is an Indian restaurant located in Jones Valley in the Fresh Market shopping complex. It is tucked away, so it can be hard to miss. We visited Ruchi on a Sunday and decided to take advantage of the buffet offerings. If you have never tried Indian food, visiting Ruchi on the weekends when they have the buffet is a great opportunity to try a variety of dishes to find out which is your favorite.
We started with Butter Chicken over basmati rice, Chicken Biryani, Spinach Onion Pakora, and naan. The Butter Chicken came with a creamy red sauce and only had a hint of spice. The Chicken Biryani was tender and was complimented nicely by the seasoned rice. I was unsure about the Spinach Onion Pakora, but I am glad that I tried it. It tasted like fried onion rings with a hint of cilantro. The naan was the only part that was not my favorite; it was pretty dry.
|Listed from top to bottom: Chicken Biryani, naan, Pakora, and Butter Chicken|
Our next plate consisted of Tawla Fried Fish, Madras Lamb, and Tandoori Chicken. The fish was mild-tasting and breaded lightly. The Madras Lamb was tender and served in a spicy tomato-based stew. The Tandoori Chicken was smoky and spicy, but again, not too spicy.
|Listed from left to right: Tawla Fried Fish, Madras Lamb, and Tandoori Chicken|
For a pre-dessert appetizer, we tried four different chutneys with Papadum, or a light, airy cracker. The four chutneys we tried were a sweet tamarind, a savory tomato, a mint and lemon, and a raita chutney composed of cucumber, onion, tomato and yogurt. The raita chutney was my favorite because it reminded me of tzatziki sauce that you would have at a Greek restaurant. The tamarind was my second favorite because it was slightly sweet and offset the savory flavors.
|Listed from top to bottom: Tamarind, Tomato, Raita, and Mint Chutneys with Papadum |
Our dessert was a Mango Lassi beverage and Gulab Jamun, which was a fried dough (think doughnut) soaked in honey soup. The Mango Lassi is an acquired taste; it is pretty thick as it is essentially a blend of pureed mango and yogurt. The Gulab Jamun was delicious; honey soup is just as magical as it sounds.
|Mango Lassi |
Overall, we greatly enjoyed our visit. The buffet allowed us to try several dishes, and we enjoyed each dish that we tried. While we did not interact a whole lot with the staff, everyone was helpful in explaining the different dishes to us and was very welcoming. We can't wait to go back!
Post a Comment