detriment, unless you planned to have a large party. The food is prepared
from scratch by your gracious hosts who will cater to your every need and
Do you like your food with a little extra zest? Select your sizzle
range, from mild to spicy.
Trying to watch your diet? Choose from a tasteful menu of vegetarian
entrees filled with a plethora of choices from eggplant to garbanzo
I began my odyssey into Indian fare with an appetizer called Aloo
Parantha. The melt-in-your-mouth scrumptious Indian bread, called naan,
stuffed with potatoes and cilantro, was complemented by delectable and
delicately spicy mango chutney and mint chutney sauces.
If dining with a friend, I highly recommend one of the bargain
combinations for the entree portion of your meal. I chose the Super
Tandoori. The dish overflows with enough delicious portions of lamb,
chicken, vegetables, lentils and basmati rice to please any pallet. All
are exceptionally prepared in an abundance of succulent sauces with just
the right amount of curry seasoning.
For a spectacular side dish to your feast, try the Tibetan Noodles.
Khalis uses its own secret recipe for egg noodles cooked in a slightly
sweet garlic sauce.
Dessert choices are limited, but who can say no to fresh fruit served
with a chocolate cognac syrup? Certainly not I. For those looking for a
low-fat dessert it is a decadent treat that will leave you guilt free.
My dinner partner ordered the rice pudding, which was tasteful but was
different from the American version due to its thin consistency.
No alcohol is served here, but you are welcome to bring along your
favorite bottle of wine to complement this savory fare.
The beverage selection does, however, include a wonderful concoction
called Daljit's Masala, a hot and sweet '100 mile' tea that is the
perfect ending to your lavish spread.
For lunchtime fare I suggest the all -you-can-eat lunch buffet
($6.95). Meals are available for dine-in or take-out, and they also
provide catering services for almost any occasion.
So if you are looking for a change of pace in your culinary circle,
make your way to this enticing and charming establishment. I guarantee
you will not be disappointed.
In our search for a new restaurant critic, today we feature Leslyn Ray
of Glendale. She is a restaurant and nightclub manager.
IF YOU GO
WHERE: Khalis Indian Cuisine, 3303 N. Verdugo Road, Montrose.
HOURS: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
PRICES: Lunch buffet served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday,
$6.95; dinner menu: appetizers $1.50 to $7.45 and entrees $4.50 to