Hours: Lunch, dinner: seven days
Traditional Indian restaurant on the Randolph Street corridor.
If you want to have the Devon Avenue Indian experience right on Randolph Row—and are willing to pay $3 to $4 more per entree for it—head to Jaipur, where everything from the red-heavy decor to the menu is traditional. Our meal began with free papadum, and we enjoyed our appetizers of potato-stuffed samosas and aloo papdi chaat, an irresistible snack of chickpeas, potatoes, onions, and flour crisps sauced with spiced yogurt, tamarind, and mint chutney. But except for deftly seasoned saag paneer, our main courses were nothing to shout about. Tandoori chicken, served on a platter of sizzling onions and green peppers, paired a dry breast with a moister leg. The lamb in the vindaloo was well trimmed and reasonably tender, but the tomatoey sauce, while intricately spiced, seemed toned down for Western tastes. Top-notch naan, puffy and hot from the tandoor, was the biggest hit. On the downside: spongy, overfried gulab jamun.
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