Saffron – Pronouncing Indian Dishes

H/A and I headed over to nearby¬†Saffron to stuff our faces. On a weeknight they were still doing brisk business. It’s nice to see this place busy. They had some monthly specials, as usual. When H/A ordered, the server complimented him on his pronunciation of the indian dishes.
we got one of the appetizer specials, the chicken and shrimp chaat. It’s a cold dish comprised of cubes of chicken tikka and shrimp tossed with cucumbers, tomatoes, chaat masala, and a touch of sour cream. It was ok but this didn’t excite me much. I think it would have been better just as a veggie salad as the chicken and the shrimp didn’t really kick this up any notches.
Here is the boti kabab masala. This is lean cubes of lamb marinated for 24 hours in yogurt and spices, baked on a skewer in a tandoor, and then finished in a tangy spicy sauce. The lamb was unbelievably tender and the flavor of this was pretty good. And there’s no veggies, it’s just straight up tender hunks of lamb and sauce, perfect for dipping your naan into! In this case, I got the spinach and cheese naan again. I had liked it the last time and I think it’s a nice alternative to plain naan or garlic naan. It has fresh spinach and homemade cheese. Eat it while it’s hot, people!
But you know what, hands down, with no doubt in my mind, the best dish at Saffron is the kadai paneer makhani. It’s got homemade cheese cubes cooked with bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, and freshly ground spices. There’s just something about this sauce that is unlike any other indian dish. It’s just the best! I would put this sauce on anything if I could buy it or figure out how to make it. It’s not like the sauce that came with the lamb, it’s not masala, it’s not korma, it’s not butter, it’s just the best indian sauce ever. Service is just fine here. They brought out the wrong bread at first but then fixed that right away. And they’re pretty good about filling up your waters. I will come back here for the kadai paneer makhani forever!¬†
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3 Responses to

Saffron – Pronouncing Indian Dishes
  1. R says:

    I think this is by me, there is a Saffron truck always parked at my apartment building so somebody that works there lives at my place. On a side note my kitchen smelled of indian spices when I first moved in.

  2. Alonna says:

    I went to Saffron last night and was pleasantly surprised. Especially with the Dosa. Here are some recipes for the dish you loved:

    http://www.indianfoodforever.com/vegetables/kadhai-paneer.html
    http://pangravykadaicurry.blogspot.com/2011/05/lite-paneer-butter-masala-paneer.html

    and a video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVQECDKpoT0

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