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Old Aug 25th 2014, 9:20 pm
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I just discovered "Naan n Curry" in Concord, CA. Dirt cheap, very good ($24 for two, including rice, papadums, sag paneer, chicken tandoori and achari lamb).

Crowded and hectic, stand in line to order, and again to pay (stupid - why not pay when you order?!). But ... it was good food and I'll be back.

In Scottsdale, I keep going back to Tandoori Times on Hayden - best in the valley to me.
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I just discovered "Naan n Curry" in Concord, CA. Dirt cheap, very good ($24 for two, including rice, papadums, sag paneer, chicken tandoori and achari lamb).

Crowded and hectic, stand in line to order, and again to pay (stupid - why not pay when you order?!). But ... it was good food and I'll be back.

In Scottsdale, I keep going back to Tandoori Times on Hayden - best in the valley to me.
There are around 15 or so Indian restaurants in the valley. I've only been to about 4 or 5 of them. Tandori Times 2 (expensive) is closest to my house as is Maharaja Palace. India Palace at bell and I17 is closest to my work and does a lunch buffet for $8.99. I feel another Indian lunch coming on soon

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I love Kalustyan's! I don't cook but they have a great selection of bitters that I use in some of my drink specials.
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India Bistro
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but Afghani (not dissimilar, lots of overlaps)
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Surely OP just has to go to Queens and step into any mom n pop place for good and cheap Indian food.

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I just discovered "Naan n Curry" in Concord, CA. Dirt cheap, very good ($24 for two, including rice, papadums, sag paneer, chicken tandoori and achari lamb).

Crowded and hectic, stand in line to order, and again to pay (stupid - why not pay when you order?!). But ... it was good food and I'll be back.

In Scottsdale, I keep going back to Tandoori Times on Hayden - best in the valley to me.
There are a few Naan n Currys around the bay.

As for San Francisco, India Palace in the western addition(?) has a good buffet, the one in Alameda is better though. I'm also a fan of Pakwan on 16th street, and Aslam Rasoi on Valencia, I don't know what it's called but the restaurant opposite the asian ghetto by the Cal campus is also super good.

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Cheap and cheerful - have you tried curry in a hurry? Curry in a Hurry - Delivery Menu

The Indian at Grand Central is OK

Tamarind used to be in the Flatiron but has moved to Tribeca is good
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I use this online store to buy supplies, and make curries at home: https://www.ishopindian.com

The Pataks range of pastes (not sauces) are about as good as it gets for something that produces a curry in 15 mins, and only cost $3.99 a jar here. I used to get them from Amazon, until someone helpfully named ishopindian in an Amazon review as a better source

The hot and spicy naan breads are delicious, even after being frozen and popped in the toaster to melt; don't miss those if you like flatbreads with a bit of flavor.
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I use this online store to buy supplies, and make curries at home: https://www.ishopindian.com

The Pataks range of pastes (not sauces) are about as good as it gets for something that produces a curry in 15 mins, and only cost $3.99 a jar here. I used to get them from Amazon, until someone helpfully named ishopindian in an Amazon review as a better source

The hot and spicy naan breads are delicious, even after being frozen and popped in the toaster to melt; don't miss those if you like flatbreads with a bit of flavor.
Trader Joes does a nice mango chutney that's cheap and Wegmans, they have some really nice popadoms that are dirt cheap...from India and very lacking in any instructions, but everyone knows how to pop those suckers anyway
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The Pataks range of pastes (not sauces) are about as good as it gets for something that produces a curry in 15 mins, and only cost $3.99 a jar here. I used to get them from Amazon, until someone helpfully named ishopindian in an Amazon review as a better source
If you are in the Phoenix metro area i may have an even better source for you
My local Asian grocery store, a full sized grocery store dedicated to Asian food, they have 3 isles of Indian food, which includes some English items.

Based on your recommendation i picked up a jar of the paste on the way home from work today, for $3.49. I hope to try it tomorrow. I also got a huge 1 liter bottle of Ribena for $6.99 and some Tetley green tea with honey 72 bags for $5.99.

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If you are in the Phoenix metro area i may have an even better source for you
My local Asian grocery store, a full sized grocery store dedicated to Asian food, they have 3 isles of Indian food, which includes some English items.

Based on your recommendation i picked up a jar of the paste on the way home from work today, for $3.49. I hope to try it tomorrow. I also got a huge 1 liter bottle of Ribena for $6.99 and some Tetley green tea with honey 72 bags for $5.99.

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Thanks - I'm in NE Mesa so that's a fair distance from me, but if I'm in the area, I'll take a look.

Which did you get? The Korma's nice with a tin of coconut milk as the liquid.
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Thanks - I'm in NE Mesa so that's a fair distance from me, but if I'm in the area, I'll take a look.

Which did you get? The Korma's nice with a tin of coconut milk as the liquid.
I got the Korma, my wife cant handle anything other than mild. I'm out tomorrow for heavy cream which is what the recipe on the side of the jar calls for. would the coconut milk not make it too runny?
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I got the Korma, my wife cant handle anything other than mild. I'm out tomorrow for heavy cream which is what the recipe on the side of the jar calls for. would the coconut milk not make it too runny?
Korma is good - flavorful, but not spicy. Sure, cream is great. Coconut milk does make it runny, but the family like it that way as they then get lots of sauce soaked into the rice.

I'm very non-recipe about the whole thing - I've used tinned tomatoes as the korma sauce before, and I throw in things like chopped bell peppers if there are some in the fridge, or snap in on more frozen green beans about 5 mins before the end. The pastes are very forgiving.
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Royal India Bistro in Lexington, MA is by far the best curry house I've found on my travels around the US.
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Thanks - I'm in NE Mesa so that's a fair distance from me, but if I'm in the area, I'll take a look.

Which did you get? The Korma's nice with a tin of coconut milk as the liquid.
Have you tried this place - Lee Lee's Asian Market, in Chandler? Huge place, aisles and aisles of Indian (and Brazilian, and Cambodian ... great selection)
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Korma is good - flavorful, but not spicy. Sure, cream is great. Coconut milk does make it runny, but the family like it that way as they then get lots of sauce soaked into the rice.

I'm very non-recipe about the whole thing - I've used tinned tomatoes as the korma sauce before, and I throw in things like chopped bell peppers if there are some in the fridge, or snap in on more frozen green beans about 5 mins before the end. The pastes are very forgiving.
Had the chicken korma yesterday, to me it tasted much better than using just currey power and adding your own tomatoes etc. My wife thought it was a bit too spicy and tasting of too much tomato and not enough coconut. So i will replace the water with coconut milk or cream next time I think. Maybe add some chopped onions in at the end.

Thank you for the recommendation though

The Asian supermarket was a bit of an eye opener, almost wanted to buy this to put in our fridge for the wife to see for a laugh

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