Sausalito has its own Halal Indian & Pakistani restaurant in Marin City, the BBQ N Curry House. Shahid and Sana Saracha have poured their hearts into making their offerings with care and giving friendly service. Besides being Halal, where the animals are killed humanely, the dishes are prepared with whole herbs and spices for the most part, which means you get all the flavor, without stomach upset.
The yogurt used in the mango lassi ($1.99), and other dishes, is house made and it tastes exceptionally fresh.
The samosa ($3.99) was served piping hot and was crisp on the outside, tender on the inside.
This special dish - Aloo Keema ($12.99), roasted potatoes simmered with ground beef, onions, tomatoes, garlic, green peppers, ginger and special spices will get you hooked. It is a very simple dish but elevated by the ginger and 'special spices'. Half of this came home with me and shared with a friend that had dropped by, who kept making 'mmm.. mmm' noises as he polished it off.
This garlic cheese naan ($1.99) was addictive, and garlic was very much in evidence.
This plain naan ($1.50) was hot, buttery and had a delicious blistery quality.
Another tasty special is the Chicken Jalfarzi ($12.99)- tender morsels of boneless white chicken pieces in a thick stew with red peppers, onions, tomatoes, garlic and special spices. I've ordered this dish several times and it it consistently flavorful.
My friend enjoyed the fish biryani ($12.99), which he kept praising for several days after the meal.
The fragrant basmati rice ($2) was the perfect foil for the other dishes as well.
The service was great and the owners were friendly. If you want to catch a plate here soon, you'll need to show up before Shahid and Sana take a vacation from September 25 to October 13, reopening October 14, 2014.
160H Donahue St.
Sausalito, CA 94965
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