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If you enjoy eating out and trying new restaurants, you'll find a lot of interesting information in this blog. My name is Patsy Rogers and my husband and I love going to different restaurants and eating a variety of foods. Every Saturday we eat at a different restaurant and many times we travel several miles to try a new place. We do a lot of research to find the best eating establishments and then we make plans to visit that location. In this blog, you'll learn how to find the best restaurants in your area, how to make smart menu selections and the proper etiquette for eating out. You'll also learn about the many different kinds of cuisine from around the world. I hope that you enjoy reading all about restaurants and that this blog helps to enhance your dining experience.

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6 Vegetarian Friendly Appetizers To Try At An Indian Buffet

by Andy Hill

Indian restaurants often have really nice buffet style lunches. This affords you the opportunity to sample many different types of food. If you're a vegetarian, then you're in luck. Indian menus often have lots of delicious, and vegetarian friendly, meals. Here is a quick description of some of the delicious Indian appetizers you might find that are suitable for you if you are a vegetarian.

Vegetable Samosa

These are little fried, savory pastries. The dough is filled with a mixture of mashed potatoes, peas, onions, and spices. The samosa is crispy on the outside, and the filling is soft on the inside. They are served with a tamarind sauce and a mint sauce.

Mirchi Pakora

These are like the Indian version of jalapeno poppers. First, peppers are slit open and emptied of seeds. Then paneer (an Indian cheese) is placed inside the peppers. Then the peppers are breaded and coated in batter and finally they are deep fried until crispy. The pakoras are served with a chutney, or with mint and tamarind sauce.

Paneer Tikki

This is really fun to try if they serve it because it's rare to find cheese made in a tandori over. The paneer is cut into cubes and then marinated in a spice mixture. It is then cooked inside of a traditional tandori over. These ovens give the cheese a really nice smoky flavor and the cheese is not melted, rather it remains dry. It is served with cooked onions, peppers and a wedge of lemon or lime.

Aloo Tiki

These are small potato pancakes. They are made by mixing mashed potatoes with onions and spices. The mixture is then fried until crisp. They are served with mint sauce or raita (a yogurt sauce).

Hara Bhara Kabab

These are delicious spiced spinach balls. They are made by sautéing spinach along with onions, garlic, and spices such as garam masala. A bit of mashed potato is added to give it body and texture. They are then lightly breaded and fried until crisp. These are served with a both mint sauce and tamarind sauce.

Besan Dhokla

These are small, savory cakes made with garbanzo bean flour. Spices are added to the batter before steaming them. The batter will often contain ginger, chili, and turmeric. The cakes have a nice, soft texture and are not too dense. When they are done cooking they are let to cool a bit and then served with a spicy sauce made with chili and mustard seeds.

No matter what cuisine you crave, look for a lunch buffet, like Crico's Pizza & Subs, for your next meal.