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Pizza is bad for you?

Truer words were ever spoken. Way to go MandalayVA!

Jul 20, 2011
deepsreddy in General Topics

I need to organize food ideas (by India's states)

In addition to what you mentioned

Punjab- Amritsari fish fry, aloo paratha, tandoori chicken, palak panner, punjabi kadhi, butter chicken, lassi

Uttar Pradesh- you HAVE to go to Lucknow- any decent restaurant serving nawabi/muglai cuisine will have excellent stuff. try lamb dishes, rice biryani, paaya (if you can)

Rajasthan- laal maas

Andhra Pradesh- Hyderebad has a cuisine of its own. a must-try is Hyderabadi Biryani. you cannot get it anywhere else in the world. a good place to get is paradise cafe. also, try 'haleem' and 'kubani ka meetha' in the old city area. stop at 'karachi bakery' in the city and pick up a box of fruit cookies. you will thank me later.
a regional breatfast item to try is 'pesarattu'.
in addition to that, there are all the kurmas, pachadis, spicy podis etc. you can find very regional andhra food in homestyle restaurants.

West Bengal- poshto, fish curries, sandesh, egg rolls (street food), rasogollah

karnataka- mysore masala dosa (not tamilnadu), bisi bele bath, raagi cookies (if you can find them)

kashmir- kashmiri pulao

i can go on and on but i wont. hope this helps. have fun!

Jul 19, 2011
deepsreddy in India & South Asia

Quirky Sandwich Concoctions

oh lynnlato..you must try it atleast once :) and i haven't even mentioned dal/lentil sandwich yet!

Jul 18, 2011
deepsreddy in General Topics

Quirky Sandwich Concoctions

sliced boiled egg with ketchup between slices of lightly toasted white bread.

Jul 15, 2011
deepsreddy in General Topics

Favorite type of rice, and preparation?

Basmati...to make Hyderabadi Biryani (as authentic as possible...not the ones you get in most Indian restaurants here!)
Sona masoori...to make lemon rice..yummm!

Jul 15, 2011
deepsreddy in General Topics

Ideas for a foodie vacation?

what about Asheville, NC? if you want to spend, you can stay at Grove park Inn.

Jul 15, 2011
deepsreddy in General Topics

Peanut butter taste tests; PB devotees: what's your favourite?

salvatoregianpaolo...mind telling us how you make PB at home? i tred a couple of times...it was ok but not very spreadable. what am i doing wrong here? i use roasted peanuts, honey and canola oil with a little sea salt.

Apr 26, 2011
deepsreddy in General Topics

quirky personal home food combinations....

Oh yeah! yogurt with rice and topped with indian style fiery pickles...sooo good!

Apr 19, 2011
deepsreddy in General Topics

Pressure Cooker Cookbook

Apr 01, 2011
deepsreddy in Home Cooking

Wisconsin Food

I love visiting Wisconsin and love eating there! This is a very good article. Thanks for sharing it.

Apr 01, 2011
deepsreddy in Great Lakes

First time in Atlanta

My husband and I went to Soul city Kitchen when we visited Atlanta. Really liked it! Check and see if it is something you may be ineterested in.

Apr 01, 2011
deepsreddy in Atlanta

Vegetable to go with Lentils & Rice?

my favorite is simple panfried potatoes. heat few tbsps oil and add cumin seeds. add diced potatoes and salt and fry until done and develop a kind of golden brown color. add chili powder and may be some coriander powder if you want. they taste terrific with any dal.
you can do the same with carrots or green beans and add garam masala at the and with a tbsp or two of dry coconut powder.

Mar 31, 2011
deepsreddy in Home Cooking

Calling all chili heads - what's your favorite spicy dish? Any cuisine!

Authentic Biriyani....it is not too hot but has plenty of spices. i grew up with it and cant think of a better dish!

Mar 25, 2011
deepsreddy in Home Cooking

Wild Rice Recipes: Not Wild, Not Rice, But Delicious!

Amazing! I love wildrice! I am going to get a bag today and start making these. thank you!

Mar 25, 2011
deepsreddy in Features

Road trip across the US - where to eat?

If you are in Chicago, you have to go to 'Hot Dougs' for the best hotdogs and duck fat fries. Also try and pickup some 'Garrett's popcorn'.

Mar 22, 2011
deepsreddy in General Topics

Farinata - Ligurian Chickpea Pancake

toodie jane...no one really makes papad (papadams) in India ...except may be in some rural areas in the the north. it is much much easier to buy. and yes...they are made with white lentils (urad dal) and not chickpea flour. however, if you are really interested in making them, here is the link
http://www.aayisrecipes.com/2008/06/0...

Mar 17, 2011
deepsreddy in Home Cooking

Favorite easy pasta dish?

my favorites are Cacio e Pepe, Aglio Olio, pesto pasta with or without toasted pine nuts and shaved parmesan, pasta with marinara sauce with a little cream and white wine. All of them easy and simple.

Mar 15, 2011
deepsreddy in Home Cooking