Indian dishes, particularly the North Indian ones, with all their enigmatic combination of innumerable ingredients and intoxicating aromas, are adored all around the world!! Singapore is no different. Indeed, Singapore today is home to quite an appreciable number of restaurants that serve North Indian foods.

These restaurants serve a wide spectrum of Indian cuisines along with their mix of spices, which are considered more than a revelation not only for the archetypical gastronomic but also for anyone who ventures to taste them for the very first time.  Heavy doses of cayenne, tamarind, cardamom, and a wide range of other flavours create a taste that quite easily overwhelms a palate that is unfamiliar with it, in practically no time. And once that happens, it will create an intoxication and addiction that will lure that individual over and over again.

Now let us go behind the scenes. Behind such overwhelming appeal of the north Indian food available in Singapore, what really makes them so delicious and novel? Let us do some fact-finding behind that strange and subtle truth.

There is no single reason behind it. Rather, there is a combination of several factors. Here is a synopsis of these factors.

It's the Savour That Creates the Magic

The radical character of the tang has a pivotal role to play in determining the taste of the recipes. The taste of the ingredients and the process of preparation of North Indian food is altogether different from that of the Continental dishes.

Now let's take a deeper dig into the issue. As per the scientists, when a dish is prepared, it is the overlapping of various aromas, which create the uniqueness of the taste and tang of the dish in question. In the western dishes, this overlapping hardly happens. However, thanks to the way the North Indian dishes are prepared and the ingredients used, they witness a constant overlapping of one individual flavour over the other, resulting in the creation of a unique aroma and taste that do the trick collectively. In fact, as per the researchers, North Indian foods are a perfect example of the phenomenon where multiple precise chemical compounds, when combined, give off a distinct and unique taste.

The Role of Ingredients

The distinctive makeup of the North Indian cuisine is more evident than their other counterparts can perhaps be attributed to the use of specific ingredients. The nature of a dish is generally determined by the spices used to prepare it. Spices generally indicate the flavours of the dishes that do not have any common chemical ground. Thus, in these cases, the ingredients used determine the taste and the aroma of the dish.

To be more specific, most of the North Indian dishes contain cayenne, which is the basis of curry powder. It is the common ingredient of any North Indian dishes served in Indian restaurants in Singapore. And when you have a dish with cayenne, it is not only likely to have any other ingredient with a similar piquancy. The dame can be told about the green bell pepper, the garam masala, and the coriander, all of which are ubiquitous in any North Indian cuisine, and all of which play a predominant role in determining the aroma, which is adored the world over.

Author's Bio: 

The author is a master chef as well as the owner of an Indian Restaurant that serves North Indian food in Singapore.