahi kebab

Dahi Kebabs must be the one vegetarian appetiser that does it right. Hanging curd and paneer are used to make dahi kebabs. Hanging curd, paneer, maize flour and gram flour are the main components you’ll need to make a smooth dough along with the necessary Indian spices. They are perfect for a refreshing treat to quench the thirst to have something cool and fulfilling during summers. 

5. Rogan Josh - Kashmiri Extravaganza

Rogan josh

A dish coming from the wintry landscapes of Kashmir, Rogan Josh is a lamb curry that offers the rich and evergreen flavours of the land. Tender meat bathed in vibrant and aromatic gravy slowly cooked a blend of traditional spices giving a dense yet vibrant taste. The red- coloured dish paired with naan or steamed rice will not escape your food desires. 

6. Chole Bhature - A Punjabi Delight

Chole bhature

Invented in Delhi in the 1940’s, Chole Bhature can be found in almost every food joint you go across the country. It’s one of the most popular dinner choices for any family gathering. It features spicy and tantalising chickpea curry (Chole) served alongside fluffy deep-fried bread called Bhature. Adding some butter on top and having it with green coriander chutney gives it a tangy twist and enhances its flavours even more. Chole Bhature promises to be one of the most fulfilling dishes one could ask for.

7. Palak Paneer - A Vegetarian Delight

palak paneer

For our vegetarian friends, Palak Paneer is always a go to dish. The buttery goodness combined with exceptionally nutritious curry prepared using Palak (Spinach) and topped with Paneer (Cottage Cheese) gives a wholesome meal for a heavy dinner. The vibrant green colour makes it next to impossible to not eat this mouth watering dish.

8. Tandoori Chicken - Smoky Grilled Goodness

Tandoori Chicken

If you are a fan of grilled delights, Tandoori Chicken is a must-try! The chicken is cooked in a traditional clay oven (tandoor), producing smokey flavours and luscious flesh, after being marinated in a mixture of spices and yoghurt. It’s a meal that will leave you wanting more when served with mint chutney and alongside naan or rice.

9. Malai Kofta - Delicate Dumplings

Malai Kofta

You’ll be fascinated by the vegetarian delicacy Malai Kofta. In a creamy tomato-based stew, soft cottage cheese and vegetable dumplings (koftas) are cooked, producing a delicious fusion of tastes and textures. This meal is a wonderful delight for your taste senses and is best enjoyed with naan or rice.

10. Pav Bhaji - Mumbai’s Street Food Bliss

Here, we conclude our culinary exploration with a tangy and spicy meal coming from the vibrant streets of Mumbai – Pav Bhaji. A spicy vegetable curry mainly consisting of a tomato puree cooked with various authentic spices called Bhaji and is served with a buttered bun-like bread called Pav. It will definitely be one of the most gratifying food experiences of one’s life.

And there you have it! The top 10 Indian dinner delights for 2023! This list offers incredibly diverse options for your dinner, one option better than the other. Our advice is to try them all as it encompasses the eclectic traditional taste of India. It’s time you satisfy your cravings with these distinctive flavours. Happy dining!

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