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    Odd question about Indian food

    Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:40 pm Groupie
    I know this is an odd question, but could use some input.

    I've eaten Indian only once and that was a number of years ago at a buffet. I'm meeting my mom tomorrow for lunch at a new restaurant that has opened.

    What would you suggest to someone not experienced in Indian food as what to order? I don't mind spicy, but I'm in central Alabama so I'm sure the spice level has been toned down to fit the area.

    What is your favorite Indian dish?

    Thanks icon_biggrin.gif
    Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:58 pm Groupie
    Hmmm, that might depend upon what's on the menu there. Unfortunately, I've had some dreadful brown mystery glop in an Indian restaurant buffet. The best dishes feature fresh veggies. Lots of cauliflower, spinach, potatoes, chickpeas. They might bring out all sorts of dippy things and flatbread of some sort to start, but don't fill up on that. Chicken Tikka, which is not really very authentic, may be the most popular curry-type dish in the UK. Butter chicken is also very popular and there are several versions of that in the database you can check out. Paneer is a fresh cheese used in many vegetarian dishes, and raitas are salady-type accompaniments that usually use yogurt. Hope it's a great meal!
    Have some tea with coriander, it's the best.
    Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:13 pm Groupie
    The one place I ate has since closed down, but they had fantastic reviews for the food. We are wondering if it might be the same people? So long ago, and a buffet it is impossible to remember what I had, but it was tasty. I do know that I prefer yellow curry over red, so that may very well point me where to go.

    I'm really looking forward to this meal. I always enjoy trying new food. As back woods are we are here, we have quite a large choice of ethnic foods (Thai, Korean, Vietnamese, Indian, Peruvian, Mexican, etc), and it keeps growing icon_biggrin.gif
    Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:51 pm Groupie
    Perhaps they have a menu on-line that you could look at. Or else, you could ask your server for suggestions stating that you prefer the yellow curry over red.
    Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:59 pm Groupie
    threeovens wrote:
    Perhaps they have a menu on-line that you could look at. Or else, you could ask your server for suggestions stating that you prefer the yellow curry over red.

    They have just opened, and I don't even know the name of the place yet icon_eek.gif I was also thinking about asking the servers. While I don't know what I would want, I could at least articulate what I like, and don't like, to narrow the choices icon_biggrin.gif

    I'm willing to venture a bit to get a better feel of Indian food. Just don't know where to start...sorta icon_biggrin.gif
    Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:56 pm Groupie
    I have to think that the best thing would be to ask the servers. Mention that you're newbies; they should have some good suggestions.

    Don't be embarrassed about asking. They know they're bringing something new to the area.
    Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:22 pm Groupie
    It was a great lunch icon_biggrin.gif They offered a buffet. Didn't see a menu, but didn't ask for one either. They had quite a variety. Zeldaz, they did offer a lot of what you mentioned and a number of items I had come across last night searching. The owner mentioned the tikka was loved by everyone. We thought it was good, but really fell in love with the veggie korma icon_biggrin.gif
    Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:44 pm Groupie
    Sounds great, wish we had an Indian restaurant here. icon_cry.gif
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