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'Daal' one of North India's worst creation? Watch

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    southern food looks a lot healthier but I don't like it, it has very little flavour. Northern food is heavily influenced by persians/mughals and even within this there are varieties. I'm assuming youre talking about Punjabi food, which is different from Bangladeshi food and other places that could classified as being in the north. And you're wrong to suggest Northern food has no outside influences especially since Punjab practically borders the middle east and central Asia.
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    (Original post by Delirium_Phenomena)
    southern food looks a lot healthier but I don't like it, it has very little flavour. Northern food is heavily influenced by persians/mughals and even within this there are varieties. I'm assuming youre talking about Punjabi food, which is different from Bangladeshi food and other places that could classified as being in the north. And you're wrong to suggest Northern food has no outside influences especially since Punjab practically borders the middle east and central Asia.
    I never said North India didn't have any outside influences, I just argued that South India did, I didn't say North India didn't so don't misquote me like that.
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    (Original post by Uzzy?)
    Yep I go around scavanging in the woods :rolleyes: if i come accross an unknown substance i eat it... anyway if my friends or family are eating something I eat it too..highly unlikey its going to be poisonous and if i do ask where its from and the response is India...well thats good enough for me I dont need the exact region..city..street..house number
    you said highly unlikely but there is a chance that it might be poisonous then .

    Also I think it is important to know where your food comes from and I never meant in detail like street or house number, just the country and region.
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    (Original post by student777)
    South indian food is nice once in a while but I couldn't live off it like I can north indian. Also north indian is more filling... Sambar and dosa doesn't flll me up like rice and dal can. Sorry! XD
    You do realise that South India also has rice, and Sambar and dosa are not the only dishes of South Indian cuisine.
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    (Original post by -XxX-)
    i think daal is genius, its super easy to make and tastes yum. the stuff you mentioned tastes good too, but it takes way to long to cook it, not worth it imo. plus you missed out on the fact that it could be just the person who made it whose you didnt like, try some others :yep:
    I take your point into consideration about trying other people's daal. Also some dishes in South India take a really short time to cook, however there are some dishes which do require some time but if you really want those authentic flavors then slow cooking is the way. Generally slow cooking dishes like a Sunday roast, a stew or a lancashire hotpot are slow cooking dishes but they are all taste nice because the meat, veg or fish used in those dishes are really tender and succulent when the cooking has finished which is same for South Indian food as well.
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    (Original post by emmielociraptor)
    How can you not like daal? Are you like, taste bud retarded or something?

    It's AMAZING.
    In reference to your point ' how can you not like daal?', I think I am allowed to voice my opinion as clearly as I want to even if it means me saying I HATE DAAL!!!!

    Also 'Are you like, taste bud retarded or something?' lentils are generally quite bland on their own they depend on spices to give them flavour. Lentils are actually quite good at absorbing flavour, I bet if you just steam the lentils and mash it up into a paste without any salt, pepper or spices and you eat it you won't like it at all.

    P.S. My taste buds are fine I think it is you who needs to check your taste buds
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    (Original post by Hylean)
    Nyah, my favourite restaurant specialises in Bengali food and it is so yummy. From the descriptions you've given, though, I've never really tried Southern Indian food, so I guess I'm a Northern Indian food fan. It's so yummy. I could live off it if I ever got the recipes, or the money.

    Mmmmmmmmm. I really want a curry now.
    Do they have a lot of these restaurants in Iceland? Do the waiters speak Icelandic? If so, do they have an Indian accent when speaking Icelandic (what does it sound like)?
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    (Original post by sirandjivy)
    In reference to your point ' how can you not like daal?', I think I am allowed to voice my opinion as clearly as I want to even if it means me saying I HATE DAAL!!!!

    Also 'Are you like, taste bud retarded or something?' lentils are generally quite bland on their own they depend on spices to give them flavour. Lentils are actually quite good at absorbing flavour, I bet if you just steam the lentils and mash it up into a paste without any salt, pepper or spices and you eat it you won't like it at all.

    P.S. My taste buds are fine I think it is you who needs to check your taste buds
    Lentils on their own are bland, but I think tadka daal tastes awesome. I presume you were referring to lentil dishes rather than lentils themselves?

    My taste buds are fine, thanks for asking

    FYI, I never said you couldn't voice your opinion. I just don't personally see anything to dislike about lentil curries. You pretty much make them how you want them to taste and they're not mega-unhealthy like some dishes.

    Chill
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    (Original post by CombineHarvester)
    Do they have a lot of these restaurants in Iceland? Do the waiters speak Icelandic? If so, do they have an Indian accent when speaking Icelandic (what does it sound like)?
    There are two that I know of, but I've never eaten in either of them. My favourite restaurant is just beside Tower Bridge and is called The Bengal Clipper. Sooooooo good.
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    Mmm. I love yellow daal with boiled eggs in it. That being said, I'm just as down with North Indian food as I am with South. I wouldn't say no to either.

