Pardon my blog: it wasn't until about 8 years ago that my soon-to-be wife took me to her favorite indian restaurant. to me that was a novel idea considering i've never been to an indian restaurant, and this woman had a "favorite" one.
i guess i just never got the chance, or the guts, to take that leap back then. i didn't know indian food and all i did know was that when you walked by an authentic indian restaurant the smell of curry could knock you off your feet. little did i know that there was a side of indian food that was almost a magic potion of sweet, creamy, and spicy offerings.
@mela.asheville off of lex in downtown, are practical magicians when it comes to flavor. pictured is the butter chicken and chicken tikka masala with garlic naan bread. the flavors are so refined and out of this world good.
not to be discounted is there bar which serves up impressive cocktail concoctions, like this cucumber and mint spin on an aperol spritz.
Butter chicken with pilau rice. it wasn’t home made but was cooked in my slow cooker over the course of the day, rice was a microwave packet (i don’t like them very much as they have an odd taste but it’s almost pay day so clearing stuff out we had for ages). i always like tomato, cucumber and onion as my side dish and with just spring onion in the fridge i went with it, 497 calories of yumminess!! #butterchicken#curry#rice#salad#dinner#tea#yummy#caloriecounting#myfitnesspal#healthyfood
Veda @vedarestaurants is one of the best restaurants to go for a candlelight dinner. the ambience is very warm and inviting with mesmerizing mirror work in the interiors. dark lighting and soft music give a perfect romantic theme. 🕯️💥 they serve only north-indian mughlai food, fewer options for the vegetarians.
the prices are a bit on a higher side but if you're a zomato gold member, you must visit this place and enjoy the benefit of 1️⃣+1️⃣ they serve you with some papad rolls, which were very tasty,😋
had chicken tan redoori, and chicken makhani with lachha parantha.
along with that a choco passion smoothie, which was average🍹
food was good. staff was very courteous. ✅
i will be there