Top Indian Street Foods

Indian food vendors line the streets of India serving authentic tastes and flavors from roadside stalls. Roadside foods are a famous fixture of  Indian cities that reflect the delicious creations unique to India’s culture. Popular Indian street foods have found their way into nearly every part of the world. Vendors can be found serving up fresh authentic cuisine in public markets, street fairs and festivals near you. Get a taste of India right he...

History of the Naan

The Naan, an enjoyable flat-bread has made a mark in South Asian cuisine through the centuries. We look at where and when it began and how it is enjoyed in its different forms today. Naan was originally cooked at the Imperial Court in Delhi. The Naan is one of the most popular flat breads served with South Asian food. In particular, accompanying food from the Northern Area of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Uzbekistan, Tajizkistan and su

Indian Seafood Dishes

Within India it is far more common to see curries made with seafood that elsewhere in the world, as it is widely available and easily sourced from the thousands of miles of coastline indigenous to the countries boundaries. The seas of south and east asia provide a fantastic array of seafood, and prawns are especially sought after for use in a wide range of dishes, primarily because while being so full of flavor they do not over-dominate the complexity and ...

The Daal (Lentils): Everyday Indian Food

You may not be aware but the interesting fact is that, Canada is the largest exporters of lentils in the World. India is one of the world’s leading lentil producing and consuming nations. It is a major staple for every household, to the same degree as milk or eggs. There is no other nation that has experimented with lentils as much as India has. Lentils are used to make appetizers, soups, main dishes and even desserts. Basically, there is so much can be do

Basmati Rice Facts and Receipe

What is Basmati Rice? Basmati Rice is one of the favorite rice varieties in the world. Many times we tend to wonder how basmati got its name or what does the word ‘Basmati’ means. It is derived from Hindi which is the national language of India. Combined from words ‘Bas’ meaning aroma and ‘Mati’ Meaning Full of, Hence the word Basmati meaning “Full of Aroma”. Basmati has been referred and reported since early 19th century in India. Basmati is different

Hot and Spicy Indian Chai

Who doesn’t love a hot and spicy cup of Cha (Chai Tea) in rainy Victoria, Chai is a delicious way to feel warm and relaxed.  After serving Traditional chai for over 2 years we have always tried to learn customer preferences and their most favorite spices. We also have a few customer who have traveled all over Indian and feel we serve the best chai in Vancouver. Taking all the tiny detail into consideration at The Mantra Victoria location we serve 3 chai te

Tandoori Sizzlers

If there is an immediate comparability with the competitive spirit that Americans share over the original high quality of their barbeque sauce, it’ll be the implausible efforts that Indian cooks will go to in order to make theirs the finest tandoori marinade. Tandoori is among the extras in style styes of Indian delicacies, however to be in point of fact original the chef wishes the utmost persistence in allowing his produce to marinade to perfection, then...