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.
posted by IndigoJones
on Aug 9, 2007 -
Best place in New York City to buy Indian staples like ghee and garam masala? [more inside]
posted by gwint
on Aug 5, 2007 -
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]
posted by thethirdman
on Jun 26, 2007 -
What are some good American Indian (or "Native American") blogs or community politics/culture/what-have-you discussion sites?
posted by _sirmissalot_
on May 7, 2007 -
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]
posted by Smegoid
on May 5, 2007 -
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 -
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]
posted by CommonSense
on Apr 20, 2007 -
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 -
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.
posted by briank
on Apr 17, 2007 -
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 -
Homeworkfilter: Suggestions for classical and contemporary (pop) (East) Indian music without vocals? [more inside]
posted by porpoise
on Feb 7, 2007 -
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 -
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]
posted by bookish
on Dec 15, 2006 -
WeddingPlanFilter: I need to buy a birthday present for a friend who is currently planning an Indian-Thai fusion wedding. More inside. [more inside]
posted by bryak
on Sep 8, 2006 -
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
posted by darsh
on Sep 6, 2006 -
I have searched and searched online for American Indian art to no avail. More specifically - I'm looking for the kind of bold clip art (thick lines) or logo-type of art associated or signifying with each of the following: Shawnee, Lakotas, Iroquois, Ojibwe, Cahokia, Cherokee - animal art is fine as well. Are there any symbols of the same type of art that might relate to law or justice??. Am I looking for something that doesn't exist? Thanks in advance for any help!!!
posted by Jujee
on Aug 21, 2006 -
What's the story behind Indian (as in the country) last names that consist of a single letter? [more inside]
posted by mmascolino
on Aug 18, 2006 -
Need High-Res image of one particular Dawes Roll page. I have a low-res image, but I can't read some of the words. Longish story within. [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold
on Aug 12, 2006 -
I'm Indian, and am going to an Indian wedding for my cousin. I'm not sure I want to go the sari/salwar kameez route. Something different?(more inside) [more inside]
posted by sweetkid
on Aug 5, 2006 -
Where can I find concise definitions of the legal status of "Native American"/"First Nation" "reservations" in the Americas. [more inside]
posted by MonkeySaltedNuts
on Jul 22, 2006 -
So some Sunday in mid June I'm going to be driving from Los Angeles to Fresno. I will meeting a vegetarian with a sensitivity to wheat and soy products for lunch. I'm thinking about finding someone in Los Angeles to prepare an Indian tiffin for me. I'll need to pick up the tiffin on Saturday afternoon in order to make it to Fresno in time for lunch. Since this mid-June I'll also pick up a basket of organic cherries. I'm looking for someone who does delicious Indian take out food that can be stored overnight. I'm open to suggestions for non-indian treats.
posted by rdr
on May 31, 2006 -
Anybody got a good recipe for galub jamun? The "Urban Peasant" recipe that keeps popping up on Google isn't quite what I'm looking for. As authentic as you've got, please and thank you.
posted by briank
on May 25, 2006 -
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 -
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 -
What is your favorite brand of Indian pickles? And can you order it online? [more inside]
posted by jak68
on Apr 25, 2006 -
I just heard a great track on the radio, it was an Indian pop piece, of the sort of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan style. The band or artist went by the name of `fundamental *something*'.
The announcer mentioned that he had in some way worked with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, but I couldn't hear it properly.
Any ideas? I'd love to find more of this work.
posted by tomble
on Mar 15, 2006 -
Made some yummy paneer tonight to go with dinner. What do I do with the leftover whey? (Storage tips, please, also!)
posted by desuetude
on Jan 8, 2006 -
SongFilter: Have you heard an Indian/Native American version of the Sesame Street song? Know where to find a copy? [more inside]
posted by muddylemon
on Nov 11, 2005 -
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 -
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 -
EtiquetteFilter: An undergraduate professor of mine invited his entire class to a traditional Indian dinner at his house tonight. It is somewhat mandatory, as we will lose points on our final paper if we don't show up. Should I bring a gift, and if so, what?
Dinner is in 1 hour, so hurry please!
posted by muddgirl
on Apr 27, 2005 -
There was a message board
posting about this album cover
, and I'm curious what the origin might be. I know that the Beach Boys' Brother Records used the cute little red man (evidence here
) but is there an actual painting this comes from? Bonus points if I can get a print!
posted by angry modem
on Apr 24, 2005 -
I am looking for two children's books by the same author. One is about a carved wooden indian in a canoe that makes an amazing journey. The other is about a hermit crab as it makes its way through various new shells. My 3rd grade teacher read them to us, and I loved them, but I can't remember anything useful like author or title. Thanks!
posted by omphale27
on Dec 31, 2004 -
Cultural connotations aside, does "Vinod" sound like a badass name?
posted by hobbes
on May 9, 2004 -