Bollywood Grill

Bolly Wood Grill

Bollywood Grill

It’s hard to know where to start with this one. I shouldn’t like the place, but I do. Located at 6840 W. Sahara in a remodeled 60’s diner, the Bollywood Grill serves up some very good North & South Indian fare. The service leaves a lot to be desired, but the flat screen TV screens dotting the interior kept us amused with Bollywood movie trailers as we waited a very, very long time for our food to arrive even though we were there midweek and there were only a few other diners.  But our samosa appetizers were served with 2 very good chutneys and we soon forgot about the excessive wait. Our chicken tandoori and lamb palak(lamb cooked in a creamed spinach curry) were as good as any we’ve eaten. The rice, yellow with saffron, was very nice but we thought it odd that it wasn’t included with the price of our entrée and had to be ordered separately. Our naan bread was also not included with our entrée but was worth the extra price. Made in house, it was outstanding. The menu features a variety of other classic Indian dishes, breads and deserts that are all made in house.   The sweets are on display near the front entrance and can be purchased to go on the way out. All meats used are Halal.  Prices are on the high side for the size of the portions but the quality somewhat made up for that. We plan a return trip to sample the lunch-time buffet and give the slow service issue a second chance. Dinner for two, including beverage was $65 plus tip

Bollywood desert case

Bollywood desert case

 

Recipe: Bollywood Chicken Pizza

Bollywood Chicken Pizza

 Crust

1 12 inch pizza Crust (home made or store bought)

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

½ teaspoon curry powder (hot or mild)

salt & pepper 

Chicken Topping

2 skinless boneless chicken breasts sliced thinly

1 teaspoon curry powder (hot or mild)

¼ teaspoon salt

1 clove garlic finely minced

1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 fresh mango diced

Sauce

8 ounces plain yogurt

½ teaspoon curry powder (hot or mild)

2 green onions finely minced 

Garnishes

finely minced fresh coriander

finely minced fresh parsley

finely minced green onions

hot pepper flakes 

Preheat oven to 450° F.  Line a  pizza pan or large baking sheet with parchment paper that has been trimmed so edges will not hang over the pan or touch the oven wall.  Place crust on the pan, brush the crust with vegetable oil.

Reduce oven temperature to 425° F.  Keeping pizza on the pan bake for 7-8 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Remove crust from the oven and brush with the 1 tablespoon vegetable mixed with 1/ 2 teaspoon curry powder, sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Set aside. 

Combine chicken, curry powder, salt, garlic, ginger and vegetable oil. Stir fry on medium heat 7-10 minutes till cooked through and lightly browned. Stir in diced mango and set aside to cool. 

While chicken is cooling, stir yogurt, curry powder and green onions until smooth. Spread evenly over cooled pizza crust and top with cooled chicken and choice of garnishes.

Yield: 8 slices

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