Indian American Restaurant in Davie Is Truly International
However, it is the traditional South Asian dishes that are the reason to visit this eclectic eatery.
Puri is a typical Indian breakfast of fluffy deep-fried dough served with chana masala (curried chickpeas), and halwa (a sweet pudding) is also available.
Chishti uses a tandoor, a cylindrical clay oven, to cook chicken tikka legs, marinated in yogurt and spices. The dish is offered by the piece or platter, which comes with a selection of beef or lamb kebabs.
The oven is also used to cook house-made naan.
The springy bread is perfect for sopping up aromatic butter chicken. Made with garam masala, coriander, cumin, and other spices, it's simmered in a combination of butter and cream. The curry is pungent without being overly spicy, an ideal option for those looking to break into peppery South Asian cuisine.
A typical Indian dish, the butter chicken is prepared earlier in the day, allowing the flavors to marinate longer. The rice and sauce are cooked separately.
This is the main difference between Indian and Pakistani cuisine, says Chishti.