Taste of India in West Hartford.
Classic North Indian cuisine. Let’s see what they have:
Tandoori Tit Pit
Snickering at the name aside, this is a collection of Tandoori kebab appetizers.
Overall, they aren’t bad.
The Chicken Tikka is very nice and juicy (7/10)
The lamb sausage isn’t bad, with mild lamb flavor and a good burst of lemon and coriander (6.5/10).
The beef is somewhat dry, which can be a little displeasing (6/10).
Overall, however, they all kind of have the same overarching flavor, so the individual meats don’t get to contribute too much.
The Rating: Tandoori Tit Pit
Who doesn’t love garlic naan?
Here, the naan flavor is mostly just garlic.
Which I mean, isn’t bad right?
The Rating: Garlic Naan
Ground lamb inside a deep fried shell.
Lamb, peas, and good spices.
The shell is light and flaky but hold together well.
Very well done.
The insides can get a little dry, but thankfully we’ve got mint chutney and/or tamarind chutney.
The Rating: Meet Samosa
Chicken Tikka Masala
Asking for this to be spicy means they are going to make it spicy.
So spicy it almost overpowers the good flavors.
This is not as sweet as normal, even in less spicy versions.
The chicken is nicely cooked and there are decent amounts throughout. Very nice.
The Rating: Chicken Tikka Masala
Here is the star of the show.
These little juicy bits of chicken thigh are fried in a chickpea flour.
The chickpea flour has a nice flavor and texture, and the spices are mild.
It is hard to describe why these are so good.
But once you get them and bite in, you’ll find yourself shoveling the whole (generous amount) of chicken into your mouth.
I’ll get these every time, so should you.
The Rating: Chicken Pakora
Address: 139 S Main St, West Hartford, CT 06107
Hours: Open Everyday 11:30AM–3PM, 5–10PM