eating indie in indy

Shalimar Indian Restaurant 1043 Broad Ripple Avenue.

I am sure that anyone who has been to Broad Ripple know this spot. It is just one slot in a long strip mall loaded with slots offering a plethora of different merchandise. From different ethnicities of food to liquor and alternative smoking equipment.

I enjoy Indian food. It is comforting to me. I believe that the majority of my experience with Indian fare has been at buffets. It also seems that I discover something new most of the time.

In addition to the usual cold salad fixings they offered different chutney and pickles.

One of my go to faves. Lamb meat balls

Another favorite is Tandori Chicken. With few exceptions it has always been well made where ever I got it. Crisp outside and moist inside.

This is my first plate of savouries. Rice and various sauces with both meat and veggies. Each dish was nicely done and fit a chilly afternoon.

I didn’t take a picture of my dessert plate. It was my usual choices of rice and mango pudding and Gulab Jamun. This time I tried Carrot Halwa. That would be grated carrot cooked with sweet milk and nuts and raisin. It was new to me and was pretty good.

So if you want an “exotic” lunch for about $8 I think this would definitely fit.

4 responses

  1. So colorful! I agree that it is comforting, despite not having any nostalgia connected to it. Buffet is the best way to go, getting to sample a bit of everything. I can almost smell the spices from here.

    November 8, 2018 at 10:12 am

    • I think what I admire the most of Indian cooking is their treatment of vegetables. I am of the culture and generation that treats veggies like a bit player on a menu. No amount of training can change that. You can attain the skills but the mind set is the same. Like the old adage. If it doesn’t bleed it’s a side dish.

      November 8, 2018 at 10:21 am

  2. Glad Pat was feeling “exotic!” lol
    I like Indian food, because they do lots of veggie and the breads just taste truly homemade — like someone in the back is lovin that dough.
    I’d like to explore more of it, but I need me a good guide 🙂

    November 8, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    • I know. exotic isn’t usually the word I think of when I think of Indian food. That is what I dig about Indian food; the treatment of veqgies and their flat breads. You can learn what you want on your own, I don’t think you need a guide. If you want a companion on your Pacific Rim tour I am usually available.

      November 9, 2018 at 9:21 am

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