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Shahi Korma. Tasty Indian Food.

Rae82 Feb 11, 2008 01:08 PM

Does anybody know a good Indian restaurant that serves lamb shahi korma?
I used to get it in Atlanta at a place called Bombay Grill, and I haven't found anything to compare.
Any recommendations?

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    MsAnnaNOLA Feb 13, 2008 10:12 PM

    Also try Taj Mahal on Metairie Road. The lunch buffet is a steal at around $10. They change the items constantly so you are always suprised by a new tasty morsel. It is owned by the same family as Nirvana, but the chef must be a little better. I always enjoy a trip to Taj Mahal but I rarely order off the a la carte menu. Having said that I would be surprised if they didn't have it. It is sort of a staple.

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    1. re: MsAnnaNOLA
      Isabella Feb 22, 2008 02:02 AM

      Years ago, I used to regularly get Shahi Murgh at Taj Mahal and Shalimar (now shuttered, a sister restaurant of Taj & Nirvana) during dinner hours.

      The new chefs at Taj Mahal are a welcome relief after so long.
      I'll concur with you on the lunch offerings.

      Mmmm, now I might have to go there tomorrow!

      If you do try the Shahi Murgh at Taj, would you let us know? Or any Shahi entree. Thanks!

    2. N.O.Food Feb 11, 2008 07:03 PM

      I'm not familiar with "shahi." Acutally shahi korma is not a term I recall from any Indian dining experience. Without knowing what that is, I can't say. Anyway, Nirvana on magazine has korma, and I'm pretty sure you can get it with lamb. Good luck, and post back defining the "shahi" part.

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      1. re: N.O.Food
        Rae82 Feb 12, 2008 06:02 AM


        I think its essentially the same thing, I was just trying to add a little more information. I know about Nirvana, and its ok, I wanted to branch out a little from it.

        1. re: Rae82
          Shiloh Feb 12, 2008 06:14 AM

          have you tried tandoori downtown on the corner of canal and university? i don't know if they have shahi korma, but they have a huge menu, so there's probably a good possibility.

          Edit: I found a menu online. Looks like they do have it.


          Click "View Menus" and look at the second page of the menu.

          1. re: Shiloh
            Hungry Celeste Feb 12, 2008 06:35 AM

            Is this place still upstairs, with windows overlooking Canal Street? I seem to recall a long stairwell, an even longer hallway, and a weird vibe, but decent food. I'll have to make a return visit...

            1. re: Hungry Celeste
              Shiloh Feb 12, 2008 06:38 AM

              you nailed it, all the way down to the weird vibe. but good food and very nice people. just kind of a strange space.

            2. re: Shiloh
              Rae82 Feb 12, 2008 07:52 AM

              Thanks, I think I'll try it for lunch today!

              1. re: Shiloh
                JGrey Feb 12, 2008 02:22 PM

                I am pretty sure they have closed. My darling husband ate there all the time for lunch, and went for a farewell lunch a while ago. Can anyone confirm?

                1. re: JGrey
                  cjeanholland Feb 12, 2008 05:32 PM

                  This restaurant (Tandoori) has moved to Metairie and is now called Tandoori Chicken. It is in a small strip shopping area on Cleary between I-10 and Vets.

                  1. re: cjeanholland
                    Hungry Celeste Feb 13, 2008 06:24 AM

                    So the Tandoori on Cleary is the same folks from University Place? IIRC, the owners/operators are Sikhs, and long ago, they ran a food stall in the now-closed Elmwood Shopping Center food court.

                    1. re: Hungry Celeste
                      JGrey Feb 13, 2008 05:16 PM

                      Yes. DH confirmed, the last time he went there, the lady gave him the address of the new place on Cleary.

                  2. re: JGrey
                    Shiloh Feb 13, 2008 06:06 AM

                    damn. did not know that. a real bummer. sorry for misleading you, Rae82.

                    1. re: Shiloh
                      Rae82 Feb 13, 2008 06:57 AM

                      Its ok. At least I called first!
                      But I did break down and get Nirvana, and aside from asking me to call back to place an order at 5:30 (I called at 5:22), is was very tasty.

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