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Taste of India--Durham


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Taste of India--Durham

Panski | Jun 23, 2008 04:08 PM

My husbnad and I just had dinner at Taste of India The restaurant is not fancy, but they do have the tables set with red tablecloths and gold napkins. Vases of artificial roses add a needed touch of cheerfulness.

We were the only customers in the place, which is a shame. I found the food to be very enjoyable. Right after sitting down we were given a basket of papadum with two sauces, the usual tamarind and what I assume was mint chutney. I found the papadums very fresh tasting and not too heavily seasoned. We devoured the basket in minutes. A good start.

We shared an order of vegetable samosa--a good basic samosa, hot and not too heavy or greasy.

My husband had tandoori chicken and I got the chickpea curry. I asked for spicy and my dish had a nice, mild burn. The tandoori came on a bed of sauted onions and peppers. I am not that fond of tandoori, but it seemed to be well cooked--the piece I sampled was nicely moist.

We had the usual rice and an order of garlic naan. The naan was great--well blistered with some nice brown spot and just a hint of garlic. A wonderful bread.

All in all, everything was well-prepared, and not greasy which is often my complaint with Indian food.

With an ice tea and a water our bill came to $23.91 and I have a good amount of curry and rice leftover for lunch.

I am looking forward to a return to try some lamb. I hope they do well--it seems like a good addition to the area.

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