What to order at Teji's Indian restaurant?
Just saw the thread about Chola & it appears I need to try Teji Foods. DS & I are visiting parents in Waco & wouldn't mind driving down for some Indian food. What's their specialty? Also, how's their biriyani? BTW, mom has been disappointed with Chola's non-veg items, but loves their vadas.
chicken methi (fenugreek leaves) [#14] very nice; on the salty side last time;
hara bhara chicken [#18] if you love cilantro; a little soupy but good
lamb saag [#27] and egg curry [#32] were pretty good,
or make it egg dopiaza if you love onions;
stuffed baingan (eggplants) [#45] make sure you don't get baingan bharta (boring)
pow! for most chileheads, order it "very spicy" (but not "very, very spicy" or "Indian spicy")
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I've found Teji's inconsistent from dish to dish--I've yet to find anyone in Austin who makes a better malai kofta (which is enough to keep Teji on my to-go list on its own!), but I've been disappointed in the samosas and (though it's been a while) I seem to recall being unenthused about the dum aloo. Anyone have any other recommendations for vegetarian dishes at Teji's?
(For context, my other preferred Indian restaurants are Madras Pavilion and Swad--I realize there's a lot of debate about favored Indian on these boards...)
One thing I must warn you about is that as a sit-down restaurant, Teji's is not the best. It's really meant for takeout, and while they have tables and chairs, the utensils are plastic, the plates are styrofoam, etc. The proprietors are very friendly and helpful, but you are not going to get the type of service you get in a place with real waiters, etc. It's a take-out joint.
I like the Lamb Korma, the Lamp Chile, the Dum Aloo and the Aloo Gobi. All of them are best spicy hot.