Vegetarian Entrees start at $7.95
Other Entrees start at $14.95
Appetizers include traditional favorites such as samasos and dahi wade, or more unique plates such as the Tandoori chicken pizza or chicken spring rolls served with chutney.
Chutnees offers an extensive selection of - what else!- chutney. I usually get the tamarind chutney, but the mango chutney (mangoes simmered in sugar syrup & lemon juice) or pomegranate chutney (pomegranate pureed and flavored with ginger, cumin and red pepper) is a welcome departure.
Whenever I go to Chutnees, I usually get take out. I usually get take out from restaurants anyway, as I enjoy eating in the comfort of my own home with a nice beer in hand. I always get the same thing. I am the type to stick with the things I really really enjoy. Let me unveil my feast!
I always get the Saag Paneer, Basmati rice, and Garlic Naan. Saag Paneer is homemade cheese simmered with seasoned pureed spinach and tomatoes. It is fabulous coupled with the garlic naan, which is traditional unleavened flatbread baked in the tandoor oven (which was imported by the owner from India!). The Basmati rice is complimented by the onions, garlic and ginger that is added. It is garnished with cilantro, but as I'm not a cliantro fan, I request that it not be added.
This is the meal I typically enjoy, although the yellow lentil daal is another of my favorites and I will get that too if I am especially hungry. :) Another thing that I highly recommend is the mango lassi, which is a refreshing drink of mangoes, yogurt, ice, and a little sugar. It is the perfect match to the medium heat of the saag paneer, and very cooling. Chutnees will prepare your dish to the level of heat you wish. I usually prefer the saag panner without heat ("single chilli hot"), because I feel the addition of chillies to the dish really alters the flavor. The homemade cheese in the dish has a fantastic flavor and texture.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Chutnees friendly staff is eager to serve you from Tuesday-Sunday starting at 4 p.m. for dinner until 9:30 p.m. Please do not miss their sumptuous lunch buffet which is offered 11:30 - 3:00, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday only. This is an excellent way to try the flavors of India! The lunch buffet offers moist tandoori meats, daal, rice, and a variety of other dishes for you to try. Dinner is served from 4-10 on Friday & Saturday and from 4-9:30 on Sunday. Chutnees is closed Mondays.
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