Okay you b@stards. I went and tried Indian food at lunch. I basically bribed a co-worker to go with me.
u da man! woo woo!
It was an Indian Buffet. I normally loathe buffets, but this one comes highly recommended by some of our Indian co-workers and it allowed me to get a wide sample. The place was kind of a dump, but the food was terrific.
on contrare...indian buffets are the best way to try out new stuff!
Not much of it was labeled, so I had to guess at what some of it was. Of the labeled foods, my favorite was Butter Chicken, that was darn good. I had this other chickent dish that must have had a ton of ghee in it, curry, and some beans of some sort. That was my absolute favorite. The guy told me what it was, but I can't remember. It wasn't chicken tikka marsala.
yeah, usually all that stuff is labeled.. oh well. i doubt it was a ton of
ghee in it... a ton of ghee would give you the sh*ts for hours... and ghee
(clarified butter) is expensive...
Indian flatbread == win. Damn that stuff is good. There was another bread that had the consistency of cornbread, but it was white. I didn't care for that as much, it had no flavor. I'm kind of thinking I was supposed to pour some of the curries over it, but that didn't dawn on me until later.
flatbread is usually naan or roti, depending on a few factors...
flatbread is usually peppered and called chappati
the other bread yer referring to is called idli... its used to dip in sambar, dal, and rasam.
I think I'm going to have to try some of the other restaurants in town. One down the road from my home is more of a sitdown and server restaurant. I'd really like to try that.
Thanks for the suggestions!!!
yay for you! now only if we could convert frobozz in to trying it out like you did!