A flat, round cracker made from lentil gram flour.
Served at the beginning of the meal in the same way that
buns would be brought in an American restaurant.
Break them and up with dip.
Potato and pea-filled pastry pockets.
Breaded, deep-fried vegetables; these are an appetizer.
Lentil Soup: A
thick soup, made with lentil beans.
A yogurt condiment. You
can dip naan into it, or mix a little into your curry.
Mango chutney: A
dip for your pappadums.
Naan: Flat wheat bread, a bit like pita.
Use it to scoop up your curries.
Tandoori Chicken: Chicken that's roasted in
a tandoori oven. Indian's version of BBQ,
sometimes other items are available, such as tandoori
fish or shrimp.
Dosa: Also spelled 'dosai'
and 'thosai', this is a dish made up of one giant
'crepe' that is stiff, like a freshly formed waffle cone
except shaped into a big tube on a plate. Inside
the crepe tube is a mildly spiced potato filling.
Aloo Palak: Potatoes
in a creamy spinach sauce.
Cheese cubes in a creamy spinach sauce.
Chicken in a smooth butter-tomato sauce, also called
Butter Chicken, sometimes.
Lamb in a 'red' curry sauce. It's typically not
too spicy as the red color comes from paprika, not
anything spicier, though ask the waiter if you're
worried, as some people add lots of cayenne.
Rice with saffron and other flavorings added. As
popular a choice with an Indian meal as plain basmati
yellow lentil beans served slightly saucy, the same way
that Heinz beans are a bit saucy.
Gulab Jamun: A
'pastry' dish made with milk and honey.
version of ice cream
Mango ice cream: a
popular ice cream flavor
Cardamom and rose water-flavored sweet cottage-cheese