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Chola Follow-up

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Chola Follow-up

antvic69 | Jul 14, 2003 07:59 AM

There was a discussion on friday about this restaurant. I had an opportunity to go this past weekend with 4 other people, allowing us to really sample the menu. It was the by far the best Indian feast I have ever had.
Appetizers: Crabs cakes - delicious. I dont think there was any breadcrumb or other filler inside. An Indian spiced version, which made it very interesting. Masala Dosai- Crepe stuffed with spiced potatoes and peas. Served with a soupy vegetable sauce. Fantastic. Lasoni Gobi- batter fried cauliflower with garlic and sweet and sour sauce. Almost a sweet version of the popular chinese General Tso's (except with cauliflower). Very good. Momo- an appetizer special- steamed vegetable dumplings. Similar to chinese dumplings, but more delicate. Malai Kofta- Vegetable dumplings cooked in a velvety almond-raisin sauce. These dumplings were not the usual sort, encased in a wrapper. They were more like rice-lentil gnocci. Smothered in the creamy sauce, they were out of this world.
Entrees- Chicken Saag Tikka- Tandoori chicken chunks served in a creamy spinach sauce. Try to imagine indian spiced creamed spinach with tender chicken. Always one of their best dishes. Fish Moilee- Crispy fish filet served in a cumin-curry-chili-coconut sauce. One of the tastiest fish dishes I've ever had. Fish Condapur- similar to the Moilee, but not crisy and served with a differently spiced sauce. Not as tasty as the Moilee. Shrimp Vindaloo- the sauce was perfectly spicy, and the shrimp tender- not overcooked int he least. Nan and Paratha- Indian breads. Have to get them to mop up all the remaining sauces!
The menu at this place is astounding. There have to be 50 to 100 dishes. I have yet to order something that disappoints! Can't wait to go back!

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