Burlington Vermont is home to two good Indian restaurants: Shalimar of India and The India House; today I went to The India House. One caveat about India House is the parking is not obvious, as there isn’t really a place to park on Colchester Ave. Parking is to be had on the East Ave side of the restaurant.
Chicken Kashmiri (lunch size with basmati rice). Kashmiri is chicken curry cooked with peaches and raisins.
Peaches and chicken seem like an unlikely combination in this spicy curry, however the combination is awesome. I chose to get my Kashmiri “hot” and today is was indeed spicy, the rice helps cool it down a little, and the rice also enhances the flavor of the curry. The chicken is your average, mostly dark chicken meat that is common to Indian food. The “spice” is very nice, and almost too hot this time around.
Vegetable Samosa (two per order), spiced potatoes, peas in herbs in a deep fried turnover. The sauces come standard with samosas. The brownish sauce is a sweet rasin sauce, which is awesome, the greenish sauce is a mystery to me. The green sauce, I believe has a yogurt base and it slight spicy, I much prefer the rasin sauce on the samosas.
The filling was a fairly deep brown-orange color, which I should have known meant spicy. India House actually made my samosas spicy to match my spicy curry, kudos for them for doing that and making everything fresh. The crispy outside shell was a little thick, some bites were all shell. These samosas are much better than what you’ll find in a store, but I think like the Shalimar’s samosas a little better (better shell\filling ratio, and lighter tasting shell).
All three items came to $12.66 with tax, which seems a little expensive, but I had ordered too much food. I would recommend both the Kashmiri and the Naan for lunch, and order the Samosas another time.