Last night Irm and I decided to try a new Indian/Pakistani restaurant. We have grown tired of the Indian restaurants we tried in Princeton, and we decided to enrich our South Asian food experience by trying a new restaurant. We ended up driving to Hightstown NJ (10 minutes drive from Princeton) to a place called Ganges (Ganges is the largest river of the Indian subcontinent). I looked for a place that served Keema Samosas, which are my favorite appetizers, and Ganges seemed to have them on their menu.
The restaurant itself is located in a convenient location that allows plenty of parking in front of the restaurant. The place had a nice ambience, with plenty of South Asia characteristics. In contrast to other restaurants we have been to, this restaurant was very specious, and allowed plenty of room on the table (a big plus for me).
For appetizers we ordered assorted vegetable Pakoras. The dish was very fresh, and tasty. In addition, we also ordered Keema Samosas. Again, the dish was very delicious and the Keema (minced lamb) was very well seasoned and cooked.
For the main meal I ordered the Lamb Sheekh Kabab (minced lamb seasoned with herbs, spices and cooked in clay-oven on skewers). The dish was very good, and had plenty of Kabob in it (unlike other places we visited). In fact, there were so many Kabobs that I couldn’t finish the food on my plate (!) (I enjoy food very much, and I normally finish what’s on my plate).
Irm ordered the Mughlai Lamb Korma, which I have to admit was one of the best Mughlai lamb korma I have had in a very long time. The dish is a mix of lamb cooked in a rich delicately flavored sauce made of nuts and exotic blend of spices. You could really taste the nutty flavor. Excellent choice.
For dessert we ordered a Gulab Jamun. We had many disappointments with this dish in the past, but to our fortunate yesterday’s dish was very good, particulary the coconut flakes on top and the rich syrup.
About $60 (including gratuity) for a full course dinner (or lunch).