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Rasoi Indian Restaurnant Is Gluten Free In Pawtucket, Ri

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Hello, I'm brand new to this forum, and have spent my ENTIRE day not working, and researching gluten free restaurants in the Boston area. It's my best friend's birthday next week, and she asked me where we could go (she asked about a French restaurant that we went to a few times before I was diagnosed, and even for my sister's wedding, however I got sick that night...not sure if it was because of the food or something else). So I had a mission today to find something that wasn't Outback, or Not Your Average Joe's, or Legal Seafood--anyway, I found a whole bunch of options on here, so thanks everyone!

Anywho, I wanted to mention Rasoi restaurant in Pawtucket, RI. I absolutely LOVE this place. I was afraid I'd have to give up Indian food when I was diagnosed a little over a year ago...but to my surprise, this restaurant completely redid their menu to visibly show you that items are gluten free. there's a little picture of wheat crossed out if an item is gluten free--and this means there's no option that HAS gluten, so it can't get mixed up with something else with the same name as a gluteny option! and they have other little pictures, too...like vegetarian, etc.

AND on top of that, sometimes they have cooking classes on the weekends, where you learn to cook indian food, and they had a gluten free day, so everything they made was gluten free. I wasn't able to go to it, but I'm hoping they have one again soon!

I've made myself salivate. again. :P Maybe I shouldn't have written this at dinner time...

http://rasoi-restaurant.com/index.html

Thanks to everyone for being so great, anyone have any tips on a good support group in Boston, I'd like to meet others with my ailment, so maybe I'm not the only one in my circle of people who has this issue!

-superbeansprout


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Boston, MA

Celiac since February 2007

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I am not anywhere near Boston... but I wanted to say welcome! Hope you stick around! :D


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I was afraid I'd have to give up Indian food when I was diagnosed a little over a year ago...

My experience has been that nearly every entree on the menu at Indian restaurants is gluten-free. They use chickpea flour (also called gram flour) rather than wheat flour for thickening sauces or coating meats. A few appetizers have wheat, and of course the naan bread, but you should feel safe entering just about any Indian restaurant to get a gluten-free meal.

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Thanks, lizard00 (that used to be my nickname!!), and NJKen! I plan on sticking around...as does my allergy I think.

It's funny, I work with someone from India, and she has a lot of allergies (not food, but environment) and we were chatting about gluten allergies, and I mentioned that I missed Indian food, and she said that it would be really difficult to find an indian dish without gluten...this was before I did my research...and now I say, 'P'AH! WRONG!' I don't think she really understood what has gluten and what doesn't...or maybe when she makes Indian food she uses regular wheat flour rather than gram? I don't know. Maybe I'll ask her again.

I do miss Naan, though.

Oh, and I had a weird experience in a different Indian restaurant in Boston (Bombay Club) and they are known to cater to gluten allergies, and when I asked the waiter to check on a few dishes, he didn't go away and check with the chef, he just said, 'oh no, there's no gluten in that'...so my boyfriend and I got two different dishes, and I was hoping to try his as well--I asked about his dish, too...to which they said, 'no no, no gluten'. but when our food came, my boyfriend's dish came with a HUGE piece of naan or breadlike thing on the top of his crueset (sp??) not just placed on top, but cooked on top of it! I was like, 'um, I"m not going to try yours...' ha! but scary...so of course it made me wonder if mine had gluten, too...but I didn't get sick so I guess it was ok. :P


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My experience has been that nearly every entree on the menu at Indian restaurants is gluten-free. They use chickpea flour (also called gram flour) rather than wheat flour for thickening sauces or coating meats. A few appetizers have wheat, and of course the naan bread, but you should feel safe entering just about any Indian restaurant to get a gluten-free meal.

This has been my experience too.... though I do miss the Naan! My favorite! But I have a new recipe to try making it myself.


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Superbeansprout:

I went to rasoi last night: Thanks for the information. The food was great. I hope that they have a cooking class soon: I would love to go to learn! Maybe I will see you there too. It was nice not having a seperate menu, and I was so relaxed the whole time eating, not wondering if the meal was safe or not.

Thanks again for the recommendation. Let me know if you have anymore in the area, and I will do the same.

Thanks Again.

:)

Amy B

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Hi everyone, again...sorry I lost this post and couldn't find it again until today!

So, my sister lives in Providence, and she found this site:

http://www.theglutenfreelifestyle.com/Glut...ummit/index.php

it's an entire summit dedicated to gluten free cooking, and they do food demonstrations, tastings, etc. it's 3 days, and it's kind of expensive, but I would really like to go. If anyone else is interested, let me know, maybe we can meet up. They seem to have a night of gluten free dining, too?

-superbeansprout


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This has been my experience too.... though I do miss the Naan! My favorite! But I have a new recipe to try making it myself.

Agreed as well. As someone else already mentioned, they do use a lot of alternative flours. And at first I was upset that I had to give up naan, but I tried a masala dosa, which is a crepe made with lentil and rice flour and filled with potatoes, and it completely satisfied my craving for wheat... tasted just as good as a "real" crepe from a french place. Of course there are some things made with flour but in my experience not nearly as many things in say american or italian cooking, and I've found they usually identify that in the description on the menu.

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