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Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:30 am

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Ok let me tell u the best Indian food u can have..... In India usually when we want to eat the best food we will move near any village or near Highway where there is place called Dhaba (very small hotel) ...... where u have to sit on the bed which is made of khathi..(its a thread which covers the bed) now u dont get a dish but u get a dish made of leaf... and yum the food at Dhaba is good.... its heaven :D


well ppl like me have been to your country, and i'm well aware of what
a dhaba is... it's most definately NOT a small motel... in comparison to
america, it's like driving down to the ghetto and eating food next to a
garbage dump. there's dogs and cats running around constantly begging
for food, and all the aluminum bowls/plates are hand-washed... yeah you
get a plantain leaf to eat on (not true of all dhabas), but the food they
serve is good, kinda homemade-feel to it, but i most certainly would not
consider it the 'best' food... its what road travelers eat on a long journey
between destinations for the most part.

I beg to differ. Looks like you went to the wrong place. Dhabas are really nice places to have food during travelling. The food is home made and usually very tasty. There are some ones though like the ones you mentioned. Dhabas are really godsends for even us, native travellers going to another part of our country. And usually the dhaba owners are very friendly people, pointing out some beautiful places you could visit on the way
 
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Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:31 am

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Then u certainly got me wrong there.... There are Dhabas where u dont get garbage....yes cats and dogs are always there to make sure every thing is clean :P ...Its a clean place but only thing which i like is the quiet and u r sitting under the tree.... fresh air.... Lassi,,,, dahi,,, curry,,,sabzi,,,Roti,,,,salad,,, oh jesus i am feeling hungry now got to go :D ... Have u been such places..... i can name them even.....


um of course i've been to such places. i lived in india for 6 weeks dude.
i've eaten at 10-20 dhabas at least. and NO i can't name them... but yeah
sitting outside on dirty wooden benches and eating food with flies all over
the place is NOT my version of eating good. pfft :P
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Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:39 am

thegleek wrote:
um of course i've been to such places. i lived in india for 6 weeks dude.
i've eaten at 10-20 dhabas at least. and NO i can't name them... but yeah
sitting outside on dirty wooden benches and eating food with flies all over
the place is NOT my version of eating good. pfft :P


Now i can bet u have been to a dirty place.. :D .... The places of which i am talking about are in the fields near the highway not on highway or near the road side ...... u have to enter the field where some times if ur lucky then ur car can come or else u have to walk in atleast 300meters :wink:
By the way where did u eat... i would not say it a Dhaba ..... it is called a Galla... :lol:
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Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:44 am

Jigar2speed5095 wrote:
Now i can bet u have been to a dirty place.. :D .... The places of which i am talking about are in the fields near the highway not on highway or near the road side ...... u have to enter the field where some times if ur lucky then ur car can come or else u have to walk in atleast 300meters :wink:
By the way where did u eat... i would not say it a Dhaba ..... it is called a Galla... :lol:


no. they were -all- dhaba's. i know how to read sighs. anyways.

to clue in the other 90% of the readers here who are lost, click:

http://images.google.com/images?svnum=1 ... r=&q=dhaba

to see images of what dhabas look like in india. :)
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Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:47 am

thegleek wrote:
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Then u certainly got me wrong there.... There are Dhabas where u dont get garbage....yes cats and dogs are always there to make sure every thing is clean :P ...Its a clean place but only thing which i like is the quiet and u r sitting under the tree.... fresh air.... Lassi,,,, dahi,,, curry,,,sabzi,,,Roti,,,,salad,,, oh jesus i am feeling hungry now got to go :D ... Have u been such places..... i can name them even.....


um of course i've been to such places. i lived in india for 6 weeks dude.
i've eaten at 10-20 dhabas at least. and NO i can't name them... but yeah
sitting outside on dirty wooden benches and eating food with flies all over
the place is NOT my version of eating good. pfft :P

May I ask you where you stayed? Next time you visit India drop me a line. I'll try to get one of my friends to show you the places which ought to be seen and some really good dhabas with delicious food.
 
