Monday, March 23, 2015

Indian food - Karavalli restaurant

In our continuing effort to try new-to-us restaurants, we dined at a local Indian restaurant recently, Karavalli in Saratoga Springs. It had come highly recommended by several friends but we were still a bit leery of going. Since we don't normally eat Indian food we had no idea where to start. Fortunately we grabbed three friends who were familiar with the menu and they gave us good suggestions on what to order.

Let me say - yummy! We loved everything. We shared an appetizer of mashed potato stuffed in a crepe with several sauces on the side. Excellent and more than enough for all of us to share as a starter. I ordered a chickpea salad that was bright and fresh and very nicely seasoned plus lamb kebabs. The kebabs were slightly spicy and came with grilled veggies. Chris got a spinach and chicken dish that was extremely tasty with a medium spiciness level (he will probably go hotter next time). Our friends had an assortment of dishes that I cannot for the life of me remember the names of. Drat! One was chicken with rice; another was chicken in a yellow sauce (sounds appetizing, doesn't it?); and the last was ???. I have no excuse as we weren't even drinking that night.

I do certainly remember that the food was well prepared and the service was attentive if a bit slow (it was Saturday night and the tiny restaurant was very full so we just enjoyed the company while waiting for the entrees to come out).

Dinner with tip, no drinks, came to $30 per person with significant leftovers for lunch (and dinner!) the next day.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE Indian food. The yellow was probably curry. My favorite is the coconut chicken and I love nan (flatbread) with mango chutney. If they have it, try it next time :)