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A leading music instrument

The name rabaab, (also spelled rubab or rebab) can refer to several roughly similar string instruments. The rabaab is a leading instrument in the music of the Arabs and is played all over the Middle East and North Africa. It gets its name from the Arabic word which means “played with a bow” and, confusingly, often also serves as a generic term for any string instrument played with a bow. But the rabaab played in central Asia, where the instrument is the mainstay of Pashtun, Tajik, Turkish, Kashmiri, Baluch, and Iranian Kurdish classical musicians are always plucked rather than played with a bow and often has an entirely different construction to the one played in Arab countries. The rabaab is attested from the 7th century CE. It is mentioned in old Persian books, and many Sufi poets mention it in their poems. It is the traditional instrument of Khorasan and is widely used in countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, India, Iran, Turkey, Iraq, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, as well as the Xinjiang province of northwest China. The rabaab was the first instrument used by Sikhism……….


Lion of instruments

Rabaab is a short-necked lute carved out of a single piece of wood, the rabaab is known as the “lion of instruments” in Afghanistan where it is one of two principal instruments that form a major component of Afghan classical music and, outside of the country, it is often referred to as the “Kabuli rabaab” (also widely acknowledged as the parent of the Indian sarod) to distinguish it from other versions of the instrument notably the one played in North India.
1) What is food safety?

From preparation to bringing food to customers’ tables, numerous procedures and steps are taken to ensure the safety of all food intended for human consumption, helping to prevent major foodborne illnesses. All Restaurants are required to abide by several local, national, and international standards, rules, and laws that govern food safety management.

Rabaab, a Restaurant introducing Indian food in Amsterdam Restaurant suggests to the best extent possible, food safety must become ingrained in your restaurant’s culture. The goal of food safety management is to go above and beyond simply meeting the requirements of a health inspection. It is important to act morally and to make investments in your restaurant’s future

2) What is sustainable packing and are you also taking this initiative?

Food businesses must have ethical packaging, especially those that offer takeaway, and it should strive to convey to customers the brand’s commitment to the environment. Currently, we are taking -steps towards environmentally friendly packing, and biodegradable plastic containers. Following consumer input, we have begun offering stainless steel tiffin boxes & biodegradable plastic containers as well. Don’t panic if you see some new packaging, though; we are a young firm and packaging is a constantly changing phenomenon. To determine the best and most practical packaging for everyone, Indian food in Amsterdam Restaurant is tested and taken steps accordingly.

3) How can I store my leftover food?
  • We’re all definitely guilty of ordering too much for dinner and having to cope with a significant amount of leftover food. So, here’s how you can preserve the surplus food in these methods rather than throwing it out.
  • First, knowing how long your food is in its best condition in the fridge or freezer is essential. Just because leftover food can taste or smell okay doesn’t necessarily imply that it’s safe to consume.
  • Within two hours of cooking, any remaining food should be placed in the refrigerator or freezer. This will stop the spread of dangerous microorganisms.
  • All leftovers should be kept in shallow, sealable containers so they can cool more quickly.

Rabaab, Indian food in Amsterdam Restaurant, advised heating as much of the food as you believe you can consume and to refrain from doing it more than once.

4) I am craving something light, can Rabaab suggest what I can eat?

Idlis are delicious steamed rice cakes that go well with the Sambar and Coconut, mustard Chutney.
Idlis, which are popular among South Indian families, are soft, fluffy, and ivory in color. Rice cakes made from fermented lentils and rice batter and cooked in tiny circular moulds are light snacks. When you want to give your stomach a break from spicy flavours, idlis are the perfect snack because they are light and gentle tasting. Beyond the typical size and side dishes, idli can be made in other ways. Idlis of any size can be stuffed with masala veggie stuffing or soaked in sambar. Semolina is used as the base for the batter in Rava idli rather than rice. Idlis are cooked with coriander and curry leaves in a meal called malli idli. Regardless of the variance, they are typically served with a liquid base like sambar, tomato chutney, or ghee.

5) I am tired of eating dry pulao and biryani. Is there any side dish or something that goes well with vegetable pulao and biryani?

It’s a Yes from Rabaab, where you can find Indian food in Amsterdam. You can pair pulao or biryani with a variety of foods. There are various possibilities, including achar, raita, and Fryums(dry rice & maida chips, that you later fry with pulao ).

Superb raita will offer the ideal balance to a dinner or lunch, its blend of curd, coriander, and veggies like cucumber, onion, and tomato helps to cut through the heat of spicier foods. Good raita is something of an underappreciated hero in the realm of accompaniments. Boondi raita, which incorporates chat masala for a hint of tanginess and crunchy balls of fried gram flour that are added right before serving, is nearly a meal in and of itself.