Saturday, August 18, 2007
Evening in Lafayette. I was attending a seminar in Lafayette, and found India Palace Restaurant tucked away in a corner nearby. Going here by impulse was a chance well worth taking as it has an extensive menu, dishes that are well-executed, and good service. If you are vegetarian, take note, this restaurant has quite a few interesting choices.
As soon as I was seated, a couple crisp pappadam (chickpea flour breads) were served with condiments.
After some consideration, I ordered some Missi Roti, bread make from graham flour, wheat flour, fenugreek, cardamom seeds and spices. It was close to cracker-like in crispness, but not quite. And it was delicious.
For the entree, I chose a vegetarian tandoori entree - Paneer Malai Kabab. These are very soft kababs made from minced homemade farmer's cheese, nuts, potatoes, chillies and vegetables. The crepe like coating held the vegetable mixture together, and it was served over a nice mix of vegetables, on a sizzling platter. This was an amazing medley of tastes which blended well for something quite unique. In fact this place has such interesting items, that I may well visit Lafayette again just to come here.