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"Curry up" and get over to G'Raj Mahal

05.08.2014 by: Leah McGarry
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The brick and mortar location of G’Raj Mahal has been open for about a month now on Rainey Street.  Although some people are still longing for the days of the BYOB trailer, we think the new restaurant is a great spot to grab some tasty Indian food and enjoy the atmosphere on Rainey.

The front patio has a festive tent lined with colorful drapes and adorned with lanterns.  The awning will provide some much needed shade during the summer months, and powerful fans provide a nice breeze.

Front patio of G'raj Mahal {Photo via Facebook page}

  

Back patio {Photo via Facebook page}

We started off our meal with a selection of starters, perfect for grabbing drinks and a bite to eat after work.  The Lamb Samosas were a standout, much like they were at the trailer, but we also enjoyed the Vegetable Fritters with mint and tamarind chutney.  The Pani Puri is another fun choice – little crispy “cups” with chana filling that your server will fill with tamarind sauce.

    

Samosas filled with spicy grilled lamb

      

Pakoras - seasoned vegetable fritters

        

Pani Puri with tamarind sauce

No Indian feast would be complete without some delicious bread.  We tried both the Naan and the Batura (Indian fry bread).  Both were the perfect accompaniment to our meal.

            

Naan, fresh baked in Tandoor oven

              

Batura, Indian fry bread

We topped off our selection with a traditional Chicken Tikka Masala, served in custom-made hammered copper dishes. Though it wasn’t the standout of the meal, we enjoyed the creaminess of the dish and perfectly cooked basmati rice.  If you like spicy, be sure to ask for it! 

                

Chicken Tikka Masala

Overall we really enjoyed our experience – charming and relaxing environment, attentive service, and tasty food.  It’s a great option next time you’re looking for something a little different on Rainey Street.

{G'Raj Mahal official website}

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