Indian Dishes To Pair With Cabernet Sauvignon
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One of the red wine grape varietals most widely known in the world is Cabernet Sauvignon. It is grown in a wide range of temperatures, from Australia and British Columbia, Canada, to Lebanon's Beqaa Valley, in almost every major wine-producing nation. Through its prominence in Bordeaux wines, where it is frequently mixed with Merlot and Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon gained recognition on a global scale. The traditional characteristics of Cabernet Sauvignon include full-bodied wines with strong tannins and discernible acidity, which add to the wine's ability to age. Cabernet Sauvignon tends to produce wines with blackcurrant notes in colder areas. These aromas may also be joined by mint, cedar, and green bell pepper flavours, all of which will become more strong as the wine ages. Wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon are rich, flavorful, full-bodied, dark in colour, and full of rich dark fruits like blackcurrants, black plums, and dark cherries. They, therefore deserve cuisine that is equally substantial, comforting, and flavorful.

Here are the three Indian dishes to pair with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon-

Chole/ Rajma Masala

Traditional Punjabi dishes like chickpea or kidney bean masala are cooked with cream, spices, and tomato and are thick and rich. These dishes have a rich flavourful blend of spices, tomatoes and all the desi flavours. You can also make a rajma or chole chaat by boiling and mixing them with some tomatoes, onions, green chillies, lemon and lots of spices. It is a great Punjabi starter that kicks the right spots on your taste buds. They pair well with an earthy Old World Cabernet Sauvignon flavour.

We have seekh kebabs, and the western world has steak that goes perfectly with Cabernet Sauvignon. Seekh kebabs are minced meat that has been marinated in a blend of Indian spices and cooked on skewers. Seekh kebabs are delicious Indian snacks that serve well as a starter. You can serve them with onion rings and green chutney to enhance the flavours. After grilling them, just sprinkle some lemon juice, salt and chaat masala, and you're good to go! They pair incredibly well with a strong Cabernet Sauvignon.

Seekh kebab/

The Pork Vindaloo, which originates from Goa, is yet another delectable example of Indian cuisine. The Portuguese dish "vino de alhos," in which "vino" stands for (wine) vinegar and "alho" for garlic, is where the word "vindaloo" originates. South Indian, Goan, and Portuguese ingredients and dishes are combined to create Pork vindaloo. This dish, which is slowly roasted with delicious, hot spices, matches amazingly well with a Cabernet Sauvignon because of its high acidity and fruit content.