Saturday, January 12, 2008

Indian New Delhi

Mom and I decided to try Indian food for dinner tonight. The Indian Delhi Palace is on McDowell Road in Phoenix, about a mile from my home. This photo shows the outside. We wanted to make sure that the man in the matching red turban was in the photo. He's on the porch above the sign.

Mom has never eaten Indian food, and she was wide open to anything as long as it wasn't spicy hot. We looked at the menu and decided on an all inclusive meal.

We selected their Non-Vegetarian Complete dinner including Papadum (delicate indian wafers, mildly spiced), Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Curry (traditional Indian Chicken prepared with special spices), Daal Maharani (Split Lentils cooked to a thick soup with herbs and spices), Basmati Rice, Naan (Indian style leavened bread), Raita (cool whipped yogurt with bits of cucumber, tomato and potato and a sprinkle of spices), Desert, Chutney and Tea. There were four choices for desert and we selected Gulab Jamun (Two juicy balls made from cream of milk) in honey, and Kheer (Basmati Rice Pudding sprinkled with Almonds and Pistachio).

Tandoori Chicken - Chicken marinated in yogurt and mild spices, cooked in its own juices over red hot charcoals, roasted in the Tandoor (Special clay oven imported from India) to a crisp, tender copper brown, with onion.

1 comment:

Ginan said...

Sounds like a great meal! Hope you both enjoyed the experience.