Looking for some good Indian food? Look no further than Chutney, a new Indian restaurant in Columbia MD. Located at 9400 Snowden River Parkway, the golden yellow walls, decorated with framed posters, reminded me of a warm sunny day. Their attentive and welcoming staff made me and my family feel at home.
We started our meal with Sev Poori Chaat. This crunchy dish made of puffed rice, and vermicelli was cool and refreshing, a perfect way to start a meal. Next up was a light and crispy vegetable samosa with just the right blend of seasoning. The ratio of potatoes to green peas was spot on, and it was probably one of the best samosas I’ve had in a while.
For dinner we ordered Daal Tadka, yellow lentils cooked with ginger, garlic and cumin seeds. While tasty and perfectly spiced for my daughter and husband, it was a little too spicy for my palette. Our waiter noticed me suddenly guzzle water and offered to have the chef prepare a second, less spicy version which was just right. He also brought out a taste of Chana Masala, a chick pea dish cooked with their house blend of spices. It was delicious.
Our favorite of the evening, however, was the Goat Curry. Tender chunks of goat were simmered in a tomato based, piquant gravy. It had a fresh flavor with a slight kick that went well with the seasoned rice.
We managed to save enough room for Kheer, a rice dessert prepared with nuts and saffron. This creamy creation is a perfect way to end a meal.Chutney 9400 Snowden River Pkwy Columbia, MD 21045 Phone: 410-381-3600 www.chutneymd.com Hours of Operations Mon – Thu: 11:30 AM – 2.30 PM (Lunch) 5 PM – 10 PM (Dinner) Fri – Sun: 12 M – 3:00 PM (Lunch) 5 PM – 11 PM (Dinner)