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Feb 24, 2008 07:24 PM

Bhindi Bazaar recs-trying to expand my horizons

I'm going to Bhindi Bazaar tomorrow night (I've eaten there a few times), and I'm interested in trying something new. I usually stick with my old stand-by, Chicken Tikka Masala, but I figure that after years of ordering this in every Indian restaurant I go to, it's time to step out of the box. Any suggestions? I've heard good things about the Dosas there but I'm not quite sure what these are. Also, I don't want anything too spicy, maybe just a little kick, and I'll eat all types of meat and seafood and don't mind trying veggie options. Thanks in advance.

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    1. Bhindi means okra - try one of their okra dishes! There's a veggie for you.

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      1. re: peregrine

        Unfortunately I'm not a huge okra fan...I think it's a texture thing. But thanks for the suggestion though.

      2. I really like the rabri for dessert.

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        1. re: sailormouth

          What is rabri? I don't have much experience with Indian desserts except for kheer.

          1. re: AnjLM

            I can't quite describe it. I think it's like a cross between homemade sweetened condensed milk and cottage cheese. I'm actually not a huge fan of bhindi bazaar, but I adore this dessert and few places do it.

            I'm realizing my description doesn't make it sound too good. . . just trust the strange man from the internet and eat it.

            They also used to do dessert flights there, if this is one of them you could try that.

            1. re: AnjLM

              Another good one is kulfi, which is Indian ice cream. The rabri is better, in my opinion though, and is certainly harder to find.

              1. re: sailormouth

                So I ended up trying the Dosa with minced lamb and really enjoyed it. However, I was too full for dessert. I'll have to try the rabri next time. Thanks for the description.

          2. On another visit, you might try one of Bhindi Bazaar's balti dishes. The balti originated in Birmingham, England among Pakistani ex-pats there: it's essentially a hot curry named for the pot it's cooked in. You don't see it very often in the States, and only one or two places in Boston offer it (the other is in Davis, maybe Namaskar?).

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            1. re: MC Slim JB

              Thanks for the suggestion. I live right near Bhindi Bazaar so it's a great quick lunch or dinner option in the area and I'm sure I'll be back soon. I'll definitely look for the balti dishes on the menu.