A group of East Bay 'hounds met last night to try Khana Khazana, a relatively new Indian restaurant in Emeryville. We tried the following dishes:
Aloo Tikki (potato fritters)
Channa Bhatura (garbanzo beans with puri)
Bhindi Masala (okra)
Bengan Bhartha (eggplant)
Malai Kofta (cheese in mild gravy)
Gosht Buhna (lamb in semi-dry sauce)
Naan, Paratha, Kabulli Nan (with raisins & nuts), Keema Nan (with minced lamb), Chapati
Gulag Jamun, Kulfi, Mango Ice Cream
In short, we ate a lot of food. Sorry to everybody if I may have over-ordered!
The level of preparation was consistent -- nothing sublime, but everything was tasty. Khana Khazana seems to do minced lamb (Keema Nan & Seekh Kabob) quite well; the meat is well-seasoned, though perhaps the Kabob was not charred to some peoples' taste. IMO, other hits were the Chili Chicken and a decent Tandoori Chicken.
The hostess of the restaurant was very welcoming and encouraged our prompt return; if I were to find myself in Emeryville on an empty stomach, an encore visit could be conceivable.