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Dakshin in Framingham - Jamieson Cobleigh

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reveilles were in the mood for Indian food last night, so we tried Dakshin in Framingham. (For some reason, they seem to have two webpages. Here is the other one.)

When we were walking from our car to the restaurant, I could smell the food from the other side of the street. I also noticed several Indian couples walking into the restaurant. Both of these signs led me to believe we were in for a good meal and I was right!

For an appetizer, we had vegetable samosas. In texture these were similar to other samosas I've had, but they were far superior as far as taste went. The samosas had spice mixed into the filling which gave them some heat but was not overpowering. For dinner, reveilles had lamb korma and I had chicken tikka dosa. I had never had a dosa before and decided to try one. I can only describe it as a really big, very thin crepe, which was wrapped around chicken tikka, onions, and peppers. As with the samosas, the entrees were well balanced: spicy, but not overpowering. They had enough heat to be pleasantly spicy, but they were not painful. We ordered a garlic naan to go with our meal, which had enough garlic on it to make me happy. While not important to us, all of their meats are certified halal.

The only negative thing was they did not do a good job of packing our leftovers. They packed the korma in the same container as the dosa, so the crepe-like portion of the dosa was soggy from the sauce from the korma by the time we got home. They put some of the side sauces in the same container as the rice, but not sealed in anything, so they got onto the rice during transit.

Still, the food was excellent and I'm sure we will be going back to Dakshin in the future. When we do, I will probably order from the Indian-Chinese fusion section of the menu now that I know the quality of their food.
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Date:August 20th, 2006 03:00 pm (UTC)
For some reason, failure to pack properly resulting in food breach is endemic to Indian restaurants, with the exception of India Sweets and Spices in Canoga Park, which uses a ridiculous amount of wrapping to make that so... so either you get your food cross-contaminated ("you got your raita in my dahi puri!" "no, you got your dahi puri in my raita!") or you end up with a trashcan full of non-recyclable packaging.


I haven't had Indian food in a while... maybe I need to run to Canoga Park today for the #3 (samosa, pakora, papadum, chapati, two vegetables, rice, raita, onions, pickles and sauces -- $4.50 and enough to feed two hungry people).

I don't eat meat in Indian food, though. It always seems like an afterthought, like it ended up in there when a careless cook was moving some cooked chicken and some fell into a perfectly good pot of sauce. I blame my father-in-law for this... every Indian place I went to for years was with him, and was 100% vegetarian. Not to mention that the default meat on the menus of Indian restaurants that serve it is chicken tikka (there's a whole restaurant that does nothing but chicken tikka), which is a really boring preparation of chicken (IMNSHO).

If they have it, next time try a masala dosa -- surprisingly delicately-spiced potatoes, peas and chickpeas wrapped with a dosa (my fingers keep typing "soda" -- of dosa and soda, guess which I have more need to type?)
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Date:August 20th, 2006 08:46 pm (UTC)
This restaurant has two menus: one vegetarian, the other non-vegetarian. They do have masala dosa on the menu. I'll keep it in mind the next time we go.
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Date:August 20th, 2006 08:47 pm (UTC)
By the way, I just saw that Leinenkugels has started making their Berry Weiss year round. Doesn't do me much good, but I thought I'd pass the word on.
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Date:August 23rd, 2006 05:52 am (UTC)
I should clarify.
It's not precisely that I hate Amherst.
I miss Amherst.

I just wished there was halaal food there.

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