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Vanity - Want to try Indian food for the first time
10/13/2012 | Me

Posted on 10/13/2012 6:57:52 PM PDT by MarkL

I'm looking for some advice on trying Indian (like Raj Kuthrapali Indian, not "come to our casinos" Indian) food for the first time.


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KEYWORDS: advice; buffet; food; indian
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Hi All!

Every now and then, I like to try something new, and I've decided that I'm going to try going to an Indian buffet tomorrow afternoon for lunch, and I don't have the faintest idea with what to expect or to try.

I know that there are different curries, but I have never had curry. I know that they've got chutneys, but I have never tried a chutney. I don't know Biryani from Tandoori from saag. I don't know what Lassi or Nan is.

I would like to try something different, and I like mild to medium spicy foods... I once made the mistake of trying something "spicy" at a Thai restaurant, and I won't make that mistake again. I hope they've got some "exotic" meats, like lamb and goat. I wonder if they'll have chicken, but I doubt they'll have beef or pork. (Reminds me of a "Big Bang Theory" with Howard's mother speaking to Raj's parents, "How can there not be a single "Outback Steakhouse" in the entire country of India?!?!)

For people in the KC area, I've been through Yelp, and it looks like it will be either at "Korma Sutra", or maybe "Chilli N Spice" in Overland Park.

Any advice on what I should try or avoid would be very much appreciated! And if you have any descriptions of what the different dishes are, I'd be very appreciative. Wikipedia wasn't very helpful.

Thanks!

Mark

1 posted on 10/13/2012 6:57:59 PM PDT by MarkL
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Try the Chickan Marsala.


2 posted on 10/13/2012 7:00:10 PM PDT by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: MarkL

Forget about Indian food....just go someplace else and get fried chicken and vote for Romney. Nothing else really matters right now.


3 posted on 10/13/2012 7:01:39 PM PDT by Dave W
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To: MarkL

Tandoori chicken is usually a pretty safe bet. It’s not as saucy as some indian dishes, it’s chicken, it’s good. Eat it with naan (flat bread) or rice.


4 posted on 10/13/2012 7:04:27 PM PDT by JenB
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To: MarkL

There is an Indian restaurant down by the farmers market. Food is ok. I prefer the Italian deli though. Best seafood salad I ever had. ButI digress..

For Indian buffet, there will be a meatball type dish. Chick peas in curry, tandoori chicken, nan, some cottage cheese dish which I find disgusting and some lentil dish which is good. Of course there is rice.

There is nothing out there that will kill you spice wise” you will have to add it.

Good luck.


5 posted on 10/13/2012 7:04:38 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz
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Get a job at a hi tech company, befriend your Indian co-workers, they’ll introduce you to Indian food, but do it fast before your job is outsourced to Bangalore.


6 posted on 10/13/2012 7:04:38 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: MarkL

Mmmmm, I love Indian food. I would classify it as “fragrant.” Try the mango pudding if they have it on the buffet.


7 posted on 10/13/2012 7:04:50 PM PDT by Wage Slave (Army Mom!)
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To: MarkL

http://cleveland.indians.mlb.com/cle/ballpark/dining/index.jsp


8 posted on 10/13/2012 7:05:31 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: MarkL

Most Indian restaurants I have visited will gladly tell you which foods are hot or mild. They want your repeat business and understand that most visitors have a hard time enjoying Indian food that is hot.


9 posted on 10/13/2012 7:05:41 PM PDT by doc1019
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Lamb or Chicken Vindaloo and a lager

make Dave Lister proud!

10 posted on 10/13/2012 7:07:35 PM PDT by Reily (l)
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To: MarkL

Nothing special. I’d rather have a cheeseburger and fries any time


11 posted on 10/13/2012 7:07:40 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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It would depend on what city you live in but I love curry. Chicago has a lot of Indian places and a big Indian neighborhood. Lots of good stuff.

I would be reluctant to go to a restaurant in a small town if it is like Chinese restaurants there. Indian restaurants do have chicken dishes and the waiter should be able to direct you along the lines you would wish.

My first time eating Indian food I was in a NYC restaurant and ordered a nice hot curry and a ginger beer. Well the beer was hotter than the curry so I almost died. It is fairly cheap so you can try several things without bankruptcy or a combo plate.

12 posted on 10/13/2012 7:08:20 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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Hey Mark,

If the Indian Restaurant is a good one, you should should enjoy the food.
A curry is like our gravy. It is a combination of spices and curries can vary
depending on the dish. If you can get beyond the way the food looks, you will
enjoy. Most Indians are vegiterians, so they are skilled in making basic vegitables taste very good and different.
You will probably have a choice of chicken curry or Tandore Chicken
Give us a review after you have tried it. Enjoy.


13 posted on 10/13/2012 7:08:23 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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Meat (you won’t see any Beef):
Chicken Makhani
Chicken Tikka Masala
Chicken Chili
Chicken Jalfrezi

Veggie:
Dal Makhani - Lentils/Butter Sauce
Bayngan Bharta - Roasted Eggplant, Onions, Tomatoes
Vegetable Korma


14 posted on 10/13/2012 7:08:41 PM PDT by snakechopper
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15 posted on 10/13/2012 7:08:51 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Perdogg

LOLOL.

“I’ll be playing here all week; try the veal.” -HY


16 posted on 10/13/2012 7:08:56 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The 0bummer Penguin: I played this country like a harp from hell.)
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To: MarkL

Indian food is my favorite.

After eating it for the first time, I discovered I had taste buds I never knew existed.

My only compliant about Indian restaurants is that they generally serve meager portions, and when I eat out I like to pig out.


17 posted on 10/13/2012 7:09:28 PM PDT by Age of Reason
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You’ll smell like curry!


18 posted on 10/13/2012 7:09:59 PM PDT by 9422WMR (Life is not fair, just deal with it)
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To: MarkL

Chicken Tikka Masala with rice....hot but delicious.


19 posted on 10/13/2012 7:10:27 PM PDT by stboz
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To: MarkL
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20 posted on 10/13/2012 7:11:14 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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