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Posted: 8/30/2015 1:07:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/30/2015 1:08:56 PM EST by simplemitch]
I'm taking a few friends to an Indian restaurant (long after buffet hours) that have never had Indian food. I'm gonna order a few different things so we can go "family style" and try a bit of everything.

What are your favorites and why?



Definitely getting Butter Chicken (I like it over Tikka masala, its creamier and has a better spice profile), Vegetable Pakora (who wouldn't like spicy deep fried veggies?), and a boatload of Naan (garlic and cheese, yummmm!).

What else should I order?
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:09:32 PM EST
Korma is a good, mildish food that can be made with a variety of different meats. I prefer lamb or goat.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:11:31 PM EST
I like Tandoori chicken, as well as a mild chicken curry. Never been huge on Indian spices, but the mild stuff has been kind to me. A nice mango lassi is always welcome, too!
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:12:42 PM EST
If they got tikka masala go for that. It's so damn good.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:13:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Naamah:
Korma is a good, mildish food that can be made with a variety of different meats. I prefer lamb or goat.
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Mutton korma!
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:13:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By netstorm:
If they got tikka masala go for that. It's so damn good.
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And a classic
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:14:50 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Naamah:
Korma is a good, mildish food that can be made with a variety of different meats. I prefer lamb or goat.
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Lamb Korma...

Dammit now I'm hungry!


Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:15:18 PM EST
Get some samosas for appetizers.

I like Channa Masala myself.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:15:32 PM EST
Get some of the different flat breads too. Pickled chutney/yogurt/chickpea dips with it. In addition to what the others have said a vindaloo is nice if you want some heat.

Honestly it's hard to say without seeing the menu. The foods vary from region to region, and their take on different dishes will be noticeable.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:15:58 PM EST
Bannock is ok but not great.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:19:32 PM EST
Samosas for an appetizer and then lamb masala or aloo gobi. Those are my staples.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:20:14 PM EST
My favorite local place has a goat kadai and some curried lamb meatballs that are great. And their tandoori shrimp are awesome too.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:24:02 PM EST
I do have to say tikka masala is a pretty good representation of Indian cuisine.

I make it at home probably once a month with home made naan.

An eggplant curry would be a good vegan dish for accompaniment.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:24:10 PM EST
rogan josh

saag gosht

ask for "Indian hot"
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:28:11 PM EST
I probably will order the Tikka in addition to the Butter Chicken even though they are so similar. And The samosas, too. Likely will order some Jeer Aloo, as its a pretty safe bet.

Here is the menu, in case you want to look it over:



Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:33:12 PM EST
Saag or palak paneer, any byriani and samosas FTW. As hot as they'll make it, #6 at my local place.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:38:52 PM EST
My mother lives in Mt. Pleasant. I should take her there.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:39:43 PM EST
I'd try the lamb chops, maybe get a goat dish.

Sag. Spinich and cheese is tasty.

Pratha, naan, etc...

Then a few saucy dishes.

For desert a little kheer is very refreshing.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:39:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/30/2015 1:40:07 PM EST by echo459]
Mattar Paneer is good !!

Lamb curry and samosas
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:40:11 PM EST
Bindi Marsala and Mulagwatani Soup.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:41:38 PM EST
I like to try different foods. Only have had Indian once. It was horrible. Howver it was more than likely the restaurant. I take Americanized Indian may be the worse thing going.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:46:47 PM EST
Chicken Tikka Madras
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:50:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/30/2015 1:50:30 PM EST by us-kiwi]
Dot or Feather?

Oh, never mind, after reading more I see it's Dot.

Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:56:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/30/2015 1:58:47 PM EST by Silver_Surfer]
I'll have the Freda Pinto


and a side order of Padma Lakshmi





just in case, Miramani
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 2:08:27 PM EST
Tika Marsala (?) good stuff!!
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 2:14:44 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Ohio_Bill:
rogan josh

saag gosht

ask for "Indian hot"
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Lamb vindaloo. Ftw! Shit makes my eyeballs sweat. Love it.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 2:17:17 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Willmar:
Get some samosas for appetizers.

I like Channa Masala myself.
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Link Posted: 8/30/2015 2:18:55 PM EST
Goat biryani
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 2:34:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/30/2015 2:40:04 PM EST by Caboose314]
My best friend from growing up is Indian. He always loved coming over to dinner at my house to get American food, and I loved eating dinner at his place to have his mom's Indian food.

She usually cooks vegetarian meals, but will make chicken if she knows I'm coming over of if I ask she will make a bunch and freeze it so I can take it to work for lunches
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 2:42:29 PM EST
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Originally Posted By CaverX:
I'd try the lamb chops, maybe get a goat dish.

