Madhu Cuisine of India: A User’s Guide
Pan-Indian Cuisine | Rich Curries | Lunch Buffet
Appetizer: keema samosa, stuffed with lamb, paneer, and raisins
Entree: chicken vindaloo, made with potatoes and chili sauce
Side: garlic naan
Dessert: mango ice cream
“Deep-fried, though not greasy, and addictive enough that you will gobble one pakora after another.” — Seattle Times
Can’t decide? When you come for lunch, check out the buffet, where you can sample bites of different items or pick one to fill your plate, your bowl, and your glass.
Some Friday and Saturday nights, DJs take over the back room, turning it into a low-key dance lounge and spinning records into the night.
Pakora: an Indian snack made of chicken, fish, veggies, or paneer, battered in chickpea or lentils and lightly fried, usually served with chutney.
Paneer: a white South Asian cheese made from boiling cow's or water buffalo's milk and curdling it with whey; it dates back to at least 6,000 BC.
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Clear your palate and make your mark by depositing your gum at Pike Place Market’s Gum Wall (Pike Street at Post Alley, just west of 1st Avenue).
After: Give back by dropping some coins in Rachel the Pig (Post Alley and Western Avenue), a bronze piggy bank at Pike Place Market—proceeds benefit the market directly.