Lamb and Indian Bread

zhaney0625

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This board has been very useful! I need a few suggestions!

So, there's this allegedly famous patagonian lamb. Is it possible to get it from a butcher in Capital Federal? If not, where is the best lamb from a butcher? (I do live in Recoleta, so not TOO far from there, please)

Also, does anyone know where to purchase indian bread like nan or paratha? Frozen or otherwise? Does the bread exist here?!

Thanks for the help.
 

French jurist

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I have no clue about the indian bread, but since there is almost no indian or pakistani community here (even indian restaurants are scarce) I believe you won't find nan.

Nevertheless, in many supermarkets, even the chinese ones, they do sell round breads like the nans (arabic or jewish ?). They are a bit thick though, but it could be worth the try.

As for the lamb, being an amateur cook myself, I have to admit I never found an exquisite piece of it (most I've seen are quite skinny lambs).
But a friend of mine once cooked a lamb with a Lebanon recipee (with honey and "limones confitos".. miam miam !) that was strikingly good : he bought it in a "frigorifico" not far from Cabrera and Bonpland (Palermo viejo), I'll ask for the direction when I see him (in a week or so)
 

Napoleon

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French jurist said:
I have no clue about the indian bread, but since there is almost no indian or pakistani community here (even indian restaurants are scarce) I believe you won't find nan. (-2 for spelling)
There are DEFINITELY Indian food restaurants here. Who do you think built the railroads & the subways here? The British! What do you think their national food is? Indian! ("Curry" is also awarded full credit.)

Pick up a Buenos Aires Herald and look at all of the Indian restaurants advertised. Then contact them and find out about their naan. If you don't want to do that, look up "india" in "Guia Oleo".

Bengal
Tandoor
Ali Indian
Mumbai ("se mudó", but I don't know if this is true)...
...http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/detail.php?ID=3896
Katmandú
...and you could also add...
Bangalore

ACTUALLY:

Click here for a more extensive list:

http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/list.php?navby=Cocina&parname=India&par=26
 

French jurist

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Napoleon said:
There are DEFINITELY Indian food restaurants here. Who do you think built the railroads & the subways here? The British! What do you think their national food is? Indian! ("Curry" is also awarded full credit.)

Pick up a Buenos Aires Herald and look at all of the Indian restaurants advertised. Then contact them and find out about their naan. If you don't want to do that, look up "india" in "Guia Oleo".

Bengal
Tandoor
Ali Indian
Mumbai ("se mudó", but I don't know if this is true)...
...http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/detail.php?ID=3896
Katmandú
...and you could also add...
Bangalore

ACTUALLY:

Click here for a more extensive list:

http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/list.php?navby=Cocina&parname=India&par=26
I get criticized on my spelling (sorry, english is not my native language : I can speak too French, Spanish and German, do you ?),
and I am supposed to have said that there are NO Indian restaurants in Bs As (I said there are very very few) while I did not !

And what is this about the subway construction here (??? What link with the OP ?), only linea A was built by an Anglo-Argentine company (still, what's the link with finding a good cordero patagonico & nans today ?!).

I love Indian food, and I've tried two Indian restaurants here :
- One on Cordoba more or less at "altura" 3300 (went in 2005, it was quite good- Went back around 2006, it was much worse, especially the "salsas").
- Another one nearby (somewhere close to Gallo x Charcas) back in 2007 : was quite pricey for the quality although the restaurant itself looks more upscale.


Napoleon, at least, you were able to provide your own experience based on browsing the internet. May I suggest you take a walk & a bowl of fresh air ? Cheese ! (Nan)
 

zhaney0625

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Hmmm.. who knew indian food and lamb could inspire an argument. Calm, people. The only misspelling was "nan" = "naan" (not English). Both are accepted in American English, because "a" is pronounced the same as "aa" unless the short a is being exaggerated.

Anyway, I appreciate the list of restaurants, although I was already aware of them. I suppose my reason for asking here was to avoid contacting restaurants, which either tend to have wholesalers or won't divulge their supplier. Also, many here tend to have ideas that are weirder than usual, which is always helpful. But all help is greatly appreciated, clearly.

Perhaps I'll have to whip up some paratha or something from scratch. The horror!
 

EliA

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Well I was going to recommend contacting Tandoor, in my opinion the best Indian restaurant in the city. They have pretty great naan and if they won't tell you their secret they might at least agree to sell to you in bulk.

Alternately: have you ever thought about making your own? Here are two different but seemingly simple recipes:

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Naan-Bread

http://www.indianfoodforever.com/indian-breads/naan.html

About the lamb: It's called cordero and you can definitely get it here. There is a good butcher off Rivadavia near subte Primera Junta (on calle Rojas I think?) who will either 1) have it in stock; 2) order it; or 3) arrange to have a fresh lamb butchered just for you. In fact, many butchers will happily arrange a wholesale slaughter for a customer. How's your freezer storage space? Fresh and even live lamb for individual order is especially common around Easter - so, good timing!
 
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