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Inman Square’s Punjabi Dhaba shepherds Bostonians into its tiny, austere counter-serve storefront and transports them to Northern India, where dhabas, or traditional Indian roadside diners, accompany petrol stations along Indian and Pakistani highways. There is little in the way of decoration, but you’ll hardly notice when your senses are being absolutely overpowered by the savory scents of paneer, tikka masala, and curry, and the visions of Bollywood movies playing on constant rotation in the background. The menu has almost too many options to choose from, but it’s a labor of love; among Punjabi soups, light omelet plates, fish and shrimp masala and vindaloo, lamb saagwala and other meat delicacies, and, of course, sweets like Kheer, with basmati rice pudding, nuts, raisins, and pungent cardamom, you’ll surely find your new favorite Indian dish, or a new, way-better-than-you’ve-ever-had take on your old favorite.

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Punjabi Dhaba

Punjabi Dhaba Restaurant

Inman Square’s Punjabi Dhaba shepherds Bostonians into its tiny, austere counter-serve storefront and transports them to Northern India, where dhabas, or traditional Indian roadside diners, accompany petrol stations along Indian and Pakistani highways. There is little in the way of decoration, but you’ll hardly notice when your senses are being absolutely overpowered by the savory scents of paneer, tikka masala, and curry, and the visions of Bollywood movies playing on constant rotation in the background. The menu has almost too many options to choose from, but it’s a labor of love; among Punjabi soups, light omelet plates, fish and shrimp masala and vindaloo, lamb saagwala and other meat delicacies, and, of course, sweets like Kheer, with basmati rice pudding, nuts, raisins, and pungent cardamom, you’ll surely find your new favorite Indian dish, or a new, way-better-than-you’ve-ever-had take on your old favorite.