Headed over to Ulavacharu this evening but saw a notice of new ownership posted on the door. Decided to go elsewhere.
Ended up having a great meal in a small hole-in-the-wall but quite clean location: Satkar. It was quite busy with both take-out orders and eat-in. The food was outstanding.
Started with Dahi Vada - appetizer of lentil dumplings in a yoghurt sauce. The dumplings are kinda dry - but smashed, they soak up the liquid and acquire a lovely flavor and lottsa protein.
Tandoori shrimp was interesting -- very smokey flavor, it arrived on a cast iron platter atop a bed of onion.
Okra Masala was extra crispy, as requested.
Chicken Makhani was the surprise: shredded tandoori chicken in a fenugreek creamy sauce with nuts. REally different.
Dal had a very differenet spicing. Can't name it, unfortunately.
And also to be noted: I loved the chapattis - soft interior, slightly blackened exterior. Even the mint sauce seemed at once more delicate and spicier than most.
It's a busy spot, so service was slow. We were happy to watch the scene. I will be back.