Indian cuisine is increasingly in demand by local and foreign communities. As evidence, Indian restaurants are never empty of visitors. One of them is the Queen‘s Indian Cuisines Worldwide. The restaurant owned by the Neeta Shamdasani Malhotra provides special Indian menus. “The matter of flavor can be adjusted to consumers, but the menus are still typical of Indian origin,” she said.
Her Indian restaurants spreading over four locations, namely Tanjung Benoa (Nusa Dua), Kuta, Seminyak and Ubud (Gianyar) provide special Indian menus. Regarding the menus, Neeta Malhotra said its ingredients were still imported from India such as the seasoning, while she also took advantage of local spices such as turmeric, chili, shallot and others. According to her, Indian culture and Hindu culture in Bali were very similar, so that her party remained to combine the Balinese and Indian cuisines. “We still import the basic spices from India, but for the additional ingredients are still using the local ones,” she said.
A variety of menus are served. One of which is called ‘Dosa’ namely fermented crepe made from the batter of rice and black beans. “The main dish was popularized in the entire South India including in Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Singapore,” she said. Regarding the menus, she added, the restaurant offered quite diverse menus. Customers just chose which one they wanted to taste. “We present the food quite diversely for residents or tourists who come to the restaurant. It is the duty of our cooks brought in from India to present the dishes to satisfy visitors,” she said. (BTN/015)