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Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:49 am

thegleek wrote:
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Now i can bet u have been to a dirty place.. :D .... The places of which i am talking about are in the fields near the highway not on highway or near the road side ...... u have to enter the field where some times if ur lucky then ur car can come or else u have to walk in atleast 300meters :wink:
By the way where did u eat... i would not say it a Dhaba ..... it is called a Galla... :lol:


no. they were -all- dhaba's. i know how to read sighs. anyways.

to clue in the other 90% of the readers here who are lost, click:

http://images.google.com/images?svnum=1 ... r=&q=dhaba

to see images of what dhabas look like in india. :)


Well thanks for the link but i dont see the flies there and by the way there are some Hotel photos also in dhabas section....eerrrr. :lol:
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Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:54 am

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May I ask you where you stayed? Next time you visit India drop me a line. I'll try to get one of my friends to show you the places which ought to be seen and some really good dhabas with delicious food.


where i stayed when i lived there? the first 3 weeks some hotel in
bangalore... forgot the name of the street, but it was like 100 characters
long... haha.. crazy names ya'll got over there...

the last 3 weeks they put me up in a better hotel (still in bangalore), during
our visit to chennai, we stayed at a hotel that has been featured in a
bollywood movie, which was cool! gotta love those 5 star hotels, eh?

and we'll DEFINATELY be visiting India again. not sure how SOON it'll
be, but if yer still living there, we'll look you up. but i should have a handful
of indian friends leftover from my last visit :)

the most addicting indian stuff i had over there were those cucumber
salads with that crunchy stuff on top of it... and the mangosteen shakes
i got daily from the lassi bar. *yum*
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Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:03 am

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thegleek wrote:
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Then u certainly got me wrong there.... There are Dhabas where u dont get garbage....yes cats and dogs are always there to make sure every thing is clean :P ...Its a clean place but only thing which i like is the quiet and u r sitting under the tree.... fresh air.... Lassi,,,, dahi,,, curry,,,sabzi,,,Roti,,,,salad,,, oh jesus i am feeling hungry now got to go :D ... Have u been such places..... i can name them even.....


um of course i've been to such places. i lived in india for 6 weeks dude.
i've eaten at 10-20 dhabas at least. and NO i can't name them... but yeah
sitting outside on dirty wooden benches and eating food with flies all over
the place is NOT my version of eating good. pfft :P

May I ask you where you stayed? Next time you visit India drop me a line. I'll try to get one of my friends to show you the places which ought to be seen and some really good dhabas with delicious food.


Ya sure i am from Gujarat u will love to stay during Navaratri festivals .... :P
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Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:06 am

Jigar2speed5095 wrote:
Ya sure i am from Gujarat u will love to stay during Navaratri festivals .... :P

he was talking to me, but whatev... i've only visited the southern parts
of india and love them so... gujarat is northwest part of india near the
punjab's... i wish i could visit during the holi and diwali holidays...

ps> i have 100's of pix during my time in bangalore, ooty, and beyond at:

http://www.thegleek.com/pix/thumbnails.php?album=1

enjoy and any questions/comments plz say so! :)
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Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:12 am

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Ya sure i am from Gujarat u will love to stay during Navaratri festivals .... :P

he was talking to me, but whatev... i've only visited the southern parts
of india and love them so... gujarat is northwest part of india near the
punjab's... i wish i could visit during the holi and diwali holidays...

ps> i have 100's of pix during my time in bangalore, ooty, and beyond at:

http://www.thegleek.com/pix/thumbnails.php?album=1

enjoy and any questions/comments plz say so! :)


Holi and Diwali are good but i can tell u ..... Navratri's are awsome here in Gujarat...... 9 days girls and boys dance to gather worshiping God..... Oh girls are so beautiful to watch ...... and enjoy :D
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Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:15 am

