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Oct 29, 2011 10:16 AM

Indian - Great new Indian in North Wales, Montgomery County

Best Indian in the region - Hyderabadi = less creamy than the usual Punjabi fare. Complex tastes, wonderfully spiced - even the biryanis are spicy. Hyderbadi biryani technique pressure cooks the protein before mixing-in the rice - a great approach for chicken or goat, but vegetables emerge as nondescript off-black paste. There are plenty of other excellent veg and paneer dishes for vegetarians, and Halal meat for the rest of us.
This place has a special genius for careful non-greasy deep-frying - the fried ("Gobi Mongolian") cauliflower is a must. "Gobi 65" is the same fried cauliflower, too heavily spiced, but the "65" treatment works brilliantly for chicken. The fish curries are pleasant, but I can't get excited over tilapia.
The dessert list includes some unusual ones ("Kurbani Ka Meeta" = fried bread in a creamy sweet fruit sauce). The buttery nan is also irresistable, as is the especially rich mango lassi..
The best way to experience this place is at the Saturday or Sunday buffet - a bit pricey at $14, but well worth it.
It's at 1218 Welsh Road, just down the road from Assi Plaza.

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    I think you mean this place? It's called Paradise Indian Grill, and according to my friend from Mumbai, a sort-of knockoff of a very famous chain in India. We had their goat biryani as well as some really great vegetarian dishes. I was also advised to ask for my food "Hyderabadi hot" to assure the kitchen that I like it authentically made! Good food and I would advise going for dinner if you are familiar with the dishes, not the buffet.

    Paradise Indian Restaurant
    1980 State Route 27, North Brunswick, NJ 08902

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    1. re: mookleknuck

      FYI...this is the location where Greater India used to be (the shopping center between the one with Assi and and the one with Redner's).

      1. re: RitterSportRules

        Thanks I figured it replaced an existing Indian joint.

        1. re: RitterSportRules

          I would hope the.previous Greater owners are not involved as I though it disgusting on all counts, venue,food and service. Heard many good comments, hope it is so.

          1. re: Bacchus101

            Hmm maybe I will wait for more reviews. I bet cgarner is willing to take the point. :)

      2. Wow! I'm stoked! Once the travel advisory is lifted and we get some more seasonable weather I'm So there! Thanks for the heads up.

        1. I was out this way over the weekend and tried this place, it was not bad but I don't think I'll be going out of my way to go there (it's not exactly close to me). We didn't order a ton of food but the Gobi Manchurian was good, fried nicely. Malai kofta were also slightly above average but far from the best I've ever had. I've never been a big fan of biryanis but I tried one here and liked it, although not enough to ever need to order it again. I wasn't crazy about the buttery naan, it was flat as a pancake.

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          1. re: Buckethead

            Thanks Buckethead. At least they had electricity. I'll try the place fairly soon as it is nearby. In fact I might do take out.