Dinner

Naan, Revealed

Mmm last night we went to one of my favorite restaurants around, Sizzling Tandoor out in Jenner!

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I mean, how could it not be your favorite when you have this view? We sat outside and drank goblets of water. It was lovely.

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I ordered my usual, baigan bharta:

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He ordered some tandoor chicken:

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And we shared some chewy, doughy, perfect naan.

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This naan…..trumps any other naan I can speak of. It’s so amazing that even though we found a piece of hair in it last time we ate at Tandoor, we still came back for more.
It was a small piece of hair.

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And it’s really good naan.
And, no, I don’t know what that orange substance is. We ate it anyways. There was no hair to speak of.

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55 Comments

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    Becki @ HikeBikeEat
    June 29, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Indian and a lake view: there is NOTHING better! That eggplant looks amazing!

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    Stacey
    June 29, 2010 at 9:48 am

    You can never go wrong with indian food, that’s a fact and finding the perfect naan just makes the meal!

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    mal
    June 29, 2010 at 9:49 am

    i love baigan bharta! my fave indian dish.

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    Carrie (Love Healthy Living)
    June 29, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Love me some Indian food. Is a small piece of hair better than a big one? Just a thought. Enjoy the day!!!

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    Angharad
    June 29, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Naan bread, and Indian food in general, is just my absolute favourite! Naan is THE perfect vehicle for curry.
    You’ve made me want to head straight over to my beloved indian place here tonight…shame we don’t have those views though!!

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    Erin at thehealthyapron
    June 29, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Wow, now I need Indian food! It all looks amazing!

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    Jessica @ How Sweet
    June 29, 2010 at 9:59 am

    That view is absolutely GORGEOUS!!

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    Mackenzie @ Whatever, Gatsby
    June 29, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Hahaha lovin’ the water goblets! It’s pretty close to being a Lil’ Jon pimp cup 😉

    That view just makes want to move out of Orlando lickety-split. So so gorgeous.

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    Mackenzie @ Whatever, Gatsby
    June 29, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Hahaha lovin’ the water goblets! It’s pretty close to being a Lil’ Jon pimp cup 😉

    That view just makes want to move out of Orlando lickety-split. So so gorgeous.

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    Rachel (Two Healthy Plates)
    June 29, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Indian food is, hands-down, my favorite food on the planet. I want to eat it everyday. I always struggle with my love for indian food and trying to eat healthy because so many of the sauces are cream based and then there’s the ghee…..and these are the dishes that I love the most!! Do you have any tips for eating healthy at Indian restaurants or have you made any healthy at-home Indian dishes? If so, please share!!

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      Jaya
      June 29, 2010 at 12:43 pm

      Rachel, I can speak to this a little bit since I am East Indian. It might be a disappointment to most people to learn that, like many ethnic foods, a lot of the Indian food in North America represents just a teeny tiny cross section of rich, regional food. Most of the commonly loved Indian restaurant foods are either Punjabi or South Indian (dosa-type stuff) and often very rich variations of local dishes. Typical Indian food is not greasy or saucy. Dishes like butter chicken, saag paneer and even bharta are extremely rich and saved for special occasions (mostly eaten in the North). At home, most North Indians eat simple foods like daal (lentil soup), some drier vegetable dishes, basmati/brown basmati rice, whole wheat flatbreads, etc. In the South, food is based more on rice, fish, coconut, lime, etc. It all comes down to what is locally available. There is so much great, healthy Indian food, but it’s the rich delicious stuff that gets the most press 🙂

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        Rachel (Two Healthy Plates)
        June 29, 2010 at 2:26 pm

        Thanks, Jaya! It’s not surprising that those dishes get most of the press here in America or that they have become our own version of Indian food. I should try to cook with traditional Indian spices for the flavor but leave those sauce bases behind! If you have any good (and easy) recipes you should definitely share them!
        I actually did go to a Southern Indian restaurant once in my old town, I was surprised by how different those dishes were than what I was used to, all equally delicious though!

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        Mastering Public Health
        June 29, 2010 at 8:31 pm

        I concur; Jaya, that was very enlightening (and the same has been said about U.S. “Chinese food”). Thanks for sharing!
        Rachel, I HIGHLY recommend Amy’s Kitchen organic (all-vegetarian) Indian meals. The Palak Paneer, Mattar Paneer, Mattar Tofu, and Vegetable Korma (favorite!) are all out-of-this-world, reasonable in calories, and completely healthy. Link to descriptions and nutrition info: http://amyskitchen.com/products/category_view.php?prod_category=18

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    Jenna
    June 29, 2010 at 10:08 am

    That view makes me want to move to Northern Cali, ahh, paradise!

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    Freya @ Brit Chick R
    June 29, 2010 at 10:08 am

    What a beautiful view and meal! You lucky woman 🙂

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    Monique@She's Going The Distance
    June 29, 2010 at 10:09 am

    THAT looks amazing!!! I want Indian now 🙂

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    Lisa
    June 29, 2010 at 10:12 am

    I love Indian food so much! And what an amazing place to eat it! I’d be sitting on that deck all the time. 🙂

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    Tracey
    June 29, 2010 at 10:28 am

    The view is beatiful and the food looks great. Craving me some Indian food now!

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    Heather (Heather's Dish)
    June 29, 2010 at 10:28 am

    anything bread pulls at my heartstrings, but naan really takes the cake sometimes! what’s a little hair, anyway… 🙂

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    Anna
    June 29, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Oh my gosh! All of the food looks ridiculously amazing! and so does the sunset, the outdoor setting and everything! Perfect!

