I have not had much Indian food in my life other then the occasional lunch buffet which i usually like. Went last week to Monsoon in Acton. Nice enough place, a bit pricey, service ok... But EVERYTHING has this 1 spice in it that i cant stand! Not sure what it is, (tastes to me like dirty socks mixed with soap) im thinking fennel as its a seed. They give you a cracker sort of bread thing when you sit down, this is always loaded with the spice anywhere you go - i cant even eat the stuff, i expect that.
What i didnt expect, the white rice was loaded with it, Vindaloo chicken i got was loaded with it. Samosas app - loaded with it. Some sort of tandori-yogurt kabob we got - loaded with it.... Is this the norm or is this just not a very good restaurant!?
The last time i had Indian food was in Rochester NY last summer and that place did the same thing.