I just ate there tonight and noticed that no one ever posted here about it before. It is sooo good. They really know how to bring out the best flavor of the spices they use. Everything tastes fresh, like I'm eating at someone's home.
We started out with lamb, and potato and pea samosas. the lamb was moist and seasoned but not overly. You really notice each spice they use because they do not over do it. The potato samosas had a great texture and beautiful bright yellow color. The pastry surrounding them had specks of cardamom that added another great layer of flavor. You could tell they were just made, too. I'm going on and on about these because I usually don't notice anything special about samosas when I order them; they're just something fried to stuff in my mouth.
For our main dishes we got the chicken tikka masala, veggie tika masala, and a chicken and pan fried veggie dish. The sauce for the masalas was so smooth and creamy, just makes you go mmmmm while you're eating. The rice at Indian restaurants is also something I don't usually get excited about, but here the texture and flavor were noticeably pleasant. hard to describe, but you know how rice is when its really good?
We also had an order of garlic naan and an order of paratha(pan fried flatbread made from gram or whole wheat flour). again, at run of the mill indian places, the naan is usually tough and very dense. here, they were thin, light, crisp and chewy at the same time. They say that they bake them to order in the tandoori ovens. This was the first time I'd ordered paratha at a restaurant so can't compare it but it was excellent.
I know a lot people like Indian Oven, but please try The Taj!! I was not super impressed with the Oven, and I know if you give Taj a try, you guys will love it!
Taj Restaurant phone: (402) 933-1445
668 N 114th St
Omaha, NE 68154