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If you ppl can come over somtime in Luzern, I can serve you pure home made Indian dishes.
yOU WILL DEFINETLY LOVE IT.
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Sanju if you can cook high quality food and look like that photo, the question is will you be my wife? A relationship based on curry would be a strong and enduring one.
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If you ppl can come over somtime in Luzern, I can serve you pure home made Indian dishes.
yOU WILL DEFINETLY LOVE IT.
thanks and regards
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Maybe you can do a pot luck Indian lunch one weekend? But i'm sure everyone will eat your food and the rest will be left
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Re: home made Indian food

I am so sorry you are too late to propose me as I have already got my perfect one.
But yeah you can have a taste of my food.
But well said, the way to man`s heart is through his stomach.
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Old 22.08.2009, 22:53
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I'll marry you too! Do you believe in polygamy ? You could have lots of EF husbands eating your food!
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ha ha ha ... always welcome....
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I am an Indian, but I really avoid eating Indian food outside since it has never met my expectations. I would love to cook some authentic Indian food and invite you guys over dinner. Nothing like home cooked Indian food since the magic is in the home made spices
Three things. First of all, what is a truth in Switzerland and other countries for sure is, and a good cook from your country recently gave me valuable information about this, also is the case inside India. Which means that different areas cook differently. And second, never eat "Indian" in a standard Swiss/German/French..... restaurant as they tend to use the mildest available curry, use it in minimal quantities and dilute the thing by liters of cream and butter, and make it yellow by some Safran. Third, when getting to an "Indian restaurant" simply realize that a countryman of yours may be manager but many of his employees are Kosovaris, Turks, Arabs, Greeks, etc. They may be good cooks and determined to do good work, but they are not your mother !


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Indian food (curries) generally aren't as spicy as that made in the UK, though they probably are spicier than the average Swiss pussycurry. Go to the Tandoori BBQ next to Paradeplatz and ask for "semi-deadly" or "deadly", it's awesome.
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The Masala at Stauffacher also can be highly recommended
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Re: The best Indian curry in Zurich?

Wollishofener that'll be turmeric not saffron, saffron is too expensive.
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Wollishofener that'll be turmeric not saffron, saffron is too expensive.
OK, well possible. They will use the cheapest stuff available, it only has to look yellow !
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Re: The best Indian curry in Zurich?

This thread has been really useful, I've just moved to Switzerland and need to find somewhere to feed my addiction ASAP (I've spent most of the last decade studying or working in Bradford, so am used to a really 'proper' curry). I'm not bothered if the food is Pakistani, Kashmiri, Gujarati, Punjabi or whatever as long as it's good quality and ideally with a proper chilli kick to it.

I'm a vegetarian so I'm particularly interested in finding a Gujarati restaurant, although I appreciate that that may not be possible over here. Does anyone know of one?
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I really need to go back to Tandoori BBQ... I have a hankering for a semi-deadly lamb curry... *drools*

Their popadoms and sauces are among the best i've ever had too.
I had a meal at Tandoori BBQ last Sunday.

We had the Anglo-Indian standard, Chicken Tikka Masala (I would never order that in the UK!). He offered to make it two thirds vindaloo strength, which seemed about right. It was nice enough but nothing to make me go 'wow'. Certainly the spiciest thing I've had here. Slightly expensive and may have responsible for some durchfall too.

I would like to go back and try stuff just from the tandoor. Lamb chops should be enough to gauge the standard.

We had a chat with the owner . . . he said that many Swiss dislike lamb because of the smell of the fat when cooked.
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I had a meal at Tandoori BBQ last Sunday.

We had the Anglo-Indian standard, Chicken Tikka Masala (I would never order that in the UK!). He offered to make it two thirds vindaloo strength, which seemed about right. It was nice enough but nothing to make me go 'wow'. Certainly the spiciest thing I've had here. Slightly expensive and may have responsible for some durchfall too.

I would like to go back and try stuff just from the tandoor. Lamb chops should be enough to gauge the standard.

We had a chat with the owner . . . he said that many Swiss dislike lamb because of the smell of the fat when cooked.
I agree that is a bit expensive, I had a meal there with my ex and it was well over 110 CHF for 2 people. The curries are good (Tikka Masala is always a bit "meh" in my opinion) but he really needs a bit more variety there, the choice of dishes is really small and you get a bit bored having the same stuff again and again. I'd die for a Lamb Rhogan Josh... though i've now found a place that sells Pataks curry paste, so things are looking up.

