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Chicken Achari Curry from Curry Corner: 100 Favorite Dishes

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Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks' "Personal Best" lists. This year we're bringing back our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email lauren.saria@newtimes.com.

76. Chicken Achari Curry from Curry Corner

See also: 10 Best Indian Restaurants in Metro Phoenix

If you're going by your sense of smell alone, Curry Corner has pretty much every other Indian restaurant in town beat. From sizzling, meaty mixed grill plates to aromatic curries that use both sweet and hot spices, the ASU-area joint could make pretty much anyone hungry in a matter of minutes once they walk through the doors. Family-run and friendly, this place feels like something special, but don't just stand there sniffing. Take a seat and dig in.

While we have to give props to the highly-aromatic makhani curry, which smells like a delightful mixture of baking spices and cream that somehow still manages to be savory in flavor, the spicy kick in the achari curry has us absolutely hooked.

Ginger, garlic, and cumin are all present components in the dish, but the tangy lemon juice and yogurt combined with the devilishly hot blend of chiles makes the curry completely addicting. The bone-in chicken thighs smothered in the curry are so moist and tender that you won't need to pick up your knife at all to enjoy them. Pair all that business with fragrant basmati rice and you have a great dinner and likely lunch for the following day.

Miss a dish?

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99. French Onion Soup from Bonjour Vietnam

98. Whiskey Cream Gelato from Marrazo That's Amore

97. Breakfast Croissant from Cartel Coffee Lab

96. Salmon "Yasu Style" at Yasu Sushi Bistro

95. Cannoli from DeFalco's Italian Deli

94. Falafel Sandwich from Al-Hana Restaurant

93. PBLT at Bootleggers

92. Samosa from Little India

91. Combo Plate from El Pollo Supremo

90. Brunch Burger from Orange Table

89. Duck Fat Fries from Bourbon Steak

88. Kurobuta Pork Chop from Noca

87. Carne Adovada Enchiladas from Los Dos Molinos

86. Maple Bacon Doughnut from Rainbow Donuts

85. Pad Khing from Nunthaporn's Thai Cuisine

84. Mariscos con Arroz from Tumi Fine Peruvian Cuisine

83. Chicago Dog from Portillo's Hot Dogs

82. Lemon Bars from Phoenix Public Market Cafe

81. Preserved Pickle and Pork Noodle Soup from Asian Cafe Express

80. Maine Lobster Roll from The Maine Lobster Lady

79. Lengua Tacos from Asadero Norte de Sonora

78. Black Licorice from Super Chunk Sweets and Treats

77. Cracker Jack from House of Tricks

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