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Shalimar Cuisine of India Adds Variety to Indian Cuisine

By Pete Allman

You don't have to travel to India to enjoy the delightful cuisine they are noted for. Located one block from West L. A. College in the Raintree Plaza, Shalimar has been serving locals and tourist for many years.

Durga Knattri, the owner started cooking about 20 years ago in India. He arrived in the United States in 1994, realizing that there's a great diversity of folks who enjoy Indian cuisine. After working for Gaylord India Restaurant, he then decided to control his own destiny and live the American dream.

There are many regions of Indian cuisine throughout the country. Southern and Northern are most popular. Northern Indian cuisine is noted for their curries with goat, spinach, chicken, and lamb. Southern Indian cuisine has many spices added to the meats and vegetables, according to Chef Durga.

I love curries, especially with goat and lamb. Add some basmati rice, a drink of Mango Kiefer and you'll be in heaven. This dish is prepared with grated paneer, vegetables, fresh tomatoes, onions, ginger, garlic, and saffron sauce with fenugreek.

Achaar, a traditional appetizer of mixed pickles, raita and relish, adds to various selected dishes as does the mango and mint chutney. This is especially good with Chicken Tikka, Chicken Vindaloo and Kashmiri lamb. I enjoyed all three selections which were very tasty without too much spice added. For an introduction to Indian cuisine try Shalimar's buffet. In addition you'll also notice that they have Nepalese style cuisine and Chicken Chow Mein included on their menu. It is rather unusual to have this added to Indian cuisine; however, that does not deflect from the quality of the Indian cuisine I tasted. From the standpoint of the interior of the restaurant, they are remodeling. So, don't let that stop you from checking out their cuisine. Shalimar Cuisine of India is located at 10708 Jefferson Blvd, Culver City, California. Lunch is served from 11am to 3 pm and dinner is served from 5pm to 10 pm. For reservations or to place an order call (310) 839-7462 Celebrity Scene News awards 3 stars to Shalimar Cuisine of India for their cuisine. Be sure to tell them Pete Allman referred you.

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Pete Allman
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