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Looking to try something new in Little India

Tonight I want to try a new restaurant in Little India for good takeout and I was hoping that someone here could make a recommendation as there's so much to choose from. I've been to Siddhartha (used to be great but lately has been disappointing), Udupi Palace, and Lahore Tikka House (decent, but never understood the fuss over this place), so none of those three, please. Ultimately, what I'm looking for is a nice channa masala and chicken korma with some good naan and maybe some pakoras or bajia. Mega-mega bonus points (but not necessary) if the place you suggest doesn't use red food dye on their tandoori chicken.

Thanks!

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  1. Might be a stuoid question, but does any know which of the Indian places there have actual tandoor ovens? Or do they all, of course...hot naan freshly peeled out of the tandoor cant be beat, a wood burning one especially!

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    1. re: Recyclor

      I'm certain many of them have 'restaurant-style' stainless steel tandoors, much like the ones on this website:

      http://www.tandoors.com

      1. re: Recyclor

        During the South Asian Festival Moti Mahal had a tandoori out on the street, where you can see the chef slapping the dough into the oven.

        Tried their channa puri which is quite good. My friend loved the naan and the sauce of the chicken malai curry but found the chicken meat itself a bit tasteless.

      2. Go to 786, this awesome Pakistani restaurant from Montreal that just opened a branch in Little India. Their whole fried fish is something else, and they have weekend specials...tonight we might go for the nihari special, yum.

        1. BBQ Hut has been fairly consistent over the years. Good heat in the spicing, real charcoal in the tandoor.

          1. Had BBQ Hut take-out last night which was good... had a grilled beef dish (small portion) which had been marinated in yogurt and spices, it was excellent. Chicken madras curry was great, but had bones which I knew beforehand. The dhal was tasteless - tasted like refried beans... added some coriander chutney to spice it up! Naan was amazing.
            BUT
            They don't have channa masala :(

            1. my fav for channa masala is Makkah at donlands/danforth. i also love their quail, karachi chicken and dhal.