Today I tried the Ker Little India Buffet. I mistakenly thought the buffet was offered only at lunch, but was pleasantly surprised to find that it was offered pretty much all day at the same $6.99 price.
The buffet is all vegetarian. I didn't mind not having the meat because I frequently find that most Indian buffets have only two kinds of meat dishes anyway: tandoori chicken and some sort of chicken curry. The vegetable dishes are usually the ones that stand out, meat dishes or not.
-Salad (two kinds: sliced vegetables and chopped cabbage)
-Rice (three kinds:a rice dish, white rice, and yogurt rice)
-Bread (chapati and naan)
-An eggplant cauliflower dish (can't remember the name)
-Another nameless dish, though very tasty
-Dessert (mango-stewed fruit, mango kheer, orange slices, and "sweets")
For some reason, I found a single roti in the chapati basket. This is the first time I've seen it there on my visits (both past and present), and it was the only roti to come out that night.
A good picture of those "sweets" can be found on Kirk's blog on his visit to Ker. The mango kheer was good, as was the stewed mango. I initially was hesitant to try the kheer, because a fly flew into it while I reached for the spoon. I threw caution (and my better judgement) to the wind and took a helping. The fly was walking through only a small part of the kheer. I thought the kheer was delicious, so I took a second helping. The fly was motionless this time, so I guess it must have drowned in that sweet kheer.
Overall, the food was pretty good, and the price can't be beat. They don't skimp on the ghee, and I know that I'll be at the gym for many hours as penance for my gluttony.
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