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Kurry -n- Kabab in Jersey City, Round 2


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Kurry -n- Kabab in Jersey City, Round 2

steve d. | Feb 26, 1999 12:50 PM

I felt a scratchiness at the back of my throat, so headed back to my halal Pakistani favorite on Grove St. -- the efficacity of subcontinental spices against all colds and flus is a harmless superstition I hold dear. A new set of dishes for the $6 buffet was enticing. The shami kebab (a spicy disk of mashed beef-and-bean mix) got things off to a splendid start. Then I chose from the trays; the standout this time was chicken achari, small bony bits of chicken in a superlative sauce based on the achar pickle and its attendant mango, lemon, etc.; I kept going back for more sauce to dip my bread in and mix with my rice. (With the buffet you get a huge, fresh nan -- gobble as much as you can while it's still hot!) The woman behind the counter is more than happy to go into detail about the spicing and preparations once you show interest. I recommend the place to any chowhounds in the area. (It's probably a coincidence, but the goat saag I liked so much last time and the chicken achari were both in the upper right-hand corner tray, so you might want to check out that region with particular care. I wouldn't bother with the tandoori chicken, by the way, which may be an authentic local variety but which I found unattractive.)

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