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Hyperabadi Madness in Waltham (long)

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Hyperabadi Madness in Waltham (long)

The SummerVillan | Nov 22, 2004 01:52 AM

I'm sure some hound must have
mentioned this before now (I haven't seen it)...
so just in case there is this super intense:
Phylum: Indian
Species: Hyperabadi
Sub Species: Hallal Hyperabadi
Hole in the wall place with the kind of
authentic Hindustani food that could
for a moment make you think you were back
on the subcontinent.
This place is a room about the size of your
kitchen with six tables, and would be a great location shoot for the next remake of the brainwashing scene in the Manchurian Candidate, it seems to be kind
of a commisary for the local Hallal seeking
Hindustani community. They do lunch (and I believe)
dinner buffets - dirt cheap - which include some
chapati / paratha like things, very good rice,
a number of curries, some very hot, many more boney than meaty, and your usual, "I guess humans are supposed to eat this..." indian desert. All pretty good. (Isn't Waltham so much cooler since, the Italians moved on up to the east side (to the DeLuxe appartments in the sky) and our Indian & Brazilian & Mexican neighbors moved in?
Dropped in one night recently, (post buffet time evidently, they were closed, but offered to make me
what ever I wanted that they could come up with... to go...
(Can't ask for more than that!) The kitchen is staffed
soley with ernest women who know their way around these spices. That they're not particularly geared toward Howlees, should only make it more of a hound attraction!
I asked for a benigan baratha, and having none,
offered to make me an un-baked eggplant dish instead.(the name of which was never mentioned) It was SO
hot and spicy that after my third meal of this (I could only take so much at a time!) I took to cutting it with other vegies around the house, I left it out
for a couple of days on the counter and it stayed preserved too, (or perhaps have a cast iron stomach?)
In any case, if you don't mind an ambiance reminicent of a back street kitchen in Jamu, and can handle a spice level of Sechuan proportions give it a shot
and report back.

Located: foot of Lexington St next to fire house, just
up from Main st, Waltham.

Chow,

The Summer*Villan

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