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Chipotle-Style Indian Food Growing in Popularity: Would You Try It?

Food 2012/02/20 02:56:10
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What Chipotle did for Mexican food, restaurants like Bombay Bowl are doing for Indian cuisine. And according to the New York Times, assembly-line format Indian restaurants are one of the nation’s newest food trends.

Diners at Bombay Bowl are just four steps away from the meal of their choice.

Step 1: pick a bowl, a plate, or a roti roll.
Step 2: choose a healthy filling (grilled chicken, Bombay chicken, braised beef, or soft tofu).
Step 3: add a sauce (tikka, saag, vindaloo, or korma).
Step 4: spice up or down by choosing a chutney.




Additional options on the menu include naan flat bread sandwiches, salads, and samosas. For those less familiar with Indian food, the user-friendly menu outlines the dishes’ ingredients and spice levels.

“We have to break down traditional dishes into gravy and protein components so that our guests can gain control of their experience, and build their own meal,” said Amar Singh, the owner of Bombay Bowl.

“It’s all about deconstruction. We have to deconstruct Indian food so that it can appeal to the mainstream public. With deconstruction, everything is possible,” he added.

What about you SodaHeads? Would you try food from an assembly-line format Indian restaurant?

Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/15/dining/step-by-s...

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  • sheratan 2012/02/20 10:47:03
    Yes
    sheratan
    +5
    However, I find it strange that "braised beef" is on the menu since Indians are known for not eating beefs since they considered the cow as a sacred animal.

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  • mishka1220 2012/07/30 15:39:00
    Yes
    mishka1220
    Yes! Yes! Yes!!! Are there any on Long Island?????
  • Gangstersteve1993 2012/07/30 03:06:27
    Yes
    Gangstersteve1993
    Looks good to eat and it's healthy. As long as you don't fart badly.
  • Michael S. 2012/07/23 02:47:18
    Yes
    Michael S.
    Commoditized Indian food couldn't really compete with more authentic restaurants, but it would be one heck of a nice alternative to McDonald's and such when I'm in a hurry!
  • JulianDranitsaris 2012/06/22 05:21:23
    Yes
    JulianDranitsaris
    why not?
  • HarleyCharley 2012/05/28 14:03:01
    Yes
    HarleyCharley
    sounds good...
  • janet 2012/05/27 07:26:48
    Yes
    janet
    Yummy!!! Pass me a bowl : )
  • JohnT 2012/05/21 00:57:46
    No
    JohnT
    No thanks, I am at the age where I know what I really like and what I don't want and I will put that one on the list of not for me.
  • Natasha 2012/03/08 06:53:12
    Yes
    Natasha
    Can't help it! I'm hungary!!
  • juicebox07 2012/02/25 18:37:27
    Yes
    juicebox07
    Yes. It sounds quite appetizing. I enjoy eating food from other countries/cultures.
  • CookiMonstur 2012/02/24 03:41:49
    Yes
    CookiMonstur
    +2
    I like trying new foods(:
  • lyteweaver.starchild 2012/02/23 19:03:20
    Yes
    lyteweaver.starchild
    i definitely would try it. looks lovely and healthy as well. Yummy!!! x
  • fightingquip 2012/02/22 16:02:45
    Yes
    fightingquip
    Uhhh......what's so new about that??? I guess living in Queens has made this not so "new."
  • Aksana 2012/02/22 11:24:56
    Yes
    Aksana
    Yeah l would
  • q.a.t 2012/02/22 07:10:04
    Yes
    q.a.t
    I always love Indian food, it’s so spicy and delicious … yami yaammm =D
  • Get Bashed 2012/02/22 06:58:00
    Yes
    Get Bashed
    +1
    I like spicy food, I'll give it a GO!
  • Ian 2012/02/22 03:12:50
    Yes
    Ian
    Traditional Indian fast food in Malaysia already lets you do something like this :-)
  • ShamshirMkII 2012/02/22 01:17:47
    Yes
    ShamshirMkII
    I've tried it. It is awesomeness incarnate :D
  • Miesha 2012/02/22 01:08:44
    No
    Miesha
    There mexican food is nasty enough!!!
    Id rather go to authentic restuarant anyday. Cheaper too.
  • stevie.luplow 2012/02/21 23:47:19
    Yes
    stevie.luplow
    Though, I love just going to Indian restaurants and trying the authentic meal, I would try it. I have a feeling I would still like the traditional restaurants better. I'm more adventurous than some people though.
  • wes 2012/02/21 23:22:22
    Yes
    wes
    Fortunately I was brought up in a household and generation that was taught to try all types of foods, this actually sounds pretty good!
  • Racefish 2012/02/21 22:34:32
    Yes
    Racefish
    Sounds interesting. Of course I'd like to find it around here, but alas, it isn't available.
  • Ysggirb 2012/02/21 22:02:09
    Yes
    Ysggirb
    +1
    I'd give it a go, but Indian food doesn't need to be alternately stylised; it's brilliant just as it is. Nothing finer.

