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Lamb Curry and Naan at The Dhaba in Tempe

Lamb Curry and Naan at The Dhaba in Tempe

I followed my stomach to Tempe for some chaat -- crunchy, spicy-sweet Indian snacks -- at The Dhaba. But as it turned out, there was a limited lunch menu that didn't include them.

No worries, though. Lamb curry sounded really appealing, and better yet, for $11, it was a full meal, with soup, bread, lentils, raita, the works. It was a little bit spicy, full of flavor, and the meat was so tender I could cut it with my fork.

Lamb Curry and Naan at The Dhaba in Tempe

To start, there was an iceberg salad embellished with pomegranate seeds, corn, cucumber, chunks of mango and tomato, and a sprinkle of little crunchies. On the side, there was a tasty vegetarian curry soup filled with corn, cauliflower, carrot, onion, and plumped white raisins. I didn't realize I was in for such a feast, but I was glad I came hungry.

Lamb Curry and Naan at The Dhaba in Tempe

What, this huge piece of naan is all for me? Yep.

Lamb Curry and Naan at The Dhaba in Tempe

To drink, I couldn't resist the fresh coconut water, served in its hacked-open shell. Once upon a time, I would go to Fate to order a coconut, but haven't seen it on local menus in quite a while. It's really refreshing -- a little bit sweet, with fresh coconut meat that you can scrape out from the inside with your straw. Worth the effort.


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