Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Garam Masala Wings At Tandoor Grill

The folks at Tandoor Grill have converted a sandwich shop into a nice Indian restaurant / takeout, but they have kept much of old menu -- with some spiced up improvements.

The shop on Johns Hopkins Road near Rte 29 sells coffee, salads and sandwiches -- presumably to the APL crowd at lunch -- but it has pushed its own fusion taste into the chicken wings.

Garam masala chicken wings come six or eight to an order.  They're meaty with a mild spice and a real flavor of lemon.  Last Friday was "Girls Night Out" around here, so I ended up a friend's house where three of watched their kids and held a "Boys Wing Contest."

The Tandoor Grill wings held their own with my local favorite Kloby's Smokehouse.  They're equally delicious and interesting with the Indian spices standing up to Kloby's smoke and sauces.  It's definitely worth a head-to-head if you're buying some wings to take back to the office or home.  I suggest "gram masala" versus "dirty and old."  You'll have to have Kloby's explain that to you.

The Indian food at Tandoor Grill has actually been quite good.  I need to go again to get myself an inspired post.

Tandoor Grill
7500 Montpelier Road
Laurel, MD 20723

Near: Tandoor Grill is in the shopping center with Kloby's Smokehouse, La Palapa Too, Facci and a bunch of other restaurants.  It is on Johns Hopkins Road just west of Rte 29.  The post office calls that area Laurel.  In the only political statement on the HowChow blog, we keep pointing out that's not Laurel.


David said...

speaking of indian, i'm not an expert on the cuisine (though i have had the UK version), so i'd like a second opinion (or even a third and fourth) on the new long reach pizza and indian carryout that just opened in the old domino's location in the village center. we'd had two pizzas (one good, one...mehn), so we switched to the indian menu tonight. to us, it tasted terrific! i'm wondering what more experienced palates think. and i want the joint to stay in business. to me this is the silver lining to the flight of mainstream business from the older village centers: makes cheap room for fresh, tasty, adventuresome newcomers.

HowChow said...

@David -- I haven't been to the new Long Reach place, but there are some first comments on Sunday's post. Check this out: http://bit.ly/v0BOLH

I agree with you that cheap real estate is often the engine of interesting restaurants. I'd love for village centers to develop good places. The one trick seems to be letting people know what is hidden inside those places.