Although I love cooking a big, homemade meal on a Sunday, sometimes take-out is just as comforting. Especially after a few hours of football and cleaning. And if it's a rainy Sunday? I crave warm, spicy, satisfying food - and Indian food is one of my favorite cuisines to fill this craving.
Punjabi Dhaba in Inman Square is also one of my favorite local Indian restaurants for take-out (there are only a few small tables inside). Although they do not deliver - and they only accept cash - their food is worth finding parking (and dollar bills) for. On this particular Sunday evening, I went with the Malai Kofta Lajawab ($9.95), vegetable balls cooked in a tomato sauce with nuts and raisins.
To share, Z and I also ordered some Onion Paratha ($2.95) and dipping sauces: Fresh Mint Chutney and Raita ($1.25 each).
The warm paratha with the soft, well-seasoned onions paired beautifully with the fresh chutney and Raita (I also dipped just about everything else on my plate into these sauces).
If you're looking for an authentic, comforting Indian meal to enjoy at home - without doing any of the cooking - I highly suggest picking up some food at Punjabi Dhaba. Just remember to bring cash!
Are you a fan of Indian food? What's your favorite place for it?