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MN - Great India Is...

Josh Resnik | Mar 4, 200510:37 PM

Great! I had been craving Indian food for a while. So when I saw Dara Moskowitz's glowing review last week in City Pages I had to check it out. This is a place I truly never would have found on my own. Tucked away in a strip mall off of Shingle Creek Parkway in Brooklyn Center (just north of Brookdale Center), the place looks rather unremarkable from the outside. However, the food is the star of the show.

Our group shared four dishes and they were all very good. The lamb rogan josh was very tasty. The meat was tender and really picked up the flavor of the sauce. The chicken jalpiaza, cubes of chicken with tomatoes, onions, garlic, and ginger was delicious. The baygoon ka goon, roasted eggplant pureed with carmalized onions and tomatoes was smokey and very good. I loved the first bite of the murg malai kebab, chicken shish kebab. The piece was very large and the meat was of high quality. My only complaint was that it was a little dry inside. The sauteed sweet onions with it were very good.

Overall I would strongly recommend this place. And Brooklyn Center was not as far as I thought it was going to be. It took me only 15 minutes to get my take out back to Uptown, and it was still hot when I got home. Prices were a little higher than average for Indian restaurants in the area (averaging $11-15). However, I thought for the high quality it was well worth it.

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