It had been years since Sherlock Zone had gone out for Indian food, so when a friend suggested such an outing our fearless menu investigator thought it would be a perfect opportunity to tell us if it is easy to turn an Indian meal into a Zone meal. He chose an Indian restaurant in his area, Passage to India, but diners will find most of these menu categories at their local Indian restaurant.
Samunder Ses, appetizers from the ocean, were in the Zone. They included Prawn Curry with onion and tomato, Sag Prawn cooked in a spiced cream spinach, and Sarsoon Masala, fish cooked with mustard seed paste and spices.
Sherlock and his dining companions enjoyed the tandoori selections on the menu. These selections are prepared in large clay ovens called tandoors. Sherlock enjoyed Tandoori Chicken, which was marinated in yogurt, herbs and spices and roasted in the tandoor. Prawns, lamb, fish and a mixed grill are also offered. A member of the party who eats no meat said she liked the Paneer Tikka, home-made cheese marinated in spices, which was roasted in the tandoor and served with vegetables.
Murg, chicken dishes known for their blending of spices, were also to Sherlock’s liking. Chicken Curry, Ginger Chicken, and Karahi Chicken, chicken breast pieces cooked with onion, tomato, bell pepper and spices, were also in the Zone.
Sabz, offerings from the vegetable garden, were perfect to round out a Zone meal. Sherlock had Vegetable Korma, mixed vegetables cooked in yogurt. His companions tried Saag Paneer, spinach cooked with herbs and home-made cheese, and Achari Benegan, small eggplants cooked with fenugreek (a spice), fennel seeds and other spices.
Sherlock says that if friends ask you to join them at an Indian restaurant, you will be able to have a delicious dinner and stay in the Zone.