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How to Cook Indian Cuisine

I know how to cook in general, and I know Indian food relatively well in terms of...you know, eating it. But my attempts to cook Indian dishes myself have never turn out. Where can I find clear, dependable recipes for (primarily Northern) Indian staples? (By "staples," I mean ordinary dishes like: palak paneer, bhurtha, aloo paratha, dal. My favorite foods tend to be vegetarian, but I'm not a vegetarian myself, so either veg or non-veg is fine). [more inside]
posted by rue72 on Aug 15, 2014 - 30 answers

Women's clothing chain stores in Goa , India?

I will be traveling to Goa in the next couple days but only for about 10 days. Usually I have time to get clothes tailor made but probably not this time. so I need recommendations for stores where I can buy reasonably priced ready to wear casual clothes in Panaji, Vasco or environs. Because I don't visit often, and have relied on tailor made, I dont know where to go. [more inside]
posted by darsh on Jul 24, 2014 - 3 answers

Never in my life did I think my son share/split...the restaurant tab

Indians of me-fi: is it commonly accepted etiquette that splitting a restaurant bill with Indian parents is an insult? [more inside]
posted by ovenmitt on Jun 14, 2014 - 32 answers

Attending a classical Indian dance performance debut?

A coworker invited me to her daughter's rangapravesha (indian dance performance) after I saw a fancy brochure/program at her desk and remarked, "Wow, this looks amazing! It would be great to see this kind of dance performance! Let me know when she is performing!" Did I awkwardly invite myself to what is essentially a family event, like a quinceañera or a graduation? If you've been to a rangapravesha or had one of your own, what else should I know if I attend? Additional over-thinking questions below the fold. [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita on Jun 10, 2014 - 9 answers

Tunics & Kurtis, shipped from inside the US?

I'm a bit obsessed with women's tunics at the moment. Especially ones that have a semi-Indian look. Metafilter is so great at finding amazing clothing resources and I wondered if anyone has a good source for tunics or kurtis shipped from inside the United States? (I'm concerned about customs or courier fees for items shipped from other countries.) Thanks for any leads!
posted by tigeri on May 4, 2014 - 6 answers

Help me feel excited about getting married!

My wonderful fiancé and I getting married this August. While I'm happy at the thought of "officially" starting a life together, we've been together more than eight years, and it doesn't feel like a huge deal any more. I'm also stressed about my career, which is occupying my mind most of the time. The actual wedding is being organized entirely by my parents, and neither of us are thrilled about what the ceremony's shaping up to be. What can I/we do to make the whole getting hitched thing more meaningful for us? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 18, 2014 - 22 answers

Can I eat it? Indian grocery edition.

I bought some hot mango pickle at the Indian grocery store yesterday. It was packaged differently from what I've had before and I am concerned about its safety. When I've bought this same kind before it was in a glass jar with a metal lid, like other shelf-stable canned goods in jars. This time it was stored at room temperature in a glass jar, but the lid is plastic. [more inside]
posted by SandiBeech on Feb 27, 2014 - 12 answers

How to deal with Indian parents when dating a Caucasian girl?

I'm Indian and I have been dating a white girl for about 2.5 months. How do I deal with my parents who only believe in marrying someone who is also Indian? I've not told them about the girl I'm dating because I do not want to deal with bad talk when the relatives and family involved. [more inside]
posted by Parh6512 on Aug 5, 2013 - 36 answers

Which Indian spices should I get to be able to cook Indian food?

I have a gift card for a fancy spice store, and the only spices that are missing from my kitchen are Indian food spices, which is a shame because I LOVE Indian food. What spices/herbs/seeds/nuts should I get to be able to cook complete Indian dishes? And what should I make with them? [more inside]
posted by never.was.and.never.will.be. on Aug 3, 2013 - 22 answers

I'm traveling to India (New Delhi), for business in a week. Need advice!

It's my first time out of the USA, and I don't know what to pack! [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on Feb 11, 2013 - 21 answers

What is it like to live on a reservation?

Blogs or books about "expat" living on an Indian reservation? [more inside]
posted by Spurious on Dec 23, 2012 - 3 answers

which bouquet to bring?

Asking for a friend. A coworkers wife has been diagnosed stage IV brain cancer. They are East Indian. We would like to bring flowers to their home. Does anyone know if certain flowers have special meaning culturally and / or are there flowers to avoid? Thank you.
posted by jennstra on Nov 28, 2012 - 6 answers

Bring the spice!

