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Agra Indian kitchen report


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Agra Indian kitchen report

blackbookali | Feb 2, 2009 03:20 PM

Agra Indian kitchen really isn't that different from most Indian restaurants on the surface. The menus all feature Northern Indian dishes (aka the popular ones), the decor is passable at best, and they have take out menus laid out as soon as you walk in.

What makes Agra stand out is, like all the good places, the food. And they really deliver on the heat. Lamb Vindaloo was seriously spicy but at the same time very tender and kept me coming back for more despite the sauna sweat it put me through. Pakoras were fried perfectly, crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside, cooked to order. Basmati rice was good - something that some Indian restaurants take for granted, thinking that once its sauced up in madras, it won't matter that it sat in a rice cooker all day. And they had kingfisher beer for $3.50 a bottle. Sold.

The tikka masala was good, but not didn;t have that smoky creamy factor as the Tikka Masala at Makah Halal.The tandoori chicken was very good, and very juicy. Prices were fair, about $12 a plate but portions were not massive. While I love Makkah Halal, they don't serve booze, and it's almost a bit too dumpy to eat there. Agra Indian Kitchen is my new go to spot for sit down Indian. If only Venice was a little closer.

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