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Old 01-06-2009, 08:21 AM   #11
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I've been wanting to try to cook some Indian food but somehow undecided because I'm not sure if my kids will love it. Maybe I'll just try some recipes and give it a little twist to suit my kids taste:-)
How old are you kids? I think the older they get the more likely they'll be to trying new stuff. You might try starting them with chutney and/or the breads with the sweetened stuffing in the middle (I think they're called Aloo Paratha), I can't imagine a kid not loving that.
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:25 AM   #12
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I just made a biriyani using the Marks & Spencer curry bible. It was very delicately spiced and no chilli so children would love it.
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Old 01-14-2009, 06:52 AM   #13
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I had once came across Tarladalal.com :: Indian Recipes, Indian Food, Healthy Low Cal recipes., Found all kind of Indian recipes there. But I don't try any recipes at home. I visit restaurants whenever I feel like eating vegetarian food.
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:10 AM   #14
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The bulk bin is a great place to start for spices. You can buy just a teaspoon and, if you don't use it again, you're not out much.
If you have an Indian market nearby, you can often get the spices at a much lower price. It's also easier to find the spices here.
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:32 PM   #15
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How old are you kids? I think the older they get the more likely they'll be to trying new stuff. You might try starting them with chutney and/or the breads with the sweetened stuffing in the middle (I think they're called Aloo Paratha), I can't imagine a kid not loving that.
If only I could get my wife to warm up to Indian food. I love it and I think that my kids (teens & 20s) will like it if I could just get my wife to give it a try. Like anatogonon, I suppose I will just try something mild-bland and see how it works out.
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Old 01-15-2009, 03:23 AM   #16
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veg or non veg recipe?

What will they prefer ? sweet or salty?
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Old 01-15-2009, 03:40 AM   #17
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Favorite dishes.
Being a vegetarian, some of my favorites are.
Mattar Paneer ( peas with cheese )
Palak Paneer ( spinach with cheese)
Vegetable (Navratan) Korma kinda of like a mixed vegetables with a creamy sauce

I love all the breads, all the basmati rice variations.

What I usually like doing is going to the Indian restaurant during the buffet. This allows me to sample many different things. Because I havnt tried many things, when i go to the restaurant, I dont know what to order, so I get the same (safe) thing over and over. By trying new things at the buffet, I develop new favorites.
We have a couple of places around here that have good Indian buffets as well, but often they put up descriptions of the dishes instead of the names so it can be hard to find a recipe and duplicate it, LOL.
But, you named two of our favorites:
Mattar Paneer and Palak Paneer. Anybody got any TNT recipes for these? I know I can find them on the links provided, but I like recipes already in use and tried out LOL.
Thanks!
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:11 PM   #18
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veg or non veg recipe?

What will they prefer ? sweet or salty?
Veg or meat doesn't matter. I think they would like sweet and salty. My wife's issue is with too much heat & curry, that I happen to love.
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:32 PM   #19
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Gobi ke Paratha or paratha with cauliflower stuffings

Ingredients:

* 4 cups wheat flour
* 225 gms. cauliflower
* 2 small onions (finely chopped )
* 4 tablespoons coriander leaves (finely chopped)
* 1 green chilies (de-seeded and chopped)
* 1/2 inch ginger (chopped )
* 2 tablespoons lime juice
* 2 tablespoons margarine or oil
* water (for kneading)
* ghee or oil (for shallow frying)
* Salt according to taste

Preparation:

1. Clean, wash and grate the cauliflower.
2. Place in a bowl and pour hot water & leave for 5 minutes.
3. Squeeze the water out. Add lime juice, chili, 1 tsp salt, coriander, onions and ginger.
4. Mix well, divide into 12 parts.
5.Mix wheat flour with 1 tsp salt.
6. Rub in margarine and slowly add water and make a soft dough.
7. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and keep aside for 20 minutes.
8. Divide into 12 round balls, roll out each into a round flat disc of 4" diameter.
9. Place 1 portion of cauliflower mixture on each flat dough, close up bringing the sides together carefully, shape into ball again.
10. Place each ball on a floured board and roll out into 5" diameter.
11. Smear with ghee or oil, one at a time and sallow fry on a hot griddle until both sides are golden-brown in colour.
12. Serve Gobi Paratha with yogurt or Chili pickle or Mango pickle.


I am sure your children will love it.
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:50 PM   #20
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Thanks radhuni. Of course, now that you have offered up the recipe, I must try it. The pressure is on, but I'll let you know how it works out. Likely this weekend.
You refer to chili & mango pickle. Are those types of chutneys/salsas? ..... Actually, I found them on the web link that you have with your messages, although some of the links don't work. The Mango chutney does work. Thanks
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