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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Urban Spice - Indian buffet in Iselin, New Jersey

This week, with my colleagues, we decided to eat at Urban Spice, an Indian restaurant located in Iselin.  We went there few times and my friends of Indian origin consider it very good. We always go for their lunch buffet: good price and good food!

The restaurant is pretty nice and I was impressed by the two wooden doors located behind the buffet. The service has always been good and efficient.

The buffet varies and is always composed of:
- a soup
- some vegetarian entrees
- some meat entrees
- a dessert (why only one???)
They also bring some naan at the table.

This time, for the buffet, we got:

Vegetarian Pakora: 
Assorted vegetables dipped in a seasoned gram flour batter that is then deep fried.
Gram flour is a cereale flour made of chickpea also called chickpea flour or garbanzo flour. It is used in vegan cooking to replace eggs.

The pakora were good and not greasy at all.



Dal Makhni:
Black lentils slow cooked, finished with butter and cream.

One of my favorites!!! 




Kadai Paneer:
Cottage cheese sauteed with a julienne of tomatoes, onions and bell peppers.

This was delicious! Creamy and very tasty.



Methi Corn:
Methi is in hindi fenugreek. 

I unfortunately could not find how they made this dish. Too bad, because it was very good! I guess they are using sweet corn, because it had a nice sweetness to it!


Malai Kebab:
I am not sure what spices they put with the chicken, but it was tasty and moist.








Fish Curry:
I believe it was tilapia, prepared with herbs and coconut milk. The sauce was delicious, but I did not really like the fish.






Tandoori Chicken:
Tandoori is cooked in a clay oven. This was good but I hurt my palate with a bone as they cut the drumstick probably with a meat cleaver, leaving some sharp bones. I would have kept the piece whole!
Otherwise, it was good....






The last part of the meal is the dessert! The only regret I have in this place is that they only have one! This time, it was Dubble Ka Mitha, a sort of bread and nuts (I guess cashew) dipped in sweetened milk. If you like sweet desserts, you will like this!






On top of this delicious buffet, they had different "complements" such as raita. This was definitely a feast! If you are in the area, Urban Spice is a good place to go for Indian food (there are several restaurants in the area and an Indian market by the way).

Enjoy (I did)!


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