Recently I stopped by Avatars Punjabi Burrito for the first time with a friend who needed a late lunch. She ordered the mustard green and spinach wrap and added chicken. Natch, she offered me a taste. I was impressed that a mongrelized place that this seems to be, in the boonies even, could offer up such a delicious version of sarson ka saag. It's hard to find a version that uses mustard greens and not just spinach even in areas with denser Indian populations. The chicken was moist and juicy, and chunks of carrots and chickpeas added more texture. Nice paratha wrap, freshly griddled, that could have been flakier but it wasn't doughy. Seasoning was moderately spicy and housemade hot sauce was available, on request, for extra heat. Naturally, we asked for that too. The hot sauce was unlike any we’ve tasted, exotically complex and not only very spicy hot but warmed up to be thermally hot too. Loved the many taste dimensions in the burrito's composition.
I only had a beverage, first trying the chai. But it was watered down, maybe held on ice too long on this warm day, and I returned it. The rose lassi was just fine, not overly sweetened to let the natural tartness of the yogurt shine through.
Our waitress mentioned that the Petaluma location serves a full breakfast menu. Aram’s, the much beloved previous occupant of the space, was know for the morning meal, so Avatars has continued this tradition. A glance at the menu looked like straight up American breakfast, and I’d be interested in hearing whether anyone has tried it.
Avatars Punjabi Burrito
131 Kentucky St, Petaluma, CA 94952
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