Savoring delicious Indian food on a trip to Niagara Falls is like enjoying the divine bliss of laddu prasadam during a pilgrimage to the Tirupati Balaji temple. This month, Niagara Falls opened its first-ever Indian restaurant in Niagara-on-the-Lake, a nearby town of scenic beauty, lush green scenery, old-world charm and a tranquil atmosphere. Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, Niagara-on-the-Lake is 25 km from the falls and 60 km from Buffalo, New York.
Aura on the Lake, the first Indian restaurant near Niagara Falls, is run by an Indian couple – Nittin and Anjana Sharma. Nittin, who comes from New Delhiis the chef of Aura on the Lake. He enjoys creating culinary wonders in the kitchen of his dream restaurant, so he can double the joy of visiting the falls for Indians across North America. Using fresh ingredients and ground spices in the kitchen is her USP, much like that of Indian grandmothers whose secret key to any recipe is a box full of hand-pounded spices. Nittin lets ingredients cook over an extended period of time to ensure dishes deliver the best texture and flavor.
The menu is Indian at heart at Aura on the Lake. It also caters to vegetarian and non-vegetarian taste buds. If you are vegetarian, you can enjoy paneer makhani, malai methi paneer or kadhai paneer with naan. Butter chicken, kadhai chicken, malai methi chicken and other dishes are here to satisfy your craving for non-veg Indian dishes. Rabri with Gulab Jamun, among the desi desserts on the menu, is an irresistible indulgence for your sweet tooth, just as an Indian meal is incomplete without a sweet dish.
At Aura on the Lake, Nittin and Anjana spoil their guests with papri chaat and other tempting snacks, among Delhi’s street foods. Nittin’s Dal Makhani makes his Indian guests homesick. Also, there is Dahi Ke Kabab which will make you travel to India for sure. 2022 seems to be the year of Indian cuisine in America, because Chai Pani in North Carolina is named America’s Most Outstanding Restaurant.
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