First Look: Gandhi Mahal

Categories: Restaurants

Anyone bemoaning the lack of good solid northern Indian cuisine — former Bostonians and Chicagoans are probably prime candidates — will want to get over to the newly opened Gandhi Mahal, next door to Midori's on 27th Ave. and East Lake.

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On a recent visit, nicely spiced chicken tikka masala and a rich — but not overly sweet — lamb korma were both worth the asking price ($12.95 a pop). A delightful selection of lassis (including banana, strawberry and mango) made the beverage section of the menu a joy to peruse, and the naan was soft, warm and lip-smackingly buttery.

I'll have a full review in City Pages on June 18, but until then, consider yourself covered if you have a sudden craving for Mughal cuisine.

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