From Our Editors
Madhu Cuisine of India: A User’s Guide
- 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.