10 Indian foods that taste super-delicious when eaten stale

1. Meals that taste better the next day!

Meals that taste better the next day!

While we all know that food tastes best when eaten fresh and also that fresh food has the greatest amount of nutrition, there still are some dishes that taste amazing when eaten the next day. While there indeed is a depletion in nutrition content of foods, some of them can be stored in refrigerator for 2-3 days.

You will be surprised to know that your favourite saag (best enjoyed with a makki ki roti) can be stored for a period of 4-5 days in an air-tight container. Every time you the reheat saag, you will get a better taste that will linger in your mouth for quite a while. Likewise, butter chicken which is a favourite of many can be stored in the refrigerator for a maximum period of 2 days. The aromatic spices used in making this rich gravy-based chicken recipe tend to release their flavours when reheated after a day or two, which gives you a creamy and spicy taste. We are sure you would agree that these 10 foods taste better when eaten the next day!

2. Biryani

Biryani

Prepared using basmati rice, meat and a melange of spices; you can put a bowl of biryani in the refrigerator for a day and see the magic unfold. The herbs and spices used in making this dish will infuse in between and while you reheat, you will have a tantalizing experience.

3. Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken, which is a favourite of many can be stored in the refrigerator for a maximum period of 2 days. The aromatic spices used in making this rich gravy-based chicken recipe tend to release their flavours when reheated after a day or two, giving you a creamy and spicy taste.

4. Saag

Saag

Made using spinach and mustard leaves, there is some reason the saag tastes amazing the next day. Add a spoonful of ghee and relish it with warm rotis.

5. Rajma

Rajma

Rajma is a mouth-watering dish that Indians love to eat with plain and jeera rice. It is a flavourful dish that you can enjoy anytime, and not get bored. Have you also experienced that leftover rajma tastes better the next day?

6. Kadhi

Kadhi

Kadhi or Kadi, is prepared using besan and is popular for the sourness present in it. Kadhi is a mouth-watering delicacy that can be cooked using a variety of ingredients and has its own variations across India. Most kadhi lovers agree that cold kadhi has an unforgettable taste when eaten stale.

7. Gajar Ka Halwa

Gajar Ka Halwa

If you ask a north Indian about his/her favourite dessert, pat comes the reply – Gajar Ka Halwa. It is a scrumptious sweet dish prepared using carrots, milk, dry fruits, and ghee. The warmth of this halwa in chilled winters is something that everyone craves for! However, what if we tell you that this scrumptious dessert is best enjoyed when its chilled in the refrigerator and eaten after a day? If you are shocked, don’t be! The reason being that when the halwa is refrigerated, ghee’s greasiness doesn’t make you feel full and there is a crunchiness in its taste.

8. Shahi Paneer

Shahi Paneer

This curry is prepared using tomatoes, cashew paste and a melange of spices. When you eat this dish the next day, it tastes better probably because the spices penetrate the paneer, making it taste even better.

9. Dal Makhni

Dal Makhni

A traditional dish prepared in Punjabi cuisine, Dal Makhni is a rich-creamy dal cooked using urad dal and rajma and is also known as ‘maa ki dal’ or ‘kali dal’. This dal is truly amazing and delicious in taste, as its prepared using slow-cooking method with butter in it. You can keep this delectable dish for up to a maximum duration of 2 days, and we bet it will taste awesome on the second day as the thickness of the dal increases. Beyond two days, the dal might get spoilt even the the refrigerator.

10. Chaap

Chaap

The spicy soya chaap tastes best the next day, when it absorbs the gravy due to nightlong marination in the curry or the masala.

11. Mutton Curry

Mutton Curry

Store the leftover Mutton Curry overnight and enjoy it cold or warm next morning with some fresh chapatis or steaming rice.

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