    --EDIT: God. Now I'm craving Indian from my go-to back in Asia. Masala dosa, banana leaf lunches, stacks of Indian sweets.. My Indian aunt makes killer food too. I'm going to have to cook up some daal sometime soon for myself. Bought lentils a while ago just for cravings like this. Huzzah!
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    punjabistani food is the nicest. The local punjab curry house is the best!

    and you can't beat a bit of boona dal as a veg altnerative.
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      I'm biased, so I prefer North Indian cuisine. But some Southern dishes are well nice.

      Gujarati food. :nutcase:

      (Original post by emmielociraptor)
      Lentils on their own are bland, but I think tadka daal tastes awesome.
      Oh my days, tadka daal with rice. :drool:
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      Pakistani food>Indian food
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      I prefer white food.
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      gordan ramsay did a series on "indian food" on channel 4. Showed that there are many different types for indian food.

      good programme, think its on 4OD
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      (Original post by Planar)
      I prefer white food.
      nothing wrong with a bit of shepherds/cottage pie, but white food (here at least) is toooooo bland. Need some flavour in food.
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        Daal is great don't know who you think you are but just because your taste buds are narrow no need to say it online lol
        nah just kidding with you but seriously it is good
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        (Original post by sirandjivy)
        Hi Guys and Gals,

        I am a sixth former and I have a few friends who are from North India, and they always boast about North Indian cuisines but isn't it fair enough to point out that not only is 'daal' a waste of good lentils but also repulsive as well.

        My background is that I was born and brought up in England but I have parents who originate from South India ( Pondicherry - former French colony), I mean I don't want to brag but I feel South Indian cuisine is far superior to North Indian cuisine, because we have better veg, fish and meat dishes,(Examples of veg dishes are paruppu, sambhar, rasam, vada, etc). Also South India are famous for their trademark dosa and idli, which many of my friends adore. If you consider the argument that South India has better access to the sea this means foreign trade with other countries is more likely to happen you can also safely conclude the fact that South Indian cuisine has also had time to mature through foreign spices and trading.

        Furthermore from my experience of talking to some of my friends they are tired day after day after eating chapatis, daal, potato curry etc. They would rather eat South Indian food as it is different and it provides them with vibrant flavors which is not experienced in many North Indian dishes as not all of the many spices used in South Indian cuisine are used in North Indian cuisine.

        I don't want to be one sided on this argument so I invite anyone to comment on 'Daal' or North Indian cuisine in general.

        Finally I want to conclude that this post I have made is for the purpose of debate and discussion only, although I am highly critical of North Indian cuisine, I do not wish to cause offense in any way ( in terms of racial abuse, discrimination etc).

        I am looking forward to seeing your responses and any supporters of South Indian food!!!
        I've been in uni for 2 months now and I can't wait to go back and have a ghee roast dosa and some idli with sambar.
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        (Original post by sirandjivy)
        Hi Guys and Gals,

        I am a sixth former and I have a few friends who are from North India, and they always boast about North Indian cuisines but isn't it fair enough to point out that not only is 'daal' a waste of good lentils but also repulsive as well.

        My background is that I was born and brought up in England but I have parents who originate from South India ( Pondicherry - former French colony), I mean I don't want to brag but I feel South Indian cuisine is far superior to North Indian cuisine, because we have better veg, fish and meat dishes,(Examples of veg dishes are paruppu, sambhar, rasam, vada, etc). Also South India are famous for their trademark dosa and idli, which many of my friends adore. If you consider the argument that South India has better access to the sea this means foreign trade with other countries is more likely to happen you can also safely conclude the fact that South Indian cuisine has also had time to mature through foreign spices and trading.

        Furthermore from my experience of talking to some of my friends they are tired day after day after eating chapatis, daal, potato curry etc. They would rather eat South Indian food as it is different and it provides them with vibrant flavors which is not experienced in many North Indian dishes as not all of the many spices used in South Indian cuisine are used in North Indian cuisine.

        I don't want to be one sided on this argument so I invite anyone to comment on 'Daal' or North Indian cuisine in general.

        Finally I want to conclude that this post I have made is for the purpose of debate and discussion only, although I am highly critical of North Indian cuisine, I do not wish to cause offense in any way ( in terms of racial abuse, discrimination etc).

        I am looking forward to seeing your responses and any supporters of South Indian food!!!
        Firstly, it's spelt "dahl". And it can taste really good if the person who made it is pro. And north indian cuisine is sooo good. South can't compete matey
       
       
       
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