Global View - Indian Food (C0309)

A:  So where is this mystery restaurant that we are going to?
B:  It’s an Indian restaurant! I know you have never had Indian food, so I thought you might want to try.
A:  That sounds great! I am craving some type of beef dish.
B:  Well, Indian cuisine actually doesn't serve beef. You see, cows are a sacred animal, a very important element inthe Hindu religion, so beef is not eaten.
A:  I see, so what are we having? Chicken?
B:  There are many amazing dishes to choose from. We can havesome chicken tikka masalawhich is an amazing curry. It’s a bit spicy, but I think you can handle it.
A:  Sounds good! I have always heard that Indian spices give a rich flavor to food.
B:  Yeah. Also, we can have some Naan bread which is baked in a tandoori oven. Since you don’t use any utensils to eat, you can use this bread to scoop upthe curry or rice.
A:  What about veggies?
B:  They have a good variety of vegetable based dishes like palak paneer, vegetable samosas or Daal.
A:  It all sounds exquisite! I can’t wait!

Key Vocabulary

Hindua person who adheres to the religion of Hinduism
cuisinea style or quality of cooking
samosaa stuffed pastry, triangular in shape.
daala meal containing lentils
exquisitepossessing qualities of unusual delicacy and fine
chicken tikka masalaChicken marinated in yogurt and spices, served in
cravingwant something very much

Supplementary Vocabulary

cricketa game played by two teams of eleven players on a field with a wicket at either end of a 22-yard pitch
secretdone, made, or conducted without the knowledge of others
spiritualof or pertaining to sacred things or matters
savorypleasant or agreeable in taste or smell

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