I ate at Amma Indian Vegetarian Kitchen in Georgetown last night before seeing a sneak preview of the new Starsky and Hutch movie. If you are a fan of Indian food, looking for a new vegetarian restaurant, or need a quick inexpensive meal in Georgetown, check out Amma.
The second floor dining room is plain, but nice for the price. A bunch of tables in a open room with various Indian prints on the wall. They have a long list of appetizers (17 items), we tried the Onion Bhajia, crushed onions dipped in flour paste and deep fried, and the Parippu Vada, crispy patties of soaked lentils, onion, green chili, and ginger. Both were fried deep golden brown, served with out a trace of oil, and came with the standard cilantro (green) and tamarind (brown) chutneys, both of which were of high quality and intense flavor (esp. the tamarind chutney.)
If you like dosa (these are lentil and rice flour crepes, usually rolled and stuffed) this is the place to go with 11 different variations on the menu. We both went with the Mysore Masala Dosa, which are stuffed with potato and onion. The dosa come with a coconut chutney and sambar, a thin lentil soup with veggies. The dosa was excellent, however I would have liked a little more spice to the potato, which was a little plain in flavor. I also had a very good sweet lassi (yogurt drink).
The best part about Amma is the price, apps run $2.00 to $5.99 and most entrees are between $5 and $8.
Amma Indian Vegetarian Kitchen
3291-A M Street, NW