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MSP - Gandhi Mahal

SmartCookie | Jun 7, 2008 08:51 AM

Went there for dinner last night; mostly good, but nothing terribly exciting.

Firstly, the two adjoining rooms are decorated very nicely with vivid east Indian colors and saris; very nice, though for food that is usually shared, the two-tops are quite small.

No beer or wine yet - didn't try any of their specialy lassis, but many tables were; they looked very refreshing.

Now on to the food - complimentary papadums and mint or tamarind chutney when you sit down - very nice.

The entree's though, were only OK. The mixed tandoori grill consisted of lamb, chicken, goat, and shrimp. The shrimp (1 small one) was nothing to speak of at all. The meats were very tender, but they didn't taste of tandoor - they could have been grilled for all I know.

We also had the palak paneer, paneer with spinach sauce, and the paneer was delicious; most times it's just texture and not much flavor, but they definately stood out. The spinach sauce was very boring - not much flavor.

The meal came with a basic basmati rice that was fine, but the naan (which comes separately) was really delicious; puffy and chewy on the edges and crisp and yummy in the middle - the garlic was especially delightful.

Didn't try any of the desserts as were were full and I have to admit are too sweet for my taste anyway.

If this place wasn't so close to my house I probably wouldn't make a special trip to go again, but since they are giving out 25% off coupons for a return visit, I'll go again to be fair and check out other items.

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