Cheap Eats 2008: Angeethi
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Angeethi - Herndon
Address: 645 Elden St., Herndon, VA 20170
Phone: 703-796-1527
Neighborhood: Reston/Herndon
Cuisines: Indian
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM and 5 to 10 PM, Friday 11:30 to 2:30 and 5 to 10:30, and Saturday and Sunday Noon to 3 PM.
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Intimate
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Chili pakoras; sabzi pakoras; papadi chaat, a chutney-strewn potato salad; shrimp korma; dhaniawala korma; Balti-style goat; Balti-style dal; bhangan bharta; makhani dishes with chicken or paneer; gosht Madras; spicy lamb with shredded coconut; naan, roti
Price Details: Starters, $3.99 to $9.99; main courses, $9.99 to $22.99.

Why go: Luxurious gravies, fiery curries, fluffy breads—the Indian fineries coming out of the kitchen match the elegance of the copper tureens and teak lattices in the dining room.

What to get: Sabzi pakora, darkly fried eggplant and cauliflower patties bound with chickpea batter; papadi chaat, chutney-strewn potato salad that’s sweet, spicy, and cool; Balti-style goat; makhani, a tomatoey gravy, with chicken or paneer, a house-made cheese; dhaniawala korma, chicken simmered in a creamy chili-cilantro sauce.

Best for: Diners for whom ambiance is important; a quiet, unrushed dinner with the parents or grandparents; foodies looking for something new and different—this is the only place in the area that serves Balti-style spiced meats.

Insider tip: The lavish lunchtime buffet—$9.99 weekdays, $12.99 weekends—is a great way to graze. On weekends it includes breakfast offerings such as masala-spiced omelets.

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