Shanti: delivery Indian in Southie
Had some delivery from Shanti last week. Ordered everything "Spicy", and wow was that a transcendent near-death experience of flavor.
CTM: bright, flavorful, spicy in a region just below unbearable, but above the involuntary crying threshold. some separation of of oil, but not bad.
Lamb curry: similar.
Palak paneer: good, but I don't recall the specifics.
Pakoras: nicely spiced. must have been really great when hot.
shrimp biryani: also insanely spicy. I would try chicken next time -- the shrimp didn't really work with it. Also delivery shrimp is a bad idea because it can (and did) get overcooked in the container.
Nan: stretchy / crispy. flavorful. Garlic Nan: the same, but with the jarred garllic flavor.
I love Shanti! and yes if you order the food spicy be prepared. I also want to suggest you try the Peshawary Naan its stuffed with raisins, almonds, coconuts and pistachio & amazing! I was very hestitant when a DC ordered it- but wow and it really actually went very well with the spicy food.
I'd definitely order more often from Shanti if they lowered the $20 minimum for delivery. The times I have ordered I've been very pleased. Both with the food itself and also with the fact that Southie doesn't have much else to offer for home delivery so anything good is a bonus. And good Indian food is a super bonus!