7 Quality Healthy Indian Foods to Order in Ottawa

It comes as no surprise when people come across Mehfil Indian Cuisine, appreciating the spice and flavors of the food but, it is not just all about the taste! Indians usually tend to possess a vigilant and stronger immune system. This because of the spices that the Indian dishes are made in. 

Today, many spices and herbs are available in the market in the form of supplements. However, it is not so ideal to pop these pills prescribed. Including real organic Indian spices in your food not only makes your daily meal tasty but also, benefits your overall health and well-being.  

Mehfil Indian Buffet Restaurant is amongst the top restaurants in Ottawa for its authentic tastes and flavors of which, some are mentioned below and we would like to share with you the benefits of these Indian dishes. 

  1. Mehfil mixed platter 

Mehfil mixed platter is the best appetizer you would want to taste. This platter consists of 3 different items that will blow your mind! Each item of this platter is prepared in its style and different sets of spices which on the first bite you can tell. It consists of Samosas, Pakoras and Onion Bhajis

  1. Samosas are triangle fried pastries that contain potato filling along with peas, onion, lentils, chili peppers, and authentic Indian spices.
  2. Next, we have is Pakoras. These are delicious Indian spiced fritters marinated in chickpea batter that contain ginger, tomatoes, aubergine, and garam masala which is known as “warming spice mix” in North Indian Cookery. 
  3. Onion Bhaji contains a plant-based batter with a Mediterranean Twist. This batter of Onion Bhaji is prepared by adding thinly sliced onions, coriander, fine herbs like ground cumin & turmeric, keenly chopped garlic cloves, and parsley that blend in the batter with fair sparseness. 

The coriander, pepper, caraway seeds, and other ingredients we taste today were all introduced throughout the Indian subcontinent over hundreds of years of culinary exploration. Mehfil explicitly tops in the buffet restaurants in Ottawa for its taste and magnificent flavors. 

  1. Saag 

Saag – The Immunity Dish of North India. With the winter winds beginning to blow slowly in the northern parts of India, Saag becomes one of the winter rescue dishes of the habitants. This one-dish contains so many leafy greens, that you might have not consumed in an entire year! Starting with maize flour tinted ginger, garlic, onions, and Indian herbs like cumin, Kashmiri Mirch, and leafy greens like spinach leaves, bathua leaves, spinach leaves, fenugreek leaves, and many more! 

  1. Daal Makhani 

Dal Makhani is a recipe of subtle smoky flavors and creaminess of the lentils. A variety of lentils are used together and simmered slowly with ingredients that add a good flavor and faint aroma to the dish. This North Indian cuisine is made with Whole Black Lentils (known as Urad dal or Kaali Dal in Hindi) and Kidney Beans (known as Rajma in Hindi). The richness in the dish comes from butter and cream. The amount of butter and cream added is not abundant but just enough to lift the dish in its richness. 

  1. Navratan Korma 

The name, Navratan, itself describes the dish as “rich, royal and delicious” that is named as a tribute to the original Navratan– the nine jewels or the nine courtiers of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. This dish is made with yogurt, cream, nuts, and seeds paste or a coconut base. It consists of 9 veggies along with melon seeds, cashew, almonds, and poppy seeds that make this dish extremely nutritious.

  1. Tandoori Shrimp 

Tandoori shrimp is a scrumptious recipe that will take your breath away! For this recipe, our chef, at Mehfil Indian Cuisine, one of the best buffet restaurants in Ottawa, uses fresh peeled shrimp that is marinated in Indian spices of Tandoori Masala that is specially made of spices that are hand-picked, dried, and well-grounded by our Chef. Along with Tandoori Masala, there are ingredients like Greek yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, red chili powder, etc., and then roasted in a tandoor which is a special Indian oven. 

  1. Chicken Tikka Masala 

Chicken tikka is one of our topmost items on the list of buffet restaurants in Ottawa. This dish contains boneless chicken marinated and broiled in tandoor. This recipe contains ingredients that are highly nutritious and have a tremendous effect on your health! Some of which are cumin, ginger, turmeric, Cayenne powder, Kashmiri chili, and many more! With aromatic golden chicken pieces swimming in an incredible curry sauce, this Chicken Tikka Masala recipe is one of the best you will try at Mehfil’s buffet restaurants in Ottawa. 

  1. Biryani and Pulao 

Biryani is a special Indian rice dish that is seasoned in Indian herbs and spices along with vegetables and meat of any kind. At Mehfil, the top restaurant in Ottawa, we offer biryani with meats like chicken and lamb, or shrimp and vegetables. We marinate the chicken, lamb, and shrimp in Indian spices in a tandoor and add them to the rice but, that’s not what makes it special! It is the Indian basmati rice that contains caramelized onions, ginger, tomatoes, peas, yogurt, cilantro, turmeric, and so many other herbs and veggies in the rice. Before serving, we garnish the dish with finely picked nuts and raisins that gives an extraordinary taste and appearance! 

The benefits of Indian spices are plenty and are proven by several researchers around the world. They help improve your health while keeping the taste of the food.

Indian spices’ benefits include not only wholesome flavor but also prevent several diseases by fighting free radicals and increasing your body’s immunity. 

At Mehfil Indian cuisine, which is one of the best buffet restaurants in Ottawa, we prepare each dish separately that contains a unique combination of spices that are different from each other. This makes every dish at the Mehfil Restaurant special! 

Try our best Authentic Catering Service in Ottawa  and call us on 613-695-4345

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Due to COVID-19, they are currently serving online through their delivery partners – SkipTheDishes, UberEats & DoorDash.

New store hours are: 

Tuesday to Thursday 2:00 – 8:00 pm

Friday to Saturday 12:00 – 9:00 pm

Sunday 2:00 – 8:00 pm.

Buffet and Online Ordering, Call on 613-695-4345 

To make a reservation, simply email us at info@mehfilcuisine.com anytime between 12 pm – 8 pm, Mondays to Sundays.

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