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Farouk's House of India Restaurant Review: This hospitable plain-Jane restaurant, with white 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 kashmiri (stuffed with almonds, pistachios, raisins and light sugar). You can request the level of spiciness in dishes such as butter chicken or jhinga moolee (shrimp cooked in coconut milk), tandoori and biryanis and many vegetable selections like aloo baingan (eggplant and potatoes in curry sauce), 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.