My dear hubby J loves Indian Food. For unknown reasons, I'm terrified of it. Perhaps it is because they simply don't have Indian food in the small mountain towns of Colorado where I grew up. Maybe it is because I like to understand what is in my food and it seems really hard to do that with Indian dishes. Anyway, I get overwhelmed whenever I'm asked to go eat Indian.
This past week we were in Michigan with J's entire family (2 parents, 3 siblings, 3 sibling spouses, 9 nephews/nieces, plus the 5 of us--in one house). That deserves it's own post...another day. One night, we went out to eat with his two brothers and sister-in-law. They all love Indian food. Again, it scares me. We had a nice waiter who listened to my list of requirements (vegetarian, gluten-free, not too spicy) and told me I was to order #42.
YUM! There were a variety of veggies (green beans, cauliflower, carrots, peas, I don't know what else) in a creamy, mildly spicy curry sauce. I really liked it. And it made me feel a little more adventurous about trying some other Indian dishes. Too bad my helpful waiter is in Michigan. :)
Do you have a favorite vegetarian Indian dish? Do you have a favorite Indian restaurant in Charlotte (kind waitstaff preferred)?