Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Rang Mahal Restaurant, Hicksville, NY

After my experience with chicken stock in my food in Westhampton I was more than a bit leary of my next restaurant adventure but with my omnivore friends begging to have dinner at an indian place I got back on the horse.

As you can see I almost forgot to take a picture so please excuse the dirty plates but this stuff was high calorie and fantastic.

After I explained my foodal needs to the waitress I look up and the CHEF is standing there.  Arun, asked, talked, and suggested.  Here's what we ended up with:

My plate, (I've yet to lick it clean) has a piece of Roti.  No butter.  Who needs butter with all of these sauces to sop up?

In the 1 o'clock position, just above the covered rice bowl is a house special vegetable dish in a warmly spiced coconut milk.

Just to the left of that is Saag, made out of mustard greens.

To the left of that is the dish Arun said, "Let me make you a vegan surprise dish."  It was a vegetable dish with a sweet flavor mixed with the sour tinge of pomegranate.

This is my favorite kind of stuff face food.  No cutting or playing.  Pile on the rice, the food, shmoosh all around and push it on your fork with the bread.  Mixing up the flavors, sweet to tart to earthy.

With attention like this I have to recommend this place no only because the food is fantastic but the chef actually cares on an individual basis.  He said more than once, "My restaurant, my food, if you don't like it you don't pay for it."

Seriously?  Who could ask for anything more as the owner/chef stands there with an order pad making sure you get exactly what you want.

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