My 7-year-old daughter, who generally is a good and adventurous eater (by 7-year-old standards) has announced that she wants to try Indian food. Apparently she saw it on a TV show, and is particularly interested in matai, which she says is an Indian dessert. Here are my questions:
1. Where should we go? We are very close to Tantric, so that would be ideal, but I am willing to take her anywhere reasonably close, including surrounding towns -- Cambridge, Brookline, Somerville, Arlington, etc. -- if it makes sense to do so.
2. What should I order for her? I'm not particularly knowledgeable about Indian food; I usually order vindaloo myself, because I like the flavor and the spice, but my daughter is not indoctrinated into the world of spice yet, so I need something more tame. I was thinking tandoori and naan would be a safe bet. Any other suggestions?
3. Anyone know what matai is and where to find it?