The Nawab’s Kitchen specializes in Mughlai cuisine, including kebabs, curries, naans, biryanis, and tandoori. There are many dishes for vegetarians and meat eaters alike, Indo-Chinese dishes, desserts, and chaats. Prices are a little higher (main meat courses are $11.99 - $15.99), but it also looks a little nicer inside with white tablecloths. They play lively Indian music videos.
I was in the mood for a vegetarian thali, so I ordered the veg platter ($14.99). The thali is only served on a weekday though, and I went on a weekend. I found that out later. They have lunch specials on weekdays.
* Veg platter ($14.99): The platter contained chili paneer (cubes of paneer cooked with onions and bell peppers in a spicy sweet Indo-Chinese sauce), cut mirchi (chilis dipped in gram and rice flour with traditional spices and deep fried), vegetable pakora with spinach, and bharwan aalu tikki (lentil and potato patties that are shallow fried). It was a collection of appetizers plus the paneer and two dipping sauces (tamarind chutney, cilantro chutney). Everything was cooked well. The cut mirchi was quite crispy but not that spicy. The pakora weren’t greasy. The patties were like falafel but much moister. But I wasn’t expecting that much fried food and the items didn’t go together. The saucy paneer needed naan or rice.
* Chai ($2.99): A small cup of unsweetened hot chai, served with sugar so you can sweeten to taste. It was good chai, not too milky with I think a hint of anise? But $3 is expensive for a small cup. I requested a refill, since one wasn’t offered.
The service was friendly but they never checked on me. It seems like when you want something, you need to get the attention of the employees who stand at the register.
3 out of 5 stars
By Lolia S.