took dear friends to spicy mina's today and it was incredible. we went late in the afternoon, and we were the only people there the entire time. sure, we went at an odd hour, and the weather is getting worse, but i worry about their wellbeing if they don't have more business. and i would hate to lose this extraordinary place. so though it's all been said before, you should go there, eat deliciously, and support this great place.
mina herself is incredibly warm and gracious and lovely; she checked on us herself multiple times over the course of the meal. the food was amazing (we ordered the haleem, the samosa chat, the pakoras, the dal fry, palak paneer, onion kulcha and the dessert sampler). and i've had highs and lows with mina's cooking before, but this time, everything was on. the samosa chat was topped with this interesting puffed grain (millet? it wasn't rice, and wasn't corn) that was delicious, and everything had crisp frizzled delicious fried onion on top.
oh, and the rose lassis. not on the menu. heavenly.
this was my first time getting dessert here (and i regretted all of my antecedent gluttony, because i was too stuffed for dessert). but mmm...the carrot halwa is creamy and carrot crunchy, and the fried sweet cheesy ball was incredible. don't know what they're called, and i don't usually like them, but in this case, the sweet and the fried and the creamy parts were perfectly matched and the end result was delicious
go, eat, enjoy. (and report back).