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Update: Rose of India

Rose of India in Chamblee changed hands a few months ago and I took advantage of a recent opportunity to try it.  This place has always had a good reputation for food but the previous management created a somewhat sullen atmosphere.  That has all changed.  Everyone is very friendly and helpful.  A refreshed decor brightens things up, too.  And the food is, in my opinion, even better than before.

My first treat was the papadum, those big lentil crackers.  Papadum can sometimes taste like cardboard but these tasted like lentils.  They also came with a yellow sauce that I've never had before.

I ordered a vegetarian thali.  Everything was good and none of it tasted like standard Indian restaurant fare.  All these things had a little twist that made them stand out.  The vegetable curry had a sauce that was lighter in both consistency and color; its lingering astringency, one of my favorite parts of Indian food, was just enough to remind me of the dish without making me want to wash the sensation away with a gulp of water.  The mutter paneer had a richer, creamer sauce than made the dish very much a treat.

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