Last night Fiancé and I enjoyed a date night at Saffron Indian Kitchen.
I got a Groupon here a few weeks ago, I paid $20 for $40 worth of food, so we decided to make use of that this weekend!
Word on the street is it’s Best of Philly 2010’s Best Indian Restaurant, so clearly I had to check it out.
Confession: I am not really an Indian Food eater. I believe this might have been my first voyage out to an Indian restaurant, not because I don’t like it, its more because I don’t know any good places to go or what to order. I tend to stick more towards eating Thai food and sushi, not sure why – so I was excited to get out of my comfort zone last night and try something new.
Fiancé is in that same boat I am in, that we are both new to the Indian food scene, so the menu was a little intimidating to us.
We had no clue what to order.
Saffron is a BYO establishment off Montgomery Avenue in Bala Cynwyd.
So naturally we came prepared with some vino.
I picked up this Root: 1 Cab Sav in the wine store the other day. Fiancé’s brother is currently living and working in Chile so I like to pick up wine from there every now and then and give him a little toast!
Since we had $40 of food to eat, we started off with the Samosa Chaat – which is a samosa with chickpeas topped with yogurt, tamarind and mint chutney.
It looks a little funky but it was quite tasty.
For our main courses, Fiancé got the Lamb special. They looked like big meatballs to me, but he enjoyed them.
We both shared the rice
And I got the Chana Punjabi – which is chickpeas gently cooked with onions, herbs and tomato sauce.
I was feeling brave so I told the waiter to make it mildly spicy – and this dish brought the heat!
Side Note: I enjoyed the fun goblets everything was served in! They kept everything super warm. Plus they were pretty too!
The waiter brought me some yogurt sauce to cool down my fiery mouth. (Yogurt sauce makes me happyyyyyy!)
We also got some garlic naan – it was delish!
All together now on my little plate.
I was seriously craving chickpeas (is that weird?) so this hit the spot.
Cheers to Indian food!
Do you eat Indian food? What is your favorite dish to order? Do you have any Indian food/restaurant suggestions for me?