Summer is coming and I'll have a lot of time on my hands. What are some of the tastiest spicy foods you've ever had? I'm thinking Indian, but Cajun, Mexican and so forth are all possibilities. I'm after interesting, involved recipes that can be spicy, but are above all TASTY. What should I make? [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Oct 25, 2012 - 25 answers

"Marry me" in Marathi?

Can anyone tell me more about this CD of Indian wedding music? [more inside]
posted by ditto75 on Sep 18, 2012 - 4 answers

Where can I get cheap and delicious food in Harlem?

I work in West Harlem on 135th St. and 8th Ave. I love all types of food, but especially meaty, flavorful foods like oxtail stew. Where should I go? I'm a grad student with a 45-minute lunch break, so the cheaper and closer to work, the better!
posted by Viola on Sep 14, 2012 - 4 answers

Rap song with indian singing sample

Identify-that-song-filter: What is the current top-40's rap song with sample of high-pictched male(?) indian singing looping repeatedly in the beat? [more inside]
posted by wrok on Aug 26, 2012 - 7 answers

Moved back to the Netherlands, and I'm hungry.

Mefites of Holland! Send me to your favorite ethnic grocery stores and trattorias in de Randstad. Bonus points for North Holland (esp. Haarlem-A'dam-Alkmaar), and you win 1,000 internets if you know of a real Mexican, Thai or Indian grocer anywhere within 250k of Amsterdam.
posted by digitalprimate on Aug 15, 2012 - 14 answers

Music to go with reading Rushdie's "Midnight's Children"?

Recommend me some music to go along with reading Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children? While reading the book, it's occurred to me that I like and am interested in Indian music, but don't really have any, and don't really know any artists to look for other than Ravi Shankar. I think I'm mostly looking for the more classical Indian styles, as opposed to the pop/Bollywood stuff, but some of both would be nice maybe. Can anyone suggest other performers or albums? Bonus if they're easily available through Amazon or iTunes.
posted by dnash on Jul 18, 2012 - 15 answers

What to do with Carob Molasses?

exotic ingredient: Carob Molasses - how do I use it? [more inside]
posted by euphoria066 on Jun 29, 2012 - 7 answers

Calling all arborists. Need help identifying tree feature.

What could have caused this unusual feature in the bark of a mature post oak tree? Another view. [more inside]
posted by punkfloyd on Jun 10, 2012 - 2 answers

Name This Indian Sweet

Name This Indian Sweet [more inside]
posted by grak88 on May 11, 2012 - 20 answers

How do I overcome the limitations of my upbringing and make Ayran palatable?

How do I make Ayran drinkable? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Apr 11, 2012 - 15 answers

How to find a girlfriend?

Im 22 years old college male and never had a serious relationship. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Parh6512 on Mar 18, 2012 - 20 answers

How complete are DNA tests at determining ethnic / racial background?

How complete are DNA tests at determining ethnic / racial background? [more inside]
posted by mortaddams on Mar 4, 2012 - 10 answers

Resources about Native America

Help me find resources for elementary age children regarding the modern Native American experience. [more inside]
posted by RajahKing on Feb 27, 2012 - 13 answers

Imagine if Alton Brown or Mark Bittman wrote an Indian cookbook

MisterBen needs recommendations for a very specific kind of Indian cookbook – one that’s organized by technique, not by course or ingredient. Imagine if Alton Brown or Mark Bittman wrote an Indian cookbook. The idea is to learn reusable techniques and general concepts of what flavors are used together. What he already has: Madhur Jaffrey’s classics, Raghavan Iyer’s “660 Curries”, and Vikas Khanna’s “Flavor First”, which are used as bibles. Almost all Indian ingredients can be found in our area, and he is comfortable at making his own masalas, so feel free to recommend books you might think of as advanced.
posted by matildaben on Feb 6, 2012 - 6 answers

How to find a wedding venue in or near London that matches some pretty specific criteria?

How to find a wedding venue in or near London that matches some pretty specific criteria? [more inside]
posted by philipy on Jan 6, 2012 - 7 answers

Turkey Meatloaf Muffins, new and improved?

I need more ideas for how to spice up/flavor my turkey meatloaf muffins. [more inside]
posted by booksherpa on Jan 1, 2012 - 26 answers

Where can I buy Penda in Denver?

Where can I find Penda in Denver? [more inside]
posted by jefficator on Dec 5, 2011 - 1 answer

Dosa cooking advice?

