I recently went running to Masala Art in Tenleytown because I read that they had two dishes that I hadn't had in years, that used to be my favorites at two different long-gone Indian places. Of course, they weren't exactly the same, and you'd think the disappointment would teach me a lesson.
But no! It just made me think that maybe I wasn't looking hard enough - like, I had never even asked on Chowhound!
One dish is spinach with corn. Kind of like palak paneer but with corn instead of cheese, and less creamy than palak paneer usually is. We used to have at a place on University Blvd that I can't remember the name of - it was just after Riggs Rd heading towards the university. (If anyone can remember the name of this place, that alone will be worth having made this post - it's driving me nuts.)
The other is fritters/dumplings in a yellow curry sauce. We ate it constantly at Siddartha, which was a hole in the wall vegetarian place in Silver Spring. They basically put pakoras in this yellow tart sauce. They also used the same sauce for cauliflower.
If anyone knows other places that have these dishes, I will go running to those too. I have frequented a lot of Indian restaurants in various cities and somehow have not encountered them except at Masala Art and the two late lamented establishments.
4441 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, MD 20016