Barcelona is a city of immigration and you will find people from all over the world there, ready to share with you their culture, traditions and, of course, its gastronomy. Walking down the streets of this city you’ve probably found some restaurants and bars of different nationalities and they have caught your attention. This ShBarcelona‘s article offers you try Indian cuisine in Barcelona’s best restaurants serving food from this country. All of those that don’t like spicy food maybe have to stop reading…
Bembí: bembi means “the union between the baby and the mother” as the union between Barcelona and India through, in this case, their gastronomy. In a very authentic ambient and amused by a Bollywood dancer you can taste the Indian tapas, a grilled chicken marinated in yogurt and garlic cooked in the tandoor oven, the main dish called Thali with various dishes served in small bowls accompanied by saffron rice and naan bread and delicious desserts, among many other delicacies (Consell de Cent 377).
Namaste: In this restaurant you can choose between traditional dishes like murg korma (chicken or boneless lamb with onion, butter and cream with traditional spices), and vegetarian dishes (like palak paneer, with fresh cheese, spinachs and traditional spices) or carnivores (like Jingha Khumbwala, a dish with shrimp, mushrooms, garlic and ginger in almond sauce and saffron), ending with one of their delicious desserts. Everything is yummy! (Villarroel 70)
Rangoli: specializing in food cooked in the tandoor, a clay oven that is heated with coal and in which spices are placed on top of the stones. The star dish is definitely, chicken tandoori, but you can try other elaborations as pattice ragda, some potato fritters with chickpeas, yogurt sauce, tamarind and mint, adorned with flour noodles. In short, a fascinating journey through the flavors of India (Pge, Joan de Borbon 78)
Mayura: a place that offers a blend of Hindu and Mediterranean dishes served in a relaxing atmosphere perfect for people that are looking for privacy and being out of the urban chaos that it’s outside for a while. Choose from the tasting menu with a main course of chicken and lamb that changes every day and a dessert called mango lassi, a plate of the menu or a Mayura menu with various entrees including samosas, tandoori chicken, chicken Makhani, lemon rice and curry selection and tandoor, among many others (Girona 57) .
Nice Spice: this Indo-Pakistani restaurant located in the Poble Nou district, serves dishes prepared and designed by its chef, Chaudhry Qamar and his team. Its open kitchen lets you see how your food is being cooked in the tandoori oven. Do not leave without trying the chicken tikka massala, the Auchar goshat (spicy lamb with curry sauce and spicy green tomato), all served with biryani rice or nan cheese. You can wash it down with Indian drinks like Cobra beer, mango milkshake or kashmir (made with pistachio, fruit syrup, milk or yogurt) – (Pujades 207).