A friend who lives in Natick alerted me that the town has received applications for a new business called Shaanxi Gourmet, on Rte. 9 just west of Oak Street. Here's hoping they'll do something new and different.
Flavored with fresh herbs, lemon, and a hint of hot sauce, and coated with crunchy panko breadcrumbs, these crab cakes truly live up to their name. The tangy and crisp slaw is a fantastic accompaniment to this dish, or any type of fried seafood.
"You will find this curry at practically all of the dhabas [roadside restaurants] that line the highways in northern India," says Sanjeev Kapoor. "Economical and tasty, it gives you a taste of simple Punjabi cooking."