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    Anna
    June 29, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Oh my gosh! All of the food looks ridiculously amazing! and so does the sunset, the outdoor setting and everything! Perfect! (sorry about the duplicate, and I copy and pasted the wrong website!)

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    Jenny
    June 29, 2010 at 10:31 am

    I cant think of a better combo than Indian food and that view! Wow!

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    Kaz
    June 29, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Ew, hair. But I guess if the food is good, pick it out and forge on! 😀

    I want good Indian food desperately, but there’s none out here. =(

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    Courtney @ 3 Months
    June 29, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Your post made me excited about dinner tonight: we’re having naan with a curry/coconut stew! And although it probably won’t be as good as the one you had, it’s from Trader Joe’s so it will hit the spot!

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    Megan @ The Daily Sweat
    June 29, 2010 at 10:42 am

    The lighting and the colors of the food make for beautiful photos!

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    Cynthia (It All Changes)
    June 29, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Food must be REALLY good if you’ll go back even with a hair in it.

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    Kelly
    June 29, 2010 at 10:48 am

    That really is a beautiful view!

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    Nora@LiveLifeEatRight
    June 29, 2010 at 10:49 am

    AHhh!!! I cant remember the last time I had really GOOD Indian food like that. Once again…love your food 🙂 Looks like a beautiful evening!

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    Rachel
    June 29, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Naan makes my heart go pitter patter.

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    Katherine
    June 29, 2010 at 10:50 am

    did you just get the orange stuff or did you order it? looks like it has some good flavor at least (how often does one eat orange sprinklings?)

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    Suzanne de Cornelia
    June 29, 2010 at 10:53 am

    I love those out-of-the-way, simple & delicious, not-a-care-in-the-world places. Beautiful!

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    Laura @ youngDCliving
    June 29, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Haha, this is hilarious. I woulda eaten it too 🙂

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    Michelle @ NewLeafEats
    June 29, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Oh so lovely! We need a restaurant with a view. Actually, we need a view to look at, first…

    I’m a sucker for any flatbread. The naan looks so yummy!

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    Therese
    June 29, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Love, love, LOVE Indian food!!!

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite
    June 29, 2010 at 10:59 am

    I love fresh Naan!!

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    Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    June 29, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Holy YUM!

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    Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit!
    June 29, 2010 at 11:10 am

    What a vista! I am pretty sure that’s what heaven looks like (including the hair-less naan, of course).

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    Miranda @ Mirandasjeans
    June 29, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Hair is very creepy, but you know what despite the best attempts sometimes one gets away, and it’s almost never intentional. I would have gone back too. Mmmmm Naan.

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    Liz
    June 29, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Naan is delicious! Even with hair in it! I know when I go to Indian restaurants I always get the Saag Paneer. Don’t know if I spelled that correctly. I usually just say the one with the spinach and cheese, lol.

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    Alyssa
    June 29, 2010 at 11:17 am

    I LOOOOOVE INDIAN FOOD! In fact, that is what I am making the hubby take me to for our 1 year anniversary :0) Great suggestion!

    I also love the fact that almost everything on the menu is naturally GF, minus the naan. Oh how I miss the naan 🙁 Glad you enjoyed some for me!

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    kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com
    June 29, 2010 at 11:21 am

    gorgeous sun set!

    Naan is SO good with indian dahl <3 mmm i think everyone is now running out the store to get some after this post! SO YUMMY <3

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    Krista
    June 29, 2010 at 11:23 am

    What an awesome backdrop for a delicious meal!! No hair is a good hair!

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    Brynne
    June 29, 2010 at 11:37 am

    I can’t remember what it was – but I found a hair in something particularly amazing before, picked it out, and kept eating. Glad to know I’m not alone.

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    andrenna
    June 29, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Ahhh I love Jenner!!! <3 There's a place there (I'd have to lookup the restaurant) that serves the most amazing shrimp and grits. Shrimp and grits + foggy ocean views = amazing.

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    Lindsey @ Foodie on the Rocks
    June 29, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    I thought that looked vaguely familiar and then I clicked on the link back to the first time you went there. I’ll have to live vicariously through you since there is neither a lake nor an Indian restaurant to speak of near me! Looks magical!

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    sassy molassy
    June 29, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    OMG This looks like not only the MOST AMAZING indian food, but the most amazing view. LOVE it. Want to be transported there right now.

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    Sara @ myfancytuna.blogspot.com
    June 29, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Wahoo for hair-free naan. I want to eat everything ya’ll ordered…Indian food is a rarity around here.

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    Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies
    June 29, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Mmm – I love naan…especially hair-free. haha

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    Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/
    June 29, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Love the outside of the restaurant, looks so nice and peaceful.

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    Jess
    June 29, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    I have recently found an awesome Indian place near my house, after 3 years of looking, but I wish it has that view! Maybe I should get take aways and eat the food on top of a big hill, it might have the same affect?

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    Kerri Beth
    June 29, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Wow I want that view at my local Indian restaurant. 🙂

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    Beyond The TextBook
    June 29, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    “It was a small piece of hair” literally just made me laugh out loud!

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    Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin
    June 29, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Wow that view is stunning!

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    diana@mymarblerye
    June 29, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    you know you’re a food blogger when you get a hair in your food and you shove it aside to eat more.

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    Shannon @ Before Sunrise
    June 30, 2010 at 3:21 am

    Your Indian food looks phenom! And the scenery cannot be beat – you’re one lucky lady 🙂

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