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Old 25-01-2013, 15:51
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Is there anyone here who also dislikes Indian meals? I'm quite open minded to all kinds of different foods but I could never get into it. The last one I tried was the rogan josh and to me just tasted not pleasent. My favourite food is Chinese style. Am I the only one here that hates it?
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Old 25-01-2013, 15:59
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That is quite a huge range of dishes you have discounted, you realise there are many different regions of India.

If you experience is that of the high street takeaway I suggest you try making your own, it really is not that hard once you have mastered the basics.
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Old 25-01-2013, 16:08
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I love Indian food, for me anything done in Tandoori style is the tastiest.
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Old 25-01-2013, 16:22
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i think OP , you are a rare specimen

i've yet to meet anyone who didn't like indian food, which is a good thing -- more for the rest of us

lamb birrany for me tonight i think.
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Old 25-01-2013, 16:26
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Like every thing, some dishes I like and some I don't.
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Old 25-01-2013, 16:34
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I have an Indian sister in law who is a fantastic cook. She cooks dishes from all around the world and it is all wonderful, but when she cooks her native Keralan cuisine, oh boy, it is to die for!

None of it is chilli hot but it is all deliciously flavoured with spices. The entire family decamps to her house when it is Divali and we eat her out of house and home!

I myself cannot say I find any cuisine totally dislikeable. I found some of the Andean cuisine a little boring at times, but still found something to enjoy.
Perhaps the OP has not tried all the different types of Indian cuisine?
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Old 25-01-2013, 16:43
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i think OP , you are a rare specimen

i've yet to meet anyone who didn't like indian food, which is a good thing -- more for the rest of us

lamb birrany for me tonight i think.
I know, I have tried without success. Just don't like it but as suggested there are indeed different styles to try out but tbh. I can't see it happening. Each to their own I guess. Any suggestions to try would be appreciated though. I like really hot and spicy dishes. Ps i'm not trying Phaal btw
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Old 25-01-2013, 17:26
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South Indian Garlic Chilli Chicken or Chicken Tikka, if you like spicy, of course you could have a curry in one part of the country and its great then try it elsewhere and it may be totally different. The key is finding a decent Indian curry house and getting to know the menu.
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Old 25-01-2013, 17:45
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South Indian Garlic Chilli Chicken or Chicken Tikka, if you like spicy, of course you could have a curry in one part of the country and its great then try it elsewhere and it may be totally different. The key is finding a decent Indian curry house and getting to know the menu.
Thanks for the suggestions . Might give the chicken tikka a go sometime. Yeah that's true food can be heavenly in one place and revolting some where else.
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Old 25-01-2013, 18:46
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Thanks for the suggestions . Might give the chicken tikka a go sometime. Yeah that's true food can be heavenly in one place and revolting some where else.
Do you have an Indian buffet restaurant near you?

I know up front it doesn't sound like you're going to get the best cuisine at a buffet but I went to one near me and tasted seveal dishes that I have never and probably wouldn't have tried if I had to pay 5.50 a pop for them.

If you get the general gist of what it's like then you can go for a more authentic version.

All i'm saying is that trying a rogan josh is not the be all and end all of Indian cuisine
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Old 25-01-2013, 20:38
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I was like the OP but I really wanted to try some Indian food but found the smell of the resautants too overpowering ( got a bit of flak on the forum for that one!)

Anyway, I went to a food festival ( open air ) and took the oportunity to try a few samples. There were a few I still didn't like but I liked Madras so bought a ready made sauce. OH couldn't stand it. So next time I tried something not quite as hot, Dopiaza, and he loved it. Now purists will probably argue that ready made sauces are no good but it's a start to find out what we like and Tesco are selling Pataks at 1 a jar at the moment!
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Old 25-01-2013, 21:04
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Is there anyone here who also dislikes Indian meals? I'm quite open minded to all kinds of different foods but I could never get into it. The last one I tried was the rogan josh and to me just tasted not pleasent. My favourite food is Chinese style. Am I the only one here that hates it?
I don't know anyone that dislikes Indian food. I think you're weird.
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Old 25-01-2013, 21:54
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Any suggestions to try would be appreciated though. I like really hot and spicy dishes.
If you gave us some examples of hot and spicy dishes you do like perhaps we could come up with some suggestions based on those.
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Old 25-01-2013, 23:17
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Am I the only one here that hates it?
Nope I'm with you, tried it a few times and never got on with it
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Old 26-01-2013, 00:06
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I don't know anyone that dislikes Indian food. I think you're weird.
You probably need to get out more then.

