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Brookhaven: Ruchi

Ruchi opened recently on Peachtree in Brookhaven, next to Galla's. It offers Bangladeshi food in a very nice environment. (Is Bangladeshi a new trend?) Although the kitchen was a little slow when I visited, the service was very warm and welcoming.

A few pages of the menu.

These are pappor, served with tamarind and mint sauces. Although the name is different, they seemed to be identical to Indian papadum, crunchy and flavorful.

This is shobjir korma, which turned out to differ from the Indian kormas I am used to in some very nice ways. The sauce does not include tomatoes. Instead, the main flavor note is a pleasant buttery taste. The sauce envelops mostly green vegetables, with a little bit of carrot and potato thrown in. The spices were different as well, although I couldn't successfully identify them.

My naan was very pillowy and soft, a wonderful treat.

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