Perfect Pairings for Indian Classics

It’s a sad truth that the closest to a drinks pairing many people get with Indian food is an ice-cold beer. While that may be refreshing – limiting your drinks choices to beer does a disservice to one of the world’s richest culinary traditions… In fact Indian dishes pair excellently with a range of wines – and whiskies too. Here are three ideas to get you started on your pairing journey…

The Karma Rosés:

Chaat, Tikka Masala & Phol Makhana

Chaat – (the umbrella term for a wide range of Indian snacks or hors d’oeuvres) and creamy tomato based sauces pair well with rose and sparkling wines like Cava or Prosecco. Lean towards the crisp, dry end of the flavour spectrum to best complement the creamy slightly sweet flavours of Tikka Masala and Phool Makhana (fox nut curry) and as an accompaniment to pre-dinner chaat snacks.

The Karma Bordeaux:

Vegetable Biryani, Pulao & Butter Chicken

The lively fruits and rich tannins in our Karma Bordeaux perfectly compliment the complexity of spices in both of these dishes. A vegetable biryani or pulao is given a lift while the garlic, ginger, warming spices and tomatoes in the butter chicken blend delightfully with the blackcurrant tones and the more prickly tannins.

Scotch Whisky:

Rogan Josh & Laal Maas

This expertly blended new whisky – brought to you by F1 legend Jenson Button in partnership with whisky maker extraordinaire George Koutsakis – has been making waves since its launch a couple of months ago – and we’re proud to be the official resort partner. Scotch Whisky pairs beautifully with a rich Rogan Josh lamb curry – its heady currents able to cut through the heat of the kashmiri chillies – as well as the equally rich Rajasthani Laal Maas curry with its creamy yoghurt and sharp, pungent Mathania chillies.

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