indian food so hot!

@tigeraunt (6326)
Philippines
November 29, 2010 9:57am CST
hi mylotters, an indian friend invited me for dinner last sunday and i was served indian food by his wife. served were roti, dal-fry, curry and kheer, also fried rice. it had spices and chili. my tears almost rolled to my cheeks! the food was what i call hot and i am not in a habit to eat food with chili but i tell you, it was really tasty. have you eaten indian food, spicy, chili, hot? did you like it? ann
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@greenline (14838)
• Canada
30 Nov 10
I have visited India a few times on my business trips, and had the chance to visit the beautiful cities, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai. My friends took me to some of the very special restaurants. I very much appreciate his special treatment for me. But, as you said, most of the dishes are so so hot, I just cannot have them. I had to keep drinking ice water all the time.
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@tigeraunt (6326)
• Philippines
30 Nov 10
hi greenline, the next time you eat chili food, take sweet in between. the sweetness would counter the hotness. try. i appreciate very much your response and your sharing your experiences. have a nice day and God bless. ann
• India
29 Nov 10
Anny dear We indians are fond of spices, chilly and what you call hot foods!!!! Those who are not habituated will certainly have tears in the eye, here you can see many eating these food, so yummy, and no tears from eyes. You probably forgot the incident when we ate in Linzaa restaurant in Davao.. Thank you so much for this discussion on indian food. Professor. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead. God bless you. Welcome always.
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@tigeraunt (6326)
• Philippines
29 Nov 10
dear professor, it is really so nice to remember those times you were in davao. remember i had to ask for iced milk which i placed several teaspoon of sugar because i was already coughing from eating food with chili? but still i kept eating. it was so embarassing and funny as well. have a great day. and bless you always. ann
• Singapore
30 Nov 10
Indian foods are tasty and I like roti prata and the murtabak. Roti prata tastes good when it's really crispy and even tastier when mixed with eggs and onions. However, Indian foods have a lot of fried elements in it and it's not good to eat it everytime but I still like it.
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@tigeraunt (6326)
• Philippines
30 Nov 10
hello judgeironfist, i know the food you just mentioned except murtabak. it is true that indian cuisine is more on oil stirring spices before putting the final ingredients. we just eat them in moderation and try less oil. have a good day and cheers. ann
@Ruby722 (796)
• China
30 Nov 10
I never get a chance to eat local indian food,I guess it must be tasty like you said it was
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@tigeraunt (6326)
• Philippines
30 Nov 10
hi ruby, try making it yourself. look for recipes of indian food and you will see how easily they are prepared, how wonderful smelling, and how tasty those are. have a nice day. thank you for your comments and i hope to see u again on my next discussion. ann
@RawBill1 (8531)
• Gold Coast, Australia
29 Nov 10
I do like Indian food as I enjoy their flavours and do not mind it when the food is a bit hot and spicy. I guess if you think of spiciness in terms of mild - medium - hot, then I prefer Indian food just on the hotter side of medium. Once I went to a Thai restaurant and had what they called a 'jungle curry' which was supposed to be medium, but it was incredibly hot for me. I started sweating and coughing but the flavour was nice from what I could taste of it. Everyone with me was laughing at me as I ate it. I never went back there after that, I was too scared!
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@tigeraunt (6326)
• Philippines
30 Nov 10
hi rawbill, that was what exactly happened to me. i was sweating and coughing and still eating because the taste was different but very tasty. although i was doing it in much smaller intake after the first chili bite on my tongue. have a very wonderful day. God bless. ann
@gloryacam (5540)
• Philippines
30 Nov 10
I love Indian food! I love spicy food, actually, and curry ranks high in my yummy list. Fortunately the restaurants at glorietta consider that some Filipinos cannot eat really spicy food so they ask whether you would order it mild, medium or spicy.
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@tigeraunt (6326)
• Philippines
30 Nov 10
hi gloryacam, it is good there are restaurants there in manila that caters to indian food. next time and who knows, we might see each other and then eat together. then we can try indian food with just mild chili. surely we will enjoy it both. have a very nice day and God bless. ann
@snowy22315 (169313)
• United States
29 Nov 10
I like Indian food very much, but I usually have it in a restaurant, where it is not extremely hot. I guess there are many things that we could eat, but hot food extremely hot food is not one of my favorites.
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@tigeraunt (6326)
• Philippines
29 Nov 10
hi snowy, the first time i had a taste of chili in food was in a chinese restaurant where we asked for some noodles. i suddenly took the soup in my mouth not knowing that it was hot. well, i choked. hehehehe. it was good that three was just me and my friend there. i too prefer just the slightly tinge of chili. thank you for your response and have a nice day. really appreciated. ann
@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
29 Nov 10
hi ann, congratulations that having Indian friend,if you come to India please do let me know i will also invite you to my home,but i too does not like chillies,always i warn my wife not to use more chillies,but some times she put them,on that some what hot to me ,immediately i have to eat a sweet to compensate the hot,have a nice day
@tigeraunt (6326)
• Philippines
29 Nov 10
hello yugasini, indians like filipinos are so hospitable, that is why i enjoy their company. first time i had chili on my mouth, i asked for cold water but it didnt help much. i could still feel the chili biting. then my friend gave me a chocolate to munch on and that really helped a lot. lesson learned: for chili, take sweet. that is when i learned why indians love giving sweets. have a very nice day. thank you for your response. really appreciated. god bless and take care. ann
@oXAquaXo (607)
• United States
30 Nov 10
Tigeraunt, I'm Chinese, but I have a lot of friends that are Indian. I once was accidently locked out of our house, so I had to wait for my mom to get back. My Indian friend brought me into their house and their grandma had made this huge table of snacks for everyone to eat. The food smelled really good, but for some reason, I didn't think it was all that tasty. I'm probably just used to eating American and Chinese food. The taste was just so unusual and unique...I hadn't ever eaten anything like it before. And yes, it was VERY spicy. I once went to an Indian wedding where they gave out these little snacks that you ate with this orange sauce. I forgot the name of it, but it was really good, and that's the only Indian food, that I've tried, that I enjoyed. Annie
@tigeraunt (6326)
• Philippines
31 Dec 10
hi aqua, it is probably because of the spices that was in it that made it quite different from the usual that you eat. whatever you ate must have been laced with a chutney. i hope you knew the name then we could both look up on the indian recipes on how it is cooked. then we could have again and eat to or heart's desire. happy new year. ann
@TheAdvocate (2392)
• Philippines
30 Nov 10
I'm just a recent Indian food convert, although I usually ask them to tone down the spice. I love roti paired with seafood. I usually hie over to Assad Mini Mart if I'm feeling Indian cuisine. There's not a lot of Indian restos here in Manila and so I mostly have to make my own.
