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Roseville Foodie Find: Chaat Paradise

02/28/2018 02:06PM

Walking into Chaat Paradise, I knew close to nothing about Indian food and even less about vegetarian Indian food. Thankfully, the staff was extremely helpful and patient with all my questions—and luckily no one complained about how long it took for me to order. Once I decided what to try, I took a cup of Masala Ginger Chai to my seat and sipped to the sounds of traditional music playing. The soul-soothing drink—made with milk and a combination of aromatic flavors like cardamom, ginger, cloves, and pepper—was like a warm spice explosion. Soon it was time for the main attraction: Aloo Masala, Vegetable Korma, Rice, and Roti. The colorful dishes arrived on a metal plate, and I couldn’t help but admire how the restaurant stuck with tradition—from food and music, to plates and cups. It made dinner more of an authentic experience. The aloo masala (curried mashed potatoes) served with roti (flatbread) was so flavorful that I placed another order to go. I may have also ordered more vegetable korma (a medley of vegetables and spices bathing in an addicting, flavor-packed cream sauce) with rice. Yes, it was that good. Next time I’ll try the gulab jamun. Deep-fried balls of dough in sugar syrup? I’m in!  

Chaat Paradise, 8680 Sierra College Boulevard, Suite 180, Roseville. 916-771-0222,

By Julie Ryan

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