Friday, December 21, 2012

Masala of India - Restaurant Review

We wanted take Julie out to dinner to celebrate her recent accomplishment of passing the written national exam, which  means she is officially a Certified Nursing Assistant now! For those who haven't had a CNA-in-training in their house, a CNA is the person who takes your vitals before you meet with your doctor and is responsible for many other tasks at a doctors office. Julie has been in school for two years getting the degree and now that she has passed the national exam, she can start to put her skills to work. The crazy part of this story is that Julie passed the exam on the two year anniversary of moving in with Joel and I to start this journey! It was a very big day in the Odellson house!

She decided on Indian food, and I knew the perfect place; Masala of India. The first time I ever tried Indian food was in this very restaurant over in the Northgate neighborhood. If you have never tried Indian food, you are missing out and should give it a try!

Cheers to Julie!
We started with delicious garlic nan and vegetable samosas. Samosas are savory pastries with a potato and vegetable filling, and is served with yummy dipping sauces. We nibbled on this delicious little bites while we waited for our main course to arrive.

Garlic Naan - Naan garnished with fresh garlic and butter
Three Vegetable Samosas and the accompanying dipping sauces
Joel ordered the  Chicken Tikka Masala, one of his favorite Indian dishes; pieces of chicken, barbecued in the Tandoori oven then cooked in a sauce of tomato and onion. He said his dish was very good. I decided to order the Chicken Korma which is chicken cooked a creamy sauce with nuts. Julie settled on the Chicken Goa Curry which is a specialty from Goa featuring chicken simmered with coconut in a spicy curry sauce. Each dishes are served with rice and was amazing!

Chicken Korma
Chicken Tikka Masala
With delicious food and the welcoming atmosphere of the restaurant and servers, I have always enjoyed my meals at Masala of India. This is definitely a favorite at the Odellson's house - especially since they have a Bothell location!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the dinner out (yes I'm delayed in posting), a wonderful two years living in your home, and for all the support you and Joel have given me!!!!I would never have made it this far without you both!!! My only correction would be that I'm a Certified Medical Assistant :)