9 Popular Indian Dishes That You Should Try in Tauranga, New Zealand

Indian cuisine is common on food lists all over the world for its diversity flavors and taste. Indian cuisine incorporates every possible flavor from sweet, sour, tangy, and spicy for a tasty and memorable experience.

There are various Indian cuisines, and the types are countless. However, these are the most popular Indian dishes available all over the world.

MurgMakhani [Butter Chicken]

This dish is one of the top orders in any Indian restaurant in Tauranga. It is very delicious and tastes great with black lentils and a green salad. The recipe is quite easy and requires common ingredients such as onion, garlic, butter, ginger, olive oil, and chicken stock. The chicken is then marinated and put in a yogurt mixture.


Although originally an Indian dish, this dish is now synonymous with Indian cuisine. Biryani is a mixed rice dish that can include eggs, vegetables, and any type of meat. 

Alu Gobi

Alu Gobi is a dry dish made with potatoes, cauliflower, and spices. The turmeric used gives it a yellowish color. It can also contain curry leaves and kalonji. Other ingredients used include onions, cumin, tomatoes, coriander, and ginger.

Rogan Josh

This dish is a staple of Kashmiri cuisine. It consists of braised lamb chunks cooked with gravy of ginger, aromatic spices, shallots, garlic, and yogurt. The dish is mildly spiced to suit those who may not be used to spicy foods.

Chickpea Curry

This Indian dish is perfect for a crowd, especially when served with fried Indian leavened bread. The ingredient consists of onions, tomatoes, chickpeas, ginger pastes, garlic, and Indian spices.

Tandoori Meats, Vegetables, and Bread

Tandoor is a clay or charcoal oven used for cooking an assortment of vegetables, meats, and bread. The charcoal burns in it exposing the food to live fire and giving the food a smoky flavor. The most common dishes include Kulchas, Aloo, Tandoori Gobi, and Tandoori Chicken.


Samosas are a common street in many parts of the world. The Samosas are a fried or baked pastry with fillings such as onions, spiced potatoes, lentils, peas and sometimes ground chicken, beef or lamb. Indian samosas are often vegetarian accompanied by a chutney or mint sauce.


Naan is a leavened Indian flatbread that can go with everything you make, including most of the Indian dishes. Although traditionally cooked in a tandoor, it can be in a modern oven. The ingredients include flour, yeast, sugar, water, yogurt, and ghee.


Keema is a popular Indian breakfast dish taken with chapattis or naan. It is usually minced meat or chicken made into a dry consistency by cooking on slow fire.

You can get affordable Indian takeaways at Great Spice Tauranga from some of the best Indian restaurants, and experience this incredible cuisine.

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