Wednesday, March 19, 2014

India Palace in Somerville

We love Indian food and we live in don't ask me how we just found out about India Palace.

I have a ton of credit that I haven't used in...well, when I saw India Palace on the list of local restaurants (that accept gift cards), I quickly bought a certificate there. The restaurant had great online reviews, and Z and I are always down to try a new Indian place.

On a Wednesday evening the intimately sized restaurant was pretty empty, but the food and service left us wondering why.

Our meal began with the Palace Vegetarian Platter ($7.95), which consisted of pakoras, samosas, and aloo tikki. We also ordered a side of mango chutney.

#Vegetarian Platter from India Palace in Somerville | The Economical Eater

Mango chutney from India Palace in Somerville | The Economical Eater

Everything on the vegetarian platter was incredibly flavorful, well-seasoned, and fried to crispy - and non-greasy - perfection. The accompanying mango chutney was delightfully chunky, while still easy enough to scoop up with a spoon (or a samosa).

For my entree, I went with the Chole Saag ($11.95), made with chickpeas that are cooked with fresh spinach, onions, garlic, ginger, and Indian spices. I ordered my chole saag spicy, and it did have a nice kick to it without being overwhelming.

Chole Saag from India Palace in Somerville | The Economical Eater

I have to say that this is one of the best dishes I've had at a local Indian restaurant in a long time. The flavors were just spot-on, and the portion size was huge - Z and I had two meals worth of leftovers between our two entrees! (FYI, Z ordered the Shahi Paneer Korma ($12.95) for his entree - homemade cheese cubes sauteed with fresh ginger, garlic, onion, and tomatoes, then garnished with nuts and raisin - and loved it).

Of course, we also ordered a few different breads to have with our meals. I highly recommend the Broccoli Naan ($3.95).

All in all, we had a fantastic first meal at India Palace, and we will definitely be back. For the great food, friendly service, reasonable prices, and generous portions.

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  1. I never made it out to India Palace when I was living in Somerville, but I LOVED Yak and Yeti in Ball Square. Such good samosas and naan. :-)

  2. I live in Somerville too, will have to try it out. And broccoli naan?! Sign me up!

    1. Right?? I had never seen that before - it was delicious!

  3. broccoli naan? how fun! your dish looks excellent. gotta love a deal!

  4. have you tried guru? I think that's our favorite- but we haven't been to indian palace, so we'll have to try it out!

    1. I have not tried Guru - I'm adding it to my list! Thanks for the rec.