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June 2004: Aditi
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.
Aditi, 3299 M St., NW; 202-625-6825. No wheelchair access.