ENGLEWOOD, N.J. -- Authentic Indian cuisine is now a reality in Englewood.
Spice Mantra offers in-house tandoori cooking with fresh ground spices and is available take-out as well as eat-in.
Vegetarian options are offered along with chicken, lamb, goat, fish or shrimp dishes, all served with a choice of sauces.
Sauces include Spice Mantra’s signature curry, tikka masala, vindaloo, korma, or saag.
There are many specialty dishes, including biryani, which is made with chicken, lamb, goat or vegetable, and cooked in a casserole with basmati rice spices and herbs.
Dal makhani is made with black lentils simmered overnight with tomatoes, chilies, ginger and garlic.
Malai chicken kabab is called "a house delicacy" and is made with six pieces of boneless chicken blended with cream cheese, malt vinegar and green chili.
Side dishes include papad, which are thin lentil crisps in spicy or mild; mango chutney; raita, which is churned yogurt with cucumber, boondi, or pineapple.
Spice Mantra has gotten many five star reviews on Yelp, with people calling it authentic, spicy, delicious and flavorful.
The restaurant is BYOB and open daily from 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Spice Mantra is located at 6 E Palisade Ave., in Englewood.