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1. Posted by si403 (Full Member 129 posts) 8y

I never eat Indian food at home (England). I just don't like hot and spicey food. I can eat a mild chicken curry, and somosas, but anything else is just too much for me.

Can anybody recommend any dishes that I should try whilst in India, that aren't really spicey but give me a true taste of Indian cuisine.

Thanks, Simon.

2. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 8y

There are also dishes that are not so spicey. For example alu gobi (potatoes in cauliflower curry) but also kofta's and biryani are not so spicey. But ofcourse you can always ask the cook to make it non-spicey. Its mostly just a matter of adding less (or no) chilli's. You should stay away from the south-indian dosa's if u dont like spicey.

[ Edit: Edited on Jun 26, 2008, at 11:23 AM by wouterrr ]

3. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 8y

I think Wouterr has best described the condition from the view point of a foreigner.

Just to add u can try the various Paneer(Cottage cheese) dishes and ask for the less spicey ones. u can also try the Aloo/gobhi parantha with butter on it...

4. Posted by Harry668 (Budding Member 30 posts) 8y

Quoting si403

I never eat Indian food at home (England). I just don't like hot and spicey food. I can eat a mild chicken curry, and somosas, but anything else is just too much for me.

Can anybody recommend any dishes that I should try whilst in India, that aren't really spicey but give me a true taste of Indian cuisine.

Thanks, Simon.

I want to add something more in it....

Idali-dosa if you want to have the taste of south indian food...I love itthis is not spicy even

Litti-chokha this is very popular food of Bihar ITDC just included this item in its menu....lower in calories but better in taste....
Nothing spicy in it...:)

you can aslo have pav-bhaji of mumbai this is also not spicy.....

hope this helps:(