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What is your Favourite Indian Dish?

Years ago there was this amazing restaurant in Bermuda name Bombay Cycle Club. They were my exposure to what amazing Indian Food tasted like. I first experienced Baingan Bharta and Tandoori Lamb Chops there and they are yet to be matched anywhere else I have eaten. I have eaten Indian all over the World but this place had such a high level of good food that it became an addictive staple in my weekly dining. Sadly it closed down, not because of the food...or so I was told.

So what Indian Dishes excite your palate?

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  1. Murg Methi is probably my fav, but I don't encounter it all that often.

    I once had Tandoori Chilean Sea Bass that blew me away. Once. Haven't seen it since.

    Other greats are Murg Xacutti, Chicken Tikka Masala and Chicen 65.

    Whatever I order, I specify for the chef to make it as hot as he's willing to.

    1. it may not be exciting... but one of my comfort dishes when I am sick is Korma with paneer...

      1. Hands down, paneer shahi masala.
        Soooo good.

        But I don't get to have it that often since my partner's stomach can't handle the spices in Indian food *sob*

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        1. re: ursy_ten

          This is probably my top dish as well. I love paneer!

        2. I don't have the broadest experience of it, as I tend to choose the same items when I have Indian, but I do love butter chicken with some naan.

          And those sticky dough balls thing for dessert,

            1. re: ipsedixit

              When we first were married and I was discovering Indian cooking, I swear I made gulab jamun once or twice a week for a year. Maybe it's time to have it again, altho' now I love jalebies or rasmalai.

              For savory, hands down, the prosaic palak paneer, but only at Koshi's in Bangalore. With lots of fresh naan (I'm making naan today, and I have spinach, hmmm, dinner ideas!)

              1. re: pine time

                Making naan, eh? Lucky squirrel.

                My favorite Indian dessert is pistachio kulfi. Problem is, it can vary in quality a great deal. But the good stuff, IMO, is the best "ice cream" on the planet.

                1. re: Perilagu Khan

                  If it ever cools off, I'll do pooris on the patio to avoid the oil smell in the house. Love Indian breads.

                  1. re: pine time

                    I'd love to make my own pooris.
                    Poori masala is one of my favoutite Indian dishes.