Saturday night is the perfect time to gather with friends and try something new. That is just what we did last Saturday night. One of my favorite types of food is Indian- Pakistan and that is because when I first came to Chicago, I worked on Devon Avenue. It was a new world for me of spices and dishes. Once again, we had been given an invite to visit one of the quaint bistros that line the street known as “Little India.” Each restaurant has its own dishes and its own personality. Meerath definitely had that.
Each dinner has to start with a beverage and on Devon , it starts with lassi. We have had sweet lassi , salty lassi, and different fruit flavors . This lassi had kind of a combination sweet /salty flavor with nutmeg sprinkled as a garnish. I love lassi , but I also like a sweet lassi and defintely love flavored lassi. There was plenty of water and it was definitely needed.
We started our taste adventure with the BBQ platter. Food at Meerath is char broiled and when you walk in , you can see where it is cooked. The leg and thigh were flavorful, but unfortunately too spicy. The sausage was also tasty, but made us run for the water glass. That is what is really great, Meerath also will make the food to your liking. If it is too hot, they will tone it down a little. They brought out a few naans, but my favorite was the garlic naan. It actually reminded me of garlic bread, but healthier. The chicken reshmi handi had a sauce that brought the temperature down and neutralized the spices. I also enjoyed the creaminess and the flavor of the coconut and green chilies. The bilochi kabob had an abundance of meat with the combination of beef and mutton. This too was a little more palatable to my American taste. Every dish that we tried was absolutely delicious and filled with flavor.
We always finish with dessert , and tonight we really went out on a limb. We dove into the culture fully with a regional dessert, carrot pudding. Though it was healthy , i think i prefer a chocolatey , gooey one . It certainly tastes better.
If you want to try something new and exciting, with a little bit of spice, then wander down to 2657 W Devon Avenue . They have take out and delivery so you can order from Grub Hub. They will be happy to lead you on a gastronomical adventure. Namaste.!
The chicken tikka and sheekh kabab are one of the tasty dishes you’ll find at Meerath Kabob House
Healthy and very Indian is the Carrot pudding