Uday Kadam

Guru Indian Restaurant offers a unique local experience in top quality gourmet Indian dining. Founded by internationally acclaimed owner and head chef, Uday Kadam was inspired to launch his restaurant business here as he felt Clermont was the very best community and location for a fine quality destination. Uday Kadam desires to share flavorful happiness as a personalized experience for each guest.

Spices & Ingredients Used in Indian Cuisine: India has great diversity in their foods and flavors. Like Americans, Indians love the varieties of spices and ingredients that help to create tasty dining experiences. Uday Kadam shares, “Select spices have always played a significant role in the preparation of the most popular Indian dishes and cuisine. Indian food spices benefits are plentiful and have been proven by various international research companies You can help improve your health while enjoying flavorful Indian foods and spices. The diverse benefits help to prevent several challenging diseases by fighting free radicals as well as to help increase immunities for your body. These are the some of the most valuable items of domestic as well as industrial kitchens. The role of spices is to increase the tastiness while being used as a flavoring, food coloring and as preservative agents.

 Asafetida is extracted from the ferula plant, asafetida is the dried sap ingredient that adds a distinctive garlic-like flavor to many lentil dishes. As a cooked seasoning, asafetida adds a rich flavor and smell become very palatable and are often described as being similar to those of leeks and garlic. It is commonly dried, ground into a coarse yellow powder and used for culinary and medicinal purposes. In Ayurvedic medicine, it is used to aid in digestion and body gas, as well as to help treat bronchitis and kidney stones.

Cardamon: The oily component of this aromatic and flavorful spice is high in cinnamaldehyde, a compound believed to be responsible for powerful effects on health and metabolism. It helps reduce cholesterol levels. Its anti-inflammatory properties may prevent the formation of damaging free radicals that effect your cells and nervous system. The antioxidants have potent anti-inflammatory and protective oxidative properties, which may help your body fight infections and repair tissue damage.

Cassia Bark spice has some of the highest level of protective antioxidants out of the 26 most popular herbs and spices in the world. It also has a lot of other health benefits, such as being antibacterial, antifungal and good for people with diabetes. Cassia is sometimes used rather than true cinnamon in savory Indian dishes. Asafoetida works best when cooked in a bit of hot oil or butter.

Cayenne: Cayenne peppers have a hot kick and are considered hotter than jalapeño peppers. Cayenne peppers are a good source of nutrients. They are rich in vitamins C, A, B6 and K. The healthy benefits of cayenne peppers are helpful for improved digestion. Cayenne peppers are great sources of antioxidants to protect our cells, promote heart health. They may help you to suppress your appetite with improved weight loss.

 Cloves are used in Indian cuisine for their rich flavor, spicy aroma and healthy benefits. You will find ground clove in garam masala. Clove diminishes glucose levels. It improves the processing of many key supplements including the B nutrients, beta-carotene, selenium and different phytochemicals. The clove flavor contains numerous fundamental oils that are essential for your well-being. Cloves often improve your gastrointestinal tract. Clove oil is utilized in numerous pain-relieving properties treatments for joints, muscles and sinewy tissue, particularly rheumatoid arthritis. Cloves also offers treatment of acne, skin irritations and different dental issues.

Coriander is featured in Indian cooking as a spice and a garnish. It is a key ingredient when blending spices for masala dishes. It has anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties.  It helps lower blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

Cumin is rich in valuable antioxidants with anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. Cumin can aid in digestion while helping to reduce food inspired infections. Research shows that cumin can help with weight loss when added to low-calorie diets. Tests have shown Cumin may help manage blood sugar levels. This spice has is a rich source of iron.

 Curry can provide many health benefits. The spices used in curries, such as turmeric, ginger and chili are known for their anti-inflammatory properties as well as being of benefit to heart health and possible anti-cancer benefits.

 Ginger: Research shows that ginger contains hundreds of compounds and metabolites, of which some may contribute to your heart health and healing. While it helps to reduce nausea and inflammation, it is best known to enhance digestion. It is effective with pregnancy-related nausea and morning sickness. Ginger has been an effective natural remedy when fighting against menstrual pain. It helps with osteoarthritis sharing reductions in pain and stiffness. Ginger helps lower blood sugar levels.

Nutmeg is used in many sweet as well as savory Indian food dishes. It may also be used in small quantities in garam masala. Internationally, nutmeg is usually associated with sweet, spicy dishes like pies, puddings, custards, cookies and spice cakes. Nutmeg is a rich source of antioxidants to help protect against the signs of aging, heart disease and liver disease.

 Mustard Seeds: Indians mostly use black or brown mustard seeds as they are rich in fibers, selenium, manganese and magnesium, which boost our immunity, maintain various bodily mechanisms and are crucial for bone health. Mustard seeds contain numerous glucosinolates-derived antioxidants, including isothiocyanates and sinigrin. The yellow variety that is available in most American grocery stores is a fine substitute.

 Turmeric:  This ground up bright yellow spice gives Indian dishes their visual color while also being a flavor in curry dishes. Turmeric is a relative of the ginger root and is known for its anti-inflammatory properties that may help prevent heart attacks. Turmeric has been used for years as an Indian food spice and a medicinal herb. Turmeric studies show benefit against depression.

Master Chef Uday Kadam notes, “Take your time making your dining experiences tasty, enjoyable and memorable. While there are many wonderful flavors with healthy benefits in the spices and ingredients we add to our popular Indian dishes, our cuisine will always be custom tailored to meet your desired tastes!”

 Guru Indian Restaurant offers convenient dine-in, dine-out, ToGo takeout, delivery and catering services. Guru is a beautifully adorned Indian-styled environment with fresh flowers, artwork and plenty of comfortable outdoor seating. They have a staff ready to spoil you with personalized service. They are open from noon 7 days a week for lunches and dinners with Monday through Saturday hours until 9 PM and until 6 PM on Sundays. Walk-ins and reservations are always welcome. Located at 2400 US Highway 27, Suite 101 in Clermont, FL 34711. Call 352-241-9884 or visit: www.MyGuruToGo.com and www.GuruRestaurantCatering.com. Like and follow them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/gururestaurantclermont.

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