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piccola Aug 22, 2005 02:00 PM

Had a really nice, cheap dinner there a few days ago. I had the okra masala and cauliflower in cashew sauce, both of which were very flavorful and not at all greasy. Their peshawari naan is some of the best I've had.

The menu has more variety than the standard northern indian stuff. And the service was very attentive, but not smothering.

All in all, a great find!

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    CW RE: piccola Aug 22, 2005 05:52 PM

    Glad SOMEBODY has posted on this place (I've posted about it a few times, can't rave enough). Glad you liked it. The staff (esp. the younger guy with the glasses) are really nice. Try the shrimp ponticherry and the chicken(s) sagwahla and makhani next time. Excellent choices.

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      piccola RE: CW Aug 22, 2005 07:34 PM

      I appreciate the suggestions - however, being vegetarian, I can't take you up on them. Actually, one of the reasons I love Swagat is that they have veg stuff beyong chana masala and palak paneer...

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      dd992emo RE: piccola Dec 11, 2006 10:57 PM

      Swagat is right around the corner from the hotel we were staying and it was so cold on Friday night we went in there. Wife is not real adventurous, but tried the chicken malai and loved it. I had the tandoori mixed grill and, other than being too much for me to eat, it was just excellent. Love the place and the staff was really nice.

      1. amyleechen RE: piccola Dec 11, 2006 11:21 PM

        Shrimp Pondicherry is sublime. It's an appetizer and my husband and I each order our own -- it's too yummy to share!

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          nativeNYer RE: amyleechen Dec 11, 2006 11:49 PM

          this is a very good place in all respects. i think it's a neighborhood secret. : ) you might also want to try earthen oven on w72 and columbus. they just opened. prices are a bit expensive but they are super-nice and the food is great. masala garden is another new place - w79 bet brdwy and amsterdam. it might be a toss-off between all three, depending on your personal taste.

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          belle RE: piccola Dec 11, 2006 11:52 PM

          I like Swagat too. I love everything I've ever had from their especially the saag paneer and the naan. They do a good job with delivery too.

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            pcwd RE: piccola Dec 12, 2006 01:19 PM

            I order delivery from Swagat frequently. I am far from an Indian food expert (I prefer Chicken Tikka Masala) and it has historically been very good, but recently, the tikka sauce has been tasting more and more like glorified Ragu tomato sauce, with less flavor and spice. Occasionally I am surprised and it tastes like it used to. Their delivery is quick and their prices are very reasonable, but I'm getting frustrated.

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