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    I'm going to dinner tonight at Lemon Cuisine of India.

    I haven't been exposed to very much Indian food. What I've had I have generally liked.

    Do you have any Indian favorites you think are worth a try?


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    I personally can't stand Indian (from India) food. The smell makes me nauseous.
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    I'm a fan of tandoori, samosas, and naan. Pretty much anything on the menu works for me though.
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    Just stay clear of a vindaloo. Unless you have a fire extinguisher handy.

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    Some years back, before she became the general manager of the local community TV station, my wife produced a local cooking show, featuring a local resident of Indian heritage, who demonstrated cooking Indian food. Naturally, I was able to taste the leftovers.

    She was a very nice woman....

    ...but I was NOT impressed with the food, at all.
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    British national dish is now Chicken Tikka Masala.

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    Skip, just watch out for the little, innocent-looking red and green peppers - My son found out the hard way how HOT some of them can be - Our family friend tried to warn him .....


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    Oooh, the seafood vin d'alho looks really good! I like lamb tikka masala, and rogan josh is good too. Lamb or chicken saag (spinach) is another favorite. It's making me hungry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeye54 View Post
    Skip, just watch out for the little, innocent-looking red and green peppers - My son found out the hard way how HOT some of them can be - Our family friend tried to warn him .....


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    I've never had a bad Indian meal, but then I've never had a bad Thai meal and they are usually cheaper.

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    I see that they do the genuine Vin d'Alho which is not the waiter's revenge that birlinn referred to.

    I enjoy Jhalfrazie and Rogan Josh
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    I love Indian food! LCIs menu looks good. I’d start with the Vegetable Samosas and the Tandoori Sampler. Then I’d have the lamb or goat Biryani. Many Americans haven’t tried goat but it is really delicious.
    I like when they have a buffet so you can try multiple dishes but by us you’d only find that at lunch.
    I hope we get a report later on how you liked it.

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    Oh, man. There are very few items on the menu I wouldn't order with enthusiasm and confidence. If you're concerned about spice levels, they do mention when dishes are spicy; having a side of raita on hand is also helpful for its cooling effects. But the entire menu looks smashing. Enjoy!

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    Brahman porterhouse is good.
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    Samosas + Chile Paneer for starters

    Veg Korma (usually it's served mild) + Naan either plain, garlic, or Peshawari (sweet, w/nuts) for main

    much of, but not all of, the menu is Mughal cuisine, roughly Northern india & pakistan before the himalayas. It's pretty broadly represented at Indian places in the US. If you like it, try and find a South Indian restaurant or Bengali restaurant or a Sri Lankan place. Another would be to find a place that serves a Thali platter - you find them in restaurants in the subcontinent, ime, the food "works" better in this setting

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    skip, that menu looks solid. i love indian food. i've had a version of just about everything on that menu and they're all good. some people think indian is really weird, but it's not weird to me. meat, sauces, spices, bread, rice. what's weird about that?

    if you "don't like curry" don't let that ever stop you from trying more curry dishes. "curry" can taste like anything and the flavors vary greatly.

    have fun, order something you'd never normally order. who cares if you know what it is or not.

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    The thing I particularly like about Indian food is that most of it gets better the longer it sits. An Indian buffet is a marvelous thing.

    We used to have a good South Indian place in Minneapolis, now closed, alas. Very different from the standard stuff you normally find in the US.
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    i'll tear up an indian buffet!

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    Maybe start with a Dragonberry Mojito.

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    Only Indian food I like is popcorn.

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    I do enjoy a nice fish curry, preferably Kerala style. Samosas and Pakora are favourites too.

    If it is all new to you, you won't go too far wrong with a chicken biryani.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan McCosh View Post
    Only Indian food I like is popcorn.
    Ya mean papadums?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan McCosh View Post
    Only Indian food I like is popcorn.
    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    Ya mean papadums?
    I think he means the other "Indian". What we would call "First Nations" or indigenous peoples.

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    If you get a vindaloo also order some raita (SP) to slather on the wounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by birlinn View Post
    Just stay clear of a vindaloo. Unless you have a fire extinguisher handy.
    That's my favorite, try as many of the condiment sauces as you can, Indian food is all about the spices cheap ingredients well flavoured.

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    vindaloo never burned me up too bad. but i like spicy stuff.

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    We're korma or madras,saag. Vindaloo is just a wee bit too much for me.

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    My first introduction to the enormous variety of Indian cuisines was courtesy of the 'curry mile', a wide selection of restaurants bordering one of the main roads south out of Manchester, back in the late 80s.

    It was a glorious exploration, opening my mind and broadening my tastes. Unforgettable. My best advice would be to order a pile of dishes and experience as many as you can amongst the party. There will be favorites.

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    Aloo Gobi (Have to like Cauliflower).

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    Here's what I'd order for dinner for two:

    Vegetable Samosas (be sure to try the Tamarind sauce. It's very nice)
    Allo Paratha - flat bread stuffed with potato (and peas usually)
    Chicken Ka Korma or Butter Chicken
    Mattar Paneer

    Be sure to specify the level of spice you want. I'm a "medium" guy myself.

    Kheer makes a nice cooling dessert
    A mango lassi is very refreshing as is a Kingfisher or Taj Mahal beer
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianY View Post
    Here's what I'd order for dinner for two:

    Vegetable Samosas (be sure to try the Tamarind sauce. It's very nice)
    Allo Paratha - flat bread stuffed with potato (and peas usually)
    Chicken Ka Korma or Butter Chicken
    Mattar Paneer

    Be sure to specify the level of spice you want. I'm a "medium" guy myself.

    Kheer makes a nice cooling dessert
    A mango lassi is very refreshing as is a Kingfisher or Taj Mahal beer
    That is a very good call.

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    Lassi, being milk based, and therefore containing fats, is way better at tempering a spicy dish than cold lager. (Chilli is oil-soluble, not water-soluble).

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    Good ole butter chicken. I'm told that like pad thai and most pizza its a dish tailored for European consumption.
    I wasn't joking about the raita, its a great palate cleanser /refresher/ counterpoint to a curry.

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    I love Indian food.
    Butter Chicken
    Rogan Josh, either Lamb or Goat, I love goat.
    Tikki Masala.
    Nice....you are making me hungry.
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    come on skip. we have to know what you got last night and what your thoughts were.

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