Jigar2speed5095 wrote:
Holi and Diwali are good but i can tell u ..... Navratri's are awsome here in Gujarat...... 9 days girls and boys dance to gather worshiping God..... Oh girls are so beautiful to watch ...... and enjoy :D


yeah i dont get into that whole god thing and all your religious beliefs,
but watching the dances are definately entertaining...
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Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:17 am

thegleek wrote:
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Holi and Diwali are good but i can tell u ..... Navratri's are awsome here in Gujarat...... 9 days girls and boys dance to gather worshiping God..... Oh girls are so beautiful to watch ...... and enjoy :D


yeah i dont get into that whole god thing and all your religious beliefs,
but watching the dances are definately entertaining...

Nop u r not getting my point we dont dance we move on a long trip with ...... u know :P
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Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:22 am

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Nop u r not getting my point we dont dance we move on a long trip with ...... u know :P

...with?

forbidden sex? charas?
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Nop u r not getting my point we dont dance we move on a long trip with ...... u know :P

...with?

forbidden sex? charas?


no never i dont do that ..... we move to long trip with our girlfriends and enjoy whole night ......(no sex) :wink:
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Jigar2speed5095 wrote:
no never i dont do that ..... we move to long trip with our girlfriends and enjoy whole night ......(no sex) :wink:


lol whats the point of not having sex? recently in INDIA TIMES, they
did some strong statistics versus last years numbers and indians are indeed
having more premartial sex then you wish to believe... :) so times are
indeed changing, and the yound indian generation are caring LESS about
the rituals and their religious beliefs of yesteryear....
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Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:28 am

thegleek wrote:
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no never i dont do that ..... we move to long trip with our girlfriends and enjoy whole night ......(no sex) :wink:


lol whats the point of not having sex? recently in INDIA TIMES, they
did some strong statistics versus last years numbers and indians are indeed
having more premartial sex then you wish to believe... :) so times are
indeed changing, and the yound indian generation are caring LESS about
the rituals and their religious beliefs of yesteryear....


Ya sometime we do it but hey i am married... :lol: dont tell this to my wife
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Jigar2speed5095 wrote:
Ya sometime we do it but hey i am married... :lol: dont tell this to my wife


LOL AH HA! now i know why u have so much fun now! ... now add some
charas to the picture, and your trip will be fun tenfold! :)
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Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:32 am

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Ya sometime we do it but hey i am married... :lol: dont tell this to my wife


LOL AH HA! now i know why u have so much fun now! ... now add some
charas to the picture, and your trip will be fun tenfold! :)


u know what my wife is my girl friend and i love her.... She can be compared to charas :lol:
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Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:35 am

I've never had Indian food. Scary, but true.

I love Japanese food, love Thai and Vietnamese, so it's not the spices or anything that I'm worried about. I guess it's more the fact that no one I know will try it with me.

We didn't have Indian restaurants where I grew up in Florida and when I moved up here to Illinois, everyone is just meat and potatoes, no interest in exotic foods. Despite the fact that we have 5 or 6 Indian restaurants in my little town because of the medium sized Indian community that works at outsourced computer resources for my employer.

You guys are making me hungry, I'm just gonna have to go by myself if I can't get anyone to try it with me.
 
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are you that unsure of yourself that you cant try something new by yourself
without having someone to hold your hand?

here, i'll put some ease into it, for indian n00bs, most ppl generally order and enjoy these items:

chicken tikka masala
butter chicken
samosa
(vegetarian is better cuz it has aloo/potatoes in it) w/ tamarind chutney
garlic naan
masala dosia w/sambar
tandoori chicken
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No, it's just that I don't like dining alone.
 
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Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:11 am

thegleek wrote:
Jigar2speed5095 wrote:
no never i dont do that ..... we move to long trip with our girlfriends and enjoy whole night ......(no sex) :wink:


lol whats the point of not having sex? recently in INDIA TIMES, they
did some strong statistics versus last years numbers and indians are indeed
having more premartial sex then you wish to believe... :) so times are
indeed changing, and the yound indian generation are caring LESS about
the rituals and their religious beliefs of yesteryear....

