Agra Tandoori Restaurant: Butter Chicken, Vindaloo, and Fish Curry
A little while ago, I noticed a new spot called Agra Tandoori open up next to Pokerrito in the Market Crossing area of Burnaby. It’s a tiny shop that, you guessed it, serves up East Indian cuisine.
On my first visit, I decided to try a staple that many westerners associate with Indian food… namely Butter Chicken. Instead of coming with rice, I ordered the Butter Chicken with Naan ($12.95) and added the Mango Lassi ($3.75) – which is a yogurt-based drink. I thought the butter chicken here was quite good and they give you a generous serving size for lunch. There’s plenty of sauce so if you like to sop up all that buttery goodness, it might be a good idea to get some rice with it. That being said, the naan was good too and had a soft and fluffy interior with a crisp exterior that made for a pleasant chew. Heat-wise, they let you specify the level of spiciness for your dish and I found that “medium” worked out with the cooling tartness of the lassi helping to ease the heat.
On my second visit, I opted for the Lamb Sheesh Kabob with Naan ($13.95) prepared with minced lamb formed into a skewer shape and mixed with onions and served with chutney. It’s a fairly meaty dish and the chutney here is really the key to offset the somewhat dryness of the dish.
Now, I’ve always held a soft spot in my heart for a good vindaloo (must have been all those late nights watching Red Dwarf). The Chicken Vinadaloo ($13.95) that I ordered here had plenty of thick and meaty chicken pieces. While the medium spice level isn’t very spicy, the sauce is tasty and goes well with rice. So instead of ordering this with naan, I opted for Pulao Rice ($4.50) instead, which consisted of long grain basmati rice with peas. Overall, I found the chicken to be a little too meaty and dry for my liking.
On my last visit, I tried the Bombay Fish Curry ($12.95) which had very tender white fish that absorbed the flavour of the curry.
In all, I found that the flavours here were pretty good. They do offer take-out so make sure to pay them a visit and support your local business.
7366 Market Crossing
Burnaby, BC V5J 5C8
Posted on April 30, 2020, in Indian, Restaurant Review and tagged Bombay Fish Curry, Burnaby, Butter Chicken, Chicken Vindaloo, Food, Indian, Lamb Sheesh Kabob, Market Crossing, restaurant review. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.