Chef G - Ganesh Ayyengar has been a chef for 30 years. He is the head chef for Silk Road Nola, New Orleans Restaurant serving Indian Asian fusion of dishes. His love of cooking is evident in the delicious food he serves to his many guests. Chef G specializes in Indian Asian cuisine that brings flavors and spices that the American palette loves to enjoy. Not to spicy, not to sweet, just the right combination of flavors that bring you back for more.
Silk Road Nola Hamburgers and American Cuisine is on the menu for diversity and to satisfy a diners American Palate. For example, Silk Road serves meatloaf and mash potatoes on Tuesdays for $9.00 a plate. Come on in and get a great lunch deal for a cheap price with flavors that will bring you back for more on your lunch hour. These New Orleans lunch hour specials are served up daily. Or order take out Uber delivery or GrubHub and have your lunch delivered in no time.
Chef G experience in food service takes his years of experience to be one of the top Chefs in New Orleans. Silk Road Nola is right across the street from Mimis in the Marigny. Stop by and we'll serve you great food and great wine.
Silk Road Nola Saffron
Saffron is the most expensive spice. Saffron threads as they are also called are orange-red dried stigmas of a small purple flower. It has a very pleasing flavor as well as a golden yellow color. Saffron's aroma is unique. It is used for coloring and flavoring Indian curries, Pulaos andIndian sweets.
In Indian cooking it is highly prized and added to many Indian sweets and "special occasion" savory dishes like Biryani, Pulaosand even some curries. Saffron is best as a whole and not in the powdered form. The threads should be crushed just before using. Store saffron airtight in a cool, dark place for up to 6 months or in the refrigerator.
A little pinch of the threads goes a long way.
There are two techniques for getting every bit of flavor out of the saffron:
toasting and powdering the threads
presteeping the saffron in hot water or broth.
Free Wine Tasting Silk Road Nola
Silk Road is the host to free wine tasting every other Thursday evening. Please check our schedule for the next available Thursday. Have fun sipping wine with cheese and crackers for a delightful evening at New Orleans Indian restaurant and wine bar - Silk Road Nola.
Regions of India
India culinary flavors vary by region. Each region has a unique flavor and style and often incorporates flavors or spices from other countries into their cooking.
Silk Road Nola Turmeric
This smooth bright yellow powder is mildly aromatic and has scents of ginger. Turmeric is pungent and has a bitter flavor. Ground Turmeric comes from the dried, ground finger roots. Though often called Indian saffron, the two may not be used interchangeably. Turmeric powder can stain plastic and wooden utensils. Therefore, it is wise to keep special wooden spoons for making Indian food.
Turmeric is an excellent preservative and is therefore used extensively in pickles.
Silk Road Nola Cooking Spices
Red chilies come in different varieties. Red Pepper is commonly known as "chilies" or "chili peppers," are fiery red or orange pods. Dried red chilies can be found in many Indian grocery stores. Also, a great alternative is to use the crushed red pepper from the pepper packets when you get your pizza.
Goan Red Chilies : A large, very dark red chili which looks almost black when dried. It gives good color to dishes in which it is used and is not as pungent as some of the smaller varieties of chili
Kashmiri or "Degchi Mirchi" : These chilies are smaller and rounder and less pungent but give a very vibrant red color to a dish.
Indian chili powder is made from ground chilies. It is much hotter than the chili powder commonly found in most stores here in the US which is mostly a blend of red peppers and cumin, coriander etc. The ground product ranges from orange-red, to deep, dark red. Red pepper is a pungent, hot powder with a strong bite. Paprika is a mild form of the red chili powder.
Silk road restaurant new orleans
A fun friendly atmosphere here at Silk Road Restaurant in New Orleans. Enjoy an modern asian or indian meal and add your favorite wine. Order a meal from our food delivery or come in and wine and dine with us. It's the best asian food in New Orleans.
Wine and Dine New Orleans
Silk Road Restaurant is the up and coming place to gather in New Orleans. A restaurant in the Marigny just south of Frenchman's street serves modern asian food. Gather with your friends for wine or indian dinner and you will love the flavors of the best restaurant in New Orleans.
Spices of Asian food New Orleans
The best flavors can be found in Asian food and right here at Silk Road Restaurant New Orleans. Our Marigny location is in the up and coming neighborhood just south of Frenchmen's St. Wine and dine with us and enjoy asian food with your family and friends.
Bar and Restaurant New Orleans
A place for fun and drinks, Silk Road Bar and Restaurant New Orleans best kept secrets. Located in the Marigny, Silk Road bar is friendly and welcoming. It's a hangout bar for friends and family. Order a drink and relax.