    It could be that Chilli Gobi is the meaning of life.
  • George-2 2012/02/21 21:38:34
    Yes
    George-2
    Spicey, hot, tasty and healthy. Why not?
  • LAILA 2012/02/21 19:41:58
    Yes
    LAILA
    i love this place i see them ever where chipotle chipotle chipotle chipotle chipotle chipotle bababa im lovin it
  • RoseLyle 2012/02/21 19:41:56
    Yes
    RoseLyle
    Yes I would give it a try. I enjoy many kinds of foods and discovering new ones.
  • El Prez 2012/02/21 18:22:18
    No
    El Prez
    Don't like chiotle and it could ruin Indian food as it has some Mexican food. I would try it but don't have much hope.
  • politricks 2012/02/21 18:14:16
    Yes
    politricks
    Following the theory of "combining two good things to make a better thing" I'd say this is a brilliant idea.
  • Tennessee3501 2012/02/21 17:51:31
    Yes
    Tennessee3501
    Sounds delicious!
  • I Wish I Were A Skywalker..... 2012/02/21 17:36:08
    Yes
    I Wish I Were A Skywalker... ~ In Television I Trust
    Well I went to India and ate a lot of Indian food... Then next to me is an Indian place... Does that count or does it have to be turned into fast food?
  • clasact 2012/02/21 17:36:08
    Yes
    clasact
    thats two of my favorites
  • Salonje 2012/02/21 17:04:56
    Yes
    Salonje
    Chipotle is yummy.
  • jule-sy 2012/02/21 17:04:38
    No
    jule-sy
    That's because I can't tolerate spicy nor hot flavor meals. Indian, Mexican and Asian cultures like food this way and really spice it up.
  • Ron in ... jule-sy 2012/03/25 15:17:23
    Ron in Oregon
    +1
    Spicy is so good for diversion and also pain relief from the endorphins.
  • jule-sy Ron in ... 2012/03/25 16:23:04
    jule-sy
    I have to be careful what I eat coz of my gallbladder.
  • Ron in Oregon 2012/02/21 17:03:45 (edited)
    Yes
    Ron in Oregon
    Since traveling to Fiji I have found that I love Indian food.

    Naan bread is absolutely wonderful if baked traditional style.
    I am amazed at the number of S/H ers that are unwilling to experience differing cusines.
  • ChristabelLartey 2012/02/21 16:53:51
    Yes
    ChristabelLartey
    It is very creative.
  • Cathy 2012/02/21 16:35:51
    Yes
    Cathy
    Ye, it look very tasty, plus I like trying out new/different types of foods and recipes :o) !!
  • bob h. 2012/02/21 16:11:23
    No
    bob h.
    Fraid not. I like most any food, but there's a limit.
  • RoseyRhod 2012/02/21 15:41:51
    Yes
    RoseyRhod
    Sounds tasty. I'd give it a go.
  • shadowcat_2 2012/02/21 15:29:06
    Yes
    shadowcat_2
    Let's you find out what ___ is, I know SOME Of it, already

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