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Feb 11, 2008 01:08 PM

Shahi Korma. Tasty Indian Food.

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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  1. 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

      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

        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

          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

            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

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

            1. re: Shiloh

              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

                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

                  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

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

                2. re: JGrey

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

                  1. re: Shiloh

                    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.

          3. 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

              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!