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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crockpot Curries

I want to start using my crockpot to cook large batches of Indian food and freezing individual portions. I am soliciting your favorite recipes and any general advice you might be able to provide. [more inside]
posted by mellifluous on Sep 30, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me demystify Indian lentil soup

I love the lentil soups and soup-like lentil side dishes I get in Indian restaurants and would love to make them at home, but I don't have the slightest clue where to start. Help? [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Sep 15, 2010 - 15 answers

Hard cheese from paneer?

Have any of you tried to make hard cheese from paneer? If so, how? [more inside]
posted by jpcooper on Mar 13, 2010 - 8 answers

buffet frenzy nostalgia

identify this Indian dish: looks like mashed sweet potatoes and tastes sweet. vegetarian. (bonus points for a great recipe).
posted by Jason and Laszlo on Dec 20, 2009 - 8 answers

Beer pairing advice?

What would you say are the best beer styles (or individual beers) to pair with Indian or Thai cuisine? [more inside]
posted by furiousxgeorge on Oct 9, 2009 - 28 answers

Quick Dals?

Recommendations for good pressure cooker indian recipes? [more inside]
posted by leahwrenn on Sep 17, 2009 - 5 answers

Is my Indian food safe three days later?

Safe to eat filter: I've had chicken korma in the fridge since Monday. Kept meaning to take it home for dinner and kept forgetting... [more inside]
posted by mingodingo on Jul 16, 2009 - 31 answers

I need your tastiest Indian lamb recipes.

I need your tastiest Indian lamb recipes. I have about 3 lb. of lamb cubes & I'm looking to make something Indian with it. I have all of the common Indian spices & I've had success making Biryani but I want to stretch my wings a little further. So what can I make to make my tummy happy?
posted by scalefree on Apr 20, 2009 - 12 answers

What simple Indian dish should I bring to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner?

I'm making Thanksgiving dinner with my American friend for her German host family. We want to share a little of our American "Thanksgiving culture" with them. My family in Maine always gets Indian carryout. What to do? [more inside]
posted by comfortinsound on Nov 23, 2008 - 12 answers

Kill me with spice.

Hot food suggestions. This question got me thinking. [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen on Oct 27, 2008 - 17 answers

Indian restaurant-style basmati rice?

How to make Indian restaurant-style (white) basmati rice? [more inside]
posted by jjsonp on Aug 9, 2008 - 11 answers

Recommendations for restaurant on Devon Avenue in Chicago?

Recommendations for restaurant on Devon Avenue in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by kdern on Jun 25, 2008 - 11 answers

Come on Indian MeFites, spill the lentils, divulge your most tasty family recipes.

To the Indian MeFites - and the non-indian chefs as well - what are your favorite family Indian recipes and what are some tricks in the preparation to give the food that authentic Indian taste. You know, rich, delicious, mouth-watering, and savoury to the point that eating becomes a spiritual experiece in itself. [more inside]
posted by ageispolis on May 25, 2008 - 17 answers

Wtf is a pompadon?

What's a pompadon? [more inside]
posted by ZaneJ. on Apr 28, 2008 - 9 answers

Me And Bobby Eat Ghee (freedom's just another word for 'nothing left to eat')

Would anyone in their right mind eat vegetable ghee, or any kind of ghee, straight from the can? [more inside]
posted by spoobnooble on Apr 20, 2008 - 32 answers

What are some good, quick boxed international lunches?

I really love these easy-to-prepare, not-too-expensive A Taste of Thai/India/China meals for lunch. What else would I like? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Feb 23, 2008 - 12 answers

balti in houston?

i'm trying to find some balti in houston, texas. i went to a balti house in birmingham, england a few years ago and loved the stuff. google, citysearch, and yelp are all failing me. thanks for any suggestions.
posted by ncc1701d on Feb 15, 2008 - 6 answers

How do I make chapati (Indian bread) correctly?

What can I do to stop my home-made chapati from falling apart when I try to flatten it for cooking? [more inside]
posted by janetplanet on Oct 4, 2007 - 7 answers

Indian cooking staples in NYC?

Best place in New York City to buy Indian staples like ghee and garam masala? [more inside]
posted by gwint on Aug 5, 2007 - 7 answers

Iranian recipe for deep fried, stuffed chilies?

Help me discover this stuffed green chillies recipe. While in India I read about a dish of stuffed green chillies, but never, ever managed to trace it or even to find out it's name. This is what I know about this dish: *It is Iranian, and can be bought from Iranian coffee shops in Hyderabad. *The green chilies are cleaned of their seeds and stuffed with a paste that includes cardamom and other spices. *The stuffed chilies are deep fried in oil. *The result is sublime. I would like to know the name of this dish, and if possible a recipe. Thank you chili lovers wherever you are.
posted by slimeline on Apr 22, 2007 - 6 answers

Indian yoghurt dumpling dish thing

Dey bareh (sp?). My Kashmiri wife is looking for a restaurant in London that serves this dish - basically cornflour/chickpea-flour dumplings in yoghurt. Any ideas? We live in Bloomsbury, so anywhere near there would be good.
posted by Mossy on Apr 20, 2007 - 9 answers

Scoring indian serving dishes in north america

Where to purchase indian cookware and serving dishes in the USA? I want the lot: thalis, tawas, kadais, baltis. All of it! [more inside]
posted by Smegoid on Apr 15, 2007 - 6 answers

How do you get that rich gravy like texture in Indian dishes?

How do you get that rich gravy like texture in Indian dishes? Whenever I make Indian food at home like a Dal or Masala dish I can never get that rich creamy gravy-like quality I get in restaurants. I suspect its because I dont use dairy in my cooking but I dont think they do in Indian food either (aside from the obvious like paneer). I know they use Ghee which is clarified butter but could that be what it is? I thought ghee was more like clear and not very thick.
posted by postergeist on Dec 21, 2006 - 28 answers

What could I choose from an Indian restaurant menu that isn't too high in fat or calories?

What could I choose from an Indian restaurant menu that isn't too high in fat or calories? [more inside]
posted by trampesque on Nov 2, 2006 - 11 answers

Cookin' Easy First-timer Indian Food

I need help cooking a dynamite Indian dinner for my girlfriend who has never had Indian food before. Of course, there is [more inside]
posted by shokod on May 23, 2006 - 8 answers

Can someone help me identify the indian food we recently tried?

My partner and I recently tried indian food for the first time at Bombay Sweets in Milwaukee (http://www.milwaukeefood.com/bombaysweets/). We liked the food so much we'd like to learn how to cook it ourselves, but we can't figure out what the food was called. [more inside]
posted by jennaba on May 7, 2006 - 28 answers

Looking for good Indian pickles

What is your favorite brand of Indian pickles? And can you order it online? [more inside]
posted by jak68 on Apr 25, 2006 - 9 answers

Indian Food in NYC

Where can I find great Indian food in NYC?
posted by spaghetti on Jan 6, 2006 - 20 answers

Indian food condiments: how to use

How do I use these Indian food condiments? [more inside]
posted by Brian James on Dec 11, 2005 - 15 answers

So do Indian people like this stuff?

Indian food experts (whether of Indian descent or not), please help me with some questions I have about some sauces I just bought. [more inside]
posted by falconred on Oct 18, 2005 - 15 answers

Intro to Indian Food

I am an Indian cuisine virgin. All I know is that there's curry involved. What is the best way to get introduced to it with a representative sampling? Are there single dishes that will give me a good idea whether I will like the genre as a whole? [more inside]
posted by attercoppe on Apr 28, 2005 - 24 answers

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