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yvonne johnson | | Dec 16, 2000 02:40 PM

Mirchi (29 Seventh Ave South, bet morton and bedford, 414-0931) is a newish indian. Apps: Dhokla, "steamed chickpea flour cakes laced with cilantro and chiles," were moist, slighty chewy and hotly spiced. Tak-a-tak, tiny pieces of chicken in red sauce accompanied with hambuger roll (this is the second time I’m come across this—I’ll post on general topics, as I’ve no idea what this trend is about), was not to my taste, tho my husband liked it. Mains: I had gosht vindaloo. The lamb was tender, the dish certainly had heat, and the portion was huge. But the sauce and meat didn't fully hang together. Seemed like sauce was joined with the meat at the last minute. I tried the jaipuri lal maas, lamb with "thirty chiles and cayenne". Interesting, and, yes, hot! Naan was good. And raita was good and creamy (not the watery sort).

Was second visit for my husband who said that it was not quite as good as a couple of weeks before. Asimov also noted inconsistency in his review last month. On basis of one visit I thought it was reasonably good. Might be worth another try.

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