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Old 09-21-2012, 11:08 PM   #1
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Hi, I'm new to Discuss Cooking so bear with me if I mess up this post. I have new neighbors from India and I would like to make them a simple dish to welcome them to the neighborhood. Does anyone know of a fairly simple but nice dish I could make? I do need to get the ingredients from a local Stop & Shop though, so nothing requiring heavy shopping. Hope I posted this correctly? Thanks!

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Old 09-21-2012, 11:21 PM   #2
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Welcome to DC rhart.

I wouldn't make them an Indian dish - they can probably do that a lot better than you can.

Is there a dish from your heritage that you are really good at making?

You might want to find out if they eat meat, pork, beef, before cooking something for them.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:36 PM   #3
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I would agree with Taxlady. Make something you already do well, and that you know will work.

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Old 09-22-2012, 12:50 AM   #4
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Oh Yes! That would be much easier. I was just worried they would be gracious, thank me for the welcome, close the door, and throw out the food. Lol! I don't have a real definitive heritage. I cook from everywhere, rather a mutt. But I do make a good Shrimp Mozambique. And no worries, there is no meat involved. Although, if they have a seafood allergy, I'm screwed. Thank you both for the great advice and giving me a warm welcome to DC. And just to give you something in return (huge laugh), when I initially read your replies and you said welcome to DC, I thought to myself "I'm from Massachusetts, not DC" what are they talking about? And yes, I am blonde, but I cook rather well so I think thats a wash. Thanks Again!
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:29 AM   #5
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:36 AM   #6
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Just a word of caution. Many Indians are also vegetarians you might want to confirm whether or not they are vegetarians before you bring them a dish.
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:45 PM   #7
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Maybe a nice basket of fruit would go well to welcome them, it would suit all possibilities. Also if they are really new to the area a list of local shops and where to get the freshest produce and maybe a list for local plumbers, electricians that you trust would be good.

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Maybe a nice basket of fruit would go well to welcome them, it would suit all possibilities. Also if they are really new to the area a list of local shops and where to get the freshest produce and maybe a list for local plumbers, electricians that you trust would be good.

Nice thought
That's a great idea. It does handle the vegetarian/not vegetarian issue well.
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:49 PM   #9
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Thank you taxlady
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:04 PM   #10
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Hi, I'm new to Discuss Cooking so bear with me if I mess up this post. I have new neighbors from India and I would like to make them a simple dish to welcome them to the neighborhood. Does anyone know of a fairly simple but nice dish I could make? I do need to get the ingredients from a local Stop & Shop though, so nothing requiring heavy shopping. Hope I posted this correctly? Thanks!
If they aren't vegetarians you can always make my Lamb Curry for them.

Lamb Curry - Easy and delicious
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