The beef served at G'Raj Mahal is free-range from a farm near Austin and the chicken and lamb are grass-fed and Haleh blessed. The menu is fairly extensive, with roughly five categories of entrees: Goan, Vegetarian, Biryani, Tandor/Kebabs and Curry (cream and non-cream). The Potato and Pea Samosas were a great start to our meal. The filling is mildly spiced and fried into lovely little poufs, served with mint and tamarind chutney. We ordered four entrees served family style with white rice. The Classic Beef Curry with a rich caramelized onion sauce was a favorite. It was well balanced with complex spices, yet it was not too spicy hot. The Shrimp Korma was another winner with cream suace, cashews and golden raisins. The Chicken Tikka Masala was a stand out. The buttery sauce with tomatoes and peppers was so fragrant and addictive. The Lamb Malabar with sweet coconut in caramelized onion cream sauce was well seasoned, although the lamb was on the edge of the less than tender scale. The delicious naan made up for it though. The plain tandoor baked flatbread was soft, pillowy and everything you would expect from authentic naan.
Our plan was to order the Indian Spiced Beignets for dessert, but they had run out, so it is a given that I will have to return to seek out this sweet treat. G'Raj Mahal has live music, typically Thursday-Sunday and they offer catering. I learned from their website that a brick and mortar on Rainey Street is in the works, so I expect even bigger and better things to come from this restaurant representing the land of seven rivers. (Cathy)