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    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!!!
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    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.
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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'm also South Indian!

    But generally indian food bores me now.
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    Thanks for the replies well if you haven't tried South Indian food you don't know what you are missing out on.
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    I'm partly North Indian and i really really dislike daal :l I generally dislike lentils though so yeh. Never had south Indian food and if i have I wouldn't know since i don't know what south indian food is haha.
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    I like south indian food, don't get me wrong. Masala Dosas, Idlis, Bades and the like. But Bengali and north Indian food is not to be ridiculed. And especially Daal, it tastes sooooooo fine.

    Also, the silk road goes through Bangladesh. So we had access to them spices too. You can't touch our tandoori:


    Overall though, i find Pakistani cuisine the best and i'm not even Pakistani
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    I really like Daal, girl I live with makes it. it's yummy.
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    lol like i said the objective of this forum is for debate and discussion i am not deliberately causing any discrimination.
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    (Original post by Uzzy?)
    I'm partly North Indian and i really really dislike daal :l I generally dislike lentils though so yeh. Never had south Indian food and if i have I wouldn't know since i don't know what south indian food is haha.
    that doesn't make sense if you ate something and you didn't know what it was then for all u know u could be eating poison, so you basically sometimes eat unfamiliar foods and don't question yourself what you are actually eating. hmm interesting.
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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!!!
    Eh blud, daal chaval is da best doe, wha u sayn fam. i eat it everyday for breakfast, lunch, nap-time, dinner, afternoon tea, post lunch, pre-dinner, bedtime meal, bedtime snack and snack snack.

    Daal is choong blud, man dnt knwww.
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    Well if you eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner then aren't you going to experience malnutrition?

    Look the point is I think it is good that you like daal but eating it every day like that it is not really good, a diet consisting of only lentils.
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    (Original post by sirandjivy)
    that doesn't make sense if you ate something and you didn't know what it was then for all u know u could be eating poison, so you basically sometimes eat unfamiliar foods and don't question yourself what you are actually eating. hmm interesting.
    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
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    Yellow Daal is my favourite.
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    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
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    Mmm curry.
    If anything, this thread is making me realise how much foreign food i've been missing out on. Where would one go to try some authentic south Indian cuisine to verify my decision?
    And don't say south India because my budget doesn't stretch that far
    I live near Liverpool, i guess my best bet would be there as it has asian supermarkets etc. Hmm.
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    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:
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    Why the hate for lentils?
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    How can you not like daal? Are you like, taste bud retarded or something?

    It's AMAZING.
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    I love dal! Especially Dal Makhani yummy.

    But South Indian food is also yummy. Uttapam, Masala Dosa, Idli, Vada, and all sorts! I'm going at Christmas. Cannot wait for my fill of Indian food!
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    My mum makes healthy organic daal with extra virgin olive oil which is frankly not very nice whereas my auntie makes it the proper indian way with ghee. which is fattening but yummy.
 
 
 
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