Indian Masala Restaurant Menu: click here
For those following Aviano Foodie for its other-than-traditional-Italian food reviews, this one’s for you. Today was the second time I’ve been to this new start-up curry house, Indian Masala, and it hasn’t disappointed!
Indian Masala started up with a bang offering fresh curry and tandoori fare for affordable prices in Sacile. Right off of Via Repubblica in the same place as the former Shahi Qila Pakistani restaurant, this quaint 20-table eatery sports an extensive menu of famous curry, tandoor, and biryani dishes that the Indian world has to offer.
The interior is striking because of the ornate wood reliefs and columns through out the dining room.
Our table first ordered vegetable pakora and the mixed appetizer plate (pappadom, veg pakora, onion ring, and veg samosa) for starters. All were fried perfectly and were very tasty. Vegetable pakora(herbed veggie fritter) is hands-down the best appetizer that the restaurant offers.
For our entrees, our party of 3 tried items from different parts of the menu to see the diversity that Indian Masala produces. Vegetable kofta, chicken vindaloo, and shrimp biryani dish were ordered. Although the portions looked small when they came out, the serving dishes they came in actually held a decent amount of food. The Vegetable kofta came in a rich buttery, creamy sauce not unlike you would find in a korma dish. It was a little sweet and very luxurious to counter the light veggie kofta(ground veggie “meatballs”). The chicken vindaloo was good but wasn’t nearly as spicy hot as the name “Vindaloo” normally calls for. Vindaloo, coming from the South Indian city of Goa, is suppose to be rip-your-tongue-out hot and this dish was barely passable as mild. Of course, the local Northern Italian population is probably the culprit, eschewing spicy foods. Lastly, the jhinga biryani(shrimp rice) came with a yogurt sauce to drizzle over it. It was tangy, sweet, and really good together! Highly recommended dish.
Lastly, we ordered some pulled chai with milk and the two desserts they had on the menu, Gulab Jamun and Besan. Gulab jamun is a sweet pastry that smells of rose, soaked in a sweet syrup. Besan is a sweet, dry fudge-like bar made of chickpea flour. Both desserts were small but potent and very tasty. Definitely worth a try. The chai was hot, milky, and full of cardamom. Very yummy.
Overall, we escaped with a 72 euro bill which was pretty good considering all of the food and drink we ordered between the 3 of us. We were happy with the meal and plan to come back.
Website – http://www.indianmasala.it
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/indianmasalapn/
Phone: +39 0434 311947
Address: Viale Repubblica 7 B, Sacile PN 33077