Had another in a string of terrific meals at India Quality last night. Ordered takeout for the S.O and me...we were both feeling a bit congested, so we thought a really spicy dinner would be nice. We ordered a Rogan Josh, medium, and forewent our usual Chicken Madras for a Chicken Vindaloo, which I requested extra extra spicy. Along with that we got some raita (for cooling off!), and a mint pratha.
The vindaloo was outrageously spicy...like, almost hell night caliber, but jusssssssst mild enough to allow for comfortable, slow eating, with bread+raita breaks to cool down. The rogan josh, as always, was a rich, creamy indulgence, great for eating under a nice bed of basmati rice to soak everything up. I really like the pratha breads at India Quality, and the mint variety just goes so well with the cool raita. In all, the meal came to around $29. A great endorphine rush, and without the stomach problems that usually follow the raw-habenero eating at ECG hell night!
India Quality is, as far as I'm concerned, one of Boston's indispensible restaurants. There are plenty of Indian places, some even, perphaps, where the food is as good, but none match IQ for that combination of quality, taste, heat, value, and location (right outside the kenmore T stop). Even the dine-in service is very friendly and efficient.