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Bombay Masala - Excellent New Indian Restaurant at Bathurst and Eglinton

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Bombay Masala - Excellent New Indian Restaurant at Bathurst and Eglinton

FlavoursGal | Dec 30, 2006 01:16 AM

Just had a lovely meal at Bombay Masala (416-782-4449), located at 953 Eglinton West. The decor is clean and simple, and the service was excellent.

The food was fresh and very flavourful. We started with an order of Bombay Choupati Chaat, which consisted of a combination of puffed rice, potatoes, onions, tomatoes and peanuts, in a mild tamarind sauce; quite delightful and refreshing.

Next came an order of very flaky, light Vegetable Samosas, containing a mildly spiced mixture of mashed potatoes and peas. The Chicken Pakora, something we'd never encountered on an Indian menu before, consisted of nugget-sized pieces of chiken coated in a very light battering of mildly spiced chickpea flour. Very delicious, and gobbled up by the very picky young teenager in our party, as were each of the other two appetizers.

For mains we chose Butter Chicken, the chicken in which was moist, in one of the better butter chicken sauces we've had in awhile. The Rogan Josh contained very tender large cubes of lamb in a thick, dark Kashmiri sauce. The Shrimp Tandoori was the only disappointment of the evening, the shrimp being on the small side and a bit mushy, and the tandoori spicing on the salty side.

Malai Kofta (cheese and potato dumplings in a cream sauce), Aloo Gobi, and Mattar Paneer were all very tasty, their sauces very dunkable with good naan that was just a bit too crisp.

The menu at Bombay Masala is quite small, but the sampling of dishes we had have us looking forward to our next visit. Take out and delivery are available, as well.

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