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Farouk's House of India Restaurant Review: This hospitable plain-Jane restaurant, with tablecloths for a touch of faded elegance, offers a basic and uninspired Indian menu, omitting many of the dazzling dishes from the great Indian subcontinent. Nevertheless, you may find its lamb vindaloo satisfyingly fiery, and naan may be ordered in a variety of flavors including onion, garlic, cheese and keema (with minced lamb). You can request the level of spiciness in dishes such as chicken mango or jhinga molee (shrimp cooked in coconut milk), tandoori and biryanis and many vegetable selections like bhindi masala (okra simmered with diced onions, green peppers and tomatoes), in a code that sounds vaguely like a ’60s rock band: #1 = hot, #2 = sweat, #3 = tears. The same menu is served throughout the day and evening, and a red-hued onion chutney and crisp pappadum accompany entrées. If you come for lunch, there’s also a buffet that may well be your best choice.