Masala Art at 1040 Yonge Street, Toronto, is a cozy quiet room seating about thirty. Comfortable chairs, attentive service. Limited but sufficient wine list, about eight each of white and red.
The food is remarkable in its variety and sublety. Four of us had dinner there tonight: Apricot paneer tikka (tandoori grilled cheese cubes stuffed with apricot); "Tandoori twins" (portobello mushroom and cauliflower chunks in a cardomon-yogurt sauce); Atta murg ( chicken pieces, wrapped in a cabbage leaf which is covered in a dough shell, the chicken moist, tender and flavoured with two different sauces ); Lamb korma, Shrimp masala; Baingan patiala (pieces , not a mush, of eggplant in a rich sweet-and-sour sauce); roti; saffron rice;and kulfi. And a bottle of a yummy Ontario gewurztraminer
The prices are reasonable, and IMHO the food is vastly superior to the much-hyped Amaya. This was our first meal at Masala Art. It will be our first call for Indian food.