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Chutney's on Pico/Barrington

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Chutney's on Pico/Barrington

Vaya Con Carne | Oct 28, 2008 08:18 PM

Tried this place for the first time today and was pretty happy with what I got: dahi chicken, lamb kabob, and a meat samosa.

The lamb was good, but not great - I think I'm spoiled by the lamb at Makkah, which is about as good as it gets. It was the chicken that really won me over - perfectly grilled, nicely seasoned, and oh so tasty with a bit of mint chutney. I'm not sure how dahi chicken differs from tandoori chicken, except that it wasn't that unnatural shade of red that usually comes from food dye.

The meat samosa was a bit greasy but really good, in that guilty-pleasure sort of way. At around a buck each, I could have easily eaten a couple more.

Chutney's has gotten mixed - and downright bad - reviews here and elsewhere. I'm not sure why - I'm a big fan of Indian food, and this place did not disappoint. I'm thinking maybe the thing to get here are the tandoori/grilled meats instead of the curries - although really, everything I saw coming out of the kitchen looked good.

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