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Indian restaurant suggestions?

My husband and I are ready to be brave next week on a trip to Minneapolis ... which has an amazing array of Indian dining options. We're both 1st timers and don't want to appear rude, weak, or anything else bad. I know we'll like anything with a yogurt or cream sauce but would also like to attempt something a bit more ... authentic. Ideas please?

 
hibbingmom

Asked by hibbingmom at 3:06 PM on Mar. 17, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Ask your waiter what the specialty of the house is and go for that (make sure it's not way too hot for your tastes, though).

    Beyond that, chicken tikka masala is very popular. Also anything done Korma style (chicken, lamb, whatever). Korma is usually very creamy and with a nutty sweetness (it's made from ground nuts and coconut milk, among other things) and it's VERY yummy.

    Chicken Tikka Masala is a really interesting dish because it was created by Indian ex-patriots in the UK. It's a red, creamy, usually only mildly spicy curry.

    Vindaloos are often spicy-hot. Biryanis are rice dishes that, while not dry, aren't swimming in sauce (usually).

    on the menu, "aloo" means with potatoes, dal or daal means with lentils, chana means with chickpeas, paneer means with farmer's cheese, saag means with spinach, kofta are very light meatballs.

    I freakin' love Indian food. lol Enjoy!
    Avarah

    Answer by Avarah at 4:46 PM on Mar. 18, 2010

  • Order the Aloo Gobi
    Energ8zr

    Answer by Energ8zr at 3:08 PM on Mar. 17, 2010

  • chicken tika massala (I'm not sure I spelled it right) I absolutely love it!!!
    ohwrite

    Answer by ohwrite at 11:07 AM on Mar. 18, 2010

  • Avarah, I'm new to Indian food, I think I need menu lessons from you!! I'll be using your suggestions. Thanks.
    ohwrite

    Answer by ohwrite at 5:30 PM on Mar. 18, 2010

  • We LOVE Indian food; it is a lot of work to make at home, so we get a carryout every couple of months. Here are my suggestions:

    Chicken Tikka (dry) - not spicey, very flavorful
    Vegetables Jalfrazi - a milk, creamy curry
    Peas pilau - rice with peas
    Sag Panneer - creamed spinach with cheese
    Naan - an Indian bread
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 2:23 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

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