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The first one is definitely Gulab Jamoon...

Was the second one a little hard, but melted in your mouth, or was it crispy and fried?
 
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Ok.. the 3 rices I can think of off the top of my head are

Basmati - used for special occasions, light and fluffy
Jasmine - Fragrant aromatic, very nice
Sona Masoori - shorter grain grown in a specific region haven't actually tasted any..


heh i couldnt resist this one. i mean you DOWNPLAYED basmati rice over
jasmine???? wow... the word, basmati, in hindi, means the "QUEEN of FRAGRANCE"

and its not only used for special occasions, indians cook with it on an almost daily basis!

jasmine rice is more common with filipinos and other asian cultures.

never heard of this 'sona masoori' rice... ever.... :-?
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so here i was today driving around lunchtime, looking for something
different for lunch rather then the typical mcdonalds, burger king,
wendys, arbys, taco bell, mr pita, KFC, panera bread, subway, etc.. type
of food... and then i came to ponder over something that probably hasnt been invented yet...

or at least it doesnt exist in michigan or any state that i'm aware of...

Indian fast food chains!

yup. u heard me right.

McSamosa's!

Chicken Tikka Masala Happy Meals!

Tandoori Chicken Nuggets w/ choice of sauce (tamarind chutney is best!)

oh man... i'm seriously surprised that no venture capitalists have funded
some MBA's idea on this yet... i mean, COME ON! IT WOULD WORK! i
could even draw up a 5-10 year plan to make it work! although location
of these would be vital to business... new jersey, california, some cities
here in michigan (ie: troy, novi, etc...), and toronto would all be profitable!
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Tue May 09, 2006 12:44 pm

Gleek, I have to commend you on getting me interested in Indian food. A buddy of mine and I went to a new Indian place today for lunch. I had Chicken Tikka Masala (yeah, I know, the Indian equivalent of Chop Suey), but it was delicious. Also had some Nan bread.

Everything was awesome. I'll try some new stuff next time.
 
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Gleek, I have to commend you on getting me interested in Indian food. A buddy of mine and I went to a new Indian place today for lunch. I had Chicken Tikka Masala (yeah, I know, the Indian equivalent of Chop Suey), but it was delicious. Also had some Nan bread.

Everything was awesome. I'll try some new stuff next time.


Your very welcome. I just want everyone to realize that before I was even sent to India on a business trip that I absolutely HATED Indian food and would have nothing to do with it.... Why visiting the country and living there for 6 weeks took me 360 degrees from my original stance I can never explain!
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Tue May 09, 2006 2:27 pm

thegleek wrote:
druidcent wrote:
Ok.. the 3 rices I can think of off the top of my head are

Basmati - used for special occasions, light and fluffy
Jasmine - Fragrant aromatic, very nice
Sona Masoori - shorter grain grown in a specific region haven't actually tasted any..


heh i couldnt resist this one. i mean you DOWNPLAYED basmati rice over
jasmine???? wow... the word, basmati, in hindi, means the "QUEEN of FRAGRANCE"

and its not only used for special occasions, indians cook with it on an almost daily basis!

jasmine rice is more common with filipinos and other asian cultures.

never heard of this 'sona masoori' rice... ever.... :-?


Erm... my mistake.. Basmati is definitely the best.. the thing is in India at least, most of the Basmati rice is earmarked for export only, which means getting it locally is more expensive than the other types... However outside of India, basmati is definitely the rice of choice :D
 
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11 year thread necro - winning!

May not be fully authentic but I love Chicken Tikki Masala and Chicken 65.
 
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Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:39 pm

mmm, I like me some chicken korma, palak paneer, pakora, and mint chutney.
 
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Necro this: turmeric powder on long grains and pan breads, especially Basmati rice. It has decent analgesic effect, too.
 
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Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:23 pm

1. There's an indian food thread!!!??? :P :P :P
2. I could really go for some dry bhindi masala right now
3. goat biryani.

4. I really want to make a trashcan tandoor oven.
 
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Curried okra sounds pretty good to me... :D

I eat fried okra when I can get it, so I'll probely give Curried okra a try. I actually went to Indian restirent once for my birthday last year and got a bunch of stuff. I got lamb curry and a sample pack, and I want to give Indian food another chance again.
 
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I should mention that I did enjoy the Indian food even though it tastes a bit strange to me.
 
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I should mention that I did enjoy the Indian food even though it tastes a bit strange to me.

Anything that is seasoned with completely different spices and herbs than what you grew up eating will taste "a bit strange" at first. Maybe even "a lot strange".
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whm1974 wrote:
I should mention that I did enjoy the Indian food even though it tastes a bit strange to me.

Anything that is seasoned with completely different spices and herbs than what you grew up eating will taste "a bit strange" at first. Maybe even "a lot strange".

Yeah lamb tastes really strange to me since I don't eat it very often. Come to think of it, the curry is the third time I had lamb meat. Which is why I got it.
 
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Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:46 pm

mmmm curry. Most indian food is pretty damn good. I was having a grand ol' time with a palak aloo one for quite a while.
 
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Yeah lamb tastes really strange to me since I don't eat it very often. Come to think of it, the curry is the third time I had lamb meat. Which is why I got it.

