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#1 Unlighty

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Posted 25 June 2005 - 06:10 PM

Ok I'm heading out for an Indian tonight, within the next hour.

However, I dont really know too much about Indian food. Sure, I've had the usual masala or tikka, but I'm wanting to taste something a bit more special.

I dont like really spicy stuff at all, but I dont like them all mild and creamy.

Can anyone recommend me something good to try? :)
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#2 Commander Jameson

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Posted 25 June 2005 - 06:16 PM

Lamb Rogan Josh (may be spelled differently) - tomatoey sauce, quite chunky, not creamy. Not hugely spicy (4 out of 10 on the hotness scale, where 1 is mild and 10 is hothothot), but enough to give it a kick.

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#3 Unlighty

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Posted 25 June 2005 - 06:20 PM

Thanks for the tips! Will keep it in mind!

Any other tips before I head out?
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#4 Commander Jameson

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Posted 25 June 2005 - 06:31 PM

If you get poppadums, try putting the mango chutney *and* the onion salad on the poppadum. That's lovely.

Dupiaza dishes might be worth a try if you like onions.

Biryani dishes are worth a go - where the meat is prepared with the rice, rather than served separately.

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#5 Unlighty

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Posted 25 June 2005 - 06:36 PM

So much choice, so little stomach room!

Thanks - think I might get some sort of Dupiaza - a nice onion dish would go down well.

Poddadums are a certainty !
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#6 Fletch

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Posted 27 June 2005 - 09:40 AM

I think you might like a Bhuna, always tend to go for Chicken Bhuna which is beautiful nice tomatoey sauce and not too hot.
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#7 Scouser_In_Exile

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Posted 27 June 2005 - 09:47 AM

I would always recommend going for the "I've never heard f that, I'll have it!" approach to going for a curry. Otherwise you'll just end up eating a variation on a Chicken Tikka Massala at every restaraunt you go to.
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#8 Sir Horribleman

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Posted 27 June 2005 - 09:52 AM

I've tended to look through the chef's specials lately. These usually come with rice or naan included, and so only really cost a few pence more than the standard curries.

But if I'm eating from the standard menu I'll have Lamb Rogan Josh, Chicken Jalfrezi, Mixed Byriani or Garlic Chilli Chicken Balti.
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#9 Davros sock drawer

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Posted 27 June 2005 - 10:35 AM

I like a Lamb Dhansak myself.

The USP of this dish is a sauce made from lentils, sugar and lemon juice. It's quite a thick, sweet sauce, mildly spicy, but not overly so. Very satisfying just with some chapatis.
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#10 womblingfree

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Posted 28 June 2005 - 11:15 AM

I like King Prawn Ceylon, but it varies from place to place in taste and spiciness so it's a wild card.

The one from K9 in Wimbledon is a winner though...at least it was ten years ago :unsure:
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#11 Fondue

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Posted 28 June 2005 - 04:01 PM

Bhuna is my 'standard' though I've really been getting into the Lamb Pasanda - yeah, it's mild, but it's damn nice. Think I'll try a Dhansak next time (makes a mental note to try the local curry house soon).

Oh, and Peshwari naan bread's are where the sundries are at.
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