Mirch Masala's chefs fully commit to re-creating traditional Indian dishes. They even go so far as to import South Asian spices, lending distinctive regional flavors to their cooking. Tandoori chicken marinates in yogurt and spices before roasting inside the fiery confines of a traditional clay oven. Green chilies and aromatic curry leaves flavor the Mirch Masala chicken. With its spicy chili sauce, the stir-fried chili cauliflower manages to showcase flavors found along the Indo-Chinese border.
The hybrid vegan café and gift shop deals in good vibes, whether they take the form of sandwiches and soups made from scratch, eco-fashions, or candles that both soothe the senses and keep away ghosts that are wearing flammable bed sheets. After tasting the zing of a spicy plum vinaigrette or biting into organic sprouted-grains bread at the Compassionate Café, guests can browse a selection of eclectic wares. Vegan jewelry sparkles with gemstones alongside Dead Sea mineral soaps and colorful socks made from recycled cotton, which are ideal for keeping a giant caterpillar warm.
The Boardman location also delves into the world of knitting with a lounge where needle artists can pick up skeins of silk or bamboo yarn, sink into armchairs, and clack away until they have a spider web to sleep in that night.