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Curry: The Spices of Life in Indian Cuisine!

What do you get when you mix some of the world’s most exotic spices — like coriander, turmeric, cumin, and red chilies — into a delicious and tasty blend? Curry! It’s ideal as a sauce or a soup and can be placed on virtually everything from rice and meat to eggs and even potatoes. While closely associated with Indian cuisine, curries are made from scratch by using these spices and others for mixtures that vary according to regional traditions.

Mother and son team, Rita and Karna Patel have combined their passion for and expertise in preparing Indian cuisine and opened the popular restaurant, Maast Indian, in Irvine, California. What makes their restaurant different is that they enjoy bringing an exotic twist that is fun and unique to the traditional dishes — making for an unexpected taste sensation with every bite!

Curries are varied and versatile and can come in either dry or wet forms. Here are some of the most popular types of curries that can be found in Indian food:

Dhansak: comes with a sweet and sour taste to it, but with a generous amount of spice as well for added measure. Often served with a pineapple ring, both as a garnish and to add sweetness to the dish.

Tikka Masala: a mainstay at virtually all Indian restaurants, the tikka element is chicken or other meats cooked in a tandoor on a skewer, while the masala is the creamy sauce that smothers it for a zesty taste.

Korma: rather than cumin and black pepper, korma goes for flavors such as cardamom and cinnamon. Mixed together with butter and cream, and often combined with yogurt-marinated meats that are slow cooked.

Vindaloo: for those who like it hot, vindaloo curries won’t disappoint. They go with only a few spices in serious quantities to produce an incredibly hot dish. 

The Patels of Maast Indian look forward to pleasing your palate with a wide variety of slow-cooked curries, in addition to their grilled sandwiches, burritos, mac & cheese dishes and more! Call or place your online order today!

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