Ever had gyros? The ones served at US fast food restaurants are usually a lamb/beef blend.

Goat is similar, but even more strongly flavored.
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There's a really good Indian/Nepali place just down the road and their lamb vindaloo is delicious (and spicy as hell). Haven't tried the goat yet, but they have it on the menu. Haven't had a bad thing from them yet.
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Anyone in the twin cities, MN area needs to check out Indian Masala in Maplewood. I've had quite a lot of Indian and this place is easily tops of anything I've had.
 
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whm1974 wrote:
Yeah lamb tastes really strange to me since I don't eat it very often. Come to think of it, the curry is the third time I had lamb meat. Which is why I got it.

Ever had gyros? The ones served at US fast food restaurants are usually a lamb/beef blend.

Goat is similar, but even more strongly flavored.

Yes, the first two times I had lamb were gyros. I think I rather have the lamb curry.
 
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Yes, the first two times I had lamb were gyros. I think I rather have the lamb curry.

Properly made gyros are delicious. The pieces of meat should be just a little crispy around the edge, but still moist... tzatziki sauce, raw onion, a little tomato, and feta cheese, served in pita bread that has been lightly griddled with some of the drippings from the roasting gyros. Yum!

Oh wait, we were talking about Indian food, not Greek-American food. :wink: I don't have anything against lamb curry either; it's also quite delicious. And it's probably healthier than the gyros.
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Yes, the first two times I had lamb were gyros. I think I rather have the lamb curry.

Properly made gyros are delicious. The pieces of meat should be just a little crispy around the edge, but still moist... tzatziki sauce, raw onion, a little tomato, and feta cheese, served in pita bread that has been lightly griddled with some of the drippings from the roasting gyros. Yum!

Oh wait, we were talking about Indian food, not Greek-American food. :wink: I don't have anything against lamb curry either; it's also quite delicious. And it's probably healthier than the gyros.

Now I'm getting hungry for both lamb gyros and lamb curry thanks to this thread. However how is goat curry? I might try that next time I go to a Indian place.
 
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However how is goat curry? I might try that next time I go to a Indian place.

Very similar to lamb curry, but IME goat tends to have a slightly "gamier" flavor.

Also, if you've never had matar paneer, you need to try it the next time you're having Indian food. It is Indian cottage cheese (paneer) and peas in curry sauce. I could almost be convinced to become a vegetarian if all vegetarian food was this good!
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whm1974 wrote:
However how is goat curry? I might try that next time I go to a Indian place.

Very similar to lamb curry, but IME goat tends to have a slightly "gamier" flavor.

Any foods you recommend next time I go to a Indian place?
 
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However how is goat curry? I might try that next time I go to a Indian place.

Very similar to lamb curry, but IME goat tends to have a slightly "gamier" flavor.

Any foods you recommend next time I go to a Indian place?

You posted as I was editing my last post. See above!
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Anyting else that is good?
 
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All of it! (That I've tried...)

So just try everything!
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Anyting else that is good?

You can't go wrong with chicken tikka masala. It's technically a british dish that was heavily influenced by Indian food but it's since become standard fare in Indian cuisine. Other dishes that are good are chicken vindaloo (oft similar to masala but also has potato in it) butter chicken (tikka masala with butter in the sauce), chicken korma, and any other curry sauce. Chicken chettinadu (strongly spiced curry), masala kozhi varutha curry, and various kinds of saag, which is a spinach based creamy dish that can be had with paneer, chana (chickpeas aka garbanzo beans), chicken, lamb, etc. If you want to play it safe, chicken tikka masala is usually a safe bet at most Indian restaurants. You have to get naan (a kind of delicious flatbread) when you're eating Indian, as well. Buttered and/or garlic are best for naan.

You can try going to a lunch buffet if you're worried about ordering something you don't like, but the lunch buffets at most Indian restaurants tend to have less flavor than the same entrees ordered individually during dinner time.
 
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whm1974 wrote:
Anyting else that is good?

You can't go wrong with chicken tikka masala. It's technically a british dish that was heavily influenced by Indian food but it's since become standard fare in Indian cuisine. Other dishes that are good are chicken vindaloo (oft similar to masala but also has potato in it) butter chicken (tikka masala with butter in the sauce), chicken korma, and any other curry sauce. Chicken chettinadu (strongly spiced curry), masala kozhi varutha curry, and various kinds of saag, which is a spinach based creamy dish that can be had with paneer, chana (chickpeas aka garbanzo beans), chicken, lamb, etc. If you want to play it safe, chicken tikka masala is usually a safe bet at most Indian restaurants. You have to get naan (a kind of delicious flatbread) when you're eating Indian, as well. Buttered and/or garlic are best for naan.

You can try going to a lunch buffet if you're worried about ordering something you don't like, but the lunch buffets at most Indian restaurants tend to have less flavor than the same entrees ordered individually during dinner time.

I think I either had the naan or maybe rota or whatever it is called before. The first and last time I went I got the lamb curry and a sample pack, and some bread as well.

I do give ethnic foods a chance when I have the opportunity to do so. And so far I haven't been disappointed yet.

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