I am planning to make dosa for the first time this weekend, with perhaps a foray into uttapam. I have appropriate ingredients (and access to an Indian grocery), but no special equipment. Help me make them the best they can be! [more inside]
posted by expialidocious on Nov 7, 2011 - 9 answers

Indian Whiskey NYC?

Where can I buy Indian whisky in or around NYC? [more inside]
posted by zvs on Oct 13, 2011 - 7 answers

All dal'd up

What are your favorite recipes from Yamuna Devi's Lord Krishna's Cuisine: The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking? [more inside]
posted by 6and12 on Sep 21, 2011 - 5 answers

How do I make a good curry with a curry powder?

How do I make a good Indian curry with a pre-made curry powder? [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Sep 15, 2011 - 13 answers

How can a white guy learn to appreciate Indian culture?

How can I make the most of my time in Northwest London to understand Indian culture, cuisine, customs? [more inside]
posted by dougrayrankin on Sep 5, 2011 - 5 answers

Work Friend to Girl Friend?

WTF Filter: "Working" with someone that I think there's more with there...but I don't know how to approach taking the leap. Not that special snowflakery inside. [more inside]
posted by chrisfromthelc on Aug 21, 2011 - 32 answers

Is this an Indian mound?

How can we tell if we have an Indian mound on our property? [more inside]
posted by ackptui on Aug 21, 2011 - 14 answers

Indian Passport blank pages

Indian Passport with only 4 blank pages, and have to travel to US/UK. [more inside]
posted by jassi on Aug 16, 2011 - 7 answers

The wonders of Kashmir.

I need a chicken kashmiri recipe, just like the restaurants. Boneless chicken in a milky creamy curry with tomatoes and peas and mango flavor. [more inside]
posted by lettuchi on Jul 29, 2011 - 12 answers

Could Native Americans own land in America in the years between 1700-1900?

Could Native Americans own land in America in the years between 1700-1900? [more inside]
posted by cda on Jul 26, 2011 - 12 answers

What is the name of this hat?

Does anyone know the name of this hat? [more inside]
posted by delasoull on Jul 19, 2011 - 13 answers

Modern Indian Ethnic Inspiration

What modern clothing lines/manufacturers take their inspiration from ethnic Indian styles? Especially interested in mens clothing.
posted by parallax7d on Jul 12, 2011 - 3 answers

Chinese and Indian Interracial dating

Is it really that big a deal for a Chinese and an Indian to be dating/potentially getting married? [more inside]
posted by picarosado on Jul 10, 2011 - 26 answers

Trying to break out of the picky-eaterness.

Middle Eastern and Indian Cuisine Filter: I can't tolerate spicy food and I love chicken. What should I order? [more inside]
posted by royalsong on Jun 30, 2011 - 31 answers

Where to buy a sari in Philly?

Where is there a good selection of saris/sarees in Philadelphia? [more inside]
posted by dzkalman on Jun 1, 2011 - 2 answers

RaceWIN! Native American Science Fiction

RaceWIN? Native American-written dystopian/fantasy/science/ speculative fiction. I am looking for the name of the text and author of a contemporary Native American novel that is satirical and dystopian. [more inside]
posted by MidSouthern Mouth on May 31, 2011 - 13 answers

America-India Relations

Sparks are flying between myself and a workmate/friend from India. Help me get my head around the cultural aspect of this. [more inside]
posted by dogcat on Feb 3, 2011 - 13 answers

Why don't Westerners like Asian desserts?

Why don't Westerners like Asian desserts? [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Dec 15, 2010 - 70 answers

Best English translation of the Mahabharata?

Please tell me, what is the best English translation of the Mahabharata? I'm not particularly concerned that it be a verse translation. I would prefer something that's available in electronic form (for reading on my Nook). Something that's public domain, and therefore available on Google books, even better. But these are preferences, not hard requirements. I'm more concerned with reliability of the translation. [more inside]
posted by Ipsifendus on Nov 12, 2010 - 5 answers

Alternatives to a sari blouse?

Need help finding an impromptu sari blouse alternative. [more inside]
posted by darsh on Nov 10, 2010 - 11 answers

Chutney ID

Chutney Identification: I tried some chutney at an Indian restaurant and it was one of the worst things I've ever put in my mouth. What was it? [more inside]
posted by schrodycat on Nov 6, 2010 - 18 answers

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