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Passage to India

4931 Cordell Ave. (Old Georgetown Rd.) Send to Phone
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Passage to India Restaurant Review

: Chef-owner Sudhir Seth steps up to the plate with his awesome food, based on the concept that showcasing Indian regional cooking instead of the usual clich├ęd fare of tandoori chicken and lamb vindaloo might help teach Americans about the diversity of his country's cuisine. Structuring a unique menu, he relegates his cooking to the four points of the compass: From the West comes the chutney ni murgi, a Parsi chicken dish, or gatta curry from Rajasthan, or our favorite, the salli boti jardaloo, a Parsi-style lamb stew sweetened gently with apricots. From the East: shorshe bata machh (fish in mustard sauce) or panchphorner parmal shaak (baby gourds). From the South: tamarind shrimp or paruppu colombu (lentils flavored with curry leaf), and from the more familiar North: makhni dal and goat curry. All these, plus many more, make for a fascinating menu.

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