I'm sure there are plenty of people who don't like Indian food. Just as there are likely to be plenty who don't like other genres.

Not liking a cuisine does not make a person weird.

Calling person weird over the internet for merely expressing a preference (or lack of) is in itself quite weird and downright rude.
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Old 26-01-2013, 08:34
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I once discounted all Greek food due to an uninspiring Kleftiko in a resteraunt. What a fool I was.
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Old 26-01-2013, 11:07
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I was like the OP but I really wanted to try some Indian food but found the smell of the resautants too overpowering ( got a bit of flak on the forum for that one!)

Anyway, I went to a food festival ( open air ) and took the oportunity to try a few samples. There were a few I still didn't like but I liked Madras so bought a ready made sauce. OH couldn't stand it. So next time I tried something not quite as hot, Dopiaza, and he loved it. Now purists will probably argue that ready made sauces are no good but it's a start to find out what we like and Tesco are selling Pataks at 1 a jar at the moment!
I remember that thread, so glad you've managed to find something you (both) like. If you like the Dopiaza, maybe a Balti would also suit if you ever fancy branching out.

I love Pataks, I usually just use the pastes, as you get more bang for your buck and you have a bit more flexibility with the flavours and as for the purists.... seemingly a large proportion of UK Indian restaurants use Pataks as well.
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Old 26-01-2013, 11:44
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I remember that thread, so glad you've managed to find something you (both) like. If you like the Dopiaza, maybe a Balti would also suit if you ever fancy branching out.

I love Pataks, I usually just use the pastes, as you get more bang for your buck and you have a bit more flexibility with the flavours and as for the purists.... seemingly a large proportion of UK Indian restaurants use Pataks as well.
Hi Specktater. Yes we're making progress but I'm going slowly on OH as he doesn't like his food as hot as I do. He's learning though!
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Old 26-01-2013, 13:19
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I don't know anyone that dislikes Indian food. I think you're weird.
What's weird about it? It's not obligatory.
I know several people who don't like Indian food.
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Old 26-01-2013, 13:39
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Not liking curry?, that's like thinking breathing is overrated

CougarGirl: Whilst this is gonna sound chauvinistic and patronising, but get yer man to take you to the poshest indian restaurant, and chat to any waiter who looks like he knows what he's doing. Ask him what he'd recommend for your preferred style of meal (dry/sauce, hot/med/mild, sweet/spicy/sour) and see if he can get a thali - with different dishes to sample
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Old 26-01-2013, 16:07
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I have given Indian food Mainly different curries a good try. Eight different dishes, and did not like any of them. Love chinese food, including their version of curry
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Old 26-01-2013, 17:09
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I dont understand how people can like other spicy food but not indian. Indian food is only spice after all. What is it you dont like specifically?

You like Chinese, do you like Thai?
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Old 26-01-2013, 18:12
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I dont understand how people can like other spicy food but not indian. Indian food is only spice after all. What is it you dont like specifically?

You like Chinese, do you like Thai?
Exactly. The OP and the other strange people that have rejected a whole country's cuisine have probably eaten at the shitty Bangladeshi restaurants on the high street that use little more than food colouring, salt and fat and pass it off as Indian food. People need far more education about food still.
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Old 26-01-2013, 18:13
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I remember that thread, so glad you've managed to find something you (both) like. If you like the Dopiaza, maybe a Balti would also suit if you ever fancy branching out.

I love Pataks, I usually just use the pastes, as you get more bang for your buck and you have a bit more flexibility with the flavours and as for the purists.... seemingly a large proportion of UK Indian restaurants use Pataks as well.
Decent Indian restaurants would never used pataks.
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Old 26-01-2013, 18:16
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I remember that thread, so glad you've managed to find something you (both) like. If you like the Dopiaza, maybe a Balti would also suit if you ever fancy branching out.

I love Pataks, I usually just use the pastes, as you get more bang for your buck and you have a bit more flexibility with the flavours and as for the purists.... seemingly a large proportion of UK Indian restaurants use Pataks as well.
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