Sag. Spinich and cheese is tasty.

Pratha, naan, etc...

Then a few saucy dishes.

For desert a little kheer is very refreshing.
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Sag piled into garlic nan or used as a edible scooper for it is my staple.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 2:45:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Dagger41:
Bannock is ok but not great.
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Wrong tribe
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 2:45:51 PM EST
buffet is the only way to properly eat indian food.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 5:40:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By us-kiwi:
Dot or Feather?

Oh, never mind, after reading more I see it's Dot.

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True, but it is technically on a "feather" reservation, so there's that.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 5:43:41 PM EST
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Originally Posted By bjohnson425:
buffet is the only way to properly eat indian food.
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Agreed, but they can't get a long enough lunch to come, and I work 90 miles away.

I have to drive a ridiculous amount for work and that's the ONE nice bit. I get to eat lunch all over the state.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 5:44:49 PM EST
Chicken 65. or the equivalent... Spicy chunks of delicious chicken... hit that!
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 5:46:51 PM EST
I've had Indian food once and the first bite burned the shit out of my tastebuds so bad that everything after it tasted the same.

I really need to go back with someone that knows what they're doing.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 5:48:36 PM EST
When you're done: Enjoy!


Link Posted: 8/30/2015 5:49:48 PM EST
Never had Indian food?


Angel Soft. Doubly ply.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 5:50:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/30/2015 5:51:06 PM EST by BayEagle]
I always order Chicken Tikka and then get Masala sauce on the side. I like the texture of the drier, saltier Tikka, instead of the chicken being soaked/cooked in the sauce.

And lots of naan. Scads and scads and baskets of naan.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 5:51:20 PM EST
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Originally Posted By bjohnson425:
buffet is the only way to properly eat indian food.
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False. They don't make it nearly as spicy at buffets because they want the masses to enjoy it.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 5:54:36 PM EST
Chicken Phall


This isn't an exaggeration:





Link Posted: 8/30/2015 5:56:31 PM EST
Tandoori mixed grill, almost everyone likes it, at least the chicken.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 5:57:37 PM EST


rogan gosht as mentioned, and also tawa pilau chicken is awesome


and naan.. naan.. naaannnnnn
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 6:03:41 PM EST
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Originally Posted By us-kiwi:
Dot or Feather?

Oh, never mind, after reading more I see it's Dot.

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When we were on vacation, I saw a restaurant that looked interesting in a local guide.

So I asked my wife if she wanted to go to an Indian restaurant (we've been to a bunch of Indian places) and she said 'OK'.

When we got there the menu had buffalo, quail, and rattlesnake and she said 'What the hell is this!'.

I told her it wasn't the 'You want me to program your computer' Indians, it was the whoo-whoo-whoo Indians.

I'm such an asshole sometimes. At least she found a few things she liked.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 6:04:51 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 6:06:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Ohio_Bill:
rogan josh

saag gosht

ask for "Indian hot"
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Indian food isn't that hot. They think it is because they are used to the British, who are such pussies with any spice. It's nothing like spicy Mexican or Thai.

You may find some South Indians that know a little about spicy food, but middle and north, not so much.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 6:10:10 PM EST
i have never met a person who didn't enjoy tandoori chicken and chicken tikka masala.

those are like crack--maybe the best intro to indian food.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 6:11:11 PM EST
aloo gobi

Link Posted: 8/30/2015 6:22:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/30/2015 6:24:42 PM EST by WildBoar]
Originally Posted By simplemitch:
I'm taking a few friends to an Indian restaurant (long after buffet hours) that have never had Indian food. I'm gonna order a few different things so we can go "family style" and try a bit of everything.

What are your favorites and why?



Definitely getting Butter Chicken (I like it over Tikka masala, its creamier and has a better spice profile), Vegetable Pakora (who wouldn't like spicy deep fried veggies?), and a boatload of Naan (garlic and cheese, yummmm!).

What else should I order?
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Shrimp Tindaloo.

ETA saw your menue. GEt a Vindaloo then. Also some BAji
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 6:26:41 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 6:48:00 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Bradders:



Actually it's British
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Originally Posted By SteelonSteel:
I do have to say tikka masala is a pretty good representation of Indian cuisine.



Actually it's British



Really? I thought you folks did the sausages with mashed potatoes and ate baked beans for breakfast.

Hmm I should have known you folks have been importing so many Indians for hundreds of years it was bound to be that way. All hail the Honourable East India Company!
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