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The perfect Indian resturant menu

Poot | Jul 12, 2005 11:25 PM

Appetizers

SAMosas

Farinaceous

Uttapham with tomato and onion

Mung dal pancakes with garlic, chiles and onion

Chickpea flour pancakes

Uppama with peas, urad dal, chana dal, cabbage and potato

Smaller Dishes

Haak cooked in mustard oil

Radishes cooked with their leaves

Spinach with ginger, fennel seeds, cardamom, onion and garam masala

Tomatoes cooked in mustard oil with panchphoran, dried chiles, black pepper and jaggery

Bitter melon stirfried with panchphoran

Larger Dishes

Cauliflower with coconut, sesame seeds, cashews, chiles and mustard seeds

Khatte baigan

Eggplant with panchphoran, sesame seeds and amchoor

Lotus root sauteed in mustard oil with hing, ground fennel seeds, roasted cumin seeds, fresh tomatoes and ginger

Morels with ginger, garlic, cumin, coriander seed, fresh tomtoes, fresh peas and garam masala

Green beans with mustard seeds, garlic, ginger, sesame paste and lemon

Green beans with hing, mustard seeds, cumin, urad dal, dried chiles, cayenne and coconut

Aloo bhaji

Potatoes in a sauce of fresh coconut, garlic, tomatoes and dried chiles

Soups

SAMbar

RaSAM

Chutneys

Tomato, cucumber and onion

Sweet and sour lime pickle

Tamarind mint chutney

Spicy tomato SAMbal

Hyderabadi tomato chutney with ginger, garlic, cayenne, cumin, fenugreek and dried chiles

Drinks

Ginger-flavored limeade

Tea with cardamom and cinnamon


(with thanks to Madhur Jaffrey)

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