Disclaimer: I was born in the good ol' USA but my parents are Indian, meaning I was exposed to Indian food growing up. Been to India a few times. Also, I lived in Chicago which has delicious, authentic Indian food all over the place. While meat n potatoes, and American food remains my fave, once in awhile I do get craving for Indian and I'm so jaded in DC, I've decided to just wait to eat Indian when I visit the restaurants in Chicago.
HOWEVER, maybe someone here has a tip?
Ok, I KNOW that nothing will be perfect. But all I seek is quality cooking, realistic flavors. NOT store-bought curry sauce smothered in meat that will fool someone who has not eaten Indian before. Thus far I've tried:
*Minerva: Bombed out. Burnt meat appetizers.
*Angheethi: Bread was great! Appetizer was great!!! Then...Lamb curry was chewy and made from grocery store sauce. And I swear the "butter chicken" was NOT in an Indian based tomato sauce, but Ragu, or Paul Newman's marinara sauce, I kid you not., I'm not exaggerating.
*Bombay Bistro: This was passable.
*RAVI KABOB: It's Pakistani/Afghani, but close enough. This place has been delicious, and tastes real!
I was hoping that a Hound could pull off a miracle and suggest a place with authentic Indian food. Decor could be marble floors, or a shack is okay too.