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Sitar Indian Dallas

TheSingleGourmet | Jan 24, 2005 12:53 PM

Okay Kirk and Co. I had to go try sitar, seeing as how you lot were all bragging about it.

As for the meat issues, I can confirm that at least part of it is real. And that's really all I can say that's nice.

So now I'll be mean. I ordered a combo platter/ dinner thing ($15.99) as I wanted to be able to try many things. It's just as well, as it was so bad, I left most of it untouched after a bite.

First, the chicken tikka had NO FLAVOR! It was a real drumstick and thigh-type piece, but despiste its copious food coloring, tasted like raw, unwashed chicken.

Next, the other soft, white chicken was surprisingly good. I suppose anything would taste better afte that. The lamb kebab (ground and seasoned and cooked on a skewer but seruved off it) was tough and needed more spices to bring out the flavor.

As for the lamb curry, the chunks of meat were a little too large to have been naturally formed but they were better than most. Again, no flavor at all. I couldn't understand it.

As for the rest, the naan was oaky, but a bit undercooked (doughy) in thye middle, and the rice was like leftovers. A side of cucumber raita (2.50) helped, but could not salvage the meal.

Owners take note. I realise this restaurant stuff is expensive. Fresh herbs, spices, and vegitables are expensive. But you've gotta use ginger, garlic and chilies in Indian cooking. If you're not going to even try, then don't call it Indian.

Sitar needs to use the spice kitchen at Clay Pit or India Palace. With their spices and it's meat, you might get somewhere!


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