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sel | Apr 26, 2007 06:31 PM

Yesterday I was whining about the closing of Rocky's Tandoori while paying at a Pakistani run quickie mart. The owner suggested I try Tawakal down the street so expecting mediocrity and figuring I'd be 'taking one for the team' I went for lunch today. Now this is NOT a fancy/fine dining establishment. It is an Indo/Pak grocery store and former Halal meat market that is currently expanding an existing small restaurant area. I got there at 11:30 AM, not really aware of the time, I was just hungry after working out in the field for 4 1/2 hours. As I walked in a lady was swabbing the deck so I waited a few minuted before I could be seated and I was glad that I waited. Ya know it was wonderful! I had:

8. Karahi Gosht (Fresh chunks of lamb marinated with herbs and spices and cooked in a wok.) $8.50

10. Lamb Biryani (Lamb pieces marinated in special spices cooked with aromatic rice.) $6.99

14. Raita $2.99

15. Tandoori Nan $0.99

I told the very friendly owner that I like my food very hot and spicy and the food delivered, this chow was not dumbed down for the American McD palate. Freshly made to my order, wonderful spicing of all the dishes - what a find! I'm going to try every dish (well maybe not the Kata-Kuts (Kidney & brain seasoned in herbs and tossed in tomatoes and spices.) $7.99 but EVERYTHING else!!! OK, I'll calm down now. It's located almost across from The Munch Box (the yellow burger stand):

Halal Tandoori Restaurant
21617 Devonshire St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311

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