Explore the Indian Cuisine in Singapore
Singaporeans take their food very seriously. One of the cleanest countries in the world, Singapore is famous worldwide for its street food culture. If you swear by the ‘I live to eat’ policy, Singapore is a mecca for you. This food haven has the finest Michelin starred restaurants to local hawker centres that serve some of the most delectable dishes.
Singaporean food is highly influenced by Chinese, Malaysian and Indian cuisine. Thanks to many Indians living in the island nation, you can find many Indian street foods in Singapore. If you are planning to visit Singapore, here are some of the delicious Indian street foods you must try.
Indian Rojak is essentially a salad that you can find only in Singapore and not in India, yet it comes under the Indian food category because of the gravy or the sauce that is poured over the dish. The gravy is made of Indian spices, chilli paste and nuts. The salad has all the healthy and delicious ingredients, including potatoes, tofu, eggplants, onions, etc. You can easily find it almost everywhere in Singapore.
This is one of the popular local Indian foods in Singapore. In India, it is called ‘Kothu Paratha,’ which is a normal paratha that has a stuffing of minced meat and egg. Typically, Murtabak is spicy, but based on your tolerance to spicy, you can ask the vendor to adjust the spiciness. The dish is usually served with a side of raw onions and mint chutney. The best thing about this delicious roadside snack is that it is a wholesome food and can make you feel full for long hours.
Biryani is probably the most popular Indian food worldwide. Typically, biryani in India is made with chicken or goat meat but in Singapore it has got a makeover. The Singaporean locals love their fish and when it is combined with the wide array of masala that goes into making the biryani, it is a match made in heaven.
The aromatic rice, the grounded spices and the perfectly cooked fish is just too hard to resist for anyone.
Indians love their Dosas and so do Singaporeans. Typically, a common breakfast dish in south India, it has become the most loved Singapore street food. Both Indians living in Singapore and the locals line up at the Dosa stall at various eat streets every morning to get a taste of this delicious Indian dish.
It is thin, crispy and yet fulfilling, thanks to the delicious dollop of the masala that is made of mashed potatoes, onions, chillies, coriander and an array of aromatic spices. The dosa is served with a side of Sambhar, and coconut chutney.
When you talk about Indian cuisines in Singapore, you can find dishes from all over India, like Aloo Paratha, which is a quintessential Punjabi dish. It is usually a breakfast meal, but you can have it anytime of the day. It is the usual paratha that is stuffed with masala made with mashed potatoes and spices. Typically, in a Punjabi home, aloo paratha is served hot with a generous portion of ghee and yoghurt. In Singapore, the roadside stalls replace ghee with butter, which also tastes good.
Appam looks very similar to dosa. In fact, the preparation method is also the same. But, unlike the traditional dosa, Appam is not crispy, instead it is fluffy and soft. This Kerala-style dish is available in almost all the Indian food joints in Singapore and you can enjoy the traditional food for breakfast. It is usually served with sweetened coconut milk, but you can also have it with chicken or any other gravy.
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