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Apr 22, 2009 10:15 AM

Rasika with someone who 'doesn't like Indian food'

Hi everyone,

my fiance 'doesn't like Indian food.' However, knowing him, it's not that he doesn't like any of it, he just hasn't had indian food that he's liked so far.

What better way to introduce him to good Indian food, than by having dinner at Rasika?

I'm looking to order dishes that expose him to a wider range of the cuisine than curry and naan (though we're DEFINITELY ordering some naan - yum!).

I've been here before and the Cod is a good example of a dish that is not necessarily what you'd find at any Indian restaurant, as well as the crispy spinach. What are some other dishes that folks would recommend for someone like him? FYI, he is allergic to curry (the spice) which we will be sure to tell our server.

Thank you so much!

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  1. I liked their Mango Lassi. Any of the fish presentations have been great. Also like their various items in the tandoori.

    1. How can you be allergic to curry? I'm not trying to be a jerk, but I'm very curious!

      6 Replies
      1. re: aburkavage

        He must have done something evil in his former life and is now being punished :)

        1. re: Melanie

          He's going to have to be a litle more specific, I'd expect, in order to eat anything from Rasika. What ingredient in curry is he allergic to? Or is he allergic to curry leaves (which I doubt he's ever had, so it's unlikely).

          1. re: Jason1

            Oh dear...I'm showing my Chowhound weaknesses! :) I had thought that a Curry (meaning sauce or gravy) and curry powder were different. But after some quick research, it seems that Curry powder is really a blend of spices which, I'm assuming can all be part of making a curry. That being said, I have no idea which specific spice in Curry powder he is allergic to. This would probably be a good thing to figure out...thank you for alerting me to this!

            1. re: Melanie

              No curry powder is the same. (Between blenders that is, obviously a particular blender will want to maintain the same ingredients for consistency.)

              1. re: huesmann

                It's dessert- but the chocolate samosa is great.
                It tastes like a chocolate croissant-nothing Indian about it.

              2. re: Melanie

                Indians don't cook with "curry powder" - it's not a real Indian ingredient. I think it's a British invention. Different dishes are cooked with different blends of spices, usually homemade. One common blend is called garam masala, which you can buy as a premade blend in stores. But it can't be that he's allergic to "curry" generically, because there is no such thing.