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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:58 am    Post subject: Punjabify? Reply with quote

http://virsanghvi.com/Article-Details.aspx?key=915
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My friend is bemused by the barrage of contradictory advice he is getting about the tastes of the people of Delhi. He has been told that he should Punjabify his food. He’s been advised to throw all seafood off the menu or at the very least to reduce it substantially. He has heard that the people of Delhi only eat chicken and so 70 per cent of his menu should be chicken-based. Others have told him to kick keema off the menu because people in Delhi regard keema as meat for the lower classes. And no Gujarati-type sweetness please. It may work in Bombay but not here.

My friend is one of India’s greatest chefs so it takes a lot to shake his confidence. Moreover, one of the restaurants he’s opening is Thai so if he is to believe what people are telling him, then he might as well close before he starts. Thai food is based on a sour-sweet combination (sugar is an essential ingredient of many of the dishes) so he can hardly dispense with the sweetness. Many classic Thai dishes, including the minced chicken with basil or the laab (minced meat) salad from the north, depend on various kinds of keema, so he has no choice but to use mince. And while the Thais do eat chicken, you can hardly run a Thai restaurant without seafood.

I asked my friend to tell his advisers to take a flying leap. Delhi today is too sophisticated for these kinds of dated generalisations. But afterwards I wondered if I was wrong to be so certain. Perhaps there are regional variations in tastes that you and I do not notice but which restaurateurs are aware of.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Afghani Chicken, Butter Naan, Chicken Reshmi Kabab, Chicken Malai Kabab. nuff said.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
Afghani Chicken, Butter Naan, Chicken Reshmi Kabab, Chicken Malai Kabab. nuff said.

Spicy Bite doesn't have any of those (except Butter Naan).
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

richk449 wrote:
Spicy Bite
Horrible. :shudders:

This is what I could find quickly from Google.

http://trayt.com/q/best-chicken-reshmi-kabab-in-Mountain-View-CA
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reshmi Kebab
That about right? Looks easy enough to try at home.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Punjabify." That's right up there with "immanentize".

Let's see if one can use it in a sentence.
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"Obama Zombies want to Punjabify the eschaton!"


Ah, yes. An excellent verb. Where is our resident French philosopher; he's probably the only one in here with the intellect to find that humorous.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

richk449 wrote:
Reshmi Kebab
That about right? Looks easy enough to try at home.
Not easy. It has to be soft and tender. If you just barbecue, it is unlikely get you that.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Reshmi Kebab I've had didn't do much for me. It was OK, but I preferred the other dishes I rotated through.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Classic :pjp:
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
"Obama Zombies want to Punjabify the eschaton!"

notageek wrote:
It has to be soft and tender.

Makes perfect sense together.

Flashback: http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-525103-start-0-postdays-0-postorder-asc-highlight-immanentize+eschaton.html
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

richk449 wrote:
Makes perfect sense together.
I wanted to make sense, perfectly.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:55 am    Post subject: hi Reply with quote

you will have plenty of items to cook in no time with this foodnetwork.
easy. :P
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Delhi is an uncultured dump. This is not surprising.

I'm pretty sure they hate all music apart from Bhangra there too.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha! Says the man living in Mumbai.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
Ha! Says the man living in Mumbai.


Next you'll be telling me that Bangalore, Hyderabad and Gurgaon are cities and not just dusty little towns. :P
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bangalore sucks monkey balls.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:08 am    Post subject: Hi Reply with quote

hey
where are you from buddy?
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