I have a recipe for kidney beans which calls for a pressure cooker. How can I modify it to be made without one? [more inside]
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]
Do I want an Indian mixer? [more inside]
Indian Movies Filter: Hive mind, put your Indian Movie caps on -- What NON-singing/dancing Indian movies would you recommend? [more inside]
How to make Indian restaurant-style (white) basmati rice? [more inside]
I'm wanting to learn more about the Navajo Nation. Any recommendations for good resources? [more inside]
Recommendations for restaurant on Devon Avenue in Chicago? [more inside]
Lamb and chicken, pork and beef... which is the meatiest Indian cookbook? [more inside]
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]
Is the Wendigo purely a Northeast American (and Canadian) myth? If so is there a Northwest equivalent?
What's a pompadon? [more inside]
I often eat at a couple of few different pakistani restaurant and have noticed they both play pretty much the same songs in the restaurant. Rather than ask the restaurant staff, I'm asking metafilter: Is there a common list of songs popularly played at these establishments? What are the songs that would be in such a list?
Would anyone in their right mind eat vegetable ghee, or any kind of ghee, straight from the can? [more inside]
Where in Durham or Chapel Hill, North Carolina, can I rent a copy of "Devdas" on DVD? [more inside]
I'd like to try making barfi, but I've never done it before, and the recipe I have calls for khoya, which I can't get around here. Anybody have a tried-and-true barfi recipe, a good substitute for khoya, or any tips? I was planning on making plain or pistachio flavored, but I'm open to other possibilities.
NPR-story-with-little-to-go-on-filter: Several years ago, I heard a radio story involving a tribal election in which one candidate was represented as being for re-investing funds in the tribe, while another was for direct payments to tribe members. An tribe member, interviewed, said he'd vote for the latter, although even he didn't think it was best for the tribe or for him in the long term -- because he wanted the cash. [more inside]
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]
I'm invited to an Indian friend's 5 year wedding anniversary party (both he and his wife are Indian). What would be a suitable, perhaps traditional, yet inexpensive present to bring? [more inside]
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.
Please help me translate this wonderful american indian song into english... [more inside]
I found a 1910 Indian head ten dollar gold coin in my childhood piggy bank. It looks like this. I have seen it listed online for different values between $400 and $1700. I am broke and (regretfully) feel like I need to convert it into cash. How do I do this quickly, fairly, and for maximum profit?
Indian Music Video: "It's like this woman and her daughter running across a beach wearing some flowing red thing [sari?] and then theres a part of it where she's chasing her daughter through like a really big empty desert-place." [more inside]
Looking for vector graphics of 40's or 50's Indian bikes [more inside]
I am looking for a couple of obscure songs from an old mixed tape I recorded off of KOOP radio in Austin texas about 12 years ago.... [more inside]
What can I do to stop my home-made chapati from falling apart when I try to flatten it for cooking? [more inside]
Who's the singer in "Omiya" on the Kama Sutra soundtrack? And if I like (love!) that song, what other similar music might you recommend? [more inside]
I heard once that the Indian accent for spoken English is a legacy of Welsh missionaries/teachers in the subcontinent. Granted, the cadences are similar, but on the whole the story sounds a little far fetched to me. Can anyone out there confirm or deny the truth of it, preferably with footnotes? Many thanks.
Best place in New York City to buy Indian staples like ghee and garam masala? [more inside]
What are MeFi's favorite resources about American Indian law? I'm a fairly well-read person on the letters of the law- I read the appropriate journals and legal briefs- but I'd like a more comprehensive set of rhetoric about the native peoples of the Americas. [more inside]
I'm 50% Native American, and 50% Sicilian. Why am I sun burned so badly? [more inside]
What are some good American Indian (or "Native American") blogs or community politics/culture/what-have-you discussion sites?
AllAroundNYCFilter: Looking for 2 things in NYC. Indian Cookware (Baltis, Tavas, etc.) and a decent club for electro, house and german style techno. [more inside]
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.
Broke up with her over a year ago; we're still good friends; I never got over her; now I think she might be "the one." What the hell do I do? [more inside]
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.
I'm hankering for some curry fries after having had some on my trip to Ireland recently...do any of you UK/Ireland types have a recipe you like for a curry sauce suitable to serve with french fries (you know, chips)? I can find plenty of curry sauce recipes easily enough online, but I'm interested in some personal favorites.
Where to purchase indian cookware and serving dishes in the USA? I want the lot: thalis, tawas, kadais, baltis. All of it! [more inside]
Homeworkfilter: Suggestions for classical and contemporary (pop) (East) Indian music without vocals? [more inside]
My Indian (Bangalore) co-worker's father just passed away. How do I offer him the proper condolences and support? [more inside]
Can you name famous woman or female leaders of (north) american indian tribes? [more inside]
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.
I will be leaving in a month for Jaipur, Rajasthan, to study abroad. I'll spend the spring living with an Indian family, studying international development, and doing an internship at an NGO in or near the city. Afterwards, I may travel around India for a while with a friend. Please give me any and all advice you have about traveling and living in India. [more inside]
What could I choose from an Indian restaurant menu that isn't too high in fat or calories? [more inside]
Does anyone have any experience of buying an indian domain name? [more inside]
I'm looking for a very distinct Indian music video. There's [more inside]
I need some badass vegetarian Indian cooking tips and recipes. [more inside]
WeddingPlanFilter: I need to buy a birthday present for a friend who is currently planning an Indian-Thai fusion wedding. More inside. [more inside]
Can Mefites point me to Diwali related music? Names of songs , particular artists to look for, would all be appreciated. Places (online or in the Boston, MA) area where I can buy said music would be greatly appreciated.
So, if you happened to be Indian, and you happened to live in the Atlanta area, and had already been to the Global Mall on Jimmy Carter . . . [more inside]