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What I Ate: September 6th, 2011 (Tandoori Bistro)

Posted 8 September, 2011 at 3:24am by Tina Jiang
(Filed under: Dining, What I Ate)

We are always looking for good Indian food in South Austin. In a previous visit, we tried the lunch buffet at Tandoori Bistro (1605 E. Oltorf, Austin, TX 512-383-8210) and liked it, so we came back for dinner to try more things.

Vegetable Samosas ($4)
Vegetable Samosas

Reshmi Chicken ($11)
The chicken was very tender and flavorful.
Reshmi Chicken

Bhindi Masala ($8)
Okra - we haven't had this in Indian food before.
Bhindi Masala

Lamb Rogan Josh ($12)
This dish was more acidic than we would've liked.
Lamb Rogan Josh

Garlic Naan ($2.25)
Garlic Nann

Ras Malai ($3.50)
This dessert has a distinctive rose water flavor.
Ras Malai

Overall we liked it enough that we want to go back and try more dishes.

Their menu can be found here: http://www.tandooribistroaustin.com/tandooribistromenu.pdf

2 comments to What I Ate: September 6th, 2011 (Tandoori Bistro)

Bruce H, September 8th, 2011 at 10:55 pm:

  • I am glad to see some new entries (perhaps I should say "entrĂ©es"?) to the "What I Ate" blog. Appetizing, as always. Thanks for your efforts!

kumar chetan sharma, September 11th, 2011 at 8:55 am:

  • The bhindi masala is a south Indian dish, Okara or lady finger in north is dry, very dry, normally called "bhindi", easy to cook, fry sliced onions in oil till they turn brown, add turmeric powder, coriander powder, grounded chilli powder, salt and fry for a half a minute add okara chopped in inch long pieces and cook for 2-3 minutes with pan covered with a lid. This is the simplest recipe and you can replace Okara with cauliflower or cabbage or even potatoes to create similar dishes.