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Re: Indian Food
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2015, 05:08:47 am »
Hey Denny,
Watch this on Netflicks....Rick Stein's India BBC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKEQxS8uZ94
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Re: Indian Food
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2015, 02:23:20 pm »
Denny, I think this might be helpful too. I have been putting scaled down recipes of some of our popular meals where I work on our website. They are all vegetarian and several are Indian. They are normally prepared for up to 140 people so they are meant to be fairly straightforward and made from readily available ingredients.
 http://www.dharma.org/resources/recipes
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Re: Indian Food
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2015, 01:40:31 am »
Denny, I think this might be helpful too. I have been putting scaled down recipes of some of our popular meals where I work on our website. They are all vegetarian and several are Indian. They are normally prepared for up to 140 people so they are meant to be fairly straightforward and made from readily available ingredients.
 http://www.dharma.org/resources/recipes
Nice! That Aloo Matar Sabji recipe looks like something I'll have to try out in the near future.
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Re: Indian Food
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2015, 01:49:39 am »
Denny, I think this might be helpful too. I have been putting scaled down recipes of some of our popular meals where I work on our website. They are all vegetarian and several are Indian. They are normally prepared for up to 140 people so they are meant to be fairly straightforward and made from readily available ingredients.
 http://www.dharma.org/resources/recipes
Nice! That Aloo Matar Sabji recipe looks like something I'll have to try out in the near future.
We serve it with Bengali Dahl, raita, and basmati. Sometimes naan too.
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Re: Indian Food
« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2015, 12:49:02 pm »
This is a solid book that I have:  http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Indian-Cooking-Julie-Sahni/dp/0688037216

It's not going to be look food you get at Americanized indian restaurants so if that's what you are looking for this might not be for you.

I acquire a lot of my whole spices here:  https://www.ishopindian.com/

Not just b/c some are hard to find but b/c buying this stuff in bulk is cheaper than the grocery store.  I buy cumin seed by the pound.  perhaps I have a problem...

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Re: Indian Food
« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2015, 02:44:49 pm »
Not just b/c some are hard to find but b/c buying this stuff in bulk is cheaper than the grocery store.  I buy cumin seed by the pound.  perhaps I have a problem...

It always sounds like so much but if you cook on a regular basis in cuisines that use a lot of spices you move through them quickly. I bought a large bag of bay leaves a couple years ago thinking I'd never go through it and I'm almost out.
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Re: Indian Food
« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2015, 02:51:31 pm »
+1. There are couple of Indian markets fairly near by, so I buy some of my spices in bulk there. Better quality and far cheaper.
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Re: Indian Food
« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2015, 02:56:25 pm »
Not just b/c some are hard to find but b/c buying this stuff in bulk is cheaper than the grocery store.  I buy cumin seed by the pound.  perhaps I have a problem...

It always sounds like so much but if you cook on a regular basis in cuisines that use a lot of spices you move through them quickly. I bought a large bag of bay leaves a couple years ago thinking I'd never go through it and I'm almost out.

yeah, I do a fair amount of Mexican, bbq and tex mex so the cumin gets used a lot there as well.

I go through paprika really fast!

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Re: Indian Food
« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2015, 02:58:50 pm »
yeah, I do a fair amount of Mexican, bbq and tex mex so the cumin gets used a lot there as well.

I go through paprika really fast!

Same here
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Re: Indian Food
« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2015, 07:30:30 pm »
This is a solid book that I have:  http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Indian-Cooking-Julie-Sahni/dp/0688037216

It's not going to be look food you get at Americanized indian restaurants so if that's what you are looking for this might not be for you.

I acquire a lot of my whole spices here:  https://www.ishopindian.com/

Not just b/c some are hard to find but b/c buying this stuff in bulk is cheaper than the grocery store.  I buy cumin seed by the pound.  perhaps I have a problem...

She is a very author.  Her recipes are solid.  We eat a lot of Indian food because my daughter is a vegetarian.  I make her cook most of it though.
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Re: Indian Food
« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2015, 04:38:25 pm »
Lunch at work today reminded me of this thread. Aloo matar sabji, Bengali dahl, basmati, and raita.
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Re: Indian Food
« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2015, 04:51:09 pm »
Pete your recipes sound good and ill be making the aloo matar sabji soon.  I am fortunate to live in an area with a high Indian population so I have been ordering it more than making it.  Some great advice already posted.  Blooming and toasting ingredients makes the meals great.  I have used decent spice mix packs before and some of my Indian friends use them.  Parampara and Shan off the top of my head.   Youtube is a great source for techniques for cooking and I cant recommend using a pressure cooker enough.  I’m so hungry now.
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Re: Indian Food
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Re: Indian Food
« Reply #28 on: November 08, 2020, 01:19:28 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWPtOSzOHwM

I use this recipe often, and add a little extra water so it's less pasty. Marinading a day before works best,
and when chicken breasts are cut into large strips, and pounded a little to soften up.  Goes well with
basmati rice/ few peas, and naan bread.  I cook basmati rice the traditional way by boiling in water, as you
would spaghetti. 1/4-1/3 cup dried rice per person.
https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/28011/tandoori-chicken-ii/

Indian food is by far my favorite, favorite Indian dish is Dhaba-Gosht (Lamb).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YA48OOnSb3k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHOQOUOBM-A

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Re: Indian Food
« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2021, 11:33:04 pm »
i found hitting that restaurant quality level of many indian foods very difficult. a lot of specific techniques to intensify flavours like dry roasting spices, roasting spices in ghee, getting the huge variety of spices reasonably fresh, etc.

it's challenging.