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Indian food- teh taystee...

Old 01-26-06, 11:54 AM
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Indian food- teh taystee...

Just had some scrumtrilescent chick peas marsala and some sort of seriously tasty lentil glop for lunch. Indian food is ahead of Italian and behind Thai and Japanese in my favorite ethnic food varieties. Maybe I'd better learn the names of the various dishes... T

There's a local place with a huge menu of mostly North Indian and some South Indian stuff, any recommendations?

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Old 01-26-06, 12:00 PM
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Potatoe Pakoras. Chicken Masala.
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Since you're in Chicago, why dont you goto Devon Street, they have "little India" there with a ton of restaurants and grocery shops. Just be careful not to get run over by an elephant
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The Lentils Are called Dal. Orange Dal is my favorite
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The food in my refrigerator is always scared when I go to an Indian restaurant...they're worried they'll be outsourced.
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Old 01-26-06, 12:05 PM
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There's a couple of pretty decent buffets around here. I made the mistake of going in there one time wearing a suit... The suit smelled like curry for days afterward.
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Old 01-26-06, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Mankal
Since you're in Chicago, why dont you goto Devon Street, they have "little India" there with a ton of restaurants and grocery shops. Just be careful not to get run over by an elephant
That street is amazing, it has a great Polish/eastern European section as well.

The Indian section is fairly intimidating, any recommendations on good Chicago area Indian restaurants would be appreciated.
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Old 01-26-06, 12:12 PM
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I was forced into trying Indian by my wife a few years ago. I started mild (just a spiced chicked and lamb, no sause) and Naan. It was delicious. I then started trying different sauses and dishes and loved about every one. I really dig it.

I still dont' like chick peas and lentils however. But damn, it's some seriously good food.
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Old 01-26-06, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Hiro11
Just had some scrumtrilescent chick peas marsala...

Indian food is ahead of Italian...
Sounds like they've actually been combined.

Chicago has an outpost of Udupi Palace. Pretty good dosas.
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I've got a dinner/movie date Friday and she wants Indian food.
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I've got a dinner/movie date Friday and she wants Indian food.
Whatever you do, don't bring maize
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Originally Posted by Rockmjd23
Whatever you do, don't bring maize
Not sure what you mean but ok. I won't.
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Old 01-26-06, 12:47 PM
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lol it was a bad indian = native american joke, sorry
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Old 01-26-06, 12:54 PM
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Well prepared Indian food is manna from heaven.

Bad Indian food is unedible.

There is no in-between. That's the weird thing about Indian food.
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Indian food huh? Maybe I'll drive 3 or 400 miles to try it some day.
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Old 01-26-06, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by dork
Sounds like they've actually been combined.

Chicago has an outpost of Udupi Palace. Pretty good dosas.
I plead idiocy and general ignorance...my usual plea.

Dosas are tasty.

Indian beer is pretty bad, though.
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If you're ever in Christchurch, New Zealand, check out Little India. Wicked good.

There're actually a bunch of them around New Zealand. They're all great.
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Aloo paratha---melt-in-your-mouth soft flat bread stuffed with spiced mashed potatoes and peas......ahhhhhhh.......
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how was their nahn?
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Old 01-26-06, 07:28 PM
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Lamb vindaloo or chicken biriyani with raita and naan...mmm...
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how was their nahn?
The one let down...tasted like a day old pita...
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Old 01-26-06, 07:47 PM
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Bangalore Phaal.
Chicken Tikka Masala.
Garlic or Onion Naan.
There's a wicked good potato curry but I can't remember the name.
Palak Paneer is very good.

Also for dessert try the little donut hole thingies dipped in honey sauce.
Or Kulfi ice cream.
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I can never get the names right but I do know Indian food is yummy. I just point and say "gimme".
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