@tigeraunt (6326)
• Philippines
3 Dec 10
theadvocate hello, it really is nice to change food once in a while from plain filipino tasting food to something different like the indian food. indian restaurants indeed are rare hence i make a most with the help of video recipes. thank you for your response. have a nice day. ann
@afarrell1 (258)
• United States
29 Nov 10
I love Indian food and since I can cook most of it myself I can control how hot it is. My husband always know's though when we are having Indian for dinner because it makes the house smell very exotic.
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@tigeraunt (6326)
• Philippines
30 Nov 10
hi afarrell1, what a lucky husband you have there for having you who loves to cook and knows indian viands. i surely can imagine the way the family would smell the wonderful indian meal on the table. thank you for your response and keep responding. ann
@kirthy (383)
• India
29 Nov 10
hi, i m indian. you said indian foods are very tasty. but our people are like your food verymuch. idlly & chutny is the traditional tiffen. rice sambar, kuttu, are the very traditional foods in tamilnadu.
@tigeraunt (6326)
• Philippines
29 Nov 10
hi kirthy, i love the ordinary food on the table like the vegetable curry and roti. chutney is also good only i have to request for just little chili or i keep coughing and drinking sweet juices. chilis make me perspire too while eating. filipino food doesnt use chili or if it does, the purpose is just to get the smell. very few viands use the hot chili. have a nice day. bless you. ann
• India
10 Dec 10
I am an Indian .Indian food has wast variety. According to region it changes mainly you can find two main varieties North Indian and South Indian Dish.North Indian Mainly contains Wheat and South Indian contains Rice.But one thing is common both types of food are hot and spicy.We Indians dont feel it so hot or spicy for us it is a normal food routine where we add too much chilli and spices .But we can see people from other countries shedding their tears while having Indian curries.
@Kalyni2011 (3496)
• India
2 Jan 11
Hi Anny My hubby was in your city for some months, you have ate indian food with him in Davao and you know how tasty it is!!! We are eagerly waiting for your arrival and stay here for three months, so in the mean time cook more indian dishes and make it a habit to eat them, that will make you feel ease here no doubt.. thanks for this nice post on indian food.. happy xmas and new year, i am here in Santosh's home now, with hubby kalyani
@vicky30 (4766)
• India
4 Dec 10
Hi tigeraunt, I am too an Indian and i am used to eating all those kinds of foods.Foods which are very spicy are tasty but in the end it will burn your mouth and you will feel like having an ice cream to cool it down.Once i went to my friends house and he served me dal with chilly flavor.It was good to eat along with the rice. I love to eat mostly fried items which are spicy like chicken fry,fish fry and kebabs.Once i went with my friend to a Chinese hotel and he ordered two items chicken drumsticks and special rice.The drumsticks had the schezwan sauce all over it and the rice had the sauce with pieces of chilli in the middle.After eating the food my mouth started burning. I too enjoyed the food and i feel like eating it again.The food made my stomach upset the next day.I love to eat moderate spicy food but not too spicy.
• Philippines
30 Nov 10
My husband is Indian and I do serve him hot,chilly and spicy food. Before my tongue can only tolerate a simple spicy hot food, but when I came to India, that's the time my palate adjusted and in short, I was able to get used of eating hot and spicy foods, just not too much spicy dear, I still consider myself leveling up . I do like a lot of Indian dishes like Chicken and mutton curry, chicken biryani, palak paneer, chana masala and most of Goan dishes which is Portuguese. I do like how my father in law prepare seafood dishes since he was a chef.
@dorannmwin (36392)
• United States
2 Dec 10
It has been a couple of years since I've had the opportunity to eat Indian food, but I do remember that it was spicier than most of the foods that I eat on a regular basis. That said, it was also something that I really did enjoy. The main thing that has kept us from eating it on a more regular basis is the fact that neither of our children really like to eat anything that is excessively spicy and therefore we try to save that for times that we have neither of the children with us.
@evets7 (86)
• United States
30 Nov 10
Indian food, along with Thai are my favorites, followed by Jamaican. The spicier the better. The first time that I had Indian was about 20 years ago, having Samosa, Curry Lamb and spicy rice. I was "wowed" and beside myself. I live in a region with a lot of Latinos and they think their food is spicy. Not! Indian is the best, and healthy.
• Philippines
4 Dec 10
I wanna try their spicy kebbab! :D I haven't tried indian foods yet. But I'd love to give it a try!
@monty21 (119)
• India
30 Nov 10
First, thanks for praising Indian food and you have been a nice experience with Indian food as food was too spicy and chili. I know you might not have eaten such spicy food in your life. But, overall you found food tasty that is the specialty of our food. Definitely, i want to invite you one more time for dinner. This time it will be less spicy and chili.