Okay, we’re really on a roll here. Last weekend, my hubby and I were craving for Indian food again, the Northern Indian fare this time. Maybe it’s because Deepavali is coming. Anyway, we had wanted to dine at Palace d’India in Queensbay Mall on Saturday night, but we walked out of the restaurant after about five minutes in there. You know Why? We had to show ourselves to the table and then we waited and waited for at least five minutes but no one came to give us the menu or even to bring Ethan a baby chair. The restaurant wasn’t even half full! So we left the place and had a splendid dinner at Friday’s instead.
So Sunday came and we were both still craving for Northern Indian cuisine. So I suggested we go to Tandoori House in Hutton Lane for lunch. It had been years since we both stepped foot in the restaurant and it was so good to return to something familiar. The decor was very simplistic and had not changed much from what I remembered. Even the plates remained the same. We also recognized our waiter immediately, from our previous visits.
We were first served a delicious appetizer of pappadums with an array of three different dips: mint sauce, chilli sauce, and a concoction of chopped onions, carrots and lime juice (I think). Very pleasing to the eye, and tastes as good as it looks too.
The appetizer certainly was a sign of good things to come. Everything we ordered tasted wonderful. The Kashmiri Naan was packed full with raisins, cherries and spices and was done to absolute perfection. Just the right fluffiness, the sweetness of the naan blended so well with the gravy from the Butter Chicken. Of course the tender pieces of chicken meat from the Butter Chicken was also the perfect compliment to the Kashmiri Pulao, an equally colorful sight to behold. Kashmiri Pulao is made from basmathi rice, raisins, cherries and fragrant spices like cardamoms, cinnamon, cumin seeds and bay leaves. Our vegetable dish was the delectable Bindi Masala (Ladies’ fingers cooked masala-style). I had wanted to order the Palak Paneer (cottage cheese with spinach) but that was not available then, so we decided on the ladies’ fingers instead. And I was not sorry at all. Lastly, my hubby says that since we are in Tandoori House, we HAVE to order the Tandoori Chicken…which turned out so tender and juicy. Our meal was completed with a tall glass of mango lassi. Each.
And our cravings were definitely satisfied. 😀