Saffron Indian Kitchen

Last night Fiancé and I enjoyed a date night at Saffron Indian Kitchen.

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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!

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Word on the street is it’s Best of Philly 2010’s Best Indian Restaurant, so clearly I had to check it out.

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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.

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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.

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We had no clue what to order.

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Saffron is a BYO establishment off Montgomery Avenue in Bala Cynwyd.

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So naturally we came prepared with some vino.

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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!

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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.

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It looks a little funky but it was quite tasty.

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For our main courses, Fiancé got the Lamb special. They looked like big meatballs to me, but he enjoyed them. 

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We both shared the rice

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And I got the Chana Punjabi – which is chickpeas gently cooked with onions, herbs and tomato sauce.

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I was feeling brave so I told the waiter to make it mildly spicy – and this dish brought the heat!

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Side Note: I enjoyed the fun goblets everything was served in! They kept everything super warm. Plus they were pretty too!

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The waiter brought me some yogurt sauce to cool down my fiery mouth. (Yogurt sauce makes me happyyyyyy!)

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We also got some garlic naan – it was delish!

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All together now on my little plate.

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I was seriously craving chickpeas (is that weird?) so this hit the spot.

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Cheers to Indian food!

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Do you eat Indian food? What is your favorite dish to order? Do you have any Indian food/restaurant suggestions for me?

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