Dirt 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: Lunch Monday through Friday 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM; Saturday and Sunday 12 to 3. Dinner Sunday through Thursday 5 to 10; Friday and Saturday 5 to 10:30.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
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.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Angeethi (645 Elden St., Herndon, 703-796-1527; 17 Catoctin Cir., Leesburg, 703-777-6785). These elegant Northern Indian curry houses proffer their best values early in the day. Weekdays, an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet—with Butter Chicken, tandoori kebabs, sweet carrot halwa, and specials such as pumpkin curry—is $10.99. Fridays bring the bonus of chola batura, a pillowy Punjabi fry bread topped with chickpeas. The places really pull out the stops on weekends between noon and 3, when crowds come in for the $13.99 Indian-style brunch. Chefs flip masala-curry omelets, griddle up cornbread topped with house-made butter, and toss spicy-sweet, Burmese-style hakka noodles with cabbage and peppers. Besides the usual chai and juice, there are four flavors of lassi plus jal jeera, a spiced tamarind cooler that aids digestion. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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