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What I Ate: December 10, 2010 (G'raj Mahal)

Posted 21 December, 2010 at 2:49pm by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Food, What I Ate)

Dinner: After attending an interesting and funny lecture by Michael Pollan, we headed down to G'Raj Mahal (91 Red River, Austin, TX (512) 480-2255) for some Indian cuisine served out of a trailer. We haven't had Indian food in a while, so this really hit the spot. The food overall isn't close to the best Indian food we've had, but it is good stuff.

Samosas - wonderfully fried, flavorful potato and pea filling, and delicious (sometimes samosas that are poorly prepared and frozen can have a mushy, watery interior and the outside won't be crispy but harder - these exhibited none of those problems)
G'Raj Mahal - Samosas

Paneer Stuffed Naan - a little too buttery for us to eat more than a slice each, but good; next time I'll try the potato stuffed naan and the garlic brushed naan
G'Raj Mahal - Paneer Stuffed Naan

Lamb Tikka Masala - flavorful and not sweet like tikka masala found elsewhere in Austin (that's good for me).
G'Raj Mahal - Lamb Tikka Masala

Aloo Gobi - passable aloo gobi, nothing special. I like the combination of potatoes and cauliflower with spices so much that I'll order it next time and the time after, but I wish it had been stewed longer so the cauliflower takes on more flavor and is almost as soft as the potatoes.
G'Raj Mahal - Aloo Gobi

Baingan Bartha - I enjoyed this eggplant and peas dish over rice quite a bit
G'Raj Mahal - Baingan Bartha

Kheer - the rice was a bit harder than we would have liked. Adequately sweet, could use more cardamom flavor.
G'Raj Mahal - Kheer

Lunch: The last of the Cocoa Puffs. I kind of wish the boxes come smaller since I got tired of eating Cocoa Puffs. I can finally start on the Cinnamon Toast Crunch!
Cocoa Puffs

4 comments to What I Ate: December 10, 2010 (G'raj Mahal)

Scott, December 21st, 2010 at 4:14 pm:

  • I wish cereal came in 1/2 gallon milk carton-sized boxes. I am typically the only one who eats the cereal I buy, and by the time the box is gone, if I can even bring myself to finish it before it goes stale, I am SO over it. They could even bundle 'em together somehow.

    Even better, I wish Chex would do this with quart-sized boxes so when I want to make home-made Chex Mix I couldn't have to open 3 boxes of cereal or resort to using Crispix. :-p

Optimista, December 21st, 2010 at 11:29 pm:

  • You say it's not the best Indian you've had…do you think there is better in Austin?

Caroline, December 22nd, 2010 at 10:03 am:

  • I'm in love with samosas. I wish I could have Indian food more often but it take a little bit of prodding to convince my hubby to go. This looks delicious, even if it isn't the best you've had!

Michael Chu, December 22nd, 2010 at 10:46 am:

  • Is there better Indian in Austin? Hard to say. Swad is pretty good from what I remember, but I also remember everything tasting about the same. Chickpeas and spicy. There really doesn't seem to be much choice when it comes to great Indian. Most of the stuff I've had has been sickly sweet or very simplistic in flavor.