Guess so... :roll:

But it so happens that I am 17 and still am a virgin. :o
 
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Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:26 am

Um, food? Vindaloos? Curries? Naans? This thread has a topic, please stick to it.

Thanks for listening.
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Captain Ned wrote:
Um, food? Vindaloos? Curries? Naans? This thread has a topic, please stick to it.

Thanks for listening.

Sure. Guess this thread got hijacked a bit. Yeah I'll talk about curries a lot more here. Satisfied chief?
 
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Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:53 am

At the risk of sending this off to R&P, the conservative bent of India can be directly related to the British Victorian influence. They were really stuck up..

On the other hand, they brought a lot of yummy vegetables that have been adopted into indian cooking... I don't believe tomatoes or potatoes are native to India, nor garlic... Onions I'm not sure about either... I'll have to get back to you on the rest of the foods that the british introduced to India...
 
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lordtottuu wrote:
Captain Ned wrote:
Um, food? Vindaloos? Curries? Naans? This thread has a topic, please stick to it.

Thanks for listening.

Sure. Guess this thread got hijacked a bit. Yeah I'll talk about curries a lot more here. Satisfied chief?


:evil: OK so the topic -IS- about INDIAN FOOD? so that means every friggin
post here HAS to be ONLY about INDIAN FOOD? i think not sir. no friggin
way. unless you want me to open 50 other threads that deal with different
aspects of this post i see absolutely NO HARM in varying a little off from
the original topic... especially when it still deals with the Indian culture/society as a whole... :evil:
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thegleek wrote:
lordtottuu wrote:
Captain Ned wrote:
Um, food? Vindaloos? Curries? Naans? This thread has a topic, please stick to it.

Thanks for listening.

Sure. Guess this thread got hijacked a bit. Yeah I'll talk about curries a lot more here. Satisfied chief?


:evil: OK so the topic -IS- about INDIAN FOOD? so that means every friggin
post here HAS to be ONLY about INDIAN FOOD? i think not sir. no friggin
way. unless you want me to open 50 other threads that deal with different
aspects of this post i see absolutely NO HARM in varying a little off from
the original topic... especially when it still deals with the Indian culture/society as a whole... :evil:

Don't get angry man. Why don't you just open a thread for Indian culture where we can talk to our hearts wishes and leave this thread alone. Topics about food mustn't have replies about sex . Honestly. BTW I know that I replied irrelevantly but I guess we got carried away.
 
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lordtottuu wrote:
Don't get angry man. Why don't you just open a thread for Indian culture where we can talk to our hearts wishes and leave this thread alone. Topics about food mustn't have replies about sex . Honestly. BTW I know that I replied irrelevantly but I guess we got carried away.


oh i try not to get angry, but this site is far from lax, i mean we cant even
go off topic for a bit without having a mod jump down our back for it...
i mean is that really necessary? i think not.
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thegleek wrote:
lordtottuu wrote:
Captain Ned wrote:
Um, food? Vindaloos? Curries? Naans? This thread has a topic, please stick to it.

Thanks for listening.

Sure. Guess this thread got hijacked a bit. Yeah I'll talk about curries a lot more here. Satisfied chief?


:evil: OK so the topic -IS- about INDIAN FOOD? so that means every friggin
post here HAS to be ONLY about INDIAN FOOD? i think not sir. no friggin
way. unless you want me to open 50 other threads that deal with different
aspects of this post i see absolutely NO HARM in varying a little off from
the original topic... especially when it still deals with the Indian culture/society as a whole... :evil:


I agree with u .....
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Thu Apr 06, 2006 12:14 pm

thanks for the agreement. i mean we're ALL adults here. and we know
there are rules that are applicable to these forums. fine. but does one
need to be so anal to ALWAYS jump in and lock threads or mention that
we should stay on topic? whats wrong with a little conversation that
strays from the OT a bit? none. its all good as long as its not spam or
flaming each other. geez.
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