The Real Deal
A server at a Mediterranean restaurant recently identified herself as being from India. I asked if she had any authentic Indian places she’d recommend in STL. She suggested three.
One of them, The Curry Club, is a place well suited for indoor or outdoor eating, delivery, or carryout, she said. We should try it.
Curry Up to Chesterfield
So Lucy and I made the trek out to Chesterfield to check it out. This time we took our friend, Savitri, who grew up in India. She was good to explain the various spices and flavors of the country.
The server behind the buffet counter was especially patient and helpful as we inquired about the buffet items and theirjj heat level.
The Lunch Special
When eating at an Indian restaurant, I most often order a Korma or a Biryani. As it turned out, the lunch special came with two entrees, rice, and naan bread. Lucy and I went for that, each of us getting the Butter Chicken and Aloo Bonda, mashed potato fritters.
But our friend ordered a dish we’d never tried. She asked for a plain Dosa.
What Is It?
The long, thin, crepe-like food is filled with various meats, vegetables, or fruits. This one was plain, but came with three dipping sauces. Savitri gladly let us share the unique South Indian dish.
It’s incredibly good. Something you could make a meal of, she said.
Sadly, they were out of Mango Lassi drinks, the refreshing summer blend of mangos and yogurt. So I must return again on a warm summer day—-and soon.