The smell of lamb fat when cooked though is a thing of beauty, I don't know how anyone can't like it.
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Re: The best Indian curry in Zurich?

The day, I'll start cooking.. whole of CH would smell of some Proper Curry..



But growing up in Pakistan, I find it hard to understand a lot Curry dishes, it even amuses me.

Chicken Tikka Masala... most likely an oxymoron
coz Tikka is something else and Masala something else, but one should not complain about spicy meat with any name
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Re: The best Indian curry in Zurich?

[quote=Wollishofener;528213]Three things. First of all, what is a truth in Switzerland and other countries for sure is, and a good cook from your country recently gave me valuable information about this, also is the case inside India. Which means that different areas cook differently. And second, never eat "Indian" in a standard Swiss/German/French..... restaurant as they tend to use the mildest available curry, use it in minimal quantities and dilute the thing by liters of cream and butter, and make it yellow by some Safran. Third, when getting to an "Indian restaurant" simply realize that a countryman of yours may be manager but many of his employees are Kosovaris, Turks, Arabs, Greeks, etc. They may be good cooks and determined to do good work, but they are not your mother !
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This is very true. I remember ordering a Vindaloo at an "Indian" in Bonn and got the white cabbage (Weisskraut) thrown in as an extra.



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Re: The best Indian curry in Zurich?

Why don't you make you own from scratch? A Rogan Josh is time consuming but straight forward & home made tastes better than any I have eaten in a restraunt here in Zurich.

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I'd die for a Lamb Rhogan Josh... though i've now found a place that sells Pataks curry paste, so things are looking up.

The smell of lamb fat when cooked though is a thing of beauty, I don't know how anyone can't like it.
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Re: The best Indian curry in Zurich?

You are probably confused since it is a Scottish dish

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/s...st/7395975.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/s...st/8161812.stm

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coz Tikka is something else and Masala something else, but one should not complain about spicy meat with any name

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The day, I'll start cooking.. whole of CH would smell of some Proper Curry..



But growing up in Pakistan, I find it hard to understand a lot Curry dishes, it even amuses me.

Chicken Tikka Masala... most likely an oxymoron
coz Tikka is something else and Masala something else, but one should not complain about spicy meat with any name
I'm not complaining about the spice! I agree about the Chicken Tikka Masala . . . I don't really know why I ordered it as I'm fairly well versed in regional cuisine from the subcontinent. For the record, one of my favourite restaurants is the esteemed New Tayyabs, a Pakistani grill house in Whitechapel, London. Their lamb chops are amazing.
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but one should not complain about spicy meat with any name
I concur with this statement entirely.
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Why don't you make you own from scratch? A Rogan Josh is time consuming but straight forward & home made tastes better than any I have eaten in a restraunt here in Zurich.
I long ago realised that it's not possible for me to make a curry that tastes better than sauce or paste from a jar like Pataks etc. Same with Bolognaise, no matter what I try, nothing beats Ragu sauce.
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I'm not complaining about the spice! I agree about the Chicken Tikka Masala . . . I don't really know why I ordered it as I'm fairly well versed in regional cuisine from the subcontinent. For the record, one of my favourite restaurants is the esteemed New Tayyabs, a Pakistani grill house in Whitechapel, London. Their lamb chops are amazing.
Ok, lets try you out... Can yu tell difference between Nihari, Haleem and Qorma (Surprisingly called Jalfrezi in UK )?

Thing is, most of the cuisine from the sub continent takes quite sometime to cook, so in my home country 1 restaurant would only specialise in 1 or at best 2 dishes, the most popular ones. So you go to different places for different dishes.

Other places like "posh" restaurants would have a few dishes on menu but then you ask for the "Days special" meaning it would be freshly cooked.

In UK or arouond EU, the practice is they have the same Sauce or Curry... and boiled/cooked meat on the side and all they do is they mix it according to the dish... same curry in lamb if its lamb curry or in chicken if its chicken curry... though Lamb curry is only properly cooked on slow heat for few hours to get the "Lamb" taste into it!

One of my friends came to UK and we went to an Indian restaurant for some food, he asked for Biryani... and the cook took some chicken and curry sauce and some boiled rice... mixed them in a wok and started frying it, in our view.. my friend literally got up and shouted "What the hell are you doing??!!" Bit of a cultural shock!
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