Are you in search of authentic Indian food in Calgary? Look no further than Gate of India, the ultimate destination for Indian cuisine in Calgary. Renowned as one of the best Indian restaurants in Calgary, we take pride in introducing you to an exquisite culinary journey through the flavors of India. Our expert chefs have meticulously designed a menu that showcases a diverse array of options, from Veg/Non-Veg Appetizers and Tandoori Khazana to Vegetarian Delights, Lamb/Goat/Beef/Chicken Specialties, Seafood Creations, Indian Style Hakka Cuisine, Biryani Handi, and Irresistible Desserts. With such an extensive selection, we understand that making choices can be a delightful challenge. Allow us to assist you by suggesting the perfect combinations of dishes to enjoy authentic Indian cuisine in Calgary.
THE MUST-TRY DELICACIES
For appetizers, if you prefer the vegetarian option, you must try the Vegetable Samosas. It is one of the most popular Indian street foods. It's a crispy thin triangle patty stuffed with potatoes, onions, and peas cooked in Indian herbs and spices, giving it a delicious flavor. But, if you are part of the Non-Vegetarian gang, go for Chicken 65. It's an authentic South Indian dish with boneless chicken smeared in South Indian spices and then deep-fried to perfection.
Now, moving on to the Tandoori Khazana. For our Non-Veg lovers, we have the classic Tandoori Chicken. It is tender chicken pieces marinated in a mixture of yogurt and spices and then cooked in a clay oven giving it a distinct smoky flavor and charred appearance. Not leaving out Vegetarian lovers behind, we offer them Malai Soya Chaap. Creamy soya chaap sticks, marinated in a rich blend of aromatic spices and grilled to achieve a tantalizing char and smokiness capturing the traditional flavors of India.
Moving on to the Main Course, there are many options to choose from. The menu has multiple varieties including Vegetarian, Chicken, Lamb/Goat/Beef, Seafood, and Indian Style Hakka dishes.
For vegetarian options, we would recommend trying our Dal Makhni, a creamy lentil curry made with black lentils, red kidney beans, butter, cream, and aromatic spices slow-cooked with onions, tomatoes, and spices until creamy and flavorful. The paneer-lovers can try the famous Paneer Tikka Masala. It is a delectable Indian dish featuring marinated and grilled paneer (cottage cheese) cubes in a creamy tomato-based sauce. The paneer is tender and smoky, while the sauce is rich and flavorful, thanks to a blend of spices and cream.
Chicken lovers cannot leave without trying the delicious Butter Chicken. It is one of the best Indian foods with juicy pieces of chicken in a rich, creamy tomato-based sauce. The chicken is marinated and cooked to perfection before being immersed in the flavorful sauce, made from a blend of tomatoes, onions, cream, and aromatic spices. The other flavorful option would be Chicken Vindaloo. It consists of tender chicken pieces marinated with a fiery blend of spices, including red chilies, garlic, and vinegar then cooked with onions, tomatoes, and more spices, creating a rich and aromatic curry.
You can also try other meat varieties like Lamb/Goat/Beef Korma. It is a flavorful Indian dish featuring tender meat pieces cooked in a creamy and aromatic sauce and marinated with spices then slow-cooked for tenderness, while the sauce combines yogurt, nuts, and spices for a rich and mild flavor.
The other great choice would be Lamb/Goat/Beef Rangdang which is a South Indian dish featuring succulent pieces of lamb cooked with a blend of spices like onion, ginger, garlic, and aromatic lemongrass. The tender lamb is infused with a blend of traditional spices, resulting in a satisfying and aromatic experience.
Now, for our seafood fanatics, we have the delectable Kerala Fish Curry, a flavorful South-Indian dish that combines fish with a blend of coconut, onions, tomato sauce, ginger, garlic, and bold South Indian spices. It does not end at this. For that kick of flavors try our Daab Chingri Prawn. In this, the prawns are marinated in spices and mustard paste, absorbing the coconut's mild essence, and then slow-cooked with coconut milk, giving it a unique and coastal flavor.
Now, let's move to fusion dishes. Indian Hakka dishes are a must-try for everyone. And if you really decide on it, you cannot skip Chili Paneer. It is a popular Indo-Chinese dish made with soft paneer cubes, colorful bell peppers, and a zesty sauce. The paneer is lightly fried and coated in a blend of soy sauce, chili sauce, and spices, resulting in a flavorful and slightly spicy taste.
Again, not forgetting our Non-Veg lovers, we have Chilli Garlic Prawn. It is a flavorful dish featuring tender prawns cooked with aromatic garlic and a blend of red and green chilies for a spicy kick. The prawns are sautéed with soy sauce, creating a savory and tangy coating. Indian food without biryani is incomplete. We do have multiple varieties of Biryanis available, both Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian options available. For Biryani, you can try any of our options and you won't be disappointed.
Who doesn't have room for dessert? And when it comes to Indian dessert, you really can't say no.
The two classic Indian desserts are Carrot Halwa and Rasmalai. Carrot Halwa is a sweet Indian dessert made from grated carrots slow-cooked with milk, ghee, and sugar. It's flavored with cardamom and often garnished with chopped nuts. Rasmalai is a dessert consisting of soft paneer dumplings soaked in a creamy milk sauce. Flavored with cardamom and saffron, it offers a blend of sweetness and aromatic richness, garnished with nuts.
Finish this culinary experience with a glass of Lassi. We have it in sweet, salty, mango, and rose varieties. All versions are enjoyed chilled and offer a refreshing and flavorful beverage option.
Step right into Gate of India, where you'll discover why we're hailed as the best Indian restaurant in Calgary. Embark on a delectable journey through the heart of Calgary, as we present you with the flavorful Indian food in town. Our menu is a treasure trove of flavors that paint a vivid picture of India's culinary heritage. As a leading name in Indian cuisine in Calgary, we take immense pride in offering you an unforgettable dining experience. Treat yourself to the very best – visit Gate of India and experience the epitome of Indian flavors right here in Calgary.