Adventures in Brazilian and Indian cuisine.
By Judi Gallagher
Switching gears to Indian cuisine, Daawat may be a winner. This town has longed for fine Indian cuisine, and I am thrilled to see the former Canvas Café building in Towles Court reopened. Again, full disclosure, I am personally not a huge fan of Indian cuisine, but found myself and my guest (who was also a newbie at this style of flavors) to be quite fond of our culinary tour of both north and south styles of Indian cooking. Chef Raj, best known for his years in New York City, is the real deal.
Naan, the traditional Indian bread, is made fresh to order at Daawat and served slightly warm. The Garlic Naan was our favorite, with a hint of coriander and perfect for sopping up the buttery sauce from our entrée.
Daawat owner Amisha Desai with chef Raj.
I loved the creamy rice pudding with cardamom and saffron as a slightly sweet ending to an unexpected spiced pleasure. Rest assured for those of you that are experienced and prefer hot and spicy, Daawat will not let you down. Their menu is quite extensive, but be patient. Everything is made to order, so don’t be in a hurry for this authentic Indian experience.