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Anyone From India Who Knows How To Cook? Question

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  1. redrubies

    redrubies Supreme Member

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    My son had garlic naan in an Indian restaurant, and he wants me to make it for him. I don't have the slightest idea what it is supposed to taste like or the texture it is supposed to be. He also wants me to make chicken tandoori. Can anyone give me suggestions for these two things? Thank you!
     
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    Bro, you might be doing an amazing favor to bhw if instead of posting this here and invading the lounge with further non businessie threads you would type it in google. No hate.

    Googe.com - How to cook garlic naan bread.

    I am not indian, but all bread is pretty much the same, flower.
     
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    bro this Garlic Naan you would mostly find in hotels some 1% families might be making it at home.I would suggest you to see sanjeev kapoor or Tarla Dalal on google and from there you can surely see those dishes that you mentioned.
     
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    YouTube it mate...but you dont think you get the same taste as they use home made stuff and clay ovens and stuff:) easy to take him to an Indian restaurant
     
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    Naans are tough to make at home. You will need a tandoor or some jugaad.
     
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    Hi
    Youtube is your friend as other members suggested it. You would definitely need a Tandoor (microwave can't replicate the taste). It's a tough job for sure. I hope prab1996 gives you some idea on this, as I guess he is from Punjab ;)
     
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    Not an Indian but I love good food. You can only get proper Naan and Tandoor if you a have a clay Tandoor oven(which burns really hot) A decent restaurant will have one...not so likely at home.
     
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    absolutely the real taste lies when you make it in that clay thing sadly most of the hotels overhere in my city atleast almost 98% of them dont do it that way.
     
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    Garlic nan
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    Chechen Tandoori:
     
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    Another one. READ THE DESCRIPTION OF WHAT THE LOUNGE IS FOR.
     
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    Oh darn.
     
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    Quite true and it also takes experience to get it right. If your naan sits there for a fraction more, it gets burned, a fraction less and it is undercooked. You will also need to learn to stick the naan to the hot tandoor wall. It's an art :D
     
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    Sorry to intrude! lol

    IMO, go to your nearest Indian restaurant -- there would many, and they are all over the US -- and talk with the manager there. He will ask his cook/chef to help you. Or get the chef's cell number and ask for his help. There aren't many chef who specialize tandoor-cooking, especially in the US. The chef can visit your home, and teach you some OTHER Indian-style cooking in your kitchen.

    You can even replace the tandoor-oven cooking with other normal owen and try the taste, and I think it wouldn't be too different from the ones cooked in real tandoors. Though if you're a real roti/naan eater then you'll prefer the tandoor any day! :). With practice, you or anyone can even become a great tandoori-cooking expert. But it needs practice, and that's a word that's underlined and highlighted! lol

    Ask him in advance what materials he will need and get them from Indian groceries shop. Or ask the manager of the Indian restaurant and get his guidance on how to get those materials. They will also guide you on how not to make the recipes too hot and still make them taste so nice for non-Indians! Yeah, I also think he can show you how to cook a roti or a naan without the use of a dedicated tandoor-oven.

    The manager will also gladly help you watch the tandoor-cooking process. You can prepare the dough, mixture, add spices, etc at home, get that to that restaurant and the cook will help you "tandoor" cook it if required. Of course it can be done without the help of tandoor (a typical clay oven), but cooking in it gives that special taste to them which can't be had with any other means. :)

    I wish that your dear son gets some of the exotic Indian dishes to taste! I believe that he will simply love them. God bless him! :)

    HTH
     
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