Cafe Maharani


This is my favorite Indian restaurant in Hawai’i, but I always forget what I ordered, so I made sure I wrote down what we got. Here’s the list:

Chicken vindaloo ($13), a tandoori chicken in a tangy hot sauce
shrimp do piazza ($16), stir fried onion, ginger and garlic, spices in a tomato sauce;
vegetable navrotton korma ($13), garden vegetables, dry fruits, cheese cooked in a creamy cashew nut suace in mughli(sp?) way;
vegetable biryani ($13) basmati rice, saffron, ghee and vegetables
pulau ($5), saffron flavored basmati rice with cardomon, ghee and cinnamon.
paratha ($3)
chapati whole wheat ($3)

I think the navrotton korma was a new dish and it was very good. Check out the ingredients. Not something you get everyday (cashew sauce?), but it was good. My father-in-law enjoyed it.

The vegetable biryani was very good, much better than the chicken biryani.

The shrimp do piazza wasn’t as good as we’ve had it in the past. The spices and ginger were too muted. It was like eating tamato sauce without other flavors.

The vindaloo was good as usual.

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