Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Decatur: Tava Indian Bistro

Tava is the latest edition to the ever-expanding Patel Plaza in Decatur. It describes itself as "Indian street food elevated," a description with which I certainly agree. The decor is modern and very tasteful. My service was extremely considerate and attentive.

The Internet is a wonderful thing. As I waited for my food, I learned that a tava is a form of cooking dish that is used to make breads as well as some other items.

I started with Bhajiya chips---Indian potato chips. My mom would describe these as home fries, slightly thicker and softer than store-bought potato chips. The tamarind and mint sauces are always my favorite but these chips are the perfect way to enjoy them.

For my main course, I ordered tava baingan, eggplant stuffed with spices. The flavors and spices in this dish were just wonderful, a complex amalgam that was pungent and savory. I ordered extra spicy; the result was hot enough to get my attention but no where tear-inducing.

Tava Indian Bistro

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