Indian restaurants have come and gone, but Aditi remains, dependable as an old friend, at the corner of M and 33rd streets in Georgetown. The restaurant looks better than ever. Two years ago the owners installed several large windows on the main level. It's much more inviting now--full of light during the day, a good place to watch Georgetown street life in the evening.
Appetizers break no new ground but are well prepared. Good choices include spicy Malabar prawns; Masala Paneer, grilled cheese cubes with bell pepper, tomatoes, and onions; and a nicely fried samosa stuffed with potatoes and peas. Among the main courses, two lamb dishes stand out: the moderately spicy lamb vindaloo with its vinegary tang, and a delicate lamb korma in a creamy sauce with almonds. Tandoori chicken on the bone is crisp-skinned and moist. Seafood dishes include a very good Malabar fish curry in a sauce of coconut milk and tomatoes, and the Konju Masala, shrimp sautéed with spices, tomatoes, and green peppers. Breads are delicious, particularly the Pudbina Paratha, sprinkled with mint leaves.