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1/25 (Mystery) Chowdown #5 - Priya!

Alexandra & the Masala Hounds | Jan 26, 200412:16 PM

A group of hounds (me, Ali, Katya, Melanie, Jen, Jason, Seth, Alex, Lorraine, Cheryl, and Lee) gathered at Priya in the heart of Berkeley's Little India Sunday to sample their prodigious buffet as well as a few things off the menu. I'd only ordered from the menu at Priya before, and was pleasantly surprised by the buffet - both the variety and the quality.

Here's what we tried (folks who attended, please add your impressions, photos, etc)...

Off the menu:
Gobi Manchurian
Chili chicken (recommended by Han)
Hot chili pakoras
Lamb kadai

From the buffet (vegetarian):
Opo (squash - what type?) curry
Ginger mushroom masala
Palak paneer
Bagara baigan
Dal curry
Aloo matter

From the buffet (non-veg):
Chicken curry
Goat curry
Chicken tikka masala
Tandoori chicken

Basmati rice
Vegetable biryani
Onion pakora
Samiya upma
Hot pickle
Mango pickle

Dessert (all in the buffet!):
Kheer (rice pudding)
Gulab jamun
Mango custard
Some orange-colored dense sweet in diamond shapes

Beverages (off the menu):
Mango lassi
Salty lassi

And at Priya they bring you fresh naan instead of leaving it to stale-ify on the buffet, plus mini masala dosa if you ask for them.

(510) 644-3977
2072 San Pablo Ave (south of University)
Berkeley, CA 94702

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