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What to get at Agra Indian Kitchen(Venice)

blackbookali Jan 27, 2009 06:38 PM

Never been. Whats good? Anybody try the "volcano" curry? I noticed they have beef as well? Is it Pakistani/Bengali owned? Any haleem or paya thats off the menu?

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    jdwdeville Jan 28, 2009 08:04 AM

    if I'm feeling masochistic, I order the "chef's secret recipe vulcano" with chicken, very spicy, and a side of naan stuffed with coconut paste and raisins to cool it down. the first time I tried t his dish, as I was sweating and tearing up and downing gallons of water, the waiter came by and told me he had put in the order as a 1 on a spice scale of 1 to 10! The owners may be from Pakistan or Kashmir, as evidenced by the "Balti" section of the menu, which I believe is a one-dish meal popularized by Pakistani/ Kashmiri cooks in England.

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      a_and_w Jan 28, 2009 08:24 AM

      Hmmm...that sounds pretty tasty! Going to give this place a try...

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        jdwdeville Jan 28, 2009 06:03 PM

        keep in mind that i have a pretty legendary tolerance for heat, too. eating fresh habeneros out of hand for kicks legendary. you are warned!

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          blackbookali Jan 28, 2009 06:11 PM

          Wow. Sounds like Volcano maybe out of control. Im running a 5k the next day and cant be bothered with hunting for a bathroom. Any other dishes you recommend?

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            jdwdeville Jan 28, 2009 06:29 PM

            the vindaloo was solid last time, and my SO loved the veggie korma. try the coconut naan if you get anything spicy, the sweet/spice combination is great. I haven't had any of the Balti dinners yet so I can advise on them, I'm getting that next...

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