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Sizzle India

zim | Jul 2, 2001 02:14 PM

So yesterday afternoon, the fam and I went to check out Sizzle India on Devon street.

I had been intrigued by a very brief mention on this board indicating it had andhra food and by its proud proclamation of such in it's signage on devon.

Andhra and Hyderabad,its capital, are known for spicy food - hence the name.

the room/ambiance leaves some to be desired as they only had turned on 1/3 of the lights and most of the room was darker than it should gave been and the tables were jammed together. And like many places on devon at brunch on the weekend kids were running around -these things don't really bother me, but some might want to be aware of the info.

The food:
Usually, at indian places on devon I prefer to stay on the menu and away from the buffet, but it was plentiful and I saw it being refilled very often. Also every person there (mostly indians but a couple of westerners in mixed groups) were eating the buffet. It may be that because this place is fairly new and trying its best to draw in new customers but it had a very sizable buffet laid out:
plain rice, veg paulau, chicken biryani, parnthas, dal, vegetable korma, lamb curry, chicken curry, fish curry, eggplant (more about this later), cabbage (more about this as well)and a cpup[le other dishes which i am probably forgetting as well as the usual raita, salad type stuff, and gulab jamun and kheer for desert.

And this may also because it is new and has not yet succumbed to the common practice of rstaurant food becoming milder with time - but the food had some genuine kick to it.

my two favorite dishes there were the eggplant and the cabbage.

indian variety -little round ones. first stuffed with spices (amchur, coriander powder, cumin, salt that I could tell) and then deep fried to tenderness. then sauteed in a creamy savory yoghurt base (similar to a yakhni sauce for those who are familiar with that dish)

the cabbage:
shredded, sauteed until slightly sweet but still crunchy with turmeric, crunchy roasted channa dal, chilis, and fresh grated coconut. Very good

The menu had some other interesting items I'll have to go back and try: shrimp, chicken and fish dosai and pessaratu